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Assistant Assessment Manager (Mathematics/Science)

Cambridge Assessment

Location: Cambridge
Salary: £26,000 to £36,500
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 10th September 2019
Closes: 29th September 2019
Job Ref: B2898

Location: Cambridge -The Triangle Building, GB

Category:  Assessment and Research

Contract: Fixed Term, 12 Months

What it is about

The role would suit a person with a background in mathematics/science covering primary/lower secondary education and who has an interest in international and UK assessments. The role involves supporting Assessment Managers working primarily on Cambridge’s Checkpoint assessments but could include work on other qualifications up to IGCSE standard. This supporting role will involve taking responsibility for key parts of the assessment production cycle including attending meetings, checking and proofreading assessment materials, as well as managing consultants to ensure conformity to Cambridge Assessment International Education’s standards. Part of the role involves supporting a diverse range of customers. The role is full time but we will consider applicants who are interested in working term-time or part-time as a job share.

What you will be doing

  • Working with and supporting the Assessment Managers to be responsible for managing specified parts of the assessment materials production cycle, ensuring that the rigorous standards of the question paper production process are followed.
  • To ensure that question papers and key documentation are produced to the highest levels of quality, accuracy and cost effectiveness at all of the stages assigned to the post, following procedures and to pre-established schedules.
  • To ensure that any marking, grading and results procedures and responsibilities assigned to the post are carried out accurately and effectively, according to agreed procedures and to schedule.
  • To work with Setters, Revisers, Vetters, Item Writers, Chairs, Principal Examiners and other examiners and assessment providers in order to ensure that assessments are produced, marked and graded in accordance with Cambridge Assessment International Education’s standards.
  • To contribute to the provision of assessment support materials, training materials and learning resources for teachers, learners and other exam users.
  • Contribute to the development of Cambridge Assessment International Education’s strategy to use technology to provide on-screen assessment and on-line training and teacher support materials.
  • To be responsible for the management and checking of certain aspects of data, personnel and meeting management as part of the delivery of a syllabus.

Qualifications, Essential

  • Educated to a degree level in Mathematics or Science
  • Knowledge of or interest in Assessment within Education
  • High standard of English
  • A-Level in Mathematics and Science

Experience, Essential

  • Some teaching and/or assessment experience and/or project management experience preferably in an education context

Work/life balance is important to us here at Cambridge Assessment, and we offer all our colleagues a range of flexible working options, which suit both the business and the employee. So please let us know of any flexible working requirements when applying and we can see how we can support you.

The closing date for receipt of applications is 29th September 2019 and interviews will be held on 14th October 2019. If you’re successful at interview stage we will ask you to undergo background screening (carried out by Credence Background Screening Ltd), to ensure that all information provided to us is accurate. We wish you all the very best with your application.


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