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Head of Assessment Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport

The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport are recruiting for a new role, Head of Assessment, to develop and maintain an outstanding portfolio of relevant and accessible assessments due to their exponential growth in professional qualifications and investment in assessment methodology.

  • Location: Home based with at least 8 days a month in the head office in Corby, Northamptonshire.
  • Salary: £55,000

The Head of Assessment is an exciting new role, managing a small team to develop and maintain an outstanding portfolio of relevant and accessible assessments for professional qualifications to test competency appropriately across the UK and globally to support professionalism across Supply Chain, Logistics and Transport.

You will have responsibility for managing the design and coordination of innovative and high-quality assessments, which secure an appropriate balance between validity, comparability and reliability in order to meet the requirements of the Department for Education, Ofqual, CCEA and Qualifications Wales, and to meet the needs of students, universities, and employers across the profession.

Following the fast-tracked launch of their revised professional competence qualification CILT UK Awarding Organisation have grown from 40 to over 100  Learning Partners within a year and are involved in supporting governments and the Department for Transport in professionalising the profession.

This is an exciting time to join the CILT UK as Head of Assessment as their growth continues, you will have the opportunity to grow and develop the role to reach untapped potential and be involved in the new technological investments they are currently making to their assessment methodology.


Who we are looking for

As Head of Assessment, you will be confident in the processes of assessment development to identify and develop appropriate assessment methodologies and assessment support materials, particularly e-enabled products and systems where appropriate.

You will manage the relevant processes and procedures to ensure consistency of assessment practice year on year, in and across the awarding organisation, learning partners and examiners, including standardisation.

You will also have experience in quality standards and policy to ensure that internal and external procedures are followed, and systems are kept up to date, appropriate and accurate.

The Head of Assessment will be responsible for leading a team as well as assessment specialists, and other external suppliers working on the production of assessment content and supporting activities, you will therefore need to motivate and lead effectively, setting the direction of one or more function and promoting collaboration across formal boundaries; and communicate in a compelling and influential way adapting the style and message to a diverse internal or external audience in an inclusive and accessible way.

This is an exciting opportunity for an assessment specialist looking to grow a team and key function of CILT UK, using your project management skills to lead the improvement of the student or customer experience and promote an inclusive environment for students, colleagues and customers.

Closing date: Monday 15th November 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 Logistics and Transport (CILT) is the chartered body for professionals involved in the movement of goods and people and their associated supply chains.

We bring together the five distinct communities of Logistics & Freight Movement, People Mobility, Planning in Transport, Operations and Supply Chain Management and Sustainability & the Global Community and provide specialist activities and multi-sector engagement through their associated forums and policy groups.

First established in 1919, The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport in the UK is a registered charity and part of the CILT UK international family with over 33,000 members in countries across the world.

Our mission is to promote Logistics, Transport and their associated Supply Chain Operations to society as a whole and to ensure our members are equipped with the Knowledge, Networks and Know-How to succeed in a fast paced and changing world.

We do this by:

Connection: Networking and sharing of good practice and innovations with professionals from across multiple sectors and modes through regional and national events, our Young Professionals and special interest groups.

Professional voice: Representing and promoting the membership and profession through our publications and policy.

Professional Recognition: For members to be recognised as professionals by attaining and retaining membership, including chartered status.

Personal Development: Career advancement through Continuing Professional Development, education, qualifications, networking, mentoring and knowledge sharing.


This is an accessibility statement from Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (UK).

Conformance Status

The Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) defines requirements for designers and developers to improve accessibility for people with disabilities. It defines three levels of conformance: Level A, Level AA, and Level AAA. CILT(UK) is partially conformant with WCAG 2.1 level AA. Partially conformant means that some parts of the content do not fully conform to the accessibility standard.


We welcome your feedback on the accessibility of CILT(UK). Please let us know if you encounter accessibility barriers on CILT(UK):

Phone: 01536 740100

E-mail: info@ciltuk.org.uk

Visitor Address: Earlstrees Court

We try to respond to feedback within 2 working days.

We offer the following amenities:

  • Our buildings and facilities have step-free access
  • We have meeting rooms that support hearing loops
  • 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, 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 fulfill your needs.



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    Closing date: Monday 15th November 2021

    Candidates informed of outcome: By 5 pm, Friday 19th November 2021

    First Stage Interviews: Friday 26th November 2021

    Second Stage Interviews: Friday 3rd December 2021

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