Equine Groom Independent End-point Assessor

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Equine Groom Independent End-point Assessor

1st4sport Assessment

South Yorkshire & Cumbria
Freelance
Competitive

Summary of the role

Title:                                        Equine Groom Independent End-point Assessor (IEA)

Location:                                 Home Based (Contract for services)

Reporting to:                           End-point Assessment Manager

 

The world of Apprenticeships in the UK is changing dramatically and we’re looking for occupationally competent Independent End-point Assessors for the Equine Groom Apprenticeship Standard to help us drive forward our End-point Assessment service.

1st4sport Assessment are looking for enthusiastic dedicated professionals to join their Equine Groom Independent End-point Assessors Team across a range of occupational routes including racing, breeding and horse care.

Key Responsibilities:

  • To conduct Independent End-point Assessment in line with the Apprenticeship Standard Assessment Plan.
  • To declare any personal or professional interest in any Apprenticeship Standard Training Provider.
  • To complete assessor induction and assessment records.
  • To complete actions identified through the 1st4sport Assessment EPA on the internal quality assurance process and report to the EPA Manager within the required timescale.
  • To identify and report areas of best practice and development as required.
  • To actively participate in required 1st4sport Assessment training, standardisation and moderation activities, to ensure a consistent approach to independent end-point assessment.
  • Assessing and documenting apprentice competence against industry specific apprenticeship standards, at designated venues using the stated assessment methods.
  • Providing advice and support on end-point assessment sites and to the Independent End-point Assessment team
  • Maintaining a thorough knowledge of 1st4sport Assessment Independent End-point Assessment policies and procedures.
  • It’s important to note that our Independent End-point Assessors are contracted on an annual basis, and that this is not a permanent role with 1st4sport Assessment.

Skills/Knowledge

Essential:

An understanding of apprenticeship standards, with specific knowledge about the Equine Groom standard across one or more occupational routes (racing, non-racing and breeding)

  • Experience of producing clear, accurate and concise written reports
  • Proficient IT skills
  • Analytical, critical thinking skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent organisational skills and the ability to prioritise effectively
  • Ability to work independently

Essential industry specific qualifications and experience:

  • Minimum five years’ recent experience working in the equestrian industry and the specific occupational route that they will be assessing through the standard
  • Experience at a higher level (Level 3 or above as a minimum) than the role being assessed so that they understand the context of the role
  • Current CPD activity, which demonstrates that they are up-to-date with industry specific themes that are relevant to the role covered by the standard
  • Technical and management expertise to ensure they can assess all areas of the occupational route (s) that they will assess
  • Must hold or be working towards an assessor qualification (A1/A2/D32/D33/TAQA or equivalent qualification). Current experienced Assessors who do not hold a qualification may be able to qualify for this role, before the end of 2020.
  • Must hold or be prepared to work towards the Level 3 Award or Certificate in End Point Assessment
  • Have access to a PC or laptop with internet access

Desirable:

  • Experience of preparing for and communicating to a target audience
  • Experience of marking and grading assessments
  • Hold a Health and Safety at work qualification
  • Hold or working towards a valid Emergency First Aid at Work
  • Hold or working towards a recognised Safeguarding qualification

How to apply

How to Apply?

If you are interested in the above vacancy, please email a copy of your CV and a brief cover letter detailing how you meet the job specification.

  • CVs must be submitted to support your application to give a detailed overview of how you meet the person specification for the standard you are applying for.
  • You are encouraged to demonstrate how your occupational experience, qualifications and competency maps to the full expectations set out in the person specification for the standard you are applying for.
  • Your application may be delayed and/or rejected if the correct occupational qualifications and/or experience are not listed.
  • Referees will be contacted via email as part of our shortlisting process.

Selection:

Shortlisting will take place as soon as possible following the closing date. Please could you indicate clearly on your application a telephone number where you can be contacted during office hours (9.00 am – 5.00 pm). 

Successful applicants will be contacted via telephone and email/letter with information relating to the interview time, location and format. 

Competitive pay rates.

Closing Date: 29th March 2019

Closing Date

29.03.19