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Senior Assessment Operations Manager

National Foundation for Educational Research


Posted over 30 days ago...

Join a globally recognized charity shaping the future of education as our Assessment Operations Lead.


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£56000 - £64000

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Slough, UK - Hybrid

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Hybrid (In-person ~2 days / week)- Slough United Kingdom

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Expires at anytime

Organisation summary: We are a prestigious charity at the forefront of educational research and resources, influencing key educational policies and practices globally. Our mission is to drive educational excellence and innovation, and we're passionate about making a significant impact rather than profits. It's an exciting time to be part of an organization that shapes the learning journey of future generations.

  • Role Summary:
    • Lead the development and delivery of large-scale assessment projects.
    • Work closely with governmental clients like STA and Ofqual.
    • Play a critical role in high-profile education studies, including PISA, TIMSS, and PIRLS.
  • Role Requirements:
    • Proven manager with a successful track record in large-scale project delivery.
    • Strategic thinker with the ability to analyze complex data and implement actionable strategies.
    • Excellent communication skills for stakeholder engagement.
    • Collaborative spirit with a strong commitment to educational impact.
  • Benefits:
    • Competitive salary (£56,000 - £64,000) with annual reviews.
    • Generous pension scheme and 42 days annual leave including Bank Holidays and discretionary days.
    • Investment in your professional development and growth opportunities.
    • Flexible working arrangements, combining home and office in Slough with a minimum of two office days per week.
  • Application Process Details:
    • Click apply to start your journey with us.
    • Contact us for any adjustments or alternative application formats needed.
    • Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis as part of an ongoing recruitment process.

About us: We're a leading charity committed to making a positive impact rather than pursuing profits. Renowned worldwide for education resources, research, and insights. Our work informs policymakers, educators, and key decision makers and strengthen practice in classrooms.

The role: As our Assessment Operations Lead, you will be instrumental in shaping the future of our assessment operations capabilities. This role demands a blend of strategic vision and operational expertise, ensuring the seamless design, development, and delivery of our assessment projects and trials. You’ll lead the delivery of large scale assessment projects working with government clients such as STA and Ofqual, on a variety of themes such as the Programme for International Student Assessment, Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study, Progress in International Reading Literacy Study.

Job requirements: -An accomplished manager in delivering high-profile and large-scale projects, with a track record of operational success. -A strategic thinker, comfortable with complex analysis and adept at turning insights into action. -An exceptional communicator, capable of influencing and engaging stakeholders. -A collaborative partner, passionate about making a positive impact in education.

Benefits: -A significant role in shaping future outcomes in education, with a competitive salary range of £56,000 - £64,000, reviewed annually. -A generous pension scheme and 42 days of holiday per year, including Bank Holidays and additional discretionary days. -A commitment to your professional development and opportunities for growth. -Agile working arrangements, with time split between home and Slough office, tailored to balance program needs and your personal work style – with two office days a week.

Applications details: Ready to make a difference? Click the apply button and take the first step towards a rewarding career with us. Should you need any adjustments or prefer a different application format, please contact us. We're here to support you. We are reviewing applications regularly as part of an ongoing recruitment process.


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