T Level - Accounting - Lead Examiner (T Levels)

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Closing date:20 December 2023 at midnight 

Lead Examiner - T- Level - Accounting 


Pearson are delighted to have been awarded the contract to develop the Technical Qualifications for T Levels.

As a result we are looking to appoint a number of Lead Examiners, responsible for creating engaging content that meets the requirements of the assessment within the Core and Occupational specialty.




For specified externally assessed components within the T Level programme in a given sector at level 3, the Lead Examiner will be the responsible and accountable subject expert for an externally assessed unit - in terms of specification interpretation, and the accuracy and correctness of assessment items.  


Experience and Qualifications Required


You will hold a minimum of one year’s teaching and assessment experience or equivalent in

Accounting, Finance or Business at Level 3 within the last 8 years 


You will have a degree or equivalent work-based qualification such as a Level 5/6/7 NVQ in


Accounting and / or Finance / Business or membership of a relevant professional body such

as the Associate of Charted Certificated Accountants; The Institute of Chartered Accountants

in England and Wales (ICAEW); The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) or

The Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA)


Be fully conversant with the requirements of the T Level Accountancy specification and with

the standards and regulations involved in the accounting and finance industries




You may be a qualified teacher or hold an equivalent teaching qualification such as Cert Ed,

C&G 7404, PTTLLS, CTLLS, DTLLS or an Assessor/Verifier award


You may have recent occupational experience in one of the following job or occupational



·          Corporate or commercial finance

·          Financial accounting

·          Forensic accounting

·          Management accounting

·          Tax accounting

·          Internal audit




Competencies Required


• You will have the ability to work well under pressure

• You will have the ability to meet deadlines

• You will have a high level of subject knowledge in order to apply the mark scheme

• You will have the ability to meet strict deadlines

• You will have the ability to work effectively as part of a team

• Excellent communication, written, verbal, IT and interpersonal skills."


Key Accountabilities


The Lead Examiner will:

  • Work with employers and providers to create assessments.
  • 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 (also known as a Lead Examiners Report)
  • 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.

The Assessment development process


For the development of external assessments, the Lead Examiner will:

  • Write new external assessments in line with Sample Assessment Materials (SAMs) for a given unit/component.
  • Be responsible for the quality of all items deployed for external assessment.
  • Assist with the statistical analysis of external assessment data
  • Advise Pearson of any changes which could have an impact on items’ performance
  • Ensure all items provide a valid and fair test of achievement
  • Input and lead on the training for item writing (if required)
  • Lead on the standardisation of item writers as required
  • Attend Question Paper Evaluation Committee (QPEC) meeting(s) to finalise external assessments
  • Review amended external assessments as necessary
  • Sign off’ on the quality and appropriateness of the assessment or amend when requested to do so
  • Respond to queries from Pearson concerning technical issues with items.


For the delivery of external assessments, the Lead Examiner will:

  • Lead on the pre-standardisation of the senior examining team
  • Lead on the training and standardisation of examiners
  • Lead on the monitoring of examiners during the marking period
  • Be responsible for the quality of marking
  • Be responsible for the awarding of external assessment outcomes
  • Provide timely feedback on examiner performance at the end of each exam series


About Pearson


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Application Information

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