Education Assessment Product Specialist – Maths/English

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Are you a Maths or English expert with some experience in eAssessment, test development, educational measurement, applied statistics or teaching? Looking for a place where you can put your heart, soul and skills into making a difference?

NFER is a leading educational research charity and as part of a Digital Transformation Programme we are enhancing our e-assessment capability. We have a long standing and market leading reputation in Assessment spanning more than 70 years. Our teams are some of the country’s leading technical assessment experts and psychometricians who are now turning their attention to further development of our e-assessment capability.

Joining the Digital Transformation Programme, as either a Math or English specialist, you will write, author and develop NFER’s assessment items, tests and assessments, predominantly for the assessment of 7-11 year olds within primary education. You will contribute to the design of on-screen assessment interactions, diagnostic reporting relevant to classroom practice and develop supporting materials and guidance for teachers and learners.

You will be part of the wider research and assessment community within NFER. This will mean drawing upon the vast range experience and expertise from colleagues when required. As part of a collaborative organisation, you’ll work with colleagues to ensure that the digital assessments are of the correct level of demand and of the high-quality that customers have come to expect of NFER products.

With a genuine interest in helping to improve outcomes for children and young people you will also have the following:
• A degree in an English or Maths subject.
• Knowledge and understanding of the assessment and curriculum of Maths or English, ideally for 7-11 year olds or GCSE level.
• Experience of working in an educational, assessment or EdTech environment.
• Some experience in the development of items, tests and assessments.

NFER has a worldwide reputation as a leading independent provider of education research and analysis. We are a registered charity that has contributed evidence, in-depth knowledge, and research expertise to support the creation of an excellent education for all children and young people for over seventy years. Improving the lives of children and young people is at the heart of everything we do.

- Competitive salary £30,000 - £40,000
- Generous pension scheme
- Free parking in private modern offices on 5 acres of park land
- 42 days’ holiday per year including Bank Holidays + additional discretionary days
- Excellent support for professional development
- Great work/life balance
- Remote and flexible working options

Applications to be submitted by midnight 16th May 2021

These roles are initially a 2 year FTC in line with the programme, however, as NFER continues to grow there will be opportunities for permanency at the end of the project.

We are an equal opportunities employer, welcoming applications from all sections of the community. So, if you are looking for a fresh, new challenge apply via the button shown.

We are currently recruiting a range of roles within our wider assessment teams so please check our careers website for a full list to find your perfect role.


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