Quality and Standards Specialist (IQA) - Accountancy
Are you curious, supportive and determined with a keen eye for detail, to continually improve assessment and verification processes? Do you have previous experience of standardisation and the ability to support our Accountancy Apprenticeships team to meet and exceed awarding body requirements?
Here at Babington we pride ourselves on delivering robust training programmes across a variety of professional sectors nationally and are looking for an experienced Quality and Standards Specialist/IQA with extensive experience in the Accountancy sector. As a QSS you will be a fundamental part of the Quality and Service Standards team and provide an exceptional service to all colleagues across the wider business with standardisation of assessment and verification practices.
If you have a passion for quality, a sound understanding of Internal Quality Assurance of Assessment Processes and Practices and a willingness to work on a remote basis with occasional travel and want to be part of Babington's journey of Developing Better Futures, then we want to hear from you!!
Summary of role
Standardisation of delivery, improvement of internal practice and raising quality across the group in line with external and regulatory requirements
Brief summary of principle accountabilities
Act as a subject matter expert for your area of expertise and maintain high levels of CPD.
Oversee Apprenticeship standards and necessary requirements per sector to ensure timely and positive outcomes.
Support and advise operational teams on best practice in preparation of EPA.
Liaise regularly with the Quality and Standards Manager to continuously improve Assessment and verification processes and practice across the organisation in line with company strategy (IQA).
Support the Quality and Standards Manager with annual Self-Assessment processes and outputs.
Support a range of departments to ensure standardisation of assessment/verification practices and meet awarding body requirements.
Lead on regular standardisation meetings.
Co-ordinate assessment observation processes.
Brief person specification Essential (E) Desirable (D)
Accounts qualifications up to level 7 (AAT/ACCA/CIMA) (D)
Accounts qualifications up to level 4 (AAT) (E)
Grade A-C GCSE in English and maths or equivalent (E)
Level 4 Internal Quality Assurance of Assessment Processes and Practice (IQA) (E)
Level 3 Award in Education & Training or equivalent teaching qualification or willingness to acquire one (D)
Level 2 Functional Skills qualification or equivalent E)
Level 3 Leadership and Management or equivalent qualification or willingness to acquire one?(D)
Skills and experience
Experience within Accounts or Accounts qualifications up to level 7 (AAT/ACCA/CIMA) (E)
Experience of working in an educational environment working as an IQA and assessor
Experience of quality assuring a range of assessment methods including on and offline assessment using e-portfolios and online/on demand testing
Experience of Data/MI analysis linked to business improvement
Experience of initiating, implementing and improving new working arrangements for qualifications assurance
Experience of working in an educational environment and delivery of educational programmes
Experience of supporting Ofsted inspections and Ofsted compliant activities
Ability to deliver to agreed targets
IT literate and proficient in Microsoft Office particularly the Word, Excel and Outlook
Bupa Healthcare - Cash plan
25 Days annual leave plus Bank holidays
Additional annual leave purchase scheme
Employer Pension contribution
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