About The Role
This is an exciting opportunity to contribute to the success of the Assessment team in an Assessment Manager position here at City & Guilds.
As an Assessment Manager you will work closely with Subject Matter Experts to develop assessment content for a range of qualifications within a specific portfolio. Working closely with the City & Guilds Industry and Operations teams, you will look after the full lifecycle of a development through to ongoing quality evaluation such as standardisation and awarding. You will directly line manage Assessment Coordinators and Administrators within your team.
You will be responsible for guaranteeing the consistent high standard of our qualifications, ensuring they meet industry and regulatory requirements, and for upholding our reputation as one of the UK’s leading providers of vocational qualifications. You’ll apply a high level of critical thinking to the content we develop and the approach we take. You will share your expertise, advising and guiding on assessment strategies, methods and processes.
In order to come in and make a real impact, we want to hear from individuals who have a good understanding of current developments and methodologies in education and training, as well as a sound understanding of qualification development and assessment policy and practice. This might be from a teaching background where you’ve been involved with assessments, or perhaps you’ve worked directly for an awarding organisation.
Our Assessment Managers are compelling communicators, naturals at negotiation and facilitation with an aptitude for planning and delivering on their own project work. These skills will be paramount for the successful candidate as you’ll be managing members of your team, liaising with external consultants, and influencing a wide variety of stakeholders.
Ultimately, we’re looking for someone who has a passion for helping others develop, not just their own team but the thousands of learners looking to better themselves.
Our story and mission
The City & Guilds Group is a global leader in skills development. Our purpose is the same today as it has always been, to enable people, organisations and economies to develop their skills for growth. Backed by a Royal Charter, we have more than 135 years of experience in making sure that people can contribute to successful businesses and thriving economies.
Today, the Group consists of City & Guilds, ILM, Kineo, Digitalme, The Oxford Group and Gen2. Our businesses provide a broad and imaginative range of products and services that help people achieve their potential through work-based learning. Together, they set the standards for corporate learning, technical training and skills credentialing. Everything we do – from the way we work, our products and services, to our charitable investments – seeks to make a difference to individuals and communities around the world.
Our success is driven by the people we work with. We pride ourselves on our ability to offer an equal opportunity to all our staff and we value diversity within our inclusive culture. We recognise that a diverse workforce is the only way we will achieve our ambitious business goals, so we work hard to be flexible to accommodate everyone.
What we offer
We offer the opportunity to work in an innovative, engaging and market-leading organisation with opportunities to develop your existing skills and explore new ones.
You’ll receive an excellent benefits package which typically includes a great base salary, 25 days holiday plus bank holidays, pension, private healthcare, volunteering opportunities and much more which you can find out about here.
We welcome a discussion about how this role could work flexibly for you. For example work pattern, hours or location.
Next steps and how to apply
As part of the application process, you will be asked to complete a game based assessment which is an essential part of our recruitment process. This is an interactive assessment looking at ways of working that will be used with your CV and application form to assess your suitability for our organisation.
To apply for this job please visit apply.careers.cityandguildsgroup.com.