Research Assistant

Qualifications Wales - Policy and Research Directorate

Location: Q2, Imperial Park, Newport NP10 8AR

Contract: Permanent, full time. Requests for alternative working patterns, including part time, job share and secondments may be discussed at interview

Salary: Band 2 - £23,625 – £27,400. In addition to salary we offer 30 days annual leave (in addition to public holidays and up to three days office closure at Christmas), flexible working arrangements and membership of the Civil Service Pension Scheme.

Hours of work: 37

Department: Policy and Research Directorate

Reporting to: Senior Research Officer

Closing date for applications: 22 January 2018 - midday. Interviews will be held on 6 February 2018

Contact: Rachael Sperring – Senior Research Officer 01633 373254 rachael.sperring@qualificationswales.org

Qualifications Wales has been created as a Welsh Government Sponsored Body and is an independent regulator of qualifications and the qualification system in Wales. The new body is responsible for ensuring that qualifications and the qualifications system are effective in meeting the reasonable needs of learners in Wales, and for promoting public confidence in these.

The purpose of the Research team is to develop and deliver research and statistics in support of the furtherance of Qualifications Wales’ principal aims in relation to qualifications and the qualification system.  The team provides advice on assessment and qualification research and statistics objective evidence base for regulatory and policy decision-making about qualifications in Wales.

The primary role of the Research Assistant is to support strands of research work and other organisational activities such as consultations and to provide support to the team for its work. The post holder will have an interest in education research, ideally in educational assessment and will work with colleagues and external stakeholders to help further establish Qualifications Wales as a body that works on an evidence basis and that is recognised as a leading organisation in the field of assessment research.

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