Assessment Manager, Maths

Location: 

Cambridge, GB

Category:  Assessment and Research

Job Title: Assessment Manager, Mathematics

Contract: Full-time, Maternity cover (part-time as part of a job share will be considered)

Salary: £37,600 - £52,600

Location: Cambridge

 

What it is about

This is an exciting opportunity to join an innovative, collaborative team working to produce top-class assessments within the education reform projects team. As an Assessment Manager for Mathematics, you will be managing the development and cost effective delivery of a portfolio of syllabuses and support materials that meet the needs of our international customer and conform to Cambridge Assessment International Education’s assessment standards.  Depending on the applications, the portfolio is likely to include the management of Cambridge’s highly successful Checkpoint mathematics assessments at primary and lower secondary level with the possibility of work on other education reform projects. You may also be required to work on other STEM subjects as well as support our customers with training and consultancy services.

 

What you will be doing

As Assessment Manager for Mathematics, ideally with a strong mathematics background, you will:

•Ensure that question papers and key documentation are produced efficiently, in line with procedures, on time and to the highest standards of quality and accuracy.

•Ensure that marking, grading and results and appeals procedures and responsibilities assigned to the post are carried out accurately and effectively, according to agreed procedures and to schedule.

•Manage the appointment, allocation of work, performance and succession planning of Setters, Revisers, Vetter’s, Item Writers, Assistant Examiners, Principal Examiners and other consultants to ensure that assessments are produced, marked and graded in accordance with Cambridge International Examination’s standards.

•In conjunction with the Development Division as required, work collaboratively with schools, partner organisations and ministries to develop and revise syllabuses and associated materials to ensure that they meet their needs, are cost effective and reflect the current developments in the subject area.

•Contribute as required to the development of Cambridge International Education's strategy to use technology to provide on-line assessment, training and teacher support materials.

•Contribute as required to improvement projects (systems/quality improvements), innovations, and working groups in relation to continuous improvements and maintenance of quality procedures or the on-going delivery of assessment projects.

•Organise the provision of consultancy services in some situations and contribute to training for partner organisations and ministries in relation to assessment of subjects in the portfolio and deliver outcomes to agreed timescales and quality.

•Monitor costs of assessment materials production or project budgets.

 

What we are looking for

Qualifications, Essential

•Educated to degree level in Mathematics or equivalent

•Teaching qualification in mathematics or project management experience

•Knowledge of assessment in education

 

Qualifications, Desirable

•Post-graduate qualification in relevant subject area, educational assessment or management

•Knowledge of International education

 

Skills

•Ability to work under pressure and to tight deadlines

•High level of attention to detail

•Positive ‘can do’ attitude

•Strong track record of effective ‘people’ skills

•Excellent organisational and planning skills

•Excellent communication skills – verbal and written

•Team player

•Highly proactive

•Ability to self-manage

•Ability to prioritise

•Negotiation Skills

•Ability to work with basic statistics/data handling and interpretation ability

•Ability to engage with technology and basic IT skills

 

 

Experience 

•Mathematics teaching experience ideally including at primary level

•Experience in education-related project management

•Examination administration experience

•Examining experience

•Experience of effectively managing people

 

Who we are

Cambridge Assessment International Education prepares school students for life, helping them develop an informed curiosity and a lasting passion for learning. We are part of Cambridge Assessment, a department of the University of Cambridge. Our international qualifications are recognised by the world’s best universities and employers, giving students a wide range of options in their education and career. As a not-for-profit organisation, we devote our resources to delivering high-quality educational programmes that can unlock learners’ potential.

This is an excellent opportunity to join a market leader and be rewarded with valuable learning opportunities, a competitive salary and benefits.

 

Benefits

In addition to a competitive salary, we offer a comprehensive package of benefits to help with your life both inside and outside of work:

•Generous contributory pension

•28 days annual leave, plus bank holidays

•Annual performance related bonus and increases (discretionary)

•Enhanced maternity/paternity pay

•Childcare vouchers

•Employee discount and cash back scheme at 2,500 retailers

•Cycle scheme

•Season Ticket Loan

•Subsidised staff restaurants

•Support for professional qualifications

•Discounted access to the University of Cambridge Sport Centre, along with various other local gyms.

 

This role can be classed as a secondment opportunity for internal candidates with line manager approval. The role is full time but we will consider applicants who are interested in working part-time as part of a job share and this should be made clear in the application.

  
 

We know that diversity of thinking, backgrounds and approaches lead to innovation and create an atmosphere where everyone’s contribution is valued. As well as wanting to create diverse teams, we also value diversity in the way our people approach their work. Work/life balance is important to us at Cambridge Assessment and we offer our colleagues a range of flexible working options according to the needs of the business and the individual, 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 19/11/2019 and interviews will be held on 06/12/19.

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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