Subject matter expert Pearson International Vocational Qualifications

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Closing date:04 January 2019 at midday 

Pearson is recruiting a Subject Matter Expert for Qualification Development the following specialism:

 

Hospitality
Travel and Tourism
Business
ICT
Land based education
Engineering (inc.Operations, Mechanical and Electrical)
Construction and Building Services
Oil and Gas
Learning and Development  

 

ROLE SUMMARY:

An external Subject Matter Expert provides up-to-date sector or subject specific expertise that feeds into the development of the given qualification(s). The Subject Matter Expert must have current sector/subject knowledge and/or experience relevant to the qualification(s) in question.


ESSENTIAL:

  • Current sector experience/applied subject knowledge with at least two years experience

  • Good communication skills; good standard of written English and ability to offer constructive feedback clearly and concisely

  • Confident use of IT and word processing

  • Ability to follow a brief and meet deadlines

  • Flexibility to adapt to changing guidelines and attend training as required


DESIRABLE:

  • Educated to a level 4 standard (HNC/1st year degree) or above with relevant qualifications for the particular sector/subject area, or substantial vocational experience (at least 3 years)

  • Knowledge and experience of conducting and/or writing assessment within the subject area (as a teacher/tutor or within an educational environment) or experience in assessing/verifying/delivering training for qualifications

  • Knowledge and experience of the educational context either through teaching/training, a suitable educational qualification or awarding organisation experience


RESPONSIBILITIES/TYPICAL TASKS:

  • Working alongside wider qualification development team including expert writers

  • Commenting on the appropriateness of sector/subject content within the qualification(s)/unit(s)

  • Contributing to scoping activities to determine the appropriateness of the proposed qualification(s)

  • Reviewing qualification subject/sector content and sample assessment materials appropriate for the subject/sector.


TYPICAL WORK HOURS:

Typically 3-5 days’ work when on a project. Work required may differ for certain projects.

Ability to commit to international travel would be an advantage