Chief Executive Officer - Cambridge Assessment English

Location:  Cambridge, GB
Category:  Senior Management

Cambridge Assessment is seeking a new Chief Executive to lead its dynamic and rapidly growing, Cambridge Assessment English business.


Cambridge Assessment English provide excellence in education.  We research, create, and deliver world-class assessments which are backed by the largest research capability of its kind. As the world’s leading provider of qualifications for learners and teachers of English, we are increasingly evolving to be an innovator of developing and delivering digital products.


Working in more than 130 countries, over five million learners every year take our exams, and over 20,000 universities, employers and governments recognise Cambridge Assessment English exams around the world.   This is an exciting time to join and expand our leadership in English language assessment.  Generating an income in excess of £208 million for 2016-17, we have ambitious continued growth targets of around 10% year on year.


As the Chief Executive, you will be responsible for delivering the strategic and operational objectives of Cambridge Assessment English, supporting the overall goals of Cambridge Assessment.  With great energy and drive, combined with excellent interpersonal and influencing skills you will strengthen the business’ position, enabling it to respond effectively in an increasingly competitive global and digital market.  Gravitas is key, as the Chief Executive will represent the organisation at the highest level with prestigious customers, partners and key external stakeholders.


Ideal candidates will bring a demonstrable track record of outstanding leadership within a range of high profile, complex and dynamic environments. Key to success will be your strong commercial experience combined with a formidable passion for education.  Role modelling the values of Cambridge Assessment English as responsible, innovative and collaborative. This is an opportunity to be at the forefront of education, and to make a difference for every learner.


For further details on the role, please visit .   To apply, please send a cover letter and CV to

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

The closing date for receipt of applications is 01/06/2018.


As a fair and equal employer, we want to make sure you have all the information you need about the job, so we always incorporate the job description into our ads. If you’re invited for interview, you’ll also receive that job description as a separate document.


In this spirit of transparency, 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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