Quality and IQA Lead

Pin Point Recruitment
£25,000 - £29,999
29 Sep 2019
02 Oct 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Quality and IQA Lead
Reporting to: Head of Employability and Skills

This role may require national travel
Aim of the Role:
To support Pin Point Training's mission to " Transform people's lives through Skills, Employment, Enterprise and Innovation, for growth" by ensuring teaching and delivery staff are continually supported to be able to provide the best possible experience for every individual learner to achieve their full potential, providing value for employers.

Responsible for:

Ensuring robust IQA and best practice processes are in place and followed consistently, in line with the internal quality assurance strategy across all qualifications and contracts. Supporting the business, learners and employers in achieving timely and high success rates whilst always improving the provision offered.

Working with the Head of Skills to ensure the business has full approval to deliver all qualifications across all contracts through the implementation and monitoring of highly effective internal quality assurance processes and systems.

Working with the wider teaching, learning and assessment team to monitor management information to identify learners at risk of not achieving a timely completion and ensure appropriate and timely actions are implemented to support that achievement.

Ensuring that the relationship with all Awarding Organisations results in no sanctions against the delivery of qualifications, no delay in the registration and certification of qualifications and no delay in the opportunity for learners to achieve their qualifications.

Monitor the quality of delivery and report any changes in quality and compliance trends on the learner journey to the Head of Skills to ensure this feeds into the quality improvement plan and self-assessment.

Carry out observations of teaching, learning and assessment observing in line with the Ofsted Education Inspection Framework and Pin Point's internal observation and quality assurance strategies.

Lead on curriculum development for all programmes ensuring all schemes of work, session plans, resources and materials are in place to deliver high quality, innovative programmes of learning across all levels and sector areas and in response to employer and learner requirements.

General Attributes:
  • Has the ability to self-reflect and behave in ways which contribute to continual improvement in performance and business functions;
  • Well-developed interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate effectively and appropriately with people from a wide range of backgrounds;
  • Shows commitment to equality of opportunity and respects and cares for others; (empathetic to others' feelings when engaged in the work environment; modifies behaviour in accordance with others' needs and objectives by listening and responding in a constructive way; does not belittle others' work activities or achievements)
  • Demonstrates flexibility when faced with change; (reacts positively embracing new ways of working and new technologies, acting immediately to adapt to new circumstances)
  • Is willing to undertake national travel as required

Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Be responsible for enhancing the quality of the curriculum at all levels through carrying out quality assurance activities in line with Pin Point's quality assurance policies.With the Head of Skills and wider team ensure each curriculum area is always "inspection ready".
  • Monitor management information on a daily basis to identify learners at risk of not achieving a timely completion and reporting concerns to the Head of Skills so that activities to rapidly address can be agreed and put into place to support learners' timely achievement.
  • Ensure SMART actions plans are in place as a result of a schedule of monitoring activity remotely on Onefile (e-portfolio) and/or through sampling paper portfolios and through undertaking observation of IQA activity.
  • Demonstrate and disseminate innovation and best practice in teaching, learning and assessment across all levels of the curriculum helping to ensure that very high standards of teaching and assessment are achieved and that standards are continually challenged for improvement.
  • Carry out observations of teaching, learning and assessment in line with Ixion's observation policy and process ensuring that each teaching assessor has in place a robust development plan with clear targets set to support continuous improvement.
  • Achieve the required standard of lesson observations and improve the overall grading profile as determined by Pin Point's Observation policy.
  • Ensure all teaching assessors are able to provide their learners with the support to meet their individual learning needs to meet their full potential and are fully prepared for the requirements of Gateway and End Point Assessment (EPA) achieving their highest possible grade.
  • Working with appropriate managers, address individual teaching assessor performance issues which are deemed to be below the required standards and if necessary engage with their line managers to support the resolution of identified areas of concern together and through providing CPD/coaching and mentoring.
  • Work flexibly to meet the requirements of the post and of Pin Point.
  • Undertake any other duties as may be deemed appropriate by the Head of Training.
  • Undertake all duties in line with Pin Point policies.

    Experience and Qualifications
    • A minimum of 4 years' experience in a teaching, learning and assessment role delivering a range of provision up to a minimum of level 5 within the adult/further education sector (ESSENTIAL)
    • Experience of carrying out internal quality assurance to a high standard across a range of provision (ESSENTIAL)
    • Assessor Award (ESSENTIAL)
    • IQA qualification (ESSENTIAL)
    • Appropriate qualifications and competence in both Management and Health and Social Care. (ESSENTIAL)