Assessment Implementation Architect

Salary: £45,000 – £55,000 depending on qualifications and experience

Closing date for applications: Monday 31 January 2022 at noon

We are currently seeking an experienced individual to join our qualifications and technology team in the role of assessment implementation architect.  This is a new role within the company.

AlphaPlus is an education service business specialising in standards, assessment and certification. We help 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 39 staff primarily based in our Manchester head office, and in addition draw upon a team of approximately 400 associates.

This role is suitable for a person from an awarding organisation or similar background, with experience of working in technology-based assessment-related services, and who wants to expand their experience in a fast moving and dynamic organisation.   The postholder will report to the Director of Qualifications and Standards with functional reporting to the Director of Assessment.  They will work closely with the technical architect, assessment team and project directors. 

The assessment implementation architect will gain a full understanding of assessment implementation requirements in a technical environment.  Tasks will include:

Eligible applicants will possess:

  • a substantial demonstrable track record of project and product/service development, management and delivery.
  • experience of technology-based assessment related services, or similar.
  • at least a basic understanding of assessment.

The role is full-time, Monday to Friday, and is Manchester-based.  Successful candidates who live far from Manchester may be offered a relocation package in accordance with HMRC rules.  The company is currently operating a Covid hybrid working policy (two days a week minimum in the office, and three days working at home).  As the pandemic hopefully recedes, it is likely that we will have more time in the office, but substantial flexibility and hybrid working will remain our policy and approach.

Normally the role will also involve national and international travel including very occasional working in company and customer offices.

Benefits include enhanced terms and conditions, a contributory pension scheme and a generous bonus scheme, currently averaging 10% per annum.

For an informal discussion about the vacancy please contact Tom Mitchell, Director of Quality and Standards, . uk.

To apply:

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 Monday 31 January 2022.  The CV and covering statement comprise important elements of the selection process. Incomplete applications will be returned to the applicant for completion.

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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