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Exam Access Arrangement Assessor

Location
Deanfield Avenue, Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire, RG9 1UH
College
The Henley College
Hours
Term Time
Salary
£35 per hour
Posted
17th May 2022
Start Date
As soon as possible
Expires
1st June 2022 12:00 AM
Contract Type
Permanent
Job ID
1239127
Start date
As soon as possible
  • Contract type: Permanent
  • Contract length: 26 weeks
  • NQTs Considered:
  • Job ID: 1239127

Our Mission

‘Come questioning, go seeking, grow’

The Post

We are looking for a proactive, resourceful, and professional individual to join The Henley College’s Exams department as an Exam Access Arrangement Assessor. As part of the team, you will take ownership of your allocated tasks of assessing students for exam access arrangements by means of providing a first-class, high-quality customer service experience throughout the student’s learner journey. The assessments need to be completed by the end of the spring term so the hours of employment will need to be front loaded within each academic year to ensure that learners are assessed on time (meeting exam board deadlines).

Key Responsibilities

  • To assess exam access arrangements (covered by the regulatory body: the Joint Council for Qualifications and individual awarding bodies such as City and Guilds).
  • To individually identify and assess students’ literacy performance and any additional cognitive processing difficulties to confirm the need for readers, scribes, extra time and other access arrangements for their exams at college.
  • To carry out assessments to support applications for exam access arrangements, along with establishing each student’s normal way of working in the classroom.
  • To ensure that students, curriculum and support staff understand the exam access arrangements that are in place and how they will be applied in an exam situation.
  • Completion of and regular update of all appropriate documentation required for delivering exam access arrangements that address funding and audit requirements.
  • To ensure the deadline is met before an exam or controlled assessment takes place.
  • Undertake a range of administrative tasks, to include that all appropriate auditable documentation is up to date and accurate.

General Responsibilities

  • Comply with any rules and regulations which the College may from time to time issue, to ensure the efficient operation of its business and the welfare and interest of its employees and learners.
  • Work flexibly and efficiently to maintain the highest professional standards and to promote and implement the policies of the College.
  • To ensure adherence to all College policies and procedures including Staff Code of Conduct, Safeguarding, Keeping Children Safe in Education and IT Policy and procedures.
  • To work to the College quality standards and systems within the context of the College quality systems.
  • To ensure continuous professional development (CPD) requirements as specified by the College and that may be identified during college processes, for example Developmental reviews.
  • To undertake such other duties and responsibilities as are appropriate to this level of post.

Essential Criteria

  • Hold an appropriate specialist assessor qualification
  • Meets the JCQ requirements for access arrangements assessor training
  • Demonstrate a commitment to Inclusive Learning at all times
  • Have a good understanding of disabilities and learning difficulties and how these affect learners in the classroom.
  • Ability to plan and prioritise own workload and work without close supervision
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • High level of functional IT skills
  • Working knowledge of data protection regulations and the need to obtain the student’s permission to give and receive information based on their assessment results.

Desirable Criteria

  • An understanding of SEN and specific learning difficulties, and effective methods of teaching, assessment and reasonable adjustment

Terms of Employment

Tenure of post: Permanent, Part-time, TTO 26 working weeks

Start Date: September 2022

Hours Per Week: 20 hours per week*

Salary: £35.00 per hour

*Details of your working arrangements will be discussed at the interview

Benefits you can Enjoy

  • LGPS Scheme. This is an employee and employee contributory pension scheme.
  • Amazing range of continued professional development to support your career path including teacher training
  • Free onsite gym
  • Free Car Park on both sites and Good public transport
  • Wellbeing offering to support your physical, mental and financial health through our EAP.

Disclosure

The Henley College is an Equal Opportunities Employer. The Henley College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of learners and expects all staff to share this commitment. This position is subject to a satisfactory Enhanced DBS check.

Please note - Early applications are encouraged. We reserve the right to close this vacancy earlier than stated should we source a suitable candidate before the closing date.

Safeguarding Statement:

The Henley College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.We particularly welcome applications from under represented groups including ethnicity, gender, transgender, age, disability, sexual orientation or religion.
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