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Head of Learning and Assessment Qualsafe

Qualsafe are recruiting for a Head of Learning and Assessment to shape the strategic direction of their product portfolio and lead their qualification development and e-learning teams to identify new opportunities and bring together different business areas.

  • Location: Home-based (with occasional office attendance in Bradford)
  • Salary: Up to £55,000

Qualsafe Awards is one of the largest awarding organisations in the UK with a secure reputation for providing excellent customer care, streamlined processes and the highest quality service.

Having recently become an EPAO, Qualsafe are now looking to grow their reach and devise new and innovative products to expand into new markets as well as enhance their offering in the first aid and health sectors.

The Head of Learning and Assessment will lead the development and delivery of all learning and assessment products and services by having responsibility for the day to day management of the Qualification Development team and the Digital and e-Learning Design team.

As someone who has proven experience in the development of vocational qualifications and assessments within an awarding organisation you will impact on the organisational strategy by leading the learning and assessment design strategy and delivery, shaping the current and future qualifications portfolio.

As the Head of Learning and Assessment you will identify new opportunities that fit with Qualsafe’s existing customer base and portfolio, as well as look at new markets and client bases outside of their current first aid and health sectors.

You will lead an overall of 9, the qualifications team of 7 who are responsible for designing, developing and awards all of Qualsafe’s Awards’ qualifications, end point assessment products and digital learning/assessment solutions, and the Digital and e-Learning Design team of 2 who are responsible for designing and developing high quality e-learning courses and digital solutions that align to both unregulated training and regulated qualifications.

The teams have previously been under different functions so as the Head of Learning and Assessment, you will bring the two together to support each other in the design and development of products, as well as bring approaches to design and development up to date, improving and refining processes. You will have previous team management experience in order to support and develop the teams as individuals, understanding their different approaches and personalities.

If you are someone looking to make an organisational impact as well as have ownership over product direction and strategy then please get in touch today for more details:

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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About Qualsafe Ltd

The Qualsafe businesses include:

Qualsafe Awards is one of the largest Awarding Organisations in the UK and has been shortlisted for the Federation of Awarding Bodies (FAB) Awarding Organisation of the Year Award in both 2015 & 2016. With extensive industry knowledge and over a decade of experience, Qualsafe Awards has worked hard to secure a reputation for providing excellent customer care, streamlined processes and the highest quality service.

Qualsafe Shop (Qualsafe.com) publishes a range of first aid and safety training books, and supplies training and medical equipment to the training and education sector. Established over 13 years ago, Qualsafe.com is now the leading provider of First Aid training books in the UK.

Qualsafe Academy supports Training Centres registered with us, by providing them with everything they need to deliver, assess and quality assure high quality training solutions to their learners. The Academy offers a range of resources for Trainers and IQAs (Internal Quality Assurance) to gain the skills and qualifications needed to assist them in every aspect of their career.

In addition to Qualsafe Ltd, First on Scene Training Services Ltd also has an administrative base in our Bradford offices. Established and run by experienced Ambulance Service Paramedics, First on Scene is a high quality first aid training company that offers a wide range of regulated qualifications. Formed with the aim of improving the standard of first aid training and with decades of expertise, we are now widely regarded as one of the UK’s leading first aid and safety training providers.

Our Values

The Qualsafe values help us articulate to each other and to our customers what is important to us here and they underpin how we do our jobs.

Passionately setting standards – We are passionate about raising the bar.

Customer-first – We strive to make things better and easier for our customers.

Do the right thing – We get the right results the right way, For each other, our community and the world around us.

Succeed together – We celebrate team success by building trust, collaborating and valuing each other.

Constant desire to innovate – We believe in new ideas and making them happen.

Accessibility at Qualsafe

We have a robust track record of supporting employees with differing needs, be that physical or mental illness (reasonable workplace adjustments like IT equipment/desks/chairs etc to accessing and paying for counselling and other MH services for people who require this support).

We have a Wellbeing policy and undertake different initiatives throughout the year where employees can get involved.

We work in partnership with individuals to understand what and how we can best support them in the workplace. That goes for job applicants as well as current employees.

Some examples of our accessibility provisions include:

  • Accessibility dogs are welcome.
  • Working patterns and locations can be adjusted.
  • Step-free access to the building, all key meeting rooms and bathrooms, and an accessible workstation.
  • Papers and materials can be presented in different formats.
  • A sign language interpreter can be accessed for interview.
  • Interviews can be held in meeting rooms that support hearing loops.

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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: Monday 15th August 2022

    First stage interviews: w/c Monday 22nd August 2022

    Second stage interviews: w/c Monday 29th August 2022


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