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Senior Assessment & Quality Analyst
Based in Central London office (WFH through Covid restrictions)
Permanent & full-time working 37.5 hours per week
Salary up to £31k depending on experience
The Higher Education Qualifications (HEQ) department is part of the Higher Education division of Pearson Qualification Services. The department has endtoend responsibility for developing, supporting, delivering and quality assuring the BTEC Higher National qualifications. The department works closely with our colleagues in Operations, Standards and Regulations. We now have an exciting new opportunity for a Senior Assessment & Quality Advisor to take responsibility for managing their allocated assessment processes within their designated specification(s) from the Higher National portfolio. This position will report to the Head of HN Assessment & Operations, working as part of a team, across a group of subjects. Collectively the team’s aim is to deliver a professional and customer focused service to our Higher National Assessment Associates and centres
In this role, you will deliver the allocated assessment processes from the production and approval of assessment instruments (ie annual Assessment Associate training) to the end to end External Examination process each year. You’ll ensure that the assessments on all qualifications are carried out to a high standard in accordance with all appropriate internal policies and external regulations and can withstand scrutiny by internal audit and all stakeholders including regulators, students and parents.
Your Key Responsibilities
Managing own performance in relation to internal and external service levels (SLAs), for example timely resolution of customer queries and a high standard of customer communication.
Identifying and responding to customer needs to ensure customers receive a high level of support.
Communicating professionally in a clear and timely manner.
Understanding the implications of, and adhering to regulatory and internal procedures and obligations at all stages.
Running meetings and/or undertaking quality assurance activities relevant to the safety of certification.
Responsible for the accurate and timely production of assessment related materials for a set of qualifications.
Running Assessment Associate standardisation materials production meetings
Planning, Project and Information Management:
Updating and reporting on key management information to the Head of HN Assessment & Operations, ensuring all data is uptodate and accurate, for example managing the Higher National results closure process.
Escalating issues and risks to the Head of HN Assessment & Operations in a timely manner together with potential solutions.
Leading on crossdepartment projects, ensuring all team members are briefed and engaged and the projects are delivered to deadline.
Adapting to new situations and ambiguous circumstances, understand the reason for change. Identifying opportunities for improvement. Working with colleagues to agree, implement and review impact of change.
Maintaining good working practices to maximise accuracy, economy, efficiency and security, for example ensuring working instructions and process map updates are completed correctly and to deadlines.
Conducting annual reviews to identify and implement improvements.
Preparing materials and implementing action plans required for Business Assurance audits and regulatory scrutiny activities.
Managing the annual Assessment Associate Performance Management and Continuous Professional Development processes
Motivating and leading their teams of Senior AAs through constant change in order to deliver against business targets.
Building and maintaining effective relationships with internal stakeholders and Assessment Associates
Managing own workload and offering support and mentoring to new joiners and coordinators.
Our Successful Candidate
We welcome applicants with team-work experience providing a customer-focused service, along with project management and administration skills. It would be an advantage to have professional experience working in the UK Education or Assessment environment. You’ll have exceptional communication/stakeholder management skills and take creative/innovative approaches to achieve goals within deadlines. You’ll be able to prioritise effectively and manage your own workload independently.
You’ll work with excellent attention to detail/high quality standards, and demonstrate your resilience performing in a fast-paced environment. Transform your expertise to a new level – we have many interesting and dynamic projects to look forward to in 2021, therefore now is the ideal time to join our Pearson family. Apply now for a highly rewarding and truly global career!
Your Reward & Benefits
We’ll expect a lot and we know you’ll do great work, so we give a lot back with some of the best benefits in the business! We know that one size doesn’t fit all, so our workplace programmes meet the different needs of our diverse teams and their families too. Our most exciting options are featured below and when you join our Pearson family you can look forward to:
Work from home through COVID-19 restrictions.
A starting holiday of 25 days plus UK public holidays and you’ll earn 1 additional day’s holiday per year you work with us.
Generous pension scheme where we match and double what you contribute.
Maternity, paternity, and family care leave as well as flexible work policies.
Stock/share purchase options.
Healthcare and dental plans, and an employee wellbeing assistance programme for you and your family to help balance work, family and personal life.
Cycle to work program, gym membership concessions in selected office locations, along with retail and leisure discounts.
Our Recruitment Process
Please complete and submit your application before 26 September 2021 and ensure that you apply directly on our Pearson Careers website only.
We are reviewing applications regularly and interviews are being scheduled now, therefore we encourage you to submit your application as soon as possible. Wishing you success with your application!
Pearson is an equal opportunities employer. We do not discriminate against employees or job applicants and select the best person for each job based on relevant skills and experience.We are also committed to building an accurate picture of the make-up of the workforce and encouraging equality and diversity.The information you provide will stay confidential, and be stored securely. It will not be seen by those involved in making decisions as part of the recruitment process.
Primary Location : GB-GB-London
Other Locations : GB-Greater London, GB-GB-London
Work Locations :
GB-London-190 High Holborn
190 High Holborn
Job : General Business Operations
Organization : Core
Employee Status : Regular Employee
Job Type : Standard
Job Level : Individual Contributor
Shift : Day Job
Job Posting : Sep 13, 2021
Job Unposting : Sep 27, 2021
Schedule: : Full-time Regular
Req ID: 2113062
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