Lead Assessor

21 Sep 2017
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21 Oct 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Lead Assessor

Purpose of the role 

The Lead Assessor is responsible for providing leadership to the team of assessors of the AUA PgCert in Higher Education Administration, Management and Leadership. This is a collaborative programme aimed at administrators and managers working within the HE sector and is jointly delivered by the AUA and Nottingham Trent University.  The role includes:

  • monitoring of assessment and feedback for consistency and ensuring the usefulness of that feedback to students.  This will be monitored through:

a) Training and monitoring performance of the assessor team
b) Providing advice on matters relating to the overall assessment process as required

  • acting as the point of escalation for advice on assessment matters that arise from time to time
  • preparing an annual review of assessor performance and managing the feedback process to assessors
  • to contribute to the development and enhancement of assessments and marking criteria where appropriate

More information about the structure, content and focus of the programme can be found at: aua.ac.uk/pgcert.

Person specification

The Lead Assessor will normally be a member of academic or professional services staff of a UK based higher education institution.  S/he will have experience of assessing at level 7, developing and delivering appropriate education and staff development and a comprehensive understanding of external validation. 

  • attendance at meetings of the AUA Board of Studies (three times a year), NTU Board of Examiners, and the Programme Development and Enhancement Team as appropriate
  • accountable to the AUA Board of Studies; reporting on a regular basis to the AUA Head of Professional Development 
  • timely discharge of the responsibilities defined above

Selection of Lead Assessor

Applications will be considered by a panel consisting of:

  • chair of the Board of Studies
  • another two representatives of the Board of Studies

The Lead Assessor will be appointed on their ability to fulfil the criteria above via a CV and covering letter highlighting their experience relevant to the criteria.  Applicants may be interviewed to further assess their suitability. For all enquiries and to make an application please email the Programme Manager at jane.reid@aua.ac.uk or phone 0161 275 8696.

Appointments will normally be made for one year in the first instance to be extended to a three year term on mutual agreement.
An honorarium of £750 pa will be payable subject to the terms outlined, which should be claimed annually. In addition, necessary out of pocket expenses are payable according to standard AUA policy.