Associate Director for Vocational and Technical Qualifications (VTQ) Assessment Delivery

  • Job Reference 47791
  • SALARY & BENEFITS £63,000 - £71,050
  • Job Level Management
Job Description

As England’s independent regulator of qualifications, examinations and assessments, Ofqual’s job is to maintain standards, to make sure that qualifications accurately reflect the knowledge and skills people have attained through a range of different learning methods. We work with other Civil Service departments across the spectrum of education to deliver on our priorities and to ensure the best possible outcomes for learners in England.

Our work in Apprenticeships has increased over recent years, and will be growing again over the next two years as more end-point assessments become regulated.

This Associate Director role will report to the Director of Operations for Vocational and Technical Qualifications and will lead on the creation of new Apprenticeships Field Team. This is a critical new function, designed to provide assurance that assessments are delivered appropriately and consistently; to secure evidence and insight that can be used secure that Apprenticeship End Point Assessments deliver a sufficiently valid and reliable measure of occupational competence.

The Associate Director must ensure that the work of the field team is driven by risk, intelligence and relevant strategic priorities. You will be responsible for making sure that field work approaches are adaptable and targeted. You work will range between very broad thematic activities looking across or within apprenticeships standards, industry sectors or assessment methodologies to highly specific activity looking at aspects of single provider, niche provision.

The field team’s activity will routinely include working alongside Professional Body and Employer representatives and the Associate Director will need to work with the wider VTQ leadership team and external organisations including the Institute for Apprenticeships to draw on and maximise the impact of sector expertise.

Ofqual is a rewarding, dynamic place to work. Diversity & Inclusion is important to us. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable adjustments to participate in the job application or interview process, and whatever your background or ethnicity please feel very welcome to apply!

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Closing date: 19 April 2020 at 23:55
Interview date: May 2020 (subject to change)

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