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Assessment Development Manager

Job reference: 
Home based or from head office (The Old Brewery, 9-11 Lodway, Pill, BS20 0DH) 
Employment type: 
Salary and benefits: 
Competitive Salary
Client name: 
Skills for Logistics
Job description: 

Competitive salary, contributory pension scheme, excellent career progression prospects for the right person.

Role and Responsibilities

Reporting to the Director of Operations you will play a key role within the operational delivery team. The Assessment Development Manager is responsible for the implementation and monitoring of Skills for Logistics’ end-point assessment lifecycle and Assessment Design Strategy, ensuring the quality and ongoing validity of our end-point assessment (EPA)methods and specifications, and for the development of new EPAs as directed by the board.

You will be responsible for the design and development of assessment methods and instruments ensuring the validity of assessment is embedded at each stage of the assessment lifecycle (design, develop, award, review). You will ensure grade exemplars, mark schemes and grading descriptors for questions, tests and other forms of assessment are robust, reliable and ensure comparability year on year. Data gathering and analysis is key to this role with outcomes being used to inform future and present strategies, and provide sufficient information to determine any emerging themes which may affect the validity of our assessments

You will monitor ongoing compliance with all regulatory bodies including Ofqual and the ESFA, and advise on development within the team as part of our shared understanding and commitment to regulatory compliance

The role requires a high degree of organisational skills and the ability to manage a close-knit departmental team based either from home or at the offices in Bristol and a wider field team of IQAs and Independent Assessors nationwide.

You will ensure assessors and staff are trained to the highest standard, conducting standardisation and development sessions when required.

You will be responsible for ensuring IQA is completed effectively and appropriately, including the sampling of assessor judgements and performance over time, and in accordance with the Quality Assurance Strategy, and validity policy.  You will be the point of contact for the EQAP and respond to sampling requests from those bodies.

You will prepare reports for the board and the Director of Operations and ensure that frequent and ongoing feedback is sought from employers/providers and learners on the service and effectiveness of our EPAs, resources and overall experience

You will inspire and embed a culture of continual improvement within the company.


The post holder will have at least 5 years operational experience in a quality management and curriculum/assessment design environment. You will have an exceptional understanding of End Point Assessment, and have an in-depth knowledge of assessment design and development. The post holder must have a deep understanding of both IQA and EQA procedures and processes.

An excellent working knowledge of regulatory compliance, for example Ofqual’s Conditions of Recognition, is essential, and a background in Supply Chain and Logistics would be beneficial but not essential.

Personal Qualities

IT literate

Analytical approach

Excellent organisational skills

Excellent standard of written and verbal communication skills

Naturally polite

Calm under pressure

Good collaborator who is also able to work alone


Dynamic and willing to learn


Lead IQA level 3

EQA Level 4

Hold a degree level qualification level 5 or above

Full clean driving licence

ECDL or equivalent

ISO 9001 Lead Auditor

Professional Development

Here at Skills for Logistics we pride ourselves on offering all staff the opportunity to develop their skills and knowledge.  This post offers very real career progression to senior management and beyond to the right person.