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Flexible roles at NCFE

We regularly recruit for the following roles

Assessment Associate

Assessment Associates either write, review, or scrutinise external assessments. Each position requires a good depth of subject knowledge in your chosen specialism.

Assessment Writer

Writers produce and submit high-quality assessment content. You’ll produce assessment content relevant to the qualification or assessment specification and level.

All qualifications should be analogous to prior assessments. Writers are given a timescale to work with Reviewers, Scrutineers and/or Assessment Production Officers to deliver a completed reliable assessment.

Reviewer

Reviewers check that all assessments meet regulatory requirements and our specifications. You’ll check that writers have produced assessment content that’s relevant to the qualification or assessment specification and level. Reviewers further make sure that content is challenging but analogous with previous assessments. Reviewers will independently liaise with Writers, Scrutineers and/or Assessment Production Officers to deliver completed reliable assessments within a given timeframe.

Scrutineer

Scrutineers sit the assessment as a learner would, without knowing the mark scheme in advance. Following that, you’ll provide feedback on the assessment content, mark scheme, and suggest changes. Scrutineers work with Writers, Reviewers and/or Assessment Production Officers to deliver completed reliable assessments within a given timeframe.

Examiner

Examiners mark external assessments and submit results within a given timeframe. You’ll attend NCFE standardisation meetings. When necessary, you’ll respond to malpractice investigations, maladministration investigations, results appeals and results enquiries. As an Examiner, you should have experience in the subject area you’re invigilating.

You’ll also visit centres to sample marking decisions and carry out unannounced assessment monitoring. When required, you’ll report findings according to our requirements and within a given timescale. If assessment measures aren’t currently being met, you’ll provide feedback to centres.

External Quality Assurer (EQA)

Our External Quality Assurers (EQAs) work alongside the Quality Assurance team to conduct approval reviews at new centres to check their systems and procedures meet NCFE’s requirements. As an EQA, you’ll check existing centres meet the requirements for our standards on grading, monitoring and assessment delivery.

Another aspect of an EQA’s role is to provide centres with up-to-date support and advice while visiting, and between visits. If approval criteria aren’t currently being met, or centres want to improve further, you’ll provide feedback.

You’ll submit EQA reports via our online portals and work with the Lead EQA to find suitable portfolios for standardisation.