Head of Assessment and Product Development


Peridot Partners

The Skills and Education Group are a membership body for further education and skills providers. Our subsidiaries, Skills and Education Group Awards, Skills and Education Group Access and BIIAB, are therefore unique as the only awarding bodies and Access Validating Agency directly owned by the further education and skills sector.

We are recruiting for an innovative Head of Assessment and Product Development, a new and vital role for us which will lead a growing team through exciting changes and new product strategies.

As someone who believes in a collaborative approach and values leading by example, you will be responsible for leading the newly integrated teams of Skills and Education Group Awards and BIIAB in the day to day operations of the product development and end point assessment units.

You will be a key member of our senior management team, not only providing a strategic approach to the management and implementation of product development and end-point assessment, but also liaising closely with other heads of departments to ensure the right resources and communications are in place to further extend the reach of Skills and Education Group Awards and BIIAB as well promote developments internally.

As the Head of Assessment and Product Development, you will have previous experience working within an awarding organisation or end point assessment organisation at a senior level and bring excellent management skills to support and develop a high performing team.

You will be confident in the process of qualification and assessment development, as well as have excellent project management skills to oversee key changes which will further benefit and enhance the team and organisation.

Working closely with the Director and Deputy Director of Awarding Services, you will need to have experience of working with regulatory bodies such as Ofqual, IfATE and ESFA and have hands on knowledge of the regulatory requirements to ensure that all end point assessment activity and regulated qualifications remain compliant with the requirements of all regulators and develop new policies, procedures and KPIs to support changes to the business model as required.

This role is an incredible opportunity for someone who is keen to take ownership over a growing department with some exciting partnerships on the horizon and who really values the goals and ambitions of an organisation truly dedicated to improving the lives of others through their work across the FE and skills sector.

We encourage you to bring your own ideas to enhance the product strategy and engage and build relationships with external markets and networks such as training providers, employers and stakeholders including our 60 members and 900 centres to make a difference to the life chances of the tens of thousands of people our work affects.

If you are someone who can see themselves having a real impact on the FE and skills sector, and is excited by the challenges and opportunities this role presents then please visit our recruitment page for more details:

Head of Assessment and Product Development | Skills and Education Group

Or contact our Peridot Partners consultants for more details:

Kristina Preston- [email protected]

Polly Mortimer- [email protected]

To apply for this job email your details to Kristina@peridotpartners.co.uk