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SQE Assessments Co-ordinator


Location: London
Salary: £24,411 to £27,594
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 6th August 2018
Closes: 24th August 2018

Reports to: Director of Business Delivery

Direct Reports: None

With Kaplan having just been awarded the contract to design and deliver the new Solicitors Qualifying Examination (SQE), now is an exciting time to be joining our driven and spirited team as we establish a major new national licensing examination. The SQE will be the sole route to qualifying as a Solicitor of England and Wales and at full capacity the exam will be taken by more than 13,000 candidates a year.

We are looking for an Assessments Co-ordinator to assist in the running of the pilots for the SQE and subsequently the introduction and running of the SQE itself. The ideal candidate will be able to work accurately both under pressure and with complex and detailed records.

This is a great opportunity for someone with experience in a relevant role or who is looking to start a career in this area.

Primary Objectives:

  • To successfully co-ordinate the running of the pilots for the SQE and subsequently the introduction and running of the SQE itself 


  • Assist with the planning and administration of the SQE pilots
  • Maintain and update with accuracy, and within required deadlines, the management systems for tracking progress during the pilot stage of the SQE
  • Support the project team and attend project team meetings as required
  • Assist generally with the development and maintenance of effective protocols, processes and procedures for the operational and administrative functions of the SQE
  • Maintain and update, with accuracy and in a timely manner, the management systems for tracking candidate progression through the SQE
  • Manage the maintenance of systems for copying and storing assessment papers and other materials for SQE assessments
  • Maintain and handle confidential information in a sensitive manner
  • Produce correspondence to candidates. 

Person Specification:

  • Ability to work accurately with complex and detailed records
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Strong administrative skills including organisational, time and documentation (electronic and paper) management skills
  • Excellent IT skills, including Microsoft Word and Excel.
  • The ability to learn new systems and processes quickly and efficiently
  • The ability to take responsibility for tasks and use initiative where relevant
  • The ability to operate within a team and to work efficiently and sensitively with all team members
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills including the ability to communicate professionally and sensitively with a diverse range of candidates
  • Willingness to work flexibly, including occasional weekends according to the assessment timetable
  • Experience of a similar role in an assessment environment (desirable)
  • Experience of customer service (desirable) 


Please send your CV with a short email outlining why the role interests you and highlighting your most relevant skills and experience to will be accepted until close of business on 24 August 2018.

Kaplan is an equal opportunities employer and positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity. If you require any adjustments or additional support within the recruitment process, please contact us directly.       

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