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Assessment Team Leader

University of Northampton - Assessment Team

Location: Northampton
Salary: £27,511 to £33,797 p.a.
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 29th January 2020
Closes: 23rd February 2020
Job Ref: UN3341

About the job

Interview date: Tuesday 10 March

The Assessment Team Leader is responsible for the delivery of all administrative processes which support the University’s Assessment Boards including the production of all student outcomes and relevant reports for the Board, and the processes and systems which support this. Working within the complex schedule prescribed by the academic year, the post holder will proactively plan and manage the work of the Assessment Team to ensure delivery to challenging and often conflicting deadlines.  The post holder will manage the Assessment Team to collaboratively meet operational deadlines, whilst maintaining the highest standards of accuracy, effectiveness and customer focus. Previous experience working within higher education would be an advantage but is not essential.

About you

You will be highly organised with exceptional communication skills, and will have proven experience of leading and motivating a successful team in a busy, complex, deadline driven environment.  In addition, you will have a background of working within a regulatory or compliance environment, with significant experience in devising, implementing and monitoring procedures and systems. You will demonstrate a collaborative, solutions focused attitude, going above and beyond to deliver the highest quality service. Meticulous attention to detail is essential, along with excellent IT and numeracy skills.  You will have a track record of continuous service improvement and significant experience in the capture and analysis of complex data sets.

Essential qualifications

  • Higher education or management qualification, or experiential equivalent.
  • Evidence of engagement with relevant continuing professional development

Department of Student & Academic Services

The Assessment Team sits within the Assessment, Ceremonies and Exams section of the Student Administration department.  Student Administration is responsible for all aspects of administrative support for the student life cycle from enrolment to graduation.  The Assessment, Ceremonies and Exams teams work collaboratively to ensure that large scale, time sensitive, high risk activities are achieved, including production of exam papers, exam scheduling and delivery, determination of student outcomes, delivery of Award Boards, production of certification for all awards and the planning and delivery of all graduation events.

About us

This is an exciting time to join our University following our relocation in September 2018 to a new purpose-built, town-centre campus designed to adapt to 21st century teaching. We are looking to recruit individuals who share our passion for innovation, creativity and social impact and who will play a key role as we realise our ambition of transforming lives for the better and inspiring positive change.

Right to work

All candidates will be asked to provide proof of eligibility to work in the UK at interview.


We are proud of our diverse student population and applications from Black Asian Minority Ethnic student grow year on year. Equality and the promotion of inclusion are a key value that we are proud to promote. To embed this across the University, to achieve diversity amongst its staff and to improve staff representation, we would like to encourage applications from women,
people living with disabilities, and those from the LGBT+ and Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic communities.

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