Project Manager – Trialling

14th December 2021
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Salary: £22,000 – £25,000 depending on qualifications and experience

Closing date for applications: Monday 31 January 2022

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.

We currently have an exciting new opportunity for two individuals to join our service delivery team in the role of project manager – trialling.   Trialling is a is key component of our assessment work, being the means by which we evaluate the effectiveness of tests prior to their roll-out.  Participants may be whole schools, classes or individuals as specified by the project requirements.

This role presents an excellent opportunity for someone with a passion for and commitment to working in the education sector to develop a career in a fast moving and dynamic education organisation.   The postholder will report to the field research manager and will work together with the trialling and services delivery team and project leaders. 

The postholders will co-ordinate, oversee and manage all activities relating to the administration of trials and pre-tests in schools and other educational settings.

Eligible applicants will possess a first degree or higher, or significant equivalent relevant experience. A PGCE, teaching background, experience of test development, management or coordination, and/or of working in a customer facing role are all useful.

The role is full-time, Monday to Friday, and is Manchester-based.   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 involve some travel including visits to schools.

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 Andy Lewis, Field Research Manager, .

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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