Senior Qualifications Officer (Qualification Design)

Vacancy ID: 8006
Main Location: UAL - High Holborn, London UK
Hours: 35
Contract: Permanent
Salary: £35,468.00 - £43,558.00 per annum
Closing date: May 17, 2022 10:55 pm

The role

Reporting to the Head of Qualifications and Assessment, the Senior Qualifications Officer (Design) is responsible for supporting the design capacity of the team, by commissioning focused pieces of research and gathering intel from internal and external stakeholders on new qualification ideas, quality improvements, refinements and enhancements to our existing product and resource offer.

They will also project manage the process of gathering evidence to support the ongoing validation of our approach to assessment (including digital assessment).

This post holder must have strong research and communication skills, and the ability to work across multiple projects and prioritise their own time.

They should also have experience of assessment design and qualification development. 

The role sits alongside one other Senior Qualification Officer (Development), and they work supportively and collaboratively to ensure the qualifications we develop are fit for purpose. 

Why choose us?

For the fourth year running, University of the Arts London is the world’s second University for Art and Design in the QS World University Rankings® 2022. Our diverse and talented community comprises over 5,000 academic, professional, and technical staff. Together we are committed to social purpose. This includes creating a better a more sustainable world and championing race equality. 

We offer highly creative working environments that inspire staff across all areas to fulfil their potential and continuous training to further develop their skills and expertise. We also offer hybrid and flexible working practices, and excellent staff benefits to improve your work life balance. 

UAL Awarding Body, a department within the University, believes in transformative education. We design and award creative qualifications for students in Further Education (FE) that empower and inspire educators to help students reach their potential.

UAL Awarding Body is regulated by Ofqual, CCEA and Qualifications Wales. We currently offer qualifications in art and design, fashion, creative media, music and performing and production arts at levels 1 to 4. We are also the UK’s leading provider of the Foundation Diploma in Art & Design. Our qualifications have high retention and achievement rates because they are flexible, responsive and relevant to industry needs, and facilitate student progression.

Your Profile

It is essential that you are a self-starter and have strong research skills that enable you to develop proposals from uncertain beginnings to defined options for further consideration.

You also need to be a confident communicator, able to communicate both orally and in writing in a manner that is clear, concise, accurate, and is appropriate to the audience.

It is also essential that you have experience of research, assessment design or qualification development, ideally within another Awarding Body, or educational setting.

The successful candidate will need to have a proven track record of delivering work and projects to time and to a high standard. Keen attention to detail is also pivotal in a role where outcomes are likely to inform business decisions.

Lately, you will need to be motivated, hardworking, highly organised and a skilled problem solver. Able to work independently with accuracy and attention to detail, you excel at analysing complex information, but are also collaborative, supportive and a strong team player.

Please apply early as we shall close the application process before the advertised closing date if we receive a high volume of applications.

If you have any queries about this role, please contact Jaspreet Kaur, Resourcing Adviser via email or 020 7514 9627.

UAL is committed to creating diverse and inclusive environments for all staff and students to work and learn – a university where we can be ourselves and reach our full potential. We offer a range of family friendly, inclusive employment policies, flexible working arrangements and Staff Support Networks. We welcome applicants from diverse backgrounds, including race, disability, age, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion and belief, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, and caring responsibility.

Candidates are advised to submit applications early.

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