What it’s about
The Research Division conducts and publishes authoritative research in order to validate, improve and develop Cambridge Assessment’s products and services, and to influence thinking and policy on educational assessment.
We research a wide range of assessment issues working with colleagues across the Group to provide a sound evidence base.
This particular job is about applying your quantitative research skills to help ensure that the tests, examinations and other forms of assessment offered by Cambridge Assessment are reliable, useful and fair.
For example, this may include research into the on-going issues of how to ensure that examinations remain equally difficult over time, how to ensure the accuracy of marking, and understanding the impact of policy changes upon students.
In addition, your work will contribute to knowledge in the assessment field more widely.
What you’ll be doing
Your principal accountabilities will be to :
What we’re looking for
Skills and behaviours
Who we are
Cambridge Assessment is Europe's largest assessment group, incorporating three major awarding bodies. It plays a leading role in researching, developing and delivering assessment to eight million candidates in 170 countries every year.
The Group is a department of the University of Cambridge and a not-for-profit organisation.
This is an excellent opportunity to join a market leader and be rewarded with valuable learning opportunities, a competitive salary and benefits.
In addition to a competitive salary, we offer a comprehensive package of benefits to help with your life both inside and outside of work :
Discounted access to the University of Cambridge Sport Centre, along with various other local gyms.
Work / life balance is important to us here at Cambridge Assessment, and we offer all our colleagues a range of flexible working options, which suit both the business and the employee.
So please let us know of any flexible working requirements when applying and we can see how we can support you.
We know that diversity of thinking, backgrounds and approaches lead to innovation and create an atmosphere where everyone’s contribution is valued.
As well as wanting to create diverse teams, we also value diversity in the way our people approach their work. Work / life balance is important to us at Cambridge Assessment and we offer our colleagues a range of flexible working options according to the needs of the business and the individual, so please let us know of any flexible working requirements when applying and we can see how we can support you.
The closing date for receipt of applications is 05 / 12 / 2019 and interviews will be held on 17th December 2019 .
If you’re successful at interview stage we will ask you to undergo background screening (carried out by Credence Background Screening Ltd), to ensure that all information provided to us is accurate.
We wish you all the very best with your application.
CAMBRIDGE ASSESSMENT IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES EMPLOYER
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