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Recruitment opportunities at Qualifications Wales.

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Recruitment Open Event

If you are interested in developing your career with a new role at Qualifications Wales, or think you might like to work for us sometime in the future, then come and visit us at our open event on 18 September any time from 15:30. Register here

  

Qualifications Manager

Band 4 – Salary range £37,600 - £44,950 per annum

These appointments will initially be made to the Qualifications Policy and Reform Directorate and the successful candidates will initially lead on key projects relating to the review and reform of national qualifications. This could include projects relating to:

  • Qualifications for the new Curriculum for Wales
  • Vocational and Technical qualifications
  • Sector Reviews
  • Skills Challenge Certificate (within the Welsh Baccalaureate)
  • Essential Skills Wales

This work is high profile and influential. Qualifications Managers will play a lead role in qualifications review and reform. It involves high level engagement with employers, employer bodies, subject and professional experts, learning providers and awarding bodies.

We currently have two permanent and two fixed term Qualifications Manager opportunities available.

These are full time (37 hours per week) posts, however requests for alternative working patterns, including part-time and job share may be discussed at interview.

We offer 30 days annual leave (in addition to public holidays and up to three days office closure at Christmas), flexible working arrangements and membership of the Civil Service Pension Scheme.

For the full job description click here.

Please see How to Apply here.

Closing date: 27 September 2019

Interviews: To be held between 17 – 30 October 2019

 

Head of Qualification Standards

Band 5 - Salary range £48,650 - £58,185 per annum

The Head of Qualification Standards will have oversight of the setting and maintaining of qualification standards in Wales to enable Qualifications Wales to be able to assure itself and the public that qualification standards are maintained and learners in Wales achieve fair qualification results.

The post holder will be expected to drive forward the development and delivery of Qualifications Wales’ strategy to ensure that qualification standards are appropriately and securely set and maintained in Wales and inspire public confidence. 

The Head of Qualification Standards will have oversight of each examination series including working with external stakeholders and other UK regulators. The Head of Qualification Standards will lead several work strands including comparability of qualification standards over time and improving awarding processes.

Working with the communications function, the Head of Qualification Standards will be responsible for planning a programme of work to improve public understanding of exam processes and qualification standard setting and maintenance.

This is a permanent and full-time (37 hours per week) position.  Requests for alternative working patterns, including Part Time, Job share and secondments, may be discussed at interview.

We offer 30 days annual leave (in addition to public holidays and up to three days office closure at Christmas), flexible working arrangements and membership of the Civil Service Pension Scheme.

Relocation expenses may be payable for permanent appointments

For full job description click here.

Please see How to Apply here.

Closing date: 3 October 2019

Interviews: To be held 14 October 2019

 

Research Assistant

Band 2 - Salary range £23,625 - £27,400 per annum

The purpose of the Research team is to develop and deliver research and statistics in support of the furtherance of Qualifications Wales’ principal aims in relation to qualifications and the qualification system. 

The team provides advice on assessment and qualification research and statistics with the aim of providing an objective evidence base for regulatory and policy decision-making about qualifications in Wales.

The Research Assistant will support the research team and the wider organisation in strands of work relating to research, engagement and consultations. 

The post holder will have an interest in education research, ideally in educational assessment and will work with colleagues and external stakeholders to help further establish Qualifications Wales as a body that works on an evidence basis and that is recognised as a leading organisation in the field of assessment research.

This is a fixed-term role for between 9-12 months, full time.  Requests for alternative working patterns, including part time, job-share and secondments may be discussed at interview.

We offer 30 days annual leave (in addition to public holidays and up to three days office closure at Christmas), flexible working arrangements and membership of the Civil Service Pension Scheme.

For the full job description click here.

Please see How to Apply here.

Closing date: 3 October 2019

Interviews: 22 October 2019