MAXIMUS

Curriculum Specialist

UK-Home Based
2 weeks ago(1/8/2018 11:42 AM)
Requisition ID
2017-28620
# of Openings
1
Post End Date
1/26/2018
Job Function
Operational Delivery & Deployment
Job Schedule
Regular Full-Time
Contract Type
Permanent

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Maximus People Services employ real people with a remarkable passion to make a difference. How you behave and get things done is easily as important as your skills and capabilities and we want applicants who buy into our values and want to be part of a global business, in return we offer fantastic learning and development opportunities at every stage of your career.
We care for each other and promote a positive workplace where everyone feels valued. We know that a strong work/ life balance is important and we offer all kinds of flexible working opportunities; whether it’s to do with your disability, health or lifestyle choices we will support you to achieve the right balance. So if you're interested in flexible working opportunities, talk to us during the hiring process and we'll see what we can do.

Job Summary

To provide support to Employers and Delivery Managers on curriculum development and innovation across all apprenticeship.

To support all delivery staff by disseminating of best practice in teaching, learning and assessment and maintain effective standardisation practise.

To provide support to Delivery Managers to continuously improve achievement and timely rates of achievement and drive for outstanding teaching, learning and assessment .

To provide vocational advice and expertise to assessors and operational managers across the business.

To ensure all assessment and verification practices across the business conform to the approved strategies by ensuring the following:
1. Verifying assessment by:
a) Sampling assessments and providing feedback to the assessor
b) Monitoring assessment practice
c) Standardising assessment judgements
2. The development and supporting of assessors
3. The management of the quality of qualification delivery and the maintaining IV records.

Essential Job Duties

- Work with employers to ensure that apprenticeship standards/frameworks are designed to meet their needs.
- Ensure that curriculum provides appropriate stretch and challenge for learners.
- Train the tutors in methods of delivery to meet the requirements of the curriculum.
- When appropriate work with internal and employer L&D teams to provide a programme that is fit for purpose and on and off the job training is identified.
- Develop resources and bespoke resources to meet the needs of employers.
- Ensure that 20% off the job activity is appropriate designed in an innovative and engaging way.
- Ensure that all learners have been registered on time, assessment decisions follow awarding organisation guidelines and are verified in a timely fashion in line with IQA policy and procedure and, where appropriate, action plan for improvement to include relevant support and CPD to ensure assessment practice improves to the required standard.
- Liaise with Tutor/Coach on a regular basis to ensure continuity of the assessment process to ensure achievement and the early completion of learner qualifications in line with agreed targets.
- Ensure that all evidence recognises and records progression and provides learners with detailed constructive feedback.
- Ensure that all evidence in learner portfolios presented meets internal quality and external awarding organisation standards and End Point Assessment requirements.
- Conduct mock end point assessment with learners and employers.
- Check Tutor/Coach records are maintained, accurate and up to date and that they correspond with the relevant e-portfolio/LMS system.
- Provide feedback from sampling to Tutor/Coach, Delivery Managers and Head of, highlighting best practice, issues or concerns to ensure improvements in teaching, learning and assessment practice.
- Conduct and support Delivery Managers to complete graded OTLAs in line with Remploy and Maximus policy and procedure and ensure that all compliance observations are completed in line with internal quality and external requirements.
- Produce and maintain verification records and sampling plans, ensuring they are accurate and up to date as required by the awarding organisation and/or EPA and Remploy and Maximus.
- To monitor and ensure that all data relevant to tutors, registration numbers and outcomes are captured accurately on data systems and remain up-to-date with the awarding and EPA organisations.
- Monitor Tutor/Coach relevant underpinning knowledge in respect of their teaching, learning and assessment processes and support continued vocational/occupational competence. Ensure IQAs and Tutor/Coach CPD records are current, detailed and made available as required and support development as appropriate.
- Liaise with and support EQA/SV/EPA visits ensuring dissemination of relevant information following the visit and the timely completion and closure of any action points identified.
- Provide regular standardisation meetings in line with Remploy and Maximus and the awarding organisation/EPA requirements.
- Champion good practice by identifying and sharing best practice across the organisation at standardisation meeting, through CPD and one-to-one support of Tutors.
- Work collaboratively with and directly the Operational teams to prepare for OFSTED inspections.
- Contribute to the development and implementation of SAR and QIP.
- Work with the Operational team in the development of new Apprenticeship standards.
- Other duties that may be reasonably assigned by the line manager.
Standard Responsibilities for all positions:
• Participate in any staff review/performance management processes involving the identifying and meeting of training needs for self and others.
• Take appropriate responsibility to ensure the health and safety of self and others.
• Pursue the achievement and integration of equal opportunities throughout all activities.
• Undertake any other tasks and responsibilities appropriate to the level of this post.
• Comply with all Remploy and Maximus policies and procedures
• Promote and monitor equality of opportunity and safe working practices as defined by Remploy and Maximus policies
• Actively participate and promote safeguarding activities to learners and learner facing colleagues

Education and Experience Requirements

ESSENTIAL
● Hold V1 or equivalent
● Level 2 Functional Skills English and maths
● Hold Assessor Award
● Have a good understanding of teaching, learning and assessment requirements and have sector subject specific knowledge of the programmes being quality assured.
● Have a good understanding of End Point Assessment requirements for apprenticeship standards and preparing for EPA.
● Experience of working with Employers on curriculum design
● Experience of developing outstanding teach and learning material to support delivery, including the embedding of Functional Skills and British Values
● Experience of working with delivery staff to translate the designed delivery model into reality
● Have a minimum of 2 years’ experience of assessing/ working as an assessor
● Experience of internal verification
● Experience of conducting OLTA and knowing what outstanding teaching, learning and assessment looks like
● Drive and determination to achieve objectives and targets
● Commitment to quality maintenance of company and customer records
● Excellent interpersonal and communication skills to be able to engage with colleagues and learners
● Planning and organising own diary unsupervised
● IT Skills – Word and Excel
● Strong team player with a positive and flexible approach to both work and collegues
● Maintained continuous professional development

DESIRABLE
● Level 3 or equivalent in Functional Skills English and maths
● Experience of End Point Assessment

EEO Statement

MAXIMUS is committed to developing, maintaining and supporting a culture of equality and diversity in employment in which our employees as well as candidates for employment are treated equitably. We understand that a diverse workforce adds to our competitive advantage; and as such, we aim to ensure that job applicants do not receive less favourable treatment on the grounds of sex, race, marital status, disability, age, part-time or fixed term contract status, sexual orientation or religion, or is disadvantaged by conditions or requirements that cannot be shown to be justifiable. Advertisements for posts will include sufficiently clear and accurate information to enable potential applicants to assess their own suitability for the post.

Where reasonable, MAXIMUS will review and consider adjustments for those applicants who express a requirement for them during the recruitment process.

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