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Human Resources

eLearning Specialist and Trainer

Slough

Job Ref
HKUEK1310/SG-HL-19-049
Location
Slough
Salary
Depending on qualifications and experience

eLearning Specialist and Trainer
Part-time (21 hours), 6 month contract
Slough, Berkshire

Are you a motivated trainer who can design workshops and create engaging eLearning content for business related skills?
Want to use your expertise to make a positive, lasting impact with a leading charity? If so, read on.

As an experienced eLearning specialist and classroom trainer you’ll join our HR team to provide the expertise needed to continue to expand our eLearning capability and the service we provide to our staff. Working closely with our L&D Manager and other subject matter experts from across the Foundation, you will help develop and deliver elements of our dedicated programme of in-house training activity and workshops - part of our blended learning approach to L&D – as well as reviewing, refreshing and updating existing modules.
Particular areas of e-focus include:
• Project Management
• Business Writing
• Induction

About you
You’ll have experience of:
• Sourcing information to design and develop interactive and engaging eLearning content
• Creating eLearning modules using Articulate software
• Designing and delivering participative face-to-face training
You’ll love this job if you have:
• Lots of creativity and the ability to adapt your own personal style to get the job done
• Excellent written and verbal communication
• Strong organisational skills and the ability to work independently

We’d particularly like to hear from you if have a recognised L&D qualification (such as CIPD or TAP), are familiar with PRINCE2, and have knowledge of the Charity Learning Consortium.
You may have held similar roles such as Trainer, L&D specialist, L&D co-ordinator, e-Learning specialist, or e-Learning designer.

Why NFER?
With a 70-year history, NFER is an independent and highly respected charity that carries out research within education. Our robust and innovative research, assessment, and other services are widely known and used. We have a reputation as an organisation that informs policy and practice, helping to ensure the best possible education for children and young people.

- Competitive Salary £30,000 - £35,000
- Generous pension scheme
- Free parking
- 30 days’ holiday per year plus Bank Holidays + additional discretionary days (prorata)
- Excellent support for professional development
- Great work/life balance

Located close to Windsor and Slough town centre, we offer a pleasant office environment surrounded by green space that’s just 15 minutes train ride from London Paddington and an easy drive from the M4 and M40.

The closing date for applications is 13th October 2019.

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

Function
Human Resources
Status
Part Time
Type
Fixed Term Contract
Hours
21 hours per week


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IT

Applications Developer

Slough

Job Ref
HKTXC3008/SG-HL-19-036
Location
Slough
Salary
£26,638 - £40,291

Applications Developer 
Slough, Berkshire 
This role is open to Tier 2 Sponsorship. 

Would you like to develop new systems that make a difference to the educational outcomes for children and young people, both in the UK and internationally? If so, read on.

We have opportunities for junior and seasoned developers within our expanding Applications Development team. Join this super friendly team to work on some truly inspiring projects and systems development, alongside some of the UKs most specialised educational researchers. You'll be developing high profile systems to carry out research commissioned by government, working with international clients on building sites and systems to support education in developing countries, and enable NFER to expand on its eAssessment capabilities. 

We are a data driven organisation. As an Applications Developer, you’ll translate software requirements into workable programming code and maintain and develop programs and bespoke web applications using predominately the Microsoft.NET development stack. Key responsibilities include:

- Developing web and Windows applications using object orientated languages such as C# and VB.NET
- Working with relational databases
- Querying datasets from relational databases
- Ensuring all applications are developed using secure development principles and are thoroughly tested prior to release
- Maintaining, supporting and updating current and future applications

Your technical background: 

- Experience with an object-oriented programming language such as C#, Java etc. 
- Experience in web application development and good knowledge of HTML, CSS and JavaScript
- Knowledge of software testing methodologies
- Expertise in using the Microsoft development stack (Visual Studio, ASP.NET, SQL Server, IIS, Team Foundation Server etc)
- Experience of commercial software development practices (e.g. using source control and agile development principles)
- Experience with web technologies such as AJAX and jQuery

Other organisations may call this role App Developer, Web Developer, Software Developer, C# Developer, Developer or Programmer. 

You’ll love this job, if you: 

- Can work independently and as part of a team 
- Have strong problem solving skills innovative thinking 
- Take pride in your work and have good attention to detail 
- Have good interpersonal skills, ability to disseminate knowledge 
- Have the ability to work to tight deadlines 

Bonus Points: 

If you have experience of using AWS or Azure, or configuring IIS. Knowledge of other programming/scripting languages such as Python, PHP and VBA. Experience of SharePoint development, load testing using JMeter, or use of Atlassian’s Jira / Confluence software (or similar). 

Why NFER? 

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

- Competitive salary based on skills and experiences (£26,638 - £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 

Closing date for applications is midnight 18th September 2019
This role is open to Tier 2 Sponsorship. 

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 an Applications Developer, apply via the button shown.

Function
IT
Status
Full Time
Type
Permanent


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Project Management

Quality Assurance and Training Manager

Slough

Job Ref
HKTZK2909/SG-HL-19-041
Location
Slough
Salary
£42,746 to £48,109

Quality Assurance and Training Manager
Slough, Berkshire

Want to use your Continuous Improvement (CI), Quality Assurance (QA) and Training skills to strengthen projects that help children and young people get the best education possible? Looking to make a positive, lasting impact with a leading charity? If so, read on.

As the Quality Assurance and Training Manager within our Research and Product Operations (RPO) department, you’ll provide the expertise in embedding a QA and CI culture, supporting standardisation and mastery of business critical processes, ensuring that we continue to meet the quality expectations of our clients and customers.

Key to your role will be updating and maintaining a comprehensive quality assurance and training strategy to ensure our 70+ RPO staff are equipped with the skills, expertise and knowledge to deliver work of a high standard.

The areas of focus include:
- Developing QA/CI activities and Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) relating to project management, data management and security, event management, secure print, pack and despatch, survey operations, and assessment operations
- Monitoring compliance and coaching and developing staff
- Creating and delivering inductions and ongoing training relating to operational systems and processes and QA/CI activities
- Working across the Foundation to deliver training programmes regarding key operational procedures and processes and QA

This is an exciting opportunity to shape the effective future development and integration of quality assurance of our operational processes, procedures and systems, working with a large, dedicated operations team and the wider Foundation.

You’ll have experience:
- of working in an operational environment within a comparable industry such as data analysis, project delivery and management, education, research and logistics
- in designing and delivering training programmes
- of setting up quality monitoring and reporting processes in an operational function
- in compliance/audit activities.

You’ll love this job if you’re;
- a logical thinker with experience of process design and root cause analysis
- able to influencing and inspire others
- able to think strategically about QA requirements and associated training needs

We’d love to hear from you if you’ve got experience with Six Sigma, ISO 9001, GDPR, coaching qualification, or project methodology or you’ve worked as a Technical Training Manager or Internal Quality Assurance Manager.

Why NFER?
With a 70-year history, NFER is an independent and highly respected charity that carries out research within education. Our robust and innovative research, assessment, and other services are widely known and used. We have a reputation as an organisation that informs policy and practice, helping to ensure the best possible education for children and young people.

As our Quality Assurance and Training Manager, you’ll enjoy the following:

- Competitive salary of £42,746 to £48,109
- 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)

Located close to Windsor and Slough town centre, we offer a pleasant office environment surrounded by green space that’s just 15 minutes train ride from London Paddington and an easy drive from the M4 and M40.

The closing date for applications is midnight on 29th September 2019.

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 Quality Assurance and Training Manager, apply via the button shown.

Function
Project Management
Status
Full Time
Type
Permanent
Hours
35


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Sales, Marketing & Impact

Marketing Executive

Slough

Job Ref
HKUBH2909/SG-HL-19-049
Location
Slough
Salary
salary dependent on qualifications and experience

Marketing Executive
Slough, Berkshire

Looking to use your marketing and communications skills for a good cause? This is a rare opportunity to support an organisation that is wholly focused on making a difference to the educational outcomes of children and young people, both in the UK and internationally.

As a not-for-profit charity, supporting thousands of schools, we work in partnership with teachers and school leaders to ensure that our products and services make a positive difference to education.

As our Marketing Executive, you’ll join the team that promotes NFER’s products and services, and you’ll be the lead in building the NFER Classroom social media community for teachers and school leaders. You’ll support the planning, preparation, delivery and measurement of a wide range of highly-effective and appropriately targeted marketing activity to achieve revenue and engagement targets. Key areas of your role include:

- Creating targeted and effective marketing and communications campaigns
- Copywriting print and digital marketing collateral
- Working with external suppliers to generate dynamic, cross-platform marketing assets
- Building engaging e-newsletters and increasing engagement
- Developing digestible content marketing outputs to support the charitable aims
- Nurturing relationships to generate powerful case studies

About the team
Our product marketing team sits within our Sales, Marketing and Impact team, a multi-disciplinary group of friendly and dedicated professionals who all support each other. The team benefit from inspirational yet personable leadership and are empowered to put forward new ideas and drive NFER’s visibility and impact forward.

About you
It goes without saying that you’ll come from a marketing and communications background with skills across a range of channels, including direct mail. You’ll have a high standard of written and verbal communications skills with experience of copywriting. You will also have a concern for quality and strong attention to detail.

Your ability to co-ordinate plans and schedules means you’ll have sound time management and organisational skills.

You may have previously held the title of Marketing Assistant, Marketing Co-ordinator, Content Executive, Writer, Copywriter or Campaign Executive.

Why NFER?
With a 70-year history, NFER is an independent and highly respected charity that carries out research within education. Our robust and innovative research, assessment, and other services are widely known and used. We have a reputation as an organisation that informs both education policy and practice, helping to ensure the best possible education for children and young people.

- Attractive salary, focused on your skills and expertise (Grade 4, £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)

Located close to Windsor and Slough town centre, we offer a pleasant office environment surrounded by green space that’s just 15 minutes from London Paddington and an easy drive from the M4 and M40, and London Heathrow.

The closing date for applications is midnight on 29th September 2019.

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 Marketing Executive, apply via the button shown. This vacancy has been placed by Webrecruit on behalf of NFER.

Function
Sales, Marketing & Impact
Status
Full Time
Type
Permanent
Hours
35 hours per week


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