Examining and Awarding Manager

Job Type: Full-time,8:30am-5:00pm. Permanent position office based in Ringwood, Hampshire.

Salary: £23,000


The Examining and Awarding Managers tasks include, but are not limited to, the following:


Job Description:

·        Responsible for the quality assurance of the examination and assessment and awarding process (see Awarding Process Overview).

·        To ensure the standards of the assessed/examined components of qualifications are consistent across Centres and Candidates and from year toyear (Chair EPRC Meeting).

·        Manage the awarding process, ensuring that there is comparability in the standards of awards across levels and examination sessions (Awarding Meeting).

·        Track the requirements for examiner professional development with the Question Paper Officer.

·        Lead examiner recruitment to include checking applications

·        Produce and maintain updated guidance documents for the examining team.

·        Manage the delivery of training, standardisation and supervision of work of Principal Examiners, Double Markers,Validity, Reliability and Precision Checkers and Examiners.

·        Lead and manage Examiner Performance Review Committee (EPRC),Examiner Standardisation Meeting (ESM).

·        Need to work in line with all ICM policies, procedures and handbooks.


Personal Specification:

·        Effective presentation, ICT and report-writing skills.

·        The ability to draft and deliver complex and /or sensitive correspondence.

·        Staff Management skills, including managing other managers.

·        The ability to communicate with a diverse range of people at all levels in written and oral form.

·        Experience of conducting staff reviews/appraisals.

·        Current Examiner with Principal Examiner Experience.

·        Relevant experience of Principal Examiner roles/standardisation processes

·        Sound understanding and experience of assessment and QA processes and procedures

·        Degree or equivalent qualifications.

·        Educational Experience/Teaching qualification.

·        Experience of writing question papers in a subject area for an awarding organisation is preferred.

·        Ability to meet deadlines.


Handbooks and Procedures Responsible for:

·        Examiner Handbook

·        ICM Awarding Handbook

·        Principal Examiner Handbook

·        Sampling Policy

·        Validity, Reliability and Precision (VRP) Examination Checker Handbook.

Date Posted:
February 18, 2020
Application Closing Date:
May 18, 2021
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