Subject Leader - Specialist Testing
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The Technical & Professional Assessment department is part of the QualificationDevelopment, Assessment and Awarding division of PQS. The department has end-to-endresponsibility for delivering secure assessment materials and outcomes from Pearson to ourcustomers.
The department works closely with our colleagues in Operations, Standards, Regulations and GQA.
The Subject Leader (SL) is the PQS officer responsible for managing their allocated assessmentprocesses within their designated specification(s) from the PQS Vocational Qualifications portfolio.
The SL reports to the Qualification Delivery and Award Manager (QDAM), working as part of a team,across a group of subjects. Collectively the team’s aim is to deliver a professional and customerfocused service.
In addition to this, the SL will deputise for the QDAM when required, and if appropriate.
They will deliver their allocated assessment processes from the production and approval ofassessment instruments (ie question papers and OSCA materials) to the completion, award andreview of the assessment series.
They will ensure that the assessments on all qualifications are carried out to a high standard inaccordance with all appropriate internal policies and external regulations and can withstandscrutiny by internal audit and all stakeholders - including regulators, students and parents.
Planning, Project and Information Management
Co ntent Management
Undertaking any further tasks necessary to deliver key objectives as required.
The post-holder is expected to demonstrate a flexible approach to the role. As such, the contents ofthis job description may change from time to time.
● Working to tight, and immoveable, deadlines
● Working within a regulated framework
● Attention to detail even with repetitive tasks
● Flexibility of working patterns during peak periods
● Reacting positively to change.
● Adapting to the challenges created by the introduction of new qualifications
● Adapting to different IT systems
● Supporting Assessment Associates in their use of new technologies
● Influencing and working closely with Assessment Associates and internal
● Simultaneously managing tasks for multiple examination series.
● 37.5 hour core working week
● Overtime is available when required
● Flexible working pattern available
● During peak times of activity there are restrictions on leave
● Some weekend work may be required.
Experience of a customer facing role
Experience of an administrative role
Experience of assessment
IT literacy (intermediate)
Personal style & behaviour:
Highly motivated individual with personal drive and energy
Able to prioritise and manage own workload
Actively seeks information and is able to handle it appropriately
Prepared to be flexible in their approach to problem solving
Ability to manage own development
Resilient in high pressured environments
Pearson Leadership Profile
Leading Self / Leading Others / Leading the Business:
● Always Learning
● Customer Focussed
● Strategic & visionary
● Relationship builder
● Makes it happen.
Where are we based?
We are on the doorstep of Covent Garden at 190 High Holborn, London near the Tube
Salary circa 27k
Primary Location: GB-GB-London
Job: Product Management
Employee Status: Regular Employee
Job Type: Standard
Shift: Day Job
Job Posting: Oct 11, 2018
Job Unposting: Oct 25, 2018
Schedule: Full-time Regular
Req ID: 1812312
Pearson is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer and a member of E-Verify. All qualified applicants, including minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.