National IQA (Internal Quality Assurer) – Schools and Parenting Programmes
0.1 FTE Fixed term until 1/9/2019 £12.54 an hour 3 hours a week
Who we are
The WEA is a unique charity and the UK’s largest voluntary sector provider of adult education. With a clear vision and a strong social purpose, we bring great teaching to local communities, with life-changing courses held in clubs, pubs, workplaces, schools and almost anywhere else you can think of. Since 1903, we have been giving disadvantaged people the opportunity to return to learning – inspiring them to realise their full potential and become active, engaged citizens. We see education as a tool for social justice, not just self-improvement, and we pride ourselves on making learning egalitarian and accessible.
About the role
The post holder will,
1. Ensure the successful internal quality assurance of Schools and Parenting programmes nationally, in line with awarding body guidelines and current policies.
2. Maintain the quality of the programme/qualification being delivered.
3. Work collaboratively with regional Schools and Parenting subject leads and tutors to meet quality assurance requirements of the Awarding Body.
4. Contribute to the planning and evaluation of internal assessment and quality assurance systems and lead improvements in the learning delivery.
Key Areas of Responsibility
Develop the appropriate procedural / guidance notes and any accompanying template forms required by the Awarding body. These should be to agreed national templates approved by the Accreditation and Recognition Manager
Collate, update and store all the Schools and Parenting IQA documentation in line with internal and Awarding Body requirements
Contribute to the monitoring of the quality of the Schools and Parenting provision across the programme by reviewing success and attendance data, internal and external verifier reports and other success indicators providing timely feedback to the National Accreditation and Recognition Manager and regional Accreditation leads
Facilitate a Community of Practice of assessors and internal verifiers to share good practice and improve the quality of provision
Develop and support the delivery of training to tutors, assessors and education staff as appropriate including to enable them to achieve qualifications
Ensure tutor/assessors interpret, understand and apply standards and requirements of the qualification students are undertaking.
Ensure that all tutor/assessors have access to relevant documentation for successful planning and delivery of accreditation; providing updates and links for resources.
Plan, carry out and document the sampling of assessed work.
Monitor delivery and assessment practice; observing tutor/assessors
Provide feedback to tutor/assessors; advise, support and identify improvements and CPD opportunities.
Document the quality assurance process and decisions through:
The completion of moderation and standardisation processes
The summarising of actions needed for improvement; identifying issues or areas where tutors require advice or development
The progressing of actions with tutors, assessors and their line managers
With the National Accreditation Manager, lead moderation and standardisation activities to ensure accuracy and consistency of assessment decisions amongst tutor/assessors.
Facilitate and lead regular standardisation events and ensure that assessment activities that are included reflect the variety of modes and levels currently offered.
Oversee the documentation of events on the national calendar
Ensure all work undertaken is documented and collated for EQA visits.
Be the lead subject specialist for EQA visits
Apply policies, procedures and legislation to meet external/regulatory requirements.
Ensure that high standards of learning and delivery are maintained and that national standards are adhered to by all tutors.
Undertake any other duties consistent with the key responsibilities and/or duties of the role.
Our students come from every walk of life, and we want to be as diverse as they are, so we are keen to hear from candidates from minority backgrounds. However, it’s not about where you’ve come from so much as what you can contribute: we need someone with great organisational skills, good project/contract administration experience and excellent and accurate IT skills. Needless to say, you will be self-motivated, team-spirited and very flexible, and you will be ready to make your mark from day one.
To apply for this role, you will need to submit a cover letter (maximum of 2 pages) which details how you meet the requirements set out in the Job Description and Person Specification together with a summary CV.
Please ensure that your completed application is emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org, we encourage you to apply in advance of the given closing date as we reserve the right to close this vacancy when we have received sufficient number of applications
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