Assessor/Internal Verifier

Job Summary
Contract Type:
Casual / Seasonal / Bank / Permanently Variable hours
Working Pattern:
As and when required
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
28/05/2021 23:59
Hours per week:
Not guaranteed
Job Category:
HR / Training
Vacancy ID:
Employment Location:
Across Northumberland
Number of posts:
Closing date:
28 May
Further Information

Northumberland County Council operates a vast range of services across one of the largest counties in the UK. Local Government’s ongoing challenges and the diversity of our residents means we must work smarter. That’s why we want bold, creative and agile thinkers who can help us move forward and innovate. For further information about working for Northumberland County Council, please click here: http://www.northumberland.gov.uk/working

Working within our Learning and Development team, the post holder will be responsible for assessing a range of Health and Social Care and Residential Childcare qualifications. The post holder will plan and carry out assessment against nationally recognised standards to ensure timely achievement of qualifications enabling learners to reach their potential.

We are looking for a team player with excellent numeracy and literacy skills, who can follow instructions and procedures without constant supervision and to work flexibly to cater for the varying demands of this role and to meet the requirements of the services.

Recent experience of assessing/quality assurance within an educational environment and a good understanding of both the assessment and internal quality assurance procedures is required.

Main Duties.

· Visit learners in their place of work to provide support, prepare and review action plans, undertake observations and assessments of competency.

· Provide feedback in line with regulatory and organisational requirements as part of their programme of study to ensure successful achievement of their awards.

· Maintaining appropriate observational and assessment records and ensure relevant paperwork is completed to evidence the assessment process.

· Support and advise learners with portfolio building to target standard and ensure they are submitted on time.

· Receive and act on feedback from internal and external verifiers.

· Communicate with employers and workplace mentors to confirm assessment dates, times and activities and to build positive relationships.

· Have good organisational and planning skills.

· Demonstrate well-developed communication skills, both oral and written.

· Willingness to undertake further training or development required and attend standardisation meetings

· Enthusiasm and the ability to motivate learners.

This may suit someone looking for flexibility around their current work or home commitments or someone looking to supplement their current role with additional ad-hoc work. There are no guaranteed or set hours available, but this will be discussed with you at the point of application or please contact the team using the details below.

In order to apply, please download the attached application form and return via email to temporarystaffing@northumberland.gov.uk.

The Staff Bank is managed by the Temporary Staffing Team, who you can contact via temporarystaffing@northumberland.gov.uk.

You will be subject to Northumberland County Council's pre-employment checking process which includes a minimum of 2 references covering the past 3 years, health clearance and proof of right to work in the UK and, depending on the assignment, a DBS check.

If you have a disability and would prefer to apply in a different format or would like us to make reasonable adjustments to enable you to attend an interview, please email the Temporary Staffing Team