Independent End Point Assessor (IEA) - Retail and Warehousing
£23,460 increasing to £24,460 on probation + 25 Days Holiday + Pension + Expenses + Flexible Benefits
Location: Multiple locations across Central England
Team: Babcock Assessments Limited
Essential: Must hold a full UK Driving License
Babcock International Group is a FTSE 250 business, providing 600 services across six continents and is the UK’s leading engineering support services organisation.
Our End Point Assessment Organisation, Babcock Assessments Limited (BAL) exists to support the growth in the End Point Assessment (EPA) of Apprenticeship standards, delivery of high quality EPA, and working in partnership with major employers across sectors.
With ambitious growth plans, it’s not surprising that we’re looking for exceptional people to join our team.
We are now seeking to recruit a number of talented and motivated individuals to join us as Independent End Point Assessors with occupational competence in:
* Retailer Level 2
* Retail Team Leader Level 3
* Retail Manager Level 4
* Supply chain warehouse operative Level 2
Reporting initially to the Assessment Operations and Delivery Manager, and ultimately to a Regional Assessment Manager, this position offers the right person the opportunity to be an integral part of the Delivery and Operations team delivering End Point Assessment for our clients. This key position involves ensuring all internal and external assessment processes and EPA activity is delivered.
The IEA will:
* Assess, gather evidence, document findings, grade learners in the workplace against both the apprenticeship standard and assessment plan for each respective occupation and complete and submit all assessment documentation timely, in line with Babcock Assessments delivery and quality assurance requirements
* Manage own diary effectively to ensure assigned learners EPA is conducted against SLAs and Assessment Plan requirements
Drawing on your previous experience of Apprenticeship assessment and work within the retail/warehousing sector/s, you will carry out end point assessment activities in line with Babcock Assessments delivery and quality assurance requirements, providing the best possible outcomes for our EPA learners and clients.
Produce reports, feedback and raise any issues in line with BAL’s EPA and quality assurance processes and procedures and contribute to internal/external quality assurance requirements and activity
Maintain currency of skills and knowledge within the occupational area and provide evidence of on-going Continuous Professional Development (CPD)
Invigilation of examinations where required
Effectively respond to conflicts and deal with learner appeals in line with Babcock Assessments Appeals Procedure
Report all risks, issues and suspected malpractice encountered during end point assessment activities
Comply with Internal Quality Assurance requirements to ensure a consistent approach to end point assessment
Attend and contribute to team meetings, standardisation and best practice activities
Ensure any development/personal improvement plans are achieved within set timescale and to standard required
Adhere to local health and safety processes and procedures, including on client sites
Ensure Babcock Security, Equality, Diversity & Inclusion and Welfare & Safeguarding policies and procedures are followed at all times
Minimum requirements are:
Comprehensive knowledge of and experience in apprenticeship assessment practice in Retail and Warehousing occupational sectors is vital
Experience of leadership and Management skills through previous job roles (desirable)
Minimum of three years relevant industry experience up to level 4 equivalent.
A minimum of one year experience as a qualified assessor
Good interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to articulate feedback concisely
Self-motivated and possess a flexible approach with apprentices and employers
Excellent observation, questioning, analytical and listening skills
Commitment to CPD activity for both industry and assessor
Ability to make sound evidence based judgements according to grading criteria which are accurate, honest, credible and fair
Ability to lead meetings, structured interviews and discussions
Ability to work in and adapt to a changing environment
Ability to aggregate information and write succinct reports
Ability to demonstrate to date industry skills and knowledge to include relative legislation knowledge (as dictated by the Retail and Warehousing Assessment Plans)
A willingness to travel within their designated region and out of region when required to do so
Demonstrate a high level of organisational skills and maintain confidentiality and professionalism
L2 Maths Functional Skills (or equivalent)
L2 English Functional Skills (or equivalent)
L2 ICT Functional Skills (or equivalent)
IT literate in Word, Excel, MS Outlook and video conferencing software e.g. WebEx
Salary & Benefits
A starting salary of £23,460 increasing to £24,460 on completion of probation
35 Hours per week (flexible working)
25 days annual leave plus bank holidays
Flexible benefits options such as childcare vouchers
Business Mileage Scheme
Company car scheme option after 18 months
Offers of employment are normally subject to satisfactory references and any other required pre-employment checks. In certain circumstances, successful applicants will need to satisfy security clearance requirements.
Babcock is an equal opportunities employer and positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity.
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Please include a detailed CV with a full work history. Please also ensure you provide an explanation for any gaps in employment.
Due to the high level of response we normally receive, if you have not heard from us within 3 weeks please assume you have been unsuccessful on this occasion