Assessor Development Manager

Cambridge, UK
£32,000 - £42,000
11 Jan 2019
11 Jan 2019
Contract Type
Job Title: Assessor Development Manager

Contract: 12 Month's Fixed Term

Salary: £32,000 - £42,000

Location: Cambridge, CB2 8EA

What it's about

Reporting to a Senior Assessment Advisor in Assessment, and working closely with an Assessor Development Support Officer in the Assessment Standards and Quality team, the Assessor Development Manager will source, manage and develop our Assessment Specialists (examiners). This will include managing communications with our Assessment Specialists and assisting with the development of, and participation in, examiner training events. The Assessor Development Manager contributes to the development and review of instructions, guidance and online resources for Assessment Specialists and manages processes relating to various aspects of Assessment Specialist work.

What you'll be doing

The Assessor Development Manager will:
  • Scope, plan and carry out examiner recruitment, succession management and other campaigns and activities to meet immediate, forthcoming and future examiner resourcing requirements.
  • Build and develop a community of professional practice by effectively communicating with, motivating and positively engaging with the cohort of Cambridge International examiners.
  • Develop processes, procedures and instructions relating to examiners, including the development of effective measures and reporting mechanisms.
  • Support the development of a range of examiner training and professional development programmes and materials, and lead on the delivery of agreed aspects of the training programme.
  • Support the development and review of new and existing examiner roles, remits and team structures.

What we're looking for

You will need strong communication skills to enable you to influence others. You will need to be organised, with a clear commitment to customer service. Alongside having the ability to work as part of a team, you will maintain an independent perspective.


You will need a relevant professional qualification, e.g. a degree or equivalent post graduate qualification or experience.


You will need strong interpersonal and influencing skills, alongside excellent planning and organisational skills. You will have excellent oral and written communication skills and will be confident working with different teams and establishing relationships.


You will have experience in customer support, relationship building or similar communication or engagement services and will have supervised others. You'll be a graduate and keen project manager with a proven ability to manage your workload when under pressure to meet multiple deadlines, and will enjoy contributing to the success of Cambridge International. An understanding of the Assessment Specialist role and/or experience working in an assessment organisation would be an advantage.


You will need to demonstrate a clear commitment to achieving high standards of customer service, with a focus on teamwork.

Who we are

Cambridge Assessment International Education 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.

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 and childcare voucher scheme
  • 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.

We know that diversity of thinking, backgrounds and approaches leads to innovation and creates 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 27/01/2019 and interviews will be held on 6/02/19 .

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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