GQ Product Designer


Cambridge -The Triangle Buildi, GB

Category:  Education, Educational Projects and Contract Management

Job Title: GQ Product Designer

Contract Type: Full-Time, Fixed-Term (Maternity Cover)

Salary: £32,000 - £45,000

Location: Cambridge


What it’s about

An exciting opportunity has arisen within the Product Development Team at OCR.   We create general qualifications that offer the best possible assessment experience for both teachers and students, and we are looking for a fixed term GQ Product Designer to join our existing team. 

Within our team we develop or redevelop GCSE, AS or A Level qualifications (GQ’s) that are attractive to customers, are high quality and cost effective.  We keep our qualifications under continuous review and you will be leading on updates and improvements to qualifications that are already being delivered, working to a brief. You will need to apply design principles to: define requirements, analyse and scope out options, consider existing market research data, test proposals with customers, consider what support packages may be needed and what the general delivery requirements might be.  As part of future thinking, you will also work with the team to explore how we can continuously improve our qualification documentation.

Given that OCR offers a range of general qualifications, the GQ Product Designer role offers variety and the opportunity to collaborate widely across the business. 


What you’ll be doing

• Leading and delivering the design of new qualification products, or making updates and improvements to existing qualification products.

• Collaborating with staff and teams across OCR to gather knowledge and information that will help inform the design options available

• Reviewing customer feedback on existing products or new design proposals.

• Making sure the qualification products you are designing or updating meet regulatory, technical, teacher, and other stakeholders’ requirements.

• Contributing to work being carried out by the team exploring how we can improve our existing product documentation  

• Working with the Senior GQ Product Designer who will support you in your role.


What we’re looking for


We are looking for somebody: 

• with experience of working in the education or assessment sector

• who can interpret requirements and use a range of data and information to create or improve a product and/or process 

• who can think creatively and will ask questions in order to identify opportunities and options

• who is determined and resourceful in the delivery of the best possible results which are on schedule, to budget and of high quality, taking into consideration the needs of different stakeholders

• who has excellent attention to detail

• who has experience of working with teaching or assessment documents

• who can constructively influence others to create buy-in and find solutions where there are conflicting interests

• who can work collaboratively and motivate others

• who is positive and resilient to the impact of change and is self-motivated


It is desirable for candidates to have:

• experience of developing/designing assessments within a regulated environment

• an interest in maths or sciences


Who we are

OCR (Oxford Cambridge and RSA Examinations) is a leading UK exam board. We provide qualifications which engage people of all ages and abilities at school, college, in work or through part-time learning programmes. Our general and vocational qualifications equip learners with the knowledge and skills they need for their future, helping them achieve their full potential.

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 
  • Annual performance related bonus and increases (discretionary) 
  • Enhanced maternity/paternity pay
  • 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.

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 12/12/2019 and/or 13/12/2019.

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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