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Quality Assurance Lead and Advanced Practitioner

Rochdale Road,, Middleton, Lancashire, M24 6XH
Hopwood Hall College
Full Time
£34633.40 per annum
27th May 2021
Start Date
As soon as possible
9th July 2021 12:00 AM
Contract Term
Job ID
Start date
As soon as possible
  • Contract type: Permanent
  • NQTs Considered:
  • Job ID: 1154248


To be responsible for supporting the Assistant Principal and the Head of Quality with the leadership and monitoring of the College’s strategy for quality improvement and quality assurance and to improve standards and compliance across all qualifications.

To raise learner achievement rates and to develop the overall quality of the learner experience.

To drive continuous improvement through quality assurance, training and development and the co-ordination of various college wide projects.

To provide focused support developing new and existing staff including agency staff to improve the standards of teaching, learning and assessment working with our assessors within Training@Hopwood.



To support the Head of Quality in developing and effectively implementing the College’s strategy for quality improvement and quality assurance and drive identified initiatives to ensure that college targets are met.

Implementing and reporting on compliance through internal audit of College quality systems and procedures.

Maintaining the currency and accuracy of all quality assurance policies, procedures and systems.

Ensure that all qualifications meet and exceeds College expectations.

To lead on cross college projects working with a variety of colleagues and support managers and lecturers in the implementation of all Technical Qualifications and new qualifications across the college.

To co-ordinate lead internal verifiers to ensure internal assessment and verification meets and exceeds both College and Awarding Organisation standards. To manage department action plans and prepare reports for the sharing of good practice via the analysis of EQA/ SV reports.

To lead on the processes and provision of information to College regarding national developments and requirements for teaching, learning & assessment related to quality assurance initiatives for all Technical Qualifications and the Apprenticeship Standards.

Support and facilitate Programme Managers in the use of City and Guilds Walled Garden to upload required forms in a timely manner.

Ensure managers and lecturers are kept up to date on all Technical Qualifications.

Manage the co-ordination of moderator visits, being the point of contact for all awarding organisations.

Work closely with exams to ensure all internal and external assessments are uploaded in a timely manner.

Plan and provide a range of internal and external quality assurance training and development activities related to the introduction and deliver of new qualifications

Be responsible for training sessions on the effective implementation and management of technical qualifications and the use of the moderation portal.

High level of analytical skills –interpret and analyse data.

To conduct a range of observations and learning walks of teaching, learning and assessment activities, including classroom based, workplace, on/off site & quality audits to support College priorities.

To provide support in preparation for, during and immediately following external inspection.

To be an active member of the College Wider Management Group.

To conduct audits and risk reviews of particular areas of work as commissioned by the College Leadership and Management Team.

To support the production of accurate reports on the College quality assurance mechanisms in order to continuously improve the standard of teaching, learning and assessment across the organisation.

Ensure continuous development and improvement of professional knowledge.

Any other duties of a similar level of responsibility as may be required.


Plan and deliver CPD training sessions to meet the needs of the apprenticeship team and the end point assessment.

Identify and design creative teaching, learning and assessment staff development activities.

Effectively coach and mentor the team of delivery staff to drive improvements and develop outstanding practice in teaching, learning and assessment.

To use observation data and performance indicators to produce a training and development plan in order to support staff improvements within Training@Hopwood.

To undertake supportive observations of teaching, learning and assessment as required.

To contribute to the College Training and Development Plan by delivering CPD activities.

To act as an exemplar of good practice and innovation and be responsible for the development of teaching and learning within Training@Hopwood in order to encourage and support the development and sharing of good practice in peers.

Carry out audits of One file and off the job training and action to support improvement.

Demonstrate expertise and effectiveness through exemplary assessment practice.

Support the Head of Quality and the Director of Apprenticeships to carry out advisory observations on newly appointed staff.

Support the peer observation process within the apprenticeship department areas and cascade good practice.


Safeguarding Statement:

Hopwood Hall 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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