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Delivery - Technical

Location

Reading, Slough

Closing Date

30/04/2018

Salary

Up to £36,000 package (dependant on experience)

Contract Type

Permanent



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Systems and Networking Assessor - Berkshire

Systems and Networking Assessor - Berkshire

We are currently looking to hire a Systems and Networking Assessor in the Berkshire area, to coach, mentor and assess groups of young adults towards the achievement of a vocational Apprenticeship programme

To work with the Assessment Manager to meet the key business strategies and objectives, planning and completing assessments for learners engaged in Apprenticeships for IT Software, Web and Telecoms Professionals. To assess all components of the above framework for a caseload of learners

To retain learners engaged on the programme and manage their learning and achievement in line with the targets and objectives agreed in their Individual Learning Plan, complete regular, formal progress reviews with learners and their employers and to complete internal and external quality assurance activities, where required.

Your duties & Key Responsibilities:

Work with the Assessment Manager / IQA to achieve agreed volumes of learner achievement in line with the business strategy and plans. Carry out high quality mentoring and coaching with apprentices to ensure units are completed within agreed timelines.

You should be willing to travel and complete assessment of all portfolio evidence. Liaise with technical skills Tutors to ensure all Apprentices have the required skills and knowledge to achieve the technical components of frameworks. Work with internal and external partners to ensure that agreed quality standards are met

Undertake additional projects and activities to meet the needs of the Apprenticeship team and learners as required and ensure that programmes are delivered in accordance with the organisations Equal Opportunities and Health and Safety Policies.

Skills and Abilities we look for:

ICT Technical networking skills, excellent communication skills, ability to identify individual learner needs. Ability to provide feedback in a way that motivates individual learners. Understanding of equality and diversity issues and how these impact on the assessment process, ability to identify and help learners to overcome potential barriers to progress and achievement

Your experience and knowledge:

A Degree, Higher Education Qualification in ICT or significant industry experience in areas to be assessed is essential

Willingness to gain Assessor Award within 3 months of commencing employment

Industry experience in a networking role i.e. 1st/2nd line support

GCSE or equivalent in Mathematics and English at Grade C or above    

Good knowledge of Government funded Apprenticeship programmes is desirable

Knowledge of the ICT Apprenticeship frameworks is desirable

Knowledge of business requirements, processes and methodologies is essential

CAVA / A1 assessor award (desired, not essential)


How to apply

Application

When you’ve found the role you want, click the ‘Apply’ button to open the application form. We’ll ask you to upload your CV, and to enter some personal information and provide additional supporting information depending on the role. Remember, this is your time to shine, so please ensure that anything you would like us to be aware of is included in your application. Once you’ve applied, you will be sent a password to your own private account area where you’re able to keep track of the current status of your application(s), as well as read all of the previous email communications, and action requests that have been sent to you.

Selection

Once we’ve reviewed your application, a member of the Talent Acquisition team will be in contact with an update on your application. If your application is being progressed, a telephone interview will be scheduled with the Talent Acquisition team to discuss the opportunity, your skills and experience – this is also a great time for you to ask any questions that are important to you. The next stage of the process will then vary depending on the role, division or level you’re applying for, however this may involve 2-3 stages, including technical, HR or competency questions, or might ask you to complete an online work-style assessment as part of your application. Our Talent Acquisition team will explain exactly what the interview and assessment process will be.

Offer

If you’re successful and an offer is made to you, we will make the verbal offer and work with you to agree a provisional start date. Your Talent Acquisition Consultant will keep in touch with you, and answer any questions you have. They’ll also support you with any steps involved to confirm your offer. The formal offer paperwork will be sent to you by our People Team, along with any requests for any additional information required.

Background Checks

We take professional and/or educational reference checks on all of our employees so you will be asked to provide this information when returning your contract. For these checks, we do allow people to start with us whilst the checks are in process, however please do note that employment with QA is based on satisfactory references.

For some roles within the business, we also carry out additional checks such as DBS or DV Clearance, depending on the role or division you will be working in (it will be made clear at the beginning of the recruitment process if additional checks will be part of the offer for the role you’re applying for) – for some of these additional checks, it is important that these are completed prior to you joining QA.

Joining

Welcome to QA! Prior to joining you should have all the information you need to get started on day one and are likely to have a 'Buddy' assigned to you who will help and guide you during your first few weeks here. Your line manager will develop a personal induction plan for you, as well as ensuring that you also go through the company induction so you have a full understanding not just of your role but also of QA as a whole.