Head of Assessment

College of Optometrists

We are looking for a Head of Assessment to oversee the delivery and development of the College’s assessments and examinations and explore strategic opportunities for qualification development, ensuring regulatory compliance is maintained.

You will input into the delivery of CPD for College members with a particular focus on the professional development of supervisors, assessors and examiners.

You will combine strategic vision with excellent project management, communication and relationship building skills in order to manage a small team.

Having excellent stakeholder engagement skills you will work with committees, external suppliers, members, regulators, industry professionals and experts.

You will also have experience of qualification development and delivery and, will work closely with the Director of Education to enhance internal processes and procedures and develop new areas of work.

Due to the size of the team and organisation you will also be expected to still remain hands on with the assessment and examinations processes.

About us

The College of Optometrists is the professional body for optometry.  It qualifies the profession and delivers the guidance and development to ensure optometrists provide the best possible care.  We promote excellence through the College’s affixes, by building the evidence base for optometry, and raising awareness of the profession with the public, commissioners, and health care professionals.


To apply, please send your CV and a one page letter that sets out the skills and experience you can bring to the role and indicating your current salary and benefits package to jobs@college-optometrists.org or by post to Human Resources, The College of Optometrists, 42 Craven Street, London, WC2N 5NG.  If you would like to know more about this role then please contact Jackie Martin, Director of Education on 0207 766 4354.

Closing date for applications: Thursday 25 January 2018 by 4pm. First interview date: Friday 2 February 2018.  Second interview date: Thursday 8 February 2018.  Please note that if you have not been contacted by these dates then your application has been unsuccessful.

No agencies or other recruitment services please, with the exception of one agency commissioned for this role.