Assessor of Brickwork

  • Job Reference: 00001592-1
  • Date Posted: 7 April 2021
  • Recruiter: Shrewsbury Colleges Group
  • Location: Shrewsbury, Shropshire
  • Salary: £29,160
  • Sector: Education / Childcare
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Work Hours: Part Time

Job Description

Assessor of Brickwork
£29,160 (pro rata)
18.5 hours per week, Permanent

Shrewsbury Colleges Group is a designated Sixth Form College offering Sixth Form College terms and conditions. The college works with 3,600 16-18 year olds, 800 apprentices, 3,500 adult students and 400 higher education students. The college delivers A Levels at two campuses in the town centre, English and Welsh Bridge Campuses, and vocational and technical professional qualifications at the London road campus. As a result of significant growth in student enrolments and with record applications for September 2021, the college has the vacancies below.

Job Purpose

Support and assess learners working towards single qualifications, frameworks and standards in various settings including college and the workplace. Responsible for a caseload, ensuring timely achievement of all qualifications.

Main Responsibilities

  • Planning and delivering vocational training programmes and workshops (as appropriate)
  • Observing and assessing candidates in their workplace every 4 – 6 weeks as an absolute minimum, utilising the e-portfolio at all times
  • Delivering prescribed inductions, offering advice and guidance, both initially and throughout the programme, including progression opportunities
  • Undertaking the enrolment of the learner, including assisting the employer in recruitment if required
  • Conducting health and safety risk assessments with employers
  • Providing timely feedback, recorded through e-portfolio
  • Attending and participating in standardisation, team meetings and performance meetings as well as CPD activities relevant to the role
  • Co-ordinating activity between candidates, employers, IQA’s, awarding bodies, exams department and teaching staff
  • Conducting learner progress reviews at least once every ten weeks, ensuring employer input
  • Carrying out all associated administration relevant to the role to include self-assessment
  • Endeavouring to maximise learner outcomes against end dates, including liaising with the IQA and EMIT team (if applicable)
  • Embedding functional skills to the appropriate students
  • Embedding safeguarding and prevent awareness to apprentices
  • Where formal qualifications are not part of an apprenticeship, coaching and mentoring the apprentice to ensure progress against the standards are maintained in preparation for end test assessment
  • Conducting end test assessment (if applicable)
  • Participating in advice and marketing events to promote apprenticeships and the wider employer offer in addition to seeking further opportunities to maintain caseload.
  • In accordance with the College’s sales strategy, follow up all leads, maximise repeat business with existing employers, endeavouring to optimise individual caseloads as well as increasing wider college participation as appropriate to individual businesses
  • Negotiating employer offers within college guidelines
  • Supporting the college by participating in exam invigilation as and when required

· Shrewsbury Colleges Group actively promotes a ‘safeguarding’ culture. As such, employees are expected to carry out their role and responsibility in relation to student welfare. Employees are expected to access PREVENT and child protection training in accordance with their role and be aware of who to contact and what action to take if there are concerns regarding the welfare of all students. We are committed to ensuring that all employees are supported in respect to their safeguarding duties.

  • Work flexibly, undertake training and development, and undertake such other tasks as may be required or directed from time to time to meet the needs of the College
  • Support and promote the College’s equal opportunity, diversity, health and safety, Prevent and other policies, processes and objectives
  • Work positively to suggest and deliver quality improvements for your area. Engage with all quality improvements agreed for implementation from both internal and external sources.



Person Specification


  • Sector related qualification equivalent to level 3 or higher
  • Level 2 English and maths qualification to facilitate embedding practice



  • QCF NVQ Level 3 Assessor Certificate in Assessing Vocational Achievement (or equivalent)
  • Level 4 Award in the Internal Quality Assurance of Assessment Processes and Practice (or equivalent)
  • Coaching and Mentoring qualification




  • The ability to work as a member of a team
  • Computer literate
  • Ability to embed functional skills
  • The ability to organise own workload
  • The ability to relate to people, both in terms of learners, groups and employers
  • Accurate report writing and record keeping




  • Experience of selling/marketing
  • Experience of negotiating




  • Minimum of 5 years occupational experience
  • Demonstrable experience of promoting equality and diversity



  • Experience of an electronic portfolio
  • Management experience


    Special Working Requirements


  • Full driving licence and access to a vehicle
  • A commitment to ensuring the safeguarding and welfare of children at Shrewsbury Colleges Group



  • A flexible approach to all aspects of working life


Closing date for applications: 19th April 2021


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