Assessment Manager


Cambridge, GB

Category:  Assessment and Research

Assessment Manager, Cambridge English Qualifications 

Permanent contract, full-time 

Salary: £33,594- £42,500 

Location: The Triangle Building, Cambridge (though most staff are currently working from home due to the Covid situation) 


About the Role 

Assessment Managers in the Cambridge English Qualifications team are responsible for managing the production of question papers, and are involved in a wide range of assessment processes. The role is an excellent opportunity for experienced ESOL/EFL professionals with a keen interest in assessment. 


Cambridge Assessment English is a division of Cambridge Assessment, a not-for-profit department of University of Cambridge. We develop and produce the most valuable range of qualifications for learners and teachers of English in the world. Over 5 million people in 130 countries take our exams every year. Around the world over 20,000 universities, employers, government ministries and other organisations rely on our exams and qualifications as proof of English language ability. 



The principal accountabilities are: 

  • managing teams of test material writers, and the editing, pretesting and proofreading of test materials 
  • developing and updating key documentation 
  • carrying out assessment-related administrative responsibilities 
  • contributing to increases in efficiency and effectiveness and initiating and/or contributing to research 
  • participating in exam reviews and in the development of new testing services. 


What we’re looking for 

The following are essential for this role and form the selection criteria for shortlisting: 

  • recognised entry level EFL/ESOL teaching qualification (Cambridge CELTA or equivalent) (this may be substituted by significant directly relevant experience in working for an exam board and on exam processing) 
  • several years of EFL/ESOL teaching and/or assessment experience (some ideally carried out overseas), including experience in preparing candidates for Cambridge English exams (this may be substituted by significant directly relevant experience in working for an exam board: on exam processing and on the production of Cambridge English exams) 
  • experience of materials production and/or evaluation 
  • an interest in educational assessment and some involvement in assessment in previous employments 
  • good interpersonal and people management skills 
  • sound organisational, administrative, prioritising and planning skills 
  • ability to evaluate texts, exam questions and other material as suitable for use 
  • excellent attention to detail, including proofreading skills 
  • excellent written and verbal communication skills 
  • flexibility and adaptability 


The following are desirable for this role:  

  • good presentation skills – possesses the skills to be an effective and credible presenter at conferences and other events 
  • Masters degree in relevant field 
  • experience of acting as a Cambridge English examiner (speaking or writing tests) 
  • experience of working in a complex and busy office environment 
  • administrative experience 


This is an excellent opportunity to join a market leader and be rewarded with valuable learning opportunities, a competitive salary and 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 
  • flexible working policy 
  • enhanced maternity/paternity pay and childcare voucher scheme 
  • employee discount and cash back scheme at 1,200 retailers 
  • cycle scheme 
  • subsidised canteens 
  • support for professional qualifications 


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 20/06/2021 and interviews will be held on 28 & 30 June.


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.


The University of Cambridge will be bringing together its publishing and assessment operations to create a single organisation from 1 August 2021. Cambridge University Press and Cambridge Assessment publish and create world-leading content and examinations that are used across more than 170 countries.


The move is in response to a growing desire from learners, teachers and researchers to engage with Cambridge in a joined up digital way, and the demand for innovative products that combine expertise in learning and assessment. The new organisation will have the capabilities to provide world leading assessment, learning and academic research offerings globally, under the Cambridge brand and backed by first class teaching and research departments.


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