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Awarding Lead- Assessment | CIPS- Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply

The Awarding Lead- Assessment, will be responsible for the management of CIPS’s Corporate Award Programme, working on an international scale with large corporate organisations to ensure the integrity and quality of assessments.

  • Location: Lincolnshire/Homebased
  • Salary: £29,277 - £34,768

About the role:

As Awarding Lead- Assessment you will be responsible for the assessment activity for the Corporate Award Programme.

This is a key growth programme for CIPS and you will be responsible for 50 assessors, plus the recruitment and training of further additions to the network.

You will ensure the quality of assessments through leading standardisation and moderation processes, ensuring that candidates receive an equal standard of feedback.

As Awarding Lead- Assessment, you will also be responsible for making fair decisions on queries around reasonable adjustments and special considerations, as well as agreeing action plans to resolve/prevent exceptions such as malpractice.

You will need to liaise with international Programme Leads and have a patient and understanding approach to cultural differences whilst maintaining a set standard of integrity across all assessments.


Who we are looking for

As Awarding Lead- Assessment you will have demonstrable experience of working in an awarding body, or educational environment such as further ror higher education in order to have an excellent understanding of assessment validity.

You will have experience in implementing and managing quality assurance processes, including being involved in moderation and standardisation.

You will have excellent communication and relationship building skills to work cross organisationally, as well as with customers, learners and assessors on an international basis.


Finally you will be someone who enjoys a diverse role and can manage multiple priorities to an exceptional standard.

This is a real opportunity to take ownership of a key growth area, as well as join an organisation who are investing in modernising infrastructure and developing their staff.

Closing date: 4pm, Friday 24th September 2021

For further information about the role, or to arrange a confidential discussion, please contact our advising consultants at Peridot Partners:

Kristina Preston | kristina@peridotpartners.co.uk

Polly Mortimer | polly@peridotpartners.co.uk


If you would like to know more about this role please contact Kristina Preston

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The Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply (CIPS) is the leading independent global body representing the procurement and supply profession. CIPS has a global community of over 200,000 in over 150 countries, including senior business people, high-ranking civil servants and leading academics.

We set the Global Standard in procurement and supply management and are an awarding organisation recognised by regulatory authorities. Learn more here.

Holder of a Royal Charter, CIPS is a not-for-profit organisation with offices around the world. We reinvest our income to advance global best practice.

CIPS is the world’s largest organisation dedicated to the profession, with a global community of over 70,000 members.

Our Mission is to be the authority that leads global excellence in procurement and supply. To enhance an individual’s and organisation’s professional capability and by doing so, protect the public from poor procurement and supply processes.


CIPS is a great place to work and there has never been a more interesting or important time to join us as we expand our global reach, targeting new markets and new offices around the world. We ensure that our purpose is to champion balanced working lives and reflect the standards we set, in our own organisation. We’re passionate about developing our people and offer a wide range of benefits and professional development opportunities.

As an employer CIPS enables individual and team development to ensure high levels of engagement and collaborative working. CIPS was voted no.81 in The Sunday Times ‘Best 100 Companies to work for’ in the not-for-profit sector, with a one to watch rating.

Procurement and supply management has a major impact on organisational profitability and efficiency, and CIPS offers a range of training and solutions for procurement and supply excellence in areas such as people, processes and performance.

CIPS exists for the public good, and with charitable status, promotes,develops and offers the highest standards of professional skill, ability and integrity among all those engaged in procurement and supply chain management. CIPS assists individuals, organisations and the profession as a whole.

We offer the following amenities:

  • Our buildings and facilities have step-free access
  • Accessibility dogs are always welcome on our premises
  • Papers and materials can be presented in different formats if needed
  • We would be happy to source a sign language interpreter if required
  • We provide a flexible working environment, as well as work patterns including locations

If you have any further needs around accessibility, please get in touch with Kristina for a confidential chat on how we can best fulfil your needs.

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    For further information about the role, or to arrange a confidential discussion, please contact our advising consultants at Peridot Partners:

    Kristina Preston | kristina@peridotpartners.co.uk

    Polly Mortimer | polly@peridotpartners.co.uk

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    Closing date: 4pm, Friday 24th September 2021

    First Stage Interviews: w/c 4th October


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