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Closing date:17 February 2019 at midnight
Purpose of this role
To make unannounced inspections to ensure that vocational tests are being delivered with integrity and in accordance with Pearson and regulatory requirements.
The Pearson Vocational Test Inspector will:
Attend and complete annual training and pass standardisation.
Ensure your availability for vocational qualification test inspection visits is fully updated through the agreed method.
Inform the Test Inspection team of any changes to circumstances where accepted allocations cannot be met 48 hours before the test is due to take place.
Follow the protocols set out in the vocational qualification test report form which are derived from the guidance document and training.
Carry out unannounced inspection visits to each centre allocated to you to review the security of assessment materials and to ensure the effective delivery and management of programmes with a form of external assessment you have been contracted to review.
Carry out unannounced, accompanied (supervisor and/or member of Pearson Test Inspection team) inspection visits to each centre allocated to you as and when required.
Produce a qualitative report for each test inspection visit, identifying any necessary requirements clearly and concisely, SMART action planning and to make recommendations, in accordance with guidance and training.
Recommend certification suspension or further urgent actions that may affect the integrity of the qualification/certification (including malpractice) to your supervisor/Pearson immediately after the visit.
Report back to Pearson within agreed timelines.
Fully support the Pearson Vocational Qualification Test Inspector supervision process.
Undertake additional training as and when identified by your assigned supervisor or the Test Inspection team.
Undertake any other duties appropriate to the work of Business Improvement and Regulation in relation to the role of a Pearson Vocational Test Inspector.
Previous Work Experience
Knowledge or experience of quality operations and management in an education/training setting within the last 2 years.
Knowledge or experience of quality operations within a centre within the last 2 years
Experience of working as an exam invigilator
Experience of working as an exam officer
Experience of making presentations or training of personnel
Skills & Knowledge
Knowledge or experience of quality issues arising from quality operations
Expertise in the analysis of quality operations and/or processes
Excellent interpersonal skills
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Excellent IT skills
Ability to make judgements on quality of systems and processes
Ability to understand the implications of decisions taken on Pearsons behalf.
Able to make decisions under pressure
Ability to support centres with relevant advice
Ability to develop and monitor clear action plans
Ability to work towards and meet deadlines
Ability to work effectively as part of a team
Ability to work on behalf of Pearson and not to operate outside the sphere of responsibility defined within this job description
Be extremely organised and able to keep complete and accurate records
Knowledge of JCQ requirements
Knowledge of Pearson external assessment
A willingness to engage in online training and standardisation
Working knowledge of Regulatory/Standard Setting Body restrictions
The use of technology-based communication to provide centre support
Any Associate undertaking this role must:
Have personal IT equipment capable of running Pearson required software
Downloaded and able to use Adobe Reader
Have a stable and secure internet connection
Have a personal and password secured email account
Declare any conflicts of interest that could impact on the role
Understand the implications of decisions taken on behalf of Pearson
Ability to visit organisations/centres during a working week (including term times) at short notice (maximum up to 5 days notice).
Be willing to travel to centres within the United Kingdom, British Isles and overseas
Be able to meet agreed turnaround times from receiving an allocation, conducting a visit to submitting the report
Abide by the terms of conditions as stated in the contract for work
Successfully complete annual training and standardisation