Distribution Assistant

Cambridge, UK
Circa £18,000
20 Feb 2019
20 Feb 2019
Contract Type
Job Title: Distribution Assistant
Full or part time
Salary: Circa £18,000
Location: Duxford, Cambridgeshire

What it's about

The role of Distribution Assistant comprises of many different tasks. Dependant on which team you are in these can be desk-based or involve walking/ standing for long periods at a time.

Overall as a Distribution Assistant you are responsible for making sure our learners receive their exams on time, their completed exam papers are received and processed accurately, then finally sending out the learners well-earned certificates.

You are involved at each stage of the learner's experience, meaning this role holds great importance in delivering our assessments to learners all around the world.

We have a wide variety of working arrangements in place so happy to hear from those who want to work part time/ flexibility around your commitments outside of work such as school hours or whatever may take up your time outside of work. Read here about how Cambridge Assessment embraces different types of flexible working: https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/future-employment-why-we-advocates-flexible-working-angela-jukes/

The Distribution Assistant role offers you endless possibilities for progression and growth in your career. We have committed ourselves to a culture of continuous improvement, and will actively encourage and value your suggestions. The role of Distribution Assistant enables you to become not only part of a great team but a great company.

Learn more about the work Distribution Assistants do here:

We are currently looking for team members in:

Flying Squad - In this team you will be trained across all departments and will assist areas at their busiest times. For example you may be on a desk-based task for 2 weeks then required to help a team which involves standing for most of the day. You are simply where you are needed most, the ability to learn quickly and adapt to a changing environment is critical to succeeding in this fast paced environment.

The scanning team are responsible for scanning all exam papers sent back to Cambridge Assessment, auditing the quality of the scanned item at a rapid pace, you will need a keen eye for detail.

All roles require complete commitment to Health and Safety and involve training flexible team members.

Find out more about the teams here: We are Group Operations

The role may require shift work for part of the year; this is dependent on organisational need. The shift work will be subject to a shift premium of +20%.


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
• 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.

What we're looking for

The successful candidate will be flexible and passionate about the role we play, going above and beyond to get it right for learners, dedicated to upholding standards and open to views of our customers, partners and colleagues.

The successful candidate will need to:

• Have good computer, numeracy and literacy skills
• Be an effective communicator
• Have a keen eye for detail
• Be willing to commit and engage with our culture of Continuous Improvement
• Commit to Health and Safety whilst having a basic understanding of Health and Safety procedures

Interviews will be held throughout the period the advert is live, as we are looking for individuals to start as soon as possible.

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.

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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