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Assessor Trainer

Job Description

Hourly pay rates: £12.37 – £17.86 per hour depending on level of teaching/training qualification of assessor trainer

Purpose of position: To support learners to achieve their apprenticeship standard, framework, or employer based qualification, by providing a high quality, enjoyable learning experience

Key areas of responsibility:
• Training, supporting and assessing learners
• Holistic co-ordination of learner progress towards their standard, framework or qualification, including registration and certification
• Effective communication
• Own continuing professional development.

1 Inspire, motivate and raise aspirations through your enthusiasm and knowledge to develop skills and support achievement
2 Foster and maintain a positive working relationship in which learners feel safe, valued, empowered and respected
3 Value and promote social and cultural diversity and equality of opportunity
4 Ensure good learner and employer understanding of the programme structure, including the purpose, requirements and processes of assessment, expectations and timelines through a thorough induction and regular communication
5 Identify learner objectives, motivation and any requirements relevant to the training and assessment needs through a thorough initial assessment, including English, maths and technology skills
6 Review and recognise previous learning and achievements, evaluating these against relevant objectives and requirements
7 Ensure accurate and timely information and advice is given, throughout the programme, to learners and employers about:
7.1 The most suitable learning aims and options
7.2 Additional learning and development opportunities
7.3 Expected completion
7.4 Next steps
8 Plan and facilitate the learning and training using a variety of strategies and resources, including technology, to motivate, challenge, develop independent and collaborative skills that are relevant to the programme, employer, learner interests, needs and ability
9 Agree and prioritise training and learning needs and develop an individual learning plan with targets and dates for achievement
10 Assess learner progress regularly (formative as well as summative), giving frequent, constructive and encouraging verbal and written feedback that affirms achievement, where relevant
11 Ensure assessment methods are valid, fair, reliable and safe, that evidence is valid, authentic and sufficient and that assessment decisions meet specified criteria
12 Maintain required records of the assessment process, outcomes and learner progress, ensuring awarding organisation standards are fully met
13 Ensure correct administration of the programme, in line with current procedures
14 Work collaboratively to ensure the standardisation of assessment practice and outcomes and follow agreed procedures when there are concerns about the quality of assessment
15 Liaise with employers, learners and support staff to jointly plan to ensure the effective support of learners to make good progress and develop independence
16 Demonstrate commitment to continuous improvement and team working through:
16.1 commitment to the education sector’s Professional Standards – Professional values and attributes, professional knowledge and understanding, and professional skills,
16.2 commitment to the occupational sector’s professional standards to ensure up to date skills, knowledge and practice that meet employers’ needs
16.3 reflecting on the effectiveness of methods and resources used
16.4 participation in service, team, standardisation, network meetings and mandatory trainings
16.5 active participation in annual appraisal and development plan
16.6 working in collaboration with colleagues to bring about Service improvements
17 Maintain high professional standards with learners, employers and colleagues, acting as an ambassador for Skills and Learning and the Councils
18 Ensure all communication is professional and timely
19 Undertake such other duties as may be required from time to time commensurate with the level of the post
20 Maintain up-to-date knowledge of the expectations of Ofsted, and subject knowledge and expertise that reflects best practice in the field or sector
21 Undertake such other duties as may be required from time to time commensurate with the level of the post.
22 Promote and uphold the principles, policies and standing orders of Skills&Learning, the Councils and all relevant statutory requirements, including the Equality Act, the Health and Safety at Work Act, Data Protection Act and Safeguarding, including Prevent

Person specification

Attributes & Criteria Essential/Desirable? Method of Assessment
Experience:
• Current and continuing involvement within the business sector
• Significant experience as a practising trainer and assessor
• Of meeting targets for timely success
• Of working successfully as part of a team
• Of supporting learners to achieve successful outcomes in a work-based environment
• Of working with a diverse caseload
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Application Form
Interview
References
Qualifications/training:
• Level 2 English and maths
• Professional qualifications in relevant field to at least level 3 or significant occupational competence
• Vocational qualification Level 4/5 in appropriate vocational area
• Assessment and Quality Assurance qualification or equivalent (TAQA, A1 Assessor Award or Certificate in Assessing Vocational Achievement, D32, D33,)
• Award in Education and Training, or level 3 equivalent, or willingness to work towards
• Membership of relevant professional body
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Application Form
Certificates
CPD log
Aptitudes and abilities:
• Excellent inter-personal skills and communication skills
• Good organisational and time management skills
• Highly developed ICT skills to support training, assessment and communication
• Ability to manage own workload and to work unsupervised
• Have a flexible approach and the ability to liaise with learners, employers and curriculum staff
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Application Form
Interview
References
Practical Test
Knowledge:
• Up to date knowledge and competence at a level consistent with effective teaching and assessment of the course
• A good understanding of and commitment to Health and Safety, Equality and Diversity Safeguarding and Counterterrorism legislation as it applies to teaching and learning
• Competent in the use of ICT to support teaching, learning, assessment and communication
Essential Application Form
Interview
Micro teach
References
Attitude/Motivation:
• A strong commitment to and evidence of Continuing Professional Development (CPD)
• Able to demonstrate a positive response to change and to being open to new ideas and collaborative ways of working
• A commitment to ethical sales and good customer care
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Application Form
Interview
References
Other factors:
• Ability to travel around the County (and to other areas of the UK) in an agreed timely manner
• Flexible approach to working hours
• Provision of referee and Disclosure and Barring Service information, in line with service requirements
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Application Form
References
Satisfactory DBS outcome
Interview

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