Senior Education Advisor

Cambridge, UK
£46,000- £65,200
15 Feb 2019
15 Feb 2019
Contract Type
Job Title: Senior Education Advisor

Fixed Term- December 2020

Salary: £46,000- £65,200

Location: Cambridge

What it's about

The Senior Education Advisor is expected to provide expert input into Cambridge English consultancy services delivered to Ministries of Education worldwide and enhance organisational reputation as an inspiring expert in English language education. Working with a team of international education experts within the organisation and in its overseas operations, the Senior Education Advisor is expected to lead on the development of new business opportunities resulting not only in education contracts and income growth but also improving English language education systems.

What you'll be doing

Key accountabilities are:
  • to provide expert input into consultancy services and business development opportunities related to English language learning, teaching and assessment, namely, language strategy, curriculum, formative and summative assessment, pre-service and in-service teacher development, institutional capacity building, monitoring and evaluation and impact assessment.
  • to raise organisational profile and credibility across regions as a world leader in supporting educational reform
  • to develop initiatives for education reform or governmental English language education contracts.
  • to provide support in contract management for individual contracts and contribute to the overall process for education contract management.

  • What we're looking for

    The ideal candidate is an educationalist with business acumen and entrepreneurial spirit. The post holder must have an MA in related educational or public policy field while a PhD would be desirable. They must be able to provide evidence of inter-cultural competence, ability to devise credible educational solutions that inspire confidence and meet stakeholders' needs, analytical and evaluation skills and negotiation skills. Specialist knowledge of English language curricula and assessment systems as well as experience working with governments clients and designing and delivering reform projects is desirable. Experience in the business development process conducting conversations that explore needs and position potential solutions and negotiating contractual obligations is desirable. The ideal candidate should be able to demonstrate a positive can do attitude, creative approach to problem solving, ability to gain stakeholders trust, to identify innovative opportunities to expand with new and existing stakeholder. He or she may be required to travel internationally on frequent basis

    This is an excellent opportunity to join a market leader and be rewarded with valuable learning opportunities, a competitive salary and benefits.

    Who we are

    Cambridge Assessment English ( is a division of Cambridge Assessment (, a not-for-profit department of University of Cambridge. We develop and produce the most valuable range of qualifications for learners and teachers of English in the world. Over 5 million people in 130 countries take our exams every year. Around the world over 20,000 universities, employers, government ministries and other organisations rely on our exams and qualifications as proof of English language ability.


    • 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 1,200 retailers

    • Cycle scheme

    • Subsidised canteens

    • Corporate discounts on Gym memberships and car rental

    • Support for professional qualifications

    As part of your recruitment process you will be required to undergo a background screening. This will be carried out by our selected supplier, Credence Background Screening Limited.

    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 03/03/2019 and interviews will be held on w/c 18 March 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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