Subject Advisor


Cambridge, GB

Category:  Education, Educational Projects and Contract Management

Job Title: Subject Advisor – Physical Education & Sport

Contract: 1x Permanent from September 2021, 1 x Maternity cover, 1 year FTC from July 2021

Salary: £33,594 - £40,000
Location: Cambridge


Who we are: 

OCR (Oxford Cambridge and RSA Examinations) is a leading UK exam board, dedicated to recognising achievement in learners of all ages and from all backgrounds. The range of qualifications from OCR is wide and varied and there are choices for learners of all ages, abilities and needs. Over 13,000 schools, colleges, workplaces and other institutions use our A Levels, GCSEs and vocational qualifications.


As an OCR Subject Advisor, you will provide in-house expertise relating to our range of PE and Sport qualifications, both General Qualifications (Entry Level, GCSE, AS & A Level in PE) and our Vocational Qualifications (Cambridge Nationals in Sport Science and Sport Studies; Cambridge Technicals in Sport and Physical Activity & Sport).


Please note that there are two role available. Please indicate which role you are applying for in your cover letter.


Key requirements of this role include:


  • A passion for your subject, and the ability to be an ambassador for it with schools, the regulator and stakeholders at all levels
  • Providing high quality and knowledgeable customer service and supporting schools and teachers to deliver our qualifications
  • Providing subject input into the development and revision of qualifications
  • Growing OCR’s business through the provision of insight, partnerships and stakeholder engagement
  • Quality assurance of subject content developed by external subject experts and training of assessors

To be successful in this role you will need to demonstrate the following:


  • Recent teaching experience and/or recent relevant work within the context of secondary education
  • Excellent subject expertise and the ability to discuss subject issues at high level with a range of stakeholders
  • An understanding of qualification delivery and assessment within your subject area
  • The ability to communicate clearly and persuasively to a range of audiences
  • The necessary behaviours required to build successful partnerships and relationships
  • Experience of successfully delivering projects on time
  • A can-do attitude and strong problem-solving skills




  • Generous contributory pension
  • 28 days annual leave, plus bank holidays
  • Performance related bonus and increases (discretionary)
  • 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

To find out more about this role please view the job description or to apply, please upload your covering letter and CV.



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 06/05/2021 and interviews will be held on 14/05/2021.


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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