Assessment Production Team Manager- Fixed Term Contract

Job summary
Two year fixed term contract

We are an independent education charity and the largest provider of academic qualifications taught in schools and colleges. We set and mark the papers for around half of all GCSEs and A-levels and nearly two million students sit our exams every summer. At AQA we employ over 1,000 people, as well as the 30,000 people who mark, moderate and work with us to deliver our qualifications. We have offices in Guildford, Manchester, Harrogate, London and Bath.

We’re looking for an exceptional person to manage a team responsible for delivering, on time and error free, question papers and other assessment materials needed by students and teachers. You’ll bring your proven track record of people development, stakeholder management and operational excellence, and you’ll be eager to share this with the teams.

The role will include:

•demonstrating strong people management skills
•motivating and coaching team members to deliver operational excellence
•managing the workflow and performance of the team
•managing through change whilst assessing risks and issues
•inspiring teams to give their best, role-modelling exemplary leadership and management skills
•working collaboratively across teams
•engaging and inspiring people at all levels within the organisation.

What’s in it for you?
We recognise the contribution our people make, and in return we are proud to offer an extensive reward and benefit package, including:

•a core 35 hour working week
•25 days annual leave rising to 30 days, plus all Bank Holidays and additional Christmas leave
•five paid days per year for voluntary service
•a contributory pension scheme
•an enhanced maternity/paternity and sick pay scheme
•a Ride to Work scheme
•an on-site staff restaurant

How to apply

To apply, please submit your CV and a covering letter stating why you think you are suitable for the role and your salary expectations via our website.

Closing date for application is 10:00 on Friday 14th December 2018 however we reserve the right to review applications as we receive them and if a suitable candidate has been identified, the advert may be expired before the closing date.

Please note that due to the high volume of applications we receive we are unable to provide feedback on unsuccessful applications.

AQA is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community. AQA is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and post holders to share this commitment. Our Safeguarding Policy is available on our website.