Lead Examiner - BTEC Level 3 Nationals - Forensic and Criminal Investigation

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Closing date:18 February 2018 at midnight 

The Lead Examiner (Forensic and Criminal Investigation) will be the responsible and accountable subject expert for specified externally assessed components within BTEC Next Generation programmes in a given sector and level - in terms of specification interpretation, and the accuracy and correctness of assessment items.   

This vacancy is for the following units:
Unit 5 - Applications of Criminology
Unit 7 - Applications of Forensic and Criminal Psychology


The Lead Examiner will:

  • Lead and support the development, production, review and amendment of externally assessed items for the area of subject responsibility
  • Lead a team of examiners
  • Lead on the awarding of assessment outcomes
  • Keep up to date with changes in the sector
  • Have detailed and up to date knowledge and understanding of the range of external assessment methodologies to be deployed
  • Report to and update the Chief Examiner on a regular basis
  • Produce an ‘end of exam series’ report within the parameters of a defined template in order to comment on national standards
  • Report back to Pearson within agreed time-frames
  • Contribute to Pearson’s ‘Ask the Expert’ service where required
  • Represent Vocational Assessment or Pearson as required
  • Undertake any other duties appropriate to the work of Vocational Assessment in relation to this role.  

Experience needed 

  • Substantial subject knowledge and expertise within the sector
  • Significant experience in delivering and assessing vocational qualifications
  • Experience in the production of external assessments within the sector
  • Leading a team  

Competencies required

  • Decision Making
  • Delivery Focused
  • Leadership/Influencing
  • Teamwork
  • Maximising Potential in Self and Others
  • Change management/flexibility


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Please note this vacancy will close on Sunday 18th February. Interviews will be held during the week of the 26th February.