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About the Role
At Pearson, we are Brave, Imaginative, Decent and Accountable. We work on a variety of projects, products and services to create and maintain an excellent assessment and content experience for our learners. The Set-Up and Delivery Manager (BTEC Internal Assessment) will be accountable for the accurate setup and delivery of the associated ‘quality assurance’ processes to ensure accurate and valid results. The post holder will have a thorough understanding of assessment and quality assurance methodology, including operational factors and systems that could affect delivery in centres.
Internal Assessment ‘Quality Assurance’ activities
Timely set up and delivery of robust quality assurance processes
Ensuring internal and external teams and stakeholders understand the purpose and processes of quality assurance set up and delivery
Support the design and implementation of quality assurance processes and relevant guidance for all stakeholders (internal stakeholders, centres, learners where appropriate)
Ensuring quality assurance are operationally viable, customer appropriate and satisfy regulatory and other stakeholder obligations. To contribute positively to any discussions on quality assurance, detailing the implications of processes and offer solution-focused ideas.
Ensuring relevant quality assurance procedures, policies and Centre Assessment Standards Scrutiny (CASS) strategies are up to date, working with relevant teams and stakeholders to share, implement and offer support.
Support the development and delivery of continued improvement for quality assurance models, processes and related documentation.
Delivery of the Performance Management process for Standards Verifiers across all relevant suites of qualifications
Set up and delivery of training and standardisation policy and approach for standards verifiers for relevant suites of qualifications ensuring the workforce have the relevant skills, knowledge and expertise to verify Pearson qualifications.
Support and deliver the closure of SV reporting prior to results day
Support with public communications, ensuring communications are accurate, informative and timely
Effective budget management associated with the quality assurance processes.
Effective management of Assignment checking services (ACS)
Deputise for Head of BTEC Assessment
Will value the needs and rights of others
Representing Pearson and the department at internal and external meetings.
Will “Think customers first” to ensure a great customer experience
Ensure accurate and timely responses to customer queries, leading by example, and being an active listener
Will review query trend data and seek department-wide improvement to customer experience
Will service internal colleagues in line with set service levels
Monitor and report against key performance indicators, including analysing reports, and taking relevant action where needed
Effective management of budget and resources
Will escalated issues or potential issues to the relevant working groups to ensure secure delivery of external assessment processes.
Effective project management/tracking, on behalf of the team, for assigned activities, including:
Approach to QA
SV forecasting and allocation
Guidance documentation (centre and Standards Verfiers)
Improve, simplify and document processes
Managing positive relationships with business partners and customers
Working closely with relevant teams and establish themselves as the principal point of contact for quality assurance policies and procedures
Pearson is an equal opportunities employer. We do not discriminate against employees or job applicants and select the best person for each job based on relevant skills and experience.
We are also committed to building an accurate picture of the make-up of the workforce and encouraging equality and diversity.
The information you provide will stay confidential, and be stored securely. It will not be seen by those involved in making decisions as part of the recruitment process.
Key Skills, Behaviours and Experience
The post holder will:
Be an excellent team player
Be able to influence others, including those not in their team/reporting line
Be able to learn quickly, be curious and imaginative
Have assessment or content creation experience
Be able to thrive in a high-pressured and regulated environment
Have project management capabilities
Be resilient and not afraid to make decisions based on key pieces of information
Be comfortable to use new technology to improve the learner experience
Be able to communicate accurately and effectively
Be able to work flexibly to meet the needs of the assessment cycle
The postholder will:
Role location : This is a remote working position until at least summer 2021 where the role will locate back to a Pearson London office location.
To apply to the role, please submit an updated CV and cover letter.
Due to a high volume of applications we will be reviewing applications and scheduling interviews reguarly. We therefore encourage applications to be submitted as soon as possible.
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