Flexible roles at NCFE
We regularly recruit for the following roles
Assessment Associates either write, review, or scrutinise external assessments. Each position requires a good depth of subject knowledge in your chosen specialism.
Writers produce and submit high-quality assessment content. You’ll produce assessment content relevant to the qualification or assessment specification and level.
All qualifications should be analogous to prior assessments. Writers are given a timescale to work with Reviewers, Scrutineers and/or Assessment Production Officers to deliver a completed reliable assessment.
Reviewers check that all assessments meet regulatory requirements and our specifications. You’ll check that writers have produced assessment content that’s relevant to the qualification or assessment specification and level. Reviewers further make sure that content is challenging but analogous with previous assessments. Reviewers will independently liaise with Writers, Scrutineers and/or Assessment Production Officers to deliver completed reliable assessments within a given timeframe.
Scrutineers sit the assessment as a learner would, without knowing the mark scheme in advance. Following that, you’ll provide feedback on the assessment content, mark scheme, and suggest changes. Scrutineers work with Writers, Reviewers and/or Assessment Production Officers to deliver completed reliable assessments within a given timeframe.
Examiners mark external assessments. You’ll need to attend NCFE standardisation meetings, mark to a required standard, and submit marks by set dates to ensure we can release accurate and timely results to our learners.
As an Examiner, you must have expertise in the subject you are marking in, and depending on the qualification you may be asked to mark up to 3 times per session (or year-round if Functional Skills).
Our examining teams work from home, although on some occasions you may be required to attend training events at our head office in Newcastle.
A lead examiner supports a Chief Examiner in managing a smaller team of examiners for some higher-volume qualifications. The Lead Examiner may need to attend training events before standardisation alongside the Chief and other Lead Examiners, and is responsible for sampling the marking of their examiners, providing feedback and guidance.
Chief Examiners lead a team of examiners within a qualification, ensuring that all examiners are trained and accurately marking to the required standard, and is responsible for sampling the marking of their examiners, providing feedback and guidance. The Chief Examiner also supports with setting grade boundaries through awarding (where required), and leads on post-results services, carrying our reviews of marking where required.
Assessment Audit Advisors
Assessment Audit Advisors are a team who are responsible for ensuring our centres are adhering to the required regulations when preparing for, and carrying out, NCFE external assessments.
You will be given an allocation of centres to visit, making unannounced visits in-person, and completing and submitting a report to NCFE following each visit.
External Quality Assurer (EQA)
Our External Quality Assurers (EQAs) work alongside the Quality Assurance team to conduct approval reviews at new centres to check their systems and procedures meet NCFE’s requirements. As an EQA, you’ll check existing centres meet the requirements for our standards on grading, monitoring and assessment delivery.
Another aspect of an EQA’s role is to provide centres with up-to-date support and advice while visiting, and between visits. If approval criteria aren’t currently being met, or centres want to improve further, you’ll provide feedback.
You’ll submit EQA reports via our online portals and work with the Lead EQA to find suitable portfolios for standardisation.