Assessment Manager, Maths / ICT


Cambridge -The Triangle Buildi, GB

Category:  Assessment and Research

Job Title:       Assessment Manager, Maths / ICT
Contract:       Full time, Fixed Term Contract, end date May 2022
Salary:           £39,700 - £47,000
Location:       Cambridge


The Organisation:

We are an international exams group designing and delivering assessments to over 8 million learners in over 170 countries. We are committed to ensuring that all our assessments are fair, have sound ethical underpinning, and operate according to the highest technical standards.


The Team
Cambridge International 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.


The Role
As an Assessment Manager, Education Reform Projects, 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 customers and that conform to Cambridge Assessment International Education’s assessment standards. There will be a focus on assessment work related to primary Mathematics which is going through some exciting developments including the transition into using CCMS, our content management system. The successful candidate will need to be flexible to meet the project environment.  You may also be supporting our customers with training, capacity building and consultancy services


What you’ll be doing

  • As Assessment Manager, ideally covering primary mathematics and ICT syllabuses but could include other subjects and projects, 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, Vetters, Item Writers, Assistant Examiners, Principal Examiners and other consultants to ensure that assessments are produced, marked and graded in accordance with Cambridge Assessment International Education’s standards.
  • In conjunction with the Development Division as appropriate, 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 provision of consultancy services and training for partner organisations and ministries and produce key deliverables such as reports and training materials to agreed timescales and quality.
  • Contribute 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.
  • Contribute to the development of Cambridge Assessment International Education’s strategy to use technology to provide on-line assessment, training and teacher support materials.
  • Monitor costs of assessment materials production or project budgets.


What we’re looking for


  • EssentialEducated to degree level in mathematics, ICT or related technical subject area such as science
  • Knowledge of international education
  • Knowledge of educational assessment
  • High standard of English
  • Desirable
  • Post-graduate qualification in education, assessment or international development
  • Teaching qualification



  • Excellent communication skills – verbal and written
  • High level of attention to detail
  • Ability to work under pressure and to tight deadlines
  • Positive ‘can do’ attitude
  • Strong track record of effective ‘people’ skills
  • Excellent organisational and planning skills
  • 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 IT skills




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 16/05/2021 and interviews will be held on week commencing 24th May 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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