Educational Assessment Developer – Research

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Slough or York Hybrid
Assessment Development
£28,000 - £36,000
Full Time

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Educational Assessment Developer – Research
Slough, Berkshire or York, Yorkshire (with hybrid, remote or office working)

Interested in educational assessment? Want to learn more about measurement?

NFER is expanding its team and is looking for teachers, education or assessment professionals with an interest in measurement and assessment. Join a challenging, friendly and supportive environment.

As part of the research community, you’ll be working on a range of high-profile national and international projects for external clients, developing educational and non-cognitive / skills assessments. You’ll develop both print and digital tests, as well as working on capacity building in assessment, often within developing countries, and on assessment research and innovation projects. NFER also develops a successful range of assessment products, which enables primary schools to monitor progress and measure achievement.

You’ll contribute and assist on a number of different assessment projects including the design of research and assessment instruments. You will conduct basic statistical analysis and analysing of quantitative/qualitative research as well as contributing to research outcomes and reports.

You’ll have some or all of the following qualities / background:

- A degree in English, Mathematics, Psychology or a Science (or with relevant work experience in Maths or English).
- Research skills
- Experience of work in UK schools or in the education sector more generally
- Knowledge and understanding of the assessment and curriculum of English / literacy or Maths / numeracy for 5-11-year-olds
- You may also have some professional experience in the development of items, tests and assessments

You don’t have to be a teacher but if you are – we are interested in hearing from primary level teachers and secondary level where you have been teaching English, maths or science. We are aiming to hold interviews before half term to enable a September start date.


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 five years. Improving the lives of children and young people is at the heart of everything we do.

- Salary £28,000 - £36,000 DOE
- 42 days’ holiday per year including Bank Holidays + additional discretionary days (pro rata)
- Generous pension scheme & life assurance
- Excellent support for professional development
- Great work/life balance and lots of flexibility and hybrid working
- UK based and UK Skilled Worker sponsorship
- Plus lots of well-being and social activities

Hybrid working - You’ll be linked to either our Slough or York office with minimal requirement for office-based days meaning you can choose to work at home, from the office or a mix of the two to enable you to work as effectively as you can.

We are reviewing applications regularly as part of an ongoing recruitment process with shortlisting starting on 16th May.

NFER is a not-for-profit organisation and an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

If you’re looking for a place where you can put your heart, soul and skills into making a difference, we want to hear from you. Apply via the button shown.

This vacancy has been placed by Webrecruit on behalf of NFER.


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