Director of Accreditation & Standards
At Pearson, we’re committed to a world that’s always learning and to our talented team who makes it all possible. From bringing lectures vividly to life to turning textbooks into laptop lessons, we are always re-examining the way people learn best, whether it’s one child in our own backyard or an education community across the globe. We are bold thinkers and standout innovators who motivate each other to explore new frontiers in an environment that supports and inspires us to always be better. By pushing the boundaries of technology — and each other to surpass these boundaries — we create seeds of learning that become the catalyst for the world’s innovations, personal and global, large and small.
Purpose of the position
The Director of Accreditation & Standards, is a technical expert senior lead for the assessment design, monitoring and standards of our qualifications, to develop a service culture within the unit. They will ensure that qualifications uploaded to the regulatory system are compliant with the conditions of recognition and are responsible for approving qualifications as suitable for regulatory accreditation. The post holder will lead on the setting and maintenance of standards across all qualification types. They will take a lead on people development and succession planning within the unit, provide strong leadership across the organisation and establish strong relationships and the Pearson reputation with those that regulate Pearson qualifications in the UK and overseas.
Core tasks and responsibilities
The key purpose of this role is to be take responsibility for ensuring that Pearson Education Limited's (PEL) qualifications are awarded securely and in accordance with the appropriate regulatory conditions.
To ensure adherence to regulatory requirements for standards setting and maintenance by leading an effective, integrated response by all of the teams engaged in the design and development of qualifications and assessments and award-related activities.
To act as an authority for the setting and maintenance of standards for PEL’s products and services, acting as the main contact point with the regulator on matters relating to the accreditation and awarding of our qualifications.
To successfully direct and lead the teams responsible for assessment design and standards setting; providing effective management, motivating the teams and identifying development needs to ensure the division meets its future business demands.
Accountable for ensuring that the design of assessments (external and internal) enable valid and reliable outcomes at the appropriate standard, that are compliant with the relevant conditions of recognition and approval for upload to the Regulatory IT systems.
Deliver the organisation’s general & academic and vocational awarding process; ensuring the accurate setting and maintenance of standards; ensuring best practice is followed and that a process of continuous improvement is embedded.
Collaborate effectively and with the individuals in the wider organisation who are directly responsible for the development and awarding of our qualifications to ensure success. Work productively with people at all levels to accurately identify the appropriate management information required to manage risk both for the division and for the business.
Effectively manage divisional budgets; ensuring projects and activities are delivered on time, within resource and to a high standard.
As a senior leader, act as a role model by building productive and trusting relationships, effectively representing the organisation with internal and external stakeholders, the government and regulators.
Primary Location: GB-GB-London
Work Locations: GB-London-190 High Holborn 190 High Holborn London WC1V 7BH
Job: Product Management
Employee Status: Regular Employee
Job Type: Standard
Shift: Day Job
Job Posting: Feb 14, 2018
Job Unposting: Feb 28, 2018
Schedule: Full-time Regular
Req ID: 1802500