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Assessu End Point Assessor/Internal Quality Assurer - Automotive (HGV)

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Assessu (Independent End Point Assessment Organisation, part of Remit Group)

We have an exciting new permanent opportunity with Assessu for a combined role for an Independent End Point Assessor/Internal Quality Assurer - Automotive (HGV)

Based at our Derby EPA Centre up to 3 times per week with some flexibility to work from home

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About Us:

Assessu is part of the Remit Group. The business is independently operated by an experienced board of directors and managers from across the education and training sector, offering a unique balance of industry insight, knowledge and expertise to provide every employer and their apprentices with a fair and quality assured end point assessment experience.

Purpose of the Role:

The role of an Automotive IEA/IQA is to provide independent, fair, reliable and consistent assessment services to Assessu clients. This includes conducting end point assessments, forming judgements on competency in specialist sector and providing the assessment outcome. In addition, to quality assure the EPA learner journey, including assessment decisions of Independent End Point Assessors (IEAs, to ensure consistency and reliability of assessment judgements, grading and adherence to Assessu delivery models and quality assurance policies and procedures.

Key Accountabilities:

  • Plan and conduct planning meetings with allocated learners and employers in a timely manner.
  • Schedule assessments with learners and employers according to stipulated and agreed timescales.
  • Conduct assessments within own specialism including observations, marking of projects, professional discussions and presentations.
  • Invigilate exams where required, ensuring controlled conditions are maintained.
  • Manage allocated learners to ensure all stages of the EPA journey are completed timely and to the expected standard.
  • Make judgements on a learner’s knowledge, skills and behaviours within specialism and record outcomes on relevant documentation.
  • Communicate with learners and employers to support the assessment process.
  • Update the relevant systems as required throughout the planning and assessment process.
  • Ensure learners are scored or graded in line with requirements.
  • Provide high quality feedback for all learners on their assessment performance and outcomes.
  • Maintain service-level agreements with regards to responding to EPA planning, assessments, reports and quality assurance activities.
  • To ensure assessments meet External Quality Assurance requirements.
  • Attend training and standardisation sessions as required.
  • Ensure all reports and evidence are high quality and recorded accurately.
  • Be responsible for maintaining ongoing CPD to support assessment practice and industry competence.
  • Raise any conflicts of interest, including in relation to the independence of assessment.
  • To uphold and promote organisational policies and procedures, promoting those specifically applicable to this area of work and also including the Equality and Diversity and procedures.
  • Conduct internal quality assurance activities including sampling and live assessment observations.
  • Acting as a subject matter expert and supporting the development of assessment materials through question writing and review.
  • Ability to make sound, quality assurance judgements when sampling assessment decisions
  • Ability to facilitate/present structured standardisation best practice activities (remote and face to face), whilst controlling costs
  • Be able to lead meetings, structured interviews and discussions
  • Monitor the IEAs interpretation and delivery of assessments in line with the related Assessment Plan, Assessu EPA guides, assessment tools and policies
  • Monitor Invigilators interpretation and delivery in line with the related Assessment Plan, Assessu EPA guides, invigilation policy and processes
  • Analysis and moderate grades awarded by each IEA, identifying risks and report findings
  • Ability to work in and adapt to a changing environment
  • Fully support the IEA’s and Invigilators in order for them to fulfil their duties including guidance, mentoring and coaching where required
  • Manage own self effectively to ensure the IQA sampling strategy and IEPA development/support plans are met
  • Carry out IQA sampling activities in line with Assessu quality assurance requirements
  • Monitor the QA and risk rating of IEA assessment activities and give clear, concise supportive feedback with SMART targets
  • Develop and monitor quality assurance sampling rationales and action/development plans for IEAs
  • Effectively communicate with the Assessu management team by supplying up to date outcomes of sampling activity for each IEA/Invigilator
  • Carryout site visit with IEAs to observe the full EPA activities on an on-going basis (at EPA Centre)
  • Observe Invigilators to ensure compliance with Invigilation policy and processes

Qualifications:

  • Educated to GCSE level grade C or above including Maths and English (or equivalent)
  • Assessor qualification (e.g. TAQA, A1, Award in EPA)
  • IQA Qualification

Sector Specific Requirements:

  • At least 3 years' experience in Heavy Vehicle Service and Maintenance Technician environment, with 'hands on' experience in the industry
  • Hold qualifications, or have undertaken training, that has legislative and technical relevance to the heavy vehicle service and maintenance technician standard
  • Commitment to complete industry CPD on a minimum annual basis

Skills and Knowledge:

  • Ability to travel to National EPA Centre, Derby and locations throughout the UK as required and stay overnight where required
  • Competent in the use of IT packages including Microsoft Office and web conferencing systems
  • Excellent communication skills, with the ability to write constructive feedback
  • Professionalism and an appreciation for data protection and integrity of assessments
  • Excellent organisational skills with the ability to work within specified SLAs
  • An ability to put learners at ease and display empathy Supporting IEAs and Invigilators in the ongoing development of their assessment practice

Remit Group is an Investors in People and Platinum Health & Wellbeing awarded employer who pride ourselves on being a company putting our learners and colleagues at the heart of everything we do, and are committed to the support and education of mental health to work towards improving the culture and stigma tied to it, for all individuals. As an equal opportunity, disability confident and safeguarding committed employer, we welcome applications from all who meet our minimum requirements and any prospective colleagues will be assessed as part of a fair and Safer Recruitment process. An offer of employment will be subject to a satisfactory check from the Disclosure & Barring Service and appropriate references. Read our data policy at to find out more about how we store and handle applicants’ information.

Job type
Permanent
Posted
2024-02-06T00:00:00

Skills

  • EPA's
  • End-point-assessor
  • Assessu
  • Automotive
  • HGV
  • IQA
  • Assessor
  • independent
  • auto-asessu
  • Derby