External Examiner - BTEC - HN 4-7 - Performing Arts

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Closing date:30 September 2019 at midnight 

We are currently recruiting for EEs for our HN Performing Arts sector.
Purpose of the role
  • Undertake sampling of assessment and internal verification decisions for units from a range of programmes within a Principal Subject Area (PSA) in order to affirm that national standards have been achieved and upheld
  • Support centres during the sampling process
  • Support centres in the delivery of BTEC Higher National programmes to national standards.

Key Accountabilities
Covering a defined range of programmes within a PSA, the External Examiner will:
  • Undertake sampling of student work within defined parameters and rules to establish whether assessment outcomes and internal verification processes meet national standards
  • Provide sampling-related support and development to centres
  • Produce reports for centres and pearson on the sampling undertaken, outcomes reached and support provided
  • Apply appropriate sanctions where it is deemed that flawed assessment or internal verification decisions or processes mean that national standards are not met
  • Produce targeted actions for centres to assist with remedial action where national standards are not being upheld
  • Support centres to understand and implement identified actions
  • Source materials for training and standardisation
  • Report back to Pearson and centres following External Examiner activity within agreed service-level agreements
  • Provide source materials for the standardisation of centre assessors, internal verifiers as requested
  • Undertake any other duties appropriate to the work of Technical & Professional Assessment in relation to this role

Previous Work Experience
  • A working knowledge of the BTEC Higher National QCF standards with significant experience in delivering and assessing current BTEC Higher National RQF standards for the sector
  • Evidence of Continuous Professional Development (CPD) in the field of assessment and delivery of BTEC Higher National qualifications for the sector

Skills and Knowledge
  • Qualified to degree level or above in the sector
  • Able to engage in online training and standardisation and to use technology-based approaches to communication and centre support
  • Excellent communication, written, verbal, IT and interpersonal skills
  • A good working knowledge of the sector Higher National specifications
  • A customer-focused approach
  • Ability to meet deadlines
  • Develop and monitor clear action plans
  • Ability to work effectively as part of a team
  • IT literate with Word processing and Excel skills
  • Secure and reliable internet connection