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Product Development Managers Skills and Education Group

Skills and Education Group Awards are recruiting two Product Development Managers to join their growing team and focus on enhancing their portfolios.

  • Location: Nottingham / Hybrid
  • Salary: £37,500

Who we are

The Skills and Education Group provides high-quality services centred on collaboration, responsiveness and diversity. They form lasting strategic partnerships with their membership and create opportunities in the wider education and skills sector to support the development of the workforce.

The Skills and Education Group Awards provide first-class support and services to the educational sector, offering qualifications and assessments regulated by CCEA, Ofqual and Qualifications Wales, along with a range of non-regulated provisions.

Through their awarding organisations, they support all learners to achieve their full potential, no matter what their age background or ability.

About the role

Skills and Education Group Awards are recruiting two Product Development Managers to join their growing team and project manage a dedicated portfolio of products across a variety of industry sectors.

You will each manage an individual portfolio of products, working with partners, stakeholders and specialists to manage the lifecycle of review and development projects, assessment strategies, e-enabled systems and regulatory requirements.

This will include developing and delivering an annual plan linked to the product strategy including the review, re-development, development and research required for your own portfolio.

You will identify and submit recommendations and business cases, effectively source, commission and manage specialists, and foster effective working relationships. Additionally, you will attend relevant meetings with trade bodies, employers and centres.

As a Product Development Manager, you will be responsible for and manage the preparation, revision and re-submission of evidence, including specifications to meet company, regulatory and stakeholder requirements. You will also take charge of proposing assessment strategies for products and developing methodologies that maximise the use of appropriate e-enabled systems.

Who we are looking for

The successful candidate will have experience of different assessment methods, types and practices employed in the 14–19-year-old and 19+ education sectors.

You must have a general assessment or qualification development experience. You will also need excellent project management skills to prioritise, plan and organise day-to-day activities, ensuring efficient and effective performance. Additionally, you must be confident with using a variety of IT systems.

Experience in managing focus groups and specialists whilst building strong relationships with trade bodies, employers and centres, is a must. Excellent communication skills to present information logically and concisely in ways that promote understanding and achieve collaborative and effective working is also essential.

This is an exciting opportunity for someone who is looking to join an organisation focused on providing educational products to enhance social mobility through education.


  • UK public holidays plus six additional ‘discretionary days’ to be taken on days determined by the organisation.
  • 25 days’ annual leave.
  • A workplace pension with an employer contribution of 6% and an employee contribution of 3%.
  • Death in service benefit of 3 x annual salary.
  • Employee Assistance Programme (EAP).
  • Access to Smart Health from AIG, giving 24/7 GP access and other health benefits.
  • Voluntary health cash plan.
  • Access to a salary-sacrifice electric vehicle scheme, on completion of successful probation (subject to financial viability).
  • Access to training and development courses.
  • Free tea and coffee.
  • Free on-site parking.

Learn more about working at Skills and Education Group here 

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

Polly Mortimer | polly@peridotpartners.co.uk


If you would like to know more about this role please contact Polly Mortimer

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