Senior Psychometric Researcher

30th March 2021
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Salary – £35,000 – £45,000 depending on qualifications and experience

AlphaPlus, Castlefield, Manchester

Closing date for applications: Thursday 22 April 2021

We are currently seeking an experienced individual to join our research team as a senior psychometric researcher supporting AlphaPlus projects, leading certain whole projects and parts of larger projects.  The postholder will provide high quality psychometric outputs as part of AlphaPlus’s educational research and consultancy services.

AlphaPlus is an education service business specialising in standards, assessment and certification. One of our core values as educationalists is our strong commitment to improving teaching, learning and assessment based on intellectual integrity, sound evidence and innovative approaches to generate educationally beneficial outputs.  We do this by helping our clients design, develop, deploy and evaluate qualifications and their underpinning assessments. Our work spans the public and private sectors, schools, colleges, vocational and professional learning. Around half our work is overseas.  We have a core team of 30 staff primarily based in our Manchester head office, and in addition draw upon a team of approximately 350 associates. 

The senior psychometric researcher will be a specialist in the technical area of assessment statistics, with experience of delivering assessment research work in education, ideally in an awarding organisation or other assessment organisation.  Working within the quantitative research team, and as a line report to the director of quantitative research, the post-holder will provide high quality psychometric outputs as part of AlphaPlus’s educational research and consultancy services.

Eligible applicants will possess a master’s degree or equivalent experience in a related area, and possess strong project management skills.  They will be commercially aware, able to create opportunities and participating in activities to generate new business.

The role is full time, Monday to Friday, based in our head office in central Manchester.  It may occasionally involve some national travel, working in company and customer offices with the possibility of international travel.  Benefits include 25 days’ holiday entitlement plus statutory holidays, a pension scheme and generous annual bonus. 

For an informal discussion about the vacancy please contact Ben Smith, Senior Statistician, , who will arrange a convenient time for a call.

The job description and person specification are located here and the application form here

To apply, please send the completed application form together with a CV and covering statement setting out how you meet the criteria for this role, to by Thursday 22 April 2021.  The CV and covering statement comprise important elements of the selection process. Incomplete applications will be returned to the applicant for completion.

Please note that AlphaPlus does not hold a sponsor licence for Skilled Worker (formerly tier 2) visa holders.

AlphaPlus is committed to providing equal opportunities to all and has an inclusive approach to recruitment, selection and employment. 

Demographic details requested as part of our monitoring process are not used in our selection process. You are invited to download and complete the equal opportunities monitoring form located here and return it encrypted to or by post, marked Confidential, to Tom Hooley, AlphaPlus, Albert Mill, 10 Hulme Hall Road, Castlefield, Manchester M15 4JY.

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