Manufacturing and Operations Independent End Point Assessor

  • Job Reference: Manufacturing
  • Date Posted: 25 November 2021
  • Recruiter: SIAS UK
  • Location: North West
  • Remote Working: Some remote working possible
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: EPA
  • Job Type: Contract, Adhoc

Job Description

SIAS are looking for passionate End-point Assessors within the manufacturing and operations sector to join are experienced team during our extended period of growth. We are looking for End-point Assessors with the experience to deliver the following standards:

  • Engineering Operative 
  • Maintenance and Operations Engineering Technician
  • Science Industry Maintenance Technician

We are looking for End-point Assessors in the North West but we also have positions in other areas so please contact us for more information. 

Key Accountabilities: 

  • Deliver high quality, end point assessments using SIAS assessment tests taking account of individual requirements to ensure valid assessment.
  • Work closely with SIAS and employers to plan and deliver end point assessment in line with mandatory test protocols.
  • Assess the performance of apprentices in accordance with published assessment and grading criteria and procedures, ensuring overall standards are maintained.
  • Assess the apprentice's work and provide structured feedback to SIAS
  • Ensure all EPA reports and assessment evidence is high quality and recorded accurately.
  • Follow the protocols set out in SIAS specifications, assessment materials and quality assurance protocols, relating to the End Point Assessment.
  • Maintain service-level agreements with regards to responding to EPA planning, operational activities, reports and submissions of assessment outcomes.
  • Report all risks and issues encountered during the end-point assessment to SIAS, including any suspected malpractice/maladministration.
  • Participate in training and standardisation activities with internal and external quality assurance.
  • Support SIAS, if necessary, with any appeals from apprentices, regarding assessment decisions.
  • Raise any conflicts of interest, including in relation to the independence of assessment.
  • Report and provide timely updates and respond to requests for information from the SIAS.
  • Evaluate assessment delivery and test design and respond to SIAS feedback to continuously improve the end point assessment experience for candidates and employers.
  • Implement feedback and development action points resulting from IQA sampling, observation of practice and standardisation themes to continuously improve the quality and rigour of end point assessment.
  • Contribute to the external quality assurance activities undertaken by the external quality assurance body.
  • Maintain and provide monthly evidence of ongoing, relevant Continuous Professional Development (CPD).
  • Arrange and travel to EPA appointments.
  • Maintain update to date Outlook calendar with availability to work.

Knowledge Skills and Qualifications

Essential

  • Occupationally relevant qualification in line with the requirements of the assessment plan being assessed-minimum level 3 in either:Electrical, Instrumentation and Control, Plant Operations, Wind Turbines, Mechanical ( see attached table of standards)
  • Experience of assessing staff or learner competence, at the level or above of the Standard.
  • Assessor qualification at Level 3 or above
  • Vocationally competent with recent continuing professional development and/or professionally registered.
  • Experience of current working practices in relevant occupational areas.
  • Experience of delivering/ assessing competence and knowledge within STEM sector.
  • Understanding of Apprenticeship Trailblazer developments and Standards.
  • DBS check required.
  • Full driving licence.
  • Familiar with Microsoft office applications.
  • Familiar with the use of video call applications. (Teams/Zoom)

Desirable

  • Health & Safety and E&D practices
  • IQA qualification
  • Experience of working for an exam board.

Remuneration

Associates will be self-employed on flexible contracts against a SIAS service level agreement. 

The delivery of EPA will take place at either the apprentice’s workplace or remotely using Microsoft Teams/Zoom. UK travel will be required.

Associates will receive an agreed rate for end point assessment to include expenses. Further details are available from SIAS.