Subject Manager (Studies in Language and Literature)

Cardiff (GB)
£36,000 - £40,000 per annum
17 Sep 2018
End of advertisement period
07 Oct 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Subject Manager (Studies in Language and Literature)

Full-time, fixed-term until August 2019, 37.5 hours per week

Salary: £36,000 - £40,000 per annum, depending on experience

IB Global Centre, Cardiff

If you're looking to work for a global organization with a meaningful mission, and with colleagues all over the world, then the International Baccalaureate® (IB) may have the ideal opportunity for you!

The IB is a leading global not-for-profit educational organization that offers curriculum and assessment worldwide to children aged 3-19. Our education programs encourage students to be active learners, well-rounded individuals and engaged world citizens.

In addition, we offer comprehensive professional development to support schools and educators.

The IB offers you a unique opportunity to use your skills and attributes in a passionate, mission-focused environment. We’re seeking the best talent, who have not just the required expertise and technical skills but also the behavioral qualities needed to support a variety of stakeholders in the education sector.

In return, you’ll get to work in a learning organization committed to your growth and development, with internationally minded professionals. If you meet all the requirements for this position and you’re seeking just that kind of opportunity, please apply!

Job Purpose:

The post holder will assume responsibility for a portfolio of subjects within the Language A: Language and Literature course. The successful applicant will manage the senior examining team for each subject and will be responsible for all assessment related activities of these teams including examination paper authoring, standardization and grade award. The post holder will work closely with other departments of the IB, particularly those within the Assessment and Learning and Teaching directorates.

Job Duties:

  • Demonstrate leadership of a team of examiners, including senior examiners, for group 1 subjects (Studies in Language and Literature)
  • Manage the preparation of examinations and assessment materials in conjunction with the Examination Publication team (EP)
  • Implement effective standardization processes and monitor the marking of assessment material
  • Lead grade award meetings for designated subjects
  • Plan and manage expenses related to assessment for the designated subject(s), as appropriate
  • Communicate with internal and external stakeholders any relevant information or advice on assessment related matters for the designated subjects.

Job Requirements:

  • Excellent English comprehension skills in a range of academic areas (English is the working language of the organization)
  • A qualification at degree level
  • Significant and relevant post-qualification experience in educational assessment, teaching, research, or translation
  • Excellent organizational skills with meticulous attention to detail and accuracy
  • The ability to analyse and draw conclusions from statistical information
  • Good communication and collaboration skills to work with subject managers in various academic areas
  • The ability to lead and work within a team and to foster a collaborative environment
  • Competence in using standard office software (including Microsoft Word and Excel)
  • The ability to manage multiple projects to agreed timelines.


  • Successful experience in a similar role.

Other special requirements:

  • Eligible to work in the UK
  • Flexibility to work weekends during peak examinations sessions (May/June, November/December).

Applications are being accepted until 7th October 2018

*The International Baccalaureate is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer*

* This job is offered on local terms and conditions *