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Assessment Developer (Education/Teacher/Classroom)

Slough

Job Ref
HKWDU3105/SG-LB-20-027
Location
Slough
Salary
Based on skills and experience

Assessment Developer
Slough, Berkshire

Teachers, education and assessment professionals…. interested in using your expertise for developing educational assessments? We are expanding our team and can provide a challenging, friendly and supportive environment - ideal if you’re looking to develop your assessment expertise or are already established and wanting to join a talented team.

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 Researcher within an assessment environment, 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.

Key elements of the role include:
- To conduct, under supervision, a range of research activities on a number of different assessment projects; predominantly writing assessment content e.g. texts, questions, devising tasks
- To contribute to the wider assessment and research activities of NFER
- To contribute to business development and proposal writing

Your technical background:
- A degree or equivalent in a relevant subject (English, Mathematics, Psychology or a science)
- Basic relevant knowledge and skills in assessment / research
- Experience of work in UK schools

You’ll love this job, if:
You enjoy being part of a team and can manage your own time and work to deadlines.

Bonus Points:
We’re eager to hear from you if you’ve worked as a teacher for an awarding body or in other environments where you have worked on developing cognitive / curriculum assessments. If you have experience of working in UK schools using assessment tools, you do not need to have an in-depth knowledge of test development as we will train you!

Why NFER?
- Competitive salary of £26,638 - £34,756 - with a generous pension scheme
- Stimulating research environment
- We are open to exploring flexible and part-time working patterns
- 42 days of annual leave per year comprising 30 days’ holiday and four additional discretionary days, in addition to bank holidays
- Positive working culture that promotes a good work/life balance
- Free parking
- Excellent support for professional development within a challenging, friendly and supportive environment.

There is no fixed closing date as we are recruiting 4 new posts to join our growing team. We will be reviewing applications and carrying out digital interviews during the month of May and June.

We are looking for the right candidates to join our team and are happy to wait should you have a long notice period.

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 Assessment Developer, apply via the button shown.

Function
Assessment
Status
Full Time
Type
Permanent


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International Development

Research Director, Education and International Development

Slough

Job Ref
20-040
Location
Slough
Salary
£50,000 - £60,000

Research Director - Education and International Development
Slough

Do you have a strong background in research or evaluation and experience of working in developing countries? If so, come and join our International Education team to make an impact on education worldwide by leading research on key thematic areas in the field of education and international development such as teaching and learning, equity and inclusion, assessment, systems and structures and edtech.

The National Foundation for Educational Research (NFER) is the UK’s leading independent provider of education research and insights, working to create an excellent education for all children and young people. Our mission is to generate evidence that can be used to improve outcomes for future generations everywhere, and to support positive change across the education system.
In this role you’ll support the development of education systems around the world, working with a talented team of education researchers and evaluators to develop and deliver new project ideas, create opportunities, build partnerships, and lead proposals.

As an expert you will provide thought leadership within NFER’s international education community and across the sector, through publications, presentations and other engagements.

Benefits:
- Salary £50,000 - £60,000 depending on experience, with generous pension scheme
- 42 days per year comprising 30 days’ holiday, four additional discretionary days, in addition to bank holidays
- Positive working culture that promotes a good work/life balance
- Easy access to major transport hubs including London Heathrow, good links with Paddington and Waterloo, close to Windsor with free parking.
- Excellent support for professional development from a network of fellow researchers

Requirements:
• Master’s degree or PhD in a relevant social science, such as education and international development, or comparative and international education
• Significant research or evaluation experience with track record of working in developing countries, or with key donors
• High level policy knowledge of education and international development sector and core understanding of key industry players and dynamics
• Strong expertise across a wide range of quantitative and qualitative research and evaluation, including well-defined areas of specialism
• Leadership experience, gained through running teams, projects, or through responsibility for strategy development
• Experience of working with senior stakeholders and policy makers, and in winning and delivering client-funded projects

You’ll love this job if you want to:
- apply creative and innovative approaches to research projects
- work effectively with other professionals from a range of disciplines
- continue to grow your profile and publications

The role requires up to 25% of international travel

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 - Education and International Development apply via the button shown.

Application closes on midnight Sunday 7th June

Function
International Development
Status
Full Time
Type
Permanent


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