Speaking and Listening Assessor
Speaking and Listening Assessor
|Grade of post:
|Hours of work:
|FT – 37 hours|
|Remotely and or all sites/work places|
|Job Purpose: The successful candidate will be responsible for the coaching and development of students/apprentices. To carry out assessments in accordance to the functional skills standards and allow the candidate to demonstrate competence. You will also work as part of a team supporting a range of knowledge modules and standards in accordance with awarding bodies.|
Key Duties & Responsibilities
- You will develop a plan for assessments and liaise with staff and students when the exams will be completed, you will deliver a briefing to groups of students/apprentices
- Work with a caseload of learners ensuring they are trained and assessed to meet the requirements of the awarding body. Training apprentices/students by guiding, supporting, providing accountability and encouragement. This should include employer visits, college onsite training and underpinning knowledge.
- Provide training and supporting learners remotely and face to face to provide coaching via a virtual learning platform and our online platforms.
- Establish positive working relationships with clients and facilitate the enhancement of work performance, self-directed learning and personal development.
- Regularly review learner progress on a regular basis.
- Work with colleagues, learners and employers to meet the college target for timely and overall success.
- Record sessions, learner progress, maintain data and work with the online platforms to inform progress.
- Prepare, agree and review apprenticeship/student assessment plans with both learner and tutor as agreed SMART targets and quality measures.
- To provide support/cover in the absence of colleagues.
Other Duties and Responsibilities
- To carry out all duties in accordance with the College’s Health and Safety, Safeguarding & Equality & Diversity policies, procedures, practices and training.
- To carry out any other duties as directed by your Line Manager.
The College considers that the job holder for this role should have a DBS Enhanced (Child) disclosure.
Please use the following headings to describe the detail of the duties and responsibilities of the role:
|Communication – Oral and written||· Respond and pass on information from tutors to curriculum managers
· Liaise with tutors to form an assessment plan.
· Give written and verbal feedback to learners on their performance in a timely manner
· Support the learner’s annual survey.
· Test learner’s knowledge through professional discussions/Q&A at every opportunity
· Attend one to one’s every 4 -6 weeks. Detail for each learner will be required at this meeting for discussion
· Interpret functional skills standards for learners to understand
· Record feedback on Markbook/Etrack
|Teamwork & Motivation – internal or external, can be fixed, matrix, project groups||· Attend and participate in team meetings on a monthly basis
· Attend and participate in standardisation meetings and CPD events
· Ensure learners are targeted and tasks are set to enrich and develop their course/qualification.
· Work closely with theory tutors and Functional Skill assessors to support standards.
|Liaison & Networking – Liaison is making and maintaining individual work-related contacts; network is interconnecting group of people (internal and/or external)||· Attend awarding body network meetings when required
· Meet regularly with other tutors and colleagues so a clear, holistic overview of a learner’s progress can be seen, planning exams to suit needs.
· Attend college open days to build new business
· Attend careers events and participate in ‘have a go events’
· Work within in your own team to develop resources for a standardised approach
|Service Delivery – customer is anyone receiving services||· Follow the qualification standards set by awarding body.
· Work with learners/employers to ensure the delivery supports the qualification guidance
· Provide and support a good level of service to clients in a commercial setting
|Decision Making – relates to finance, physical resources, students, staff, and policy||· Contribute to decisions made in team meetings
· Make recommendations to develop the level of service
· Participate in staff survey to support changes within college
|Planning & Organising – financial, capital and people||· Organise own electronic calendar and keep it up to date on a day to day basis.
· Plan timely assessments with learners, liaising with the employer when necessary
· Track learners progress weekly on relevant trackers/ systems
|Initiative & Problem Solving – identifying actual/potential problems, considering/devising solutions, implementing. Consider acting within given boundaries.||· Reorganise visits when they are changed by the student
· Advice and support learners when they struggle to collect evidence
· Cover colleagues when staff are absent
· Forward student complaints to line manager
· Support learners that require Additional Learning Support
|Investigation & Analysis – includes research||· Analyse own caseloads success rates to ensure they meet the college targets.
· Support the Quality Improvement Plan`
|Sensory & Physical Demands – uses senses singly or in combination and use of physical skills/ effort||· Demonstrate technical skills to learners
· Use online systems to record progress for every learner
· Demonstrate online systems to learners to ensure they are able to access and monitor their own progress
|Work Environment – conditions under which they work. Risk/H&S||· Compliance for H&S within a workshop
· Responsible for the safe use of equipment and facilities
· Advising learners about safe practice and conduct when using equipment
|Pastoral Care & Welfare – physical, mental health & wellbeing||· Complete a progress review with learners
· Inform learners at induction about college resources and access to counselling/support sessions
· Inform safeguarding when issues arise
· Refer learners where appropriate to Personal Career Development officers
|Team Development – coaching, development of team (not others)||· Support the integration of new staff. This is to include online system support, sharing of resources etc
· IQA support for the qualifications being delivered
|Teaching & Learning -Support all types of teaching and learning support outside of immediate work team||· Deliver induction to learners
· Deliver training
· Impart underpinning knowledge through the assessment process
· Assess learners on practical and underpinning knowledge
|Knowledge & Experience – knowledge acquired through education/ qualifications and experience||· Accountable for CPD to be completed annually in line with awarding body criteria
· Functional skills reform knowledge and training