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Admin & General

Data Management Administrator

Slough

Job Ref
HKSRA2705/SG-HL-19-024
Location
Slough

Data Management Administrator
Slough, Berkshire

Is your attention to detail and organisation skills second to none?

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.

As the Data Management Administrator, you’ll assist the Head of Data Management and Data Capture Manager in the day-to-day running of the two units. You’ll ensure all activities are delivered on-time and within budget, producing data of the highest quality.

In the Data Capture team, you will lead activities, including:
- Assisting with planning resources, reporting data capture recharges, managing outsourced work to data capture agencies as well as developing data capture programs, scanning questionnaires, tests and other documents and processing data captured by the scanning process.
- Recruiting and managing temporary staff and trouble-shooting scanning software issues.

In the Data Management Unit, you will assist with:
- Co-ordinating and scheduling workload, cleaning data, scripting surveys and producing tabulated data.
- Ensuring the schedule of work is up-to-date and reflects any changes to requirements
- Playing a significant role in the Quality Assurance process, working with the teams to ensure all outputs from both units meet the specifications.

Your technical background:
- Basic Excel skills; ability to use formula and LookUp, to format and clean data and lists, create pivot table
- Comfortable using technology and learning database systems
- An ability to communicate effectively in writing, on the telephone and in person
- Highest level of attention to detail

You’ll love this job, if:
- Getting the detail right is important to you
- You enjoy translating requirements into administrative practicalities

Bonus Points:
If you have experience of working with schools or with a range of databases and systems. If you have a high level of excel expertise or if you have line managed or supervised a team.

Why NFER?
- Competitive salary of £26,638 - £29,980
- Generous pension scheme
- Free parking
- 30 days’ holiday per year plus Bank Holidays + additional discretionary days
- Excellent support for professional development
- Great work/life balance (35 hours worked per week)

NFER is a not-for-profit organisation and an equal opportunities employer, welcoming applications from all sections of the community.

So, if you are looking for a fresh, new challenge as a Data Management Administrator, apply via the button shown.

Applications to be submitted by midnight 27th May 2019.

Function
Admin & General
Status
Full Time
Type
Permanent
Hours
35


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Apprenticeship

Business Administration Apprentice - Research

Slough

Job Ref
A1
Location
Slough

Here at the National Foundation for Educational Research (NFER), we are passionate about education. Our mission is to improve outcomes for future generations everywhere and to support positive change across education systems.

You will undertake a variety of administrative duties across the Research Department and provide support on research projects while achieving your Level 3 City & Guilds qualification.
For your placement in the Project Coordination Team within the Research Department your role will include:
• Working on large-scale projects
• Ensuring that tasks are completed accurately and within the agreed timelines
• Telephoning schools and other organisations for recruitment or data collection purposes; responding to telephone and email queries from schools, local authorities and other organisations
• Assisting with packing and dispatch of materials, questionnaires and assessment tests to schools
• Checking in returned materials and accurately recording information in Excel
• Supporting preparations and the effective running of events
• Producing documents and spreadsheets using Word and Excel.

Your development
We are committed to creating relevant opportunities to support your ongoing learning and development to help you achieve your Diploma. This might include:
• Developing and delivering a presentation
• Contributing to improving business processes
• Chairing and leading meetings
• Resolving complaints
• Leading a small project or contributing to a larger one.

As part of the apprenticeship, 20% of your work time will be allocated to your development and training. You will attend external workshops and meet with your Diploma Skills Coach regularly.

About you
As well as being friendly, reliable, and trustworthy, you will be a good communicator and responsive to changing priorities. As your confidence builds, we will expect you to challenge appropriately and make suggestions on how we can improve our ways of working. You will have experience in:
• Delivering high levels of customer service to internal and external customers
• Completing delegated tasks accurately and efficiently: e.g. updating records and information; producing minutes for meetings as required
• Using Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint and other software to create, edit and produce documents and presentations.

You will also need:
• GCSEs in at least 5 subjects with English and Maths at Grade C/4 or above
• An attention to detail, ensuring your work is accurate and free to mistakes
• Experience of working effectively in a team
• Good telephone skills – able to listen and gather information, respond appropriately, answering queries and giving guidance as appropriate
• Good work planning skills and the ability to complete tasks on time
• A flexible attitude and an ability to respond to changing priorities
• A proactive approach, happy to take the initiative.

Working at NFER
Based in our office at Upton Park in Slough, this 13 month full-time training apprenticeship pays a salary from £6.20 per hour (for those under 21) to £8.50 per hour (for those aged 21 to 25.
We work a 35 hour week, normally 9.15am to 5.15pm with one hour for lunch. Working patterns may vary according to business needs.
We offer a generous holiday allowance, made up of:
• 30 days annual leave
• 8 bank/public holidays
• Up to 4 additional discretionary days offered at the CEO's discretion.

We are based in a modern head office environment only 10 minutes from the town centre.
Refreshment facilities are located in “The Zone”, a comfortable area where staff can meet and relax; vending machines selling a variety of snacks, sandwiches and drinks are available as well as a microwave and toaster facility for staff. There is plenty of free parking in our spacious leafy grounds and bike shelters are also available if you want to cycle to work.

If you are looking for a new challenge as a Business Apprentice within Research, click the button to apply. Closing date will be midnight Sunday 2nd June.

Function
Apprenticeship
Status
Full Time
Type
Temporary Contract


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Business Administration Apprentice - Operations

Slough

Job Ref
A2
Location
Slough

Here at the National Foundation for Educational Research (NFER), we are passionate about education. Our mission is to improve outcomes for future generations everywhere and to support positive change across education systems.

You will undertake a variety of administrative duties across our departments and provide support on research projects while achieving your Level 3 City & Guilds qualification.

For your main placement in the Research & Product Operations Department (RPO), you will be:
• Working on large-scale projects
• Ensuring that tasks are completed accurately and within the agreed timelines
• Telephoning schools and other organisations for recruitment or data collection purposes; responding to telephone and email queries from schools, local authorities and other organisations
• Assisting with packing and dispatch of materials, questionnaires and assessment tests to schools or Test Administrators
• Checking in returned materials and accurately recording information on the survey administration system or in Excel/Access
• Working in the Data Capture team, scanning and verifying documents
• Carrying out data matching activities and quality assurance on data
• Supporting preparations and the effective running of events
• Possibly working off-site assisting with training activities in the Midlands
• Producing documents and spreadsheets using Word and Excel.

Working in our Support Departments (e.g.: Human Resources; Finance; Facilities; Sales, Marketing & Impact), you will be assisting the administrators with clerical and computer work, which could include:
• Processing purchase orders, invoices, expenses and payments
• Responding to staff enquiries and business requirements
• Administering recruitment processes and maintaining HR records
• Contributing to learning and development projects
• Supporting preparations and the effective running of workshops/events
• Creating business documents and training materials.

Your development
We are committed to creating relevant opportunities to support your ongoing learning and development to help you achieve your Diploma. This might include:
• Developing and delivering a presentation
• Contributing to improving business processes
• Chairing and leading meetings
• Resolving complaints
• Leading a small project or contributing to a larger one.

About you
As well as being friendly, reliable, and trustworthy, you will be a good communicator and responsive to changing priorities. As your confidence builds, we will expect you to challenge appropriately and make suggestions on how we can improve our ways of working.

You will have experience in:
• Delivering high levels of customer service to internal and external customers
• Completing delegated tasks accurately and efficiently: e.g. updating records and information; producing minutes for meetings as required
• Using Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint and other software to create, edit and produce documents and presentations.

You will also need:
• GCSEs in at least 5 subjects with English and Maths at Grade C/4 or above
• An attention to detail, ensuring your work is accurate and free to mistakes
• Experience of working effectively in a team
• Good telephone skills – able to listen and gather information, respond appropriately, answering queries and giving guidance as appropriate
• Good work planning skills and the ability to complete tasks on time
• A flexible attitude and an ability to respond to changing priorities
• A proactive approach, happy to take the initiative.

Working at NFER
Based in our office at Upton Park in Slough, this 13 month full-time training apprenticeship pays a salary from £6.20 per hour (for those under 21) to £8.50 per hour (for those aged 21 to 25.
We work a 35 hour week, normally 9.15am to 5.15pm with one hour for lunch. Working patterns may vary according to business needs.
We offer a generous holiday allowance, made up of:
• 30 days annual leave
• 8 bank/public holidays
• Up to 4 additional discretionary days offered at the CEO's discretion.

We are based in a modern head office environment only 10 minutes from the town centre.
Refreshment facilities are located in “The Zone”, a comfortable area where staff can meet and relax; vending machines selling a variety of snacks, sandwiches and drinks are available as well as a microwave and toaster facility for staff. There is plenty of free parking in our spacious leafy grounds and bike shelters are also available if you want to cycle to work.

If you are looking for a new challenge as a Business Apprentice within Research and Product Operations, click the button to apply. Closing date will be midnight Sunday 9th June.

Function
Apprenticeship
Status
Full Time
Type
Temporary Contract


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Policy & Impact

Policy Communications Manager

Slough

Job Ref
ACGHB0605/SG-HL-19-20.1
Location
Slough

Policy Communications Manager
Location: Slough
Salary: £42,746 - £48,109

We do some truly amazing work and we need your help to spread the word. Can you design and deliver a proactive communications strategy that raises NFER’s visibility and expertise within the education sector?

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.

Joining as the Policy Communications Manager, in this newly created role, your emphasis will be to identify and provide support in understanding matters relating to education policy initiatives. You’ll take NFER’s key areas of expertise and be its public response within education policy developments, working closely with the Senior Management and Leadership team to generate content aimed at raising NFER’s profile. Key elements of the role include:

- Track education policy developments, reports, announcements and debates that relate to NFER key priority areas and make recommendations as to any potential communications and/or visibility opportunities that might arise from them
- Work with the Research Department and Impact Team to schedule and deliver relevant blogs, comment and other social media and web content around policy developments and government initiatives relating to NFER key priority areas
- Develop relationships with key external stakeholders (think tanks, media, government comms teams, Special Advisers) with a view to identifying future visibility and impact opportunities

Your technical background:

- You have a degree in a relevant field of study
- You have strong writing style with the ability to write accurately and for a variety of audiences
- You can assimilate, understand and re-present large amounts of content quickly

You’ll love this job, if:

- You enjoy writing!
- You are proactive and enjoy finding ways to engage with an online audience
- Building relationships through many different media comes naturally

Bonus Points:

You don’t need a background in education but we’re eager to hear from you if do, or you may have an understanding of government policy, or have worked as a Content Manager, Communications Manager, as an Education Blogger or Policy Blogger.

Why NFER?

- Competitive salary
- Generous pension scheme
- Free parking
- 30 days’ holiday per year plus Bank Holidays + additional discretionary days
- Excellent support for professional development
- Great work/life balance (35 hours worked per week)

NFER is a not-for-profit organisation and an equal opportunities employer, welcoming applications from all sections of the community.

So, if you are looking for a fresh, new challenge as a Policy Communications Manager, apply via the button shown.

Function
Policy & Impact
Status
Full Time
Type
Permanent


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Economics

Senior Economist, International Education

Slough

Job Ref
HKRBB0102/SG-SH-18-77
Location
Slough

Senior Economist, International Education
Upton Park, Slough

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. 

As a Senior Economist you will play a key role in supporting the development of education systems around the world, including low-middle income countries. You will join the Centre for International Education with its rapidly growing portfolio of international work. 

In the era of the sustainable development goals and with the growth of international large scale assessment (ILSAs), we are identifying an increasing number of opportunities to bring insights from independent research and evaluation to support the development of education systems, and to inform governments and donors in their policy and investment decisions. In particular, our existing expertise in ILSAs brings unique opportunities to work with these high profile datasets. 

The role of Senior Economist will be to: 
- use economic analysis and quantitative methods to shed new light on international education issues, leading research and evaluation projects that apply econometrics and economic principles to pressing policy and practice questions. 
- shape, design and secure funding for research and evaluation projects that make use of primary data collection (such as from EGRA and EGMA assessments) and analysis of secondary datasets (for example PISA, SACMEQ, TIMSS, PASEC and ASER). 
- share findings and contribute to NFER aims of raising its visibility and ensuring a positive impact is made by all of its research. 
- contribute to the economics community at NFER, working with the Lead Economist to develop and maintain high standards of rigorous, innovative methods. 

Your technical background: 
- A Masters or higher degree in economics (with a strong microeconomics and evaluation element), or an equivalent combination of qualifications and professional experience 
- Quantitative research skills; quasi-experimental evaluation methods, and in statistical techniques used in applied economics 
- User of statistical software e.g. STATA, SPSS, R, MPlus and MLWin 

You’ll love this job, if you are: 
- a critical thinker with an intellectual stance to persuade a diverse set of audiences using evidence 
- creative and innovative in conceptual development and design of projects 
- able to lead effective research teams 
- able to work with a considerable degree of autonomy and to consistently meet deadlines 

Bonus Points: 
We’re eager to hear from you if you’ve worked in international education or international development as an economist, researcher, or research manager with an economics background and have experience in the analysis of learning assessment datasets. 

Why NFER? 

- Competitive salary 
- Generous pension scheme 
- Free parking 
- 30 days’ holiday per year plus Bank Holidays + additional discretionary days 
- Excellent support for professional development 
- Great work/life balance (35 hours worked per week) 
- Easy access to major transport hubs including London Heathrow 

NFER is a not-for-profit organisation and an equal opportunities employer, welcoming applications from all sections of the community. This role is open for Tier 2 sponsorship. 

So, if you are looking for a fresh, new challenge as a Senior Economist in international education, apply via the button shown. 

There is no closing date for this role, applications will be considered as and when received. For further information about this position please call: 01753 637269. Please do not contact this number if you are an agency/third party. This number is strictly for candidates only.

Function
Economics
Status
Full Time
Type
Permanent
Hours
35


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Project Management

Project Manager

Slough

Job Ref
HKSUR0906/SG-HL-19-26
Location
Slough

Project Manager
Slough, Berkshire

Are you a ‘hands-on’, operational and data driven Project Manager, flexible to take on a variety of projects?

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.

We are looking for an enthusiastic, detailed focused, experienced ‘hands on’ Project Manager who wants to manage the operational aspects of a wide range of research and assessment projects. You will work with a range of teams across NFER, be able to tackle all sorts of operational projects using Prince 2 project management techniques, and be part of helping NFER achieve its mission to improve outcomes in education.

You will manage a range of projects, for example:
- A school engagement project for a randomised control trial
- Surveys and data collections
- A test development trial
- A marking project
- Large scale events
- Delivery of products for schools

You will also contribute to competitive tendering, pitching and other business development and service development activities. You will contribute to continually improving our processes and procedures and provide training for other members of the team.

Your technical background:
- Experience of hands on project management
- A degree with some numerical content
- Can translate complex requirements into administrative practicalities and forward plan resources and activities
Every project is different so we need a flexible team player who is committed to providing the best possible service to our customers.

You’ll love this job, if:
- You have a logical mind
- You can manage and motivate a team
- You enjoy learning new technology and problem solving using complex processes

Bonus Points:
If you have; experience gained in education, testing or qualifications development or Prince 2 practitioner status.

Why NFER?
- Competitive salary of £35,798 - £40,291
- Generous pension scheme
- Free parking
- 30 days’ holiday per year plus Bank Holidays + additional discretionary days
- Excellent support for professional development
- Great work/life balance (35 hours worked per week)

NFER is a not-for-profit organisation and an equal opportunities employer, welcoming applications from all sections of the community.

So, if you are looking for a fresh, new challenge as a Project Manager, apply via the button shown.

Applications to be submitted by midnight Sunday 9th June 2019.

Function
Project Management
Status
Full Time
Type
Permanent


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Junior Project Manager

Slough

Job Ref
HKSRB2705/SG-HL-CC
Location
Slough
Salary
£26,638 - £29,980

Junior Project Manager
Slough, Berkshire

Looking for an opportunity to put your problem solving and project skills to good use?

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.

Our team is expanding and we are looking for Junior Project Managers to join our busy Research and Product Operations team.

You’ll need to be a logical thinker, hard-working and organised with a desire to manage the operational aspects of a wide range of research and assessment projects. You’ll learn a lot from the role, work on a wide variety of projects, learn how to use Prince 2 project management principles and be an important part of NFER’s mission to improve outcomes in education.

Working on a range of test trials, data collections, surveys or products, you’ll be involved in:
- Organising surveys and data collections as part of research projects, including randomised control trials
- Working out strategies to engage and retain schools to take part in our activities, making it easy for them to take part
- Co-ordinating large scale complex test trials
- Developing and administering online surveys
- Recruiting and managing markers and coordinating marking events and exercises
- Administering international studies
- Supporting bids and proposals

Your technical background:
- A degree with some numerical content
- Able to assimilate information, translate complex requirements into administrative practicalities and forward plan resources and activities

You’ll love this job, if:
- You are a logical mind
- You enjoy learning new technology and complex processes
- You’re a flexible team player who is committed to providing the best possible service to our customers

Bonus Points:
If you have experience from working in education, testing or qualifications development.

Why NFER?
- Competitive salary of £26,638 - £29,980
- Generous pension scheme
- Free parking
- 30 days’ holiday per year plus Bank Holidays + additional discretionary days
- Excellent support for professional development
- Great work/life balance (35 hours worked per week)

NFER is a not-for-profit organisation and an equal opportunities employer, welcoming applications from all sections of the community.

So, if you are looking for a fresh, new challenge as a Junior Project Manager, apply via the button shown.

Applications to be submitted by midnight 27th May 2019.

Function
Project Management
Status
Full Time
Type
Permanent


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Become an Associate

International Education Associates

Work from Home

Job Ref
A-01
Location
Work from Home

Location: Worldwide / Home-based (may include travel)
Salary: Negotiable: Daily rates based on skills and experience

The lives of children and young people worldwide are inextricably linked to the amount and quality of education they receive. At NFER, our mission is to improve outcomes for future generations everywhere and to support positive change across education systems. We do this by creating and sharing research evidence and insights on education policy and practice, informing policymakers and other key decision makers, and strengthening practice in classrooms.

NFER International is inviting global education specialists, researchers, and evaluators to apply to join our pool of Associates.

We are looking for associates who bring thematic, methodological or country level experience to expand our international portfolio and geographical reach.
On this occasion we are looking to identify senior level Associates with extensive relevant experience to join our network of associates working on NFER International’s priority education themes.
We are seeking applications from experts with experience working in low and middle income countries. In particular, we are interested in those who have extensive experience in one or more of the following countries:
• East Africa, including: Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Ethiopia, Mozambique, Rwanda, Zambia and Malawi
• South Asia, including: Pakistan, Bangladesh, and Nepal.

What is an NFER Associate?

As an NFER Associate you will work collaboratively with our dynamic teams in realising our vision to support the development of education systems across the globe, including low-middle income countries. Where we identify appropriate opportunities we will invite you to support our rapidly growing portfolio of international work. We offer flexible opportunities from short to longer-term contracts, across a range of disciplines and thematic areas, and across multiple countries and contexts. Through developing strong and lasting relationships with our Associates we can offer carefully matched opportunities, within supportive teams.

NFER International priority areas

NFER International works across five core themes:
1. Assessment: Purpose, reliability and efficacy of assessments: cognitive and non-cognitive skills assessment; e-assessment; formative assessment; national assessment system reform etc.

2. Structures and Systems: Evaluating school structures and systems: school management, leadership, and inspection; private sector funding and provision; donor and NGO accountability; comparative education system performance and reforms etc.

3. Equity and Inclusion: Evaluating the provision of inclusive and equitable education: including socioeconomic status; gender; ethnic and linguistic groups; disability; and geographic or regional.

4. Education and Technology (Edtech): Assessing technological solutions to educational barriers: technology-assisted learning for students; edtech interventions to support or manage teachers; e-assessment.

5. Teaching and Learning: Informing policies and practices related to teachers and school leaders: teacher training, accreditation, and licencing; teacher management; pedagogy and classroom practice, including gender-responsive pedagogy.


Please see the full brief attached for more information and a detailed role description and person specification.

Function
Become an Associate
Status
Full Time
Type
Permanent


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Assessment

Digital Researcher - eAssessment

Slough

Job Ref
HKSNI0705/SG-MI-19-19
Location
Slough

Digital Researcher - eAssessment
Slough, Berkshire

Interested in using your know-how in eAssessment or eLearning for educational assessment?

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.

As the Digital Researcher for eAssessment, you’ll be part of the team who develop assessment resources which enable schools to monitor progress and measure achievement. You’ll also be involved in national and international projects developing educational and non-cognitive assessments. Your role will be to provide technical skills relating to eAssessment projects, including managing projects and working with subject and assessment experts; assessment users; and technology providers.

Key elements of the role include to:
-To contribute to the technical development of eAssessments on our contracted and in-house eAssessment projects
- To provide support for test development researchers working on eAssessment projects
- To undertake research focused on eAssessment
- To contribute to the wider assessment and research activities of the Centre
- To contribute to business development and proposal writing


Your technical background:
- Experienced in use of HTML and CSS
- Effective communicator both verbally and in writing with technical and non-technical colleagues and stakeholders
- Experienced in producing materials for use by children and young people or measuring cognitive skills

You’ll love this job, if:
You enjoy working in teams and are passionate about using technology to enhance and develop assessment within education.

Bonus Points:
We’re eager to hear from you if you’ve worked with eAssessment or eLearning systems and delivery platforms, have experience of working in education / schools / educational assessment. You may even be a Teacher with a technical background and interest in Assessment.

Why NFER?
-Competitive salary – depending on skills and experience
- Stimulating research environment
- Open to exploring flexible and part time working patterns
- Generous pension scheme
- Free parking
- 30 days’ holiday per year plus Bank Holidays + additional discretionary days
- Excellent support for professional development


NFER is a not-for-profit organisation and an equal opportunities employer, welcoming applications from all sections of the community.

So, if you are looking for a fresh, new challenge as a Digital Researcher - eAssessment, apply via the button shown. Applications to be submitted by midnight 27th May 2019.

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

Function
Assessment
Status
Full Time
Type
Permanent


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Senior Digital Researcher - eAssessment

Slough

Job Ref
HKSNG0606/SG-HL-19-16
Location
Slough

Senior Digital Researcher – eAssessment 
Slough, Berkshire  

Interested in using your know-how in eAssessment or eLearning for educational assessment?  

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.  

As the Senior Digital Researcher for eAssessment, you’ll be part of the team who develop assessment resources which enable schools to monitor progress and measure achievement. You’ll also be involved in national and international projects developing educational and non-cognitive assessments. Your role will be to provide technical expertise relating to eAssessment projects, including managing projects and working with subject and assessment experts; assessment users; and technology providers.

Key elements of the role include:
-To contribute expertise to the technical development of eAssessments
-To lead professional development of assessment researchers in eAssessment
-To manage projects relating to eAssessment
-To lead business development and proposal writing in the area of eAssessment
-To lead research focused on eAssessment and to contribute to the wider assessment and research activities of NFER

Your technical background:  
- Experienced in use of HTML and CSS  
- Effective communicator both verbally and in writing with technical and non-technical colleagues and stakeholders  
- Project management experience  
- Experienced in producing materials for use by children and young people  

You’ll love this job, if:  
You enjoy sharing the potential of eAssessment with talented colleagues.

Bonus Points:  
We’re eager to hear from you if you’ve worked with eAssessment or eLearning systems and delivery platforms, have experience of working in education / schools / educational assessment, have knowledge of JavaScript.  

Why NFER?  
- Competitive salary – depending on skills and experience
- Stimulating research environment
- Open to exploring flexible and part time working patterns
- Generous pension scheme
- Free parking
- 30 days’ holiday per year plus Bank Holidays + additional discretionary days
- Excellent support for professional development

NFER is a not-for-profit organisation and an equal opportunities employer, welcoming applications from all sections of the community.  

So, if you are looking for a fresh, new challenge as a Senior Digital Researcher - eAssessment, apply via the button shown. Applications to be submitted by midnight 27th May 2019.  

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

Function
Assessment
Status
Full Time
Type
Permanent


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Senior Researcher / Project Director – Assessment

Slough

Job Ref
HKSMY0705/SG-HL-19-20
Location
Slough

Senior Researcher / Project Director – Assessment
Slough, Berkshire

Interested in educational assessment? Enthusiastic about measurement?

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.

As the Senior Researcher / Project Director, you’ll be part of the team who develop assessment products which enables schools to monitor progress and measure achievement. Your role will be to direct and lead the day-to-day progress and delivery of projects, including large and complex projects. You’ll undertake national and international projects, developing educational and/or non-cognitive assessments, as well as working with governments on capacity building in assessment and maintaining a research and training portfolio.

Key elements of the role include:
- To direct and lead the delivery of major assessment and research projects, both national and international, ensuring the quality and utility of items, tests and other assessment outputs
- To contribute to the development and implementation of NFER’s research and assessment strategies and plans
- To focus on curriculum-based and/or non-cognitive assessment

Your technical background:
- Expertise in assessment
- Experience in educational / vocational / psychological / technical assessment
- Experience of work in UK schools / learning environments
- A degree in a relevant field of study

Why NFER?
- Competitive salary – depending on skills and experience
- Stimulating research environment
- We are open to exploring flexible and part time working patterns
- Generous pension scheme
- Free parking
- 30 days’ holiday per year plus Bank Holidays + additional discretionary days
- Excellent support for professional development

NFER is a not-for-profit organisation and an equal opportunities employer, welcoming applications from all sections of the community.

So, if you are looking for a fresh, new challenge as a Senior Researcher / Project Director, apply via the button shown. Applications are to be submitted by midnight 27th May 2019.

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

Function
Assessment
Status
Full Time
Type
Permanent


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Psychometrician

Research Director – Psychometrician

Slough

Job Ref
HKSLO3005/SG-HL-19-014
Location
Slough

Research Director – Psychometrician
Slough, Berkshire

Want to put your classical test theory, equating, linking and item response theory to good practice within educational research? 

With our 70 year history, NFER is a highly respected and independent charity that carries out research within education. Our robust and innovative research, assessment, and other services are widely known and used. Our clients include government, third sector organisations, private and public companies and education sector associations. We have a reputation as an organisation that informs policy and practice, helping to ensure the best possible education for children and young people. 

Working closely with a variety of research teams you’ll use your statistical and psychometric background to lead the development and delivery of a programme of psychometric research. You’ll lead the psychometric components of major national test development projects, managing our internal teams, external partners, and liaising with high profile clients. 

Your skills will contribute to strengthening our psychometric capability and capacity, promoting innovation and new approaches to psychometric analyses.

Key parts of your role include; 
- Scope and shape design, methods and analyses, preparing bids and proposals, and deliver projects that have an impact on learners, practitioners or policy makers 
- Design and direct psychometrics projects and manage the psychometric contribution to assessment or evaluation projects 
- Lead and oversee the sampling and psychometric elements of high profile national projects 
- Share findings with the education policy and measurement communities in the UK and internationally 
- Engage with the wider psychometric and test development community and contribute to NFER’s understanding of psychometrics and outcome measurement. 

Your technical background: 
- A degree in Quantitative Psychology, Statistics, Educational Measurement, data analysis or related subject 
- Applied research in the foundations of psychometrics including classical test theory, item response theory, structural equation modelling, mixed-effects modelling 
- Ability to learn the relevant science, including skills development, developmental psychology, or cognitive psychology 
- Knowledge of at least one scientific programming environment: R, Python, Stata, MATLAB 

You’ll love this job, if: 
You enjoy drafting psychometric components of proposals that lead to income generation activities. 

Bonus Points: 
We’re eager to hear from you if you’ve worked as a statistician, psychologist or research scientist. You might have come from developing SJT or have a good insight into behavioural science in relation to tests and assessments. You could come from a pharmaceuticals background or within academic research. 

Why NFER? 

- Competitive salary 
- Generous pension scheme 
- Free parking 
- 30 days’ holiday per year plus Bank Holidays + additional discretionary days 
- Excellent support for professional development 
- Great work/life balance (35 hours worked per week) 

NFER is a not-for-profit organisation and an equal opportunities employer, welcoming applications from all sections of the community. This role is open for Tier 2 sponsorship. 

So, if you are looking for a fresh, new challenge as a Research Director – Psychometrician, apply via the button shown. 

There is no closing date for this role, applications will be considered as and when received. For further information about this position please call: 01753 637269. Please do not contact this number if you are an agency/third party. This number is strictly for candidates only.

Function
Psychometrician
Status
Full Time
Type
Permanent


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