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Product Development Officer SFJ Awards

SFJ Awards, an Ofqual regulated EPAO and awarding organisation are recruiting for a Product Development Officer to be part of the team developing their qualifications, EPA materials and other resources as they look to expand their current offering and enhance existing products.

  • Location: Hybrid (3 days office-based in Sheffield and 2 days home-based)
  • Salary: £30,000-£33,000
  • Closing date: Open process - rolling applications

About SFJ Awards

SFJ Awards is an Ofqual-regulated awarding organisation and EPAO, dedicated to supporting employers and training providers. We deliver world-class and high-quality qualifications and custom certification for learners through approved centres in England, Wales, Northern Ireland, and Scotland. Our learning and development programmes cover key public sector organisations including Policing, Fire & Rescue Services, Security, Healthcare, and many more.

We are also an Apprenticeship End-Point Assessment (EPA) organisation, approved by the Education and Skills Funding Agency, to deliver EPAs to apprentices for a growing number of apprenticeship standards in England.

SFJ Awards is part of the Workforce Development Trust Group, which includes Skills for Health, Skills for Justice and People 1st International.

The role

As the Product Development Officer you will support with the development of qualifications, assessment materials and related resources to ensure they meet regulatory, organisational and stakeholder requirements.

Working as part of a team under the Qualifications and Assessments Product Manager, you will liaise with and support a range of customers and stakeholder bodies to ensure the design of qualifications, accreditations and assessment materials align to the National Occupational Standards and End Point Assessment professional standards.

You will also assign work to external subject matter experts and associates involved in development activities, and liaise with them to ensure outputs meet requirements.

Your key responsibilities will include:

  • Working under the direction of the Qualifications and Assessments Product Manager to develop content for SFJ Awards qualifications, accreditation and assessment products.
  • Liaising with colleagues and external stakeholders to ensure that developed content meets with organisational and customer quality standards including, where relevant, regulatory body requirements.
  • Allocating work to and overseeing delivery by subject matter experts working with SFJ Awards on qualification content development and assessment products.

 Who we are looking for

To be considered for the role of Product Development Officer, you will need to have:

  • Previous experience developing qualifications or associated learning and assessment resources.
  • Good understanding of the principles that underlie credible, valid, and reliable assessment methodologies and have knowledge of regulatory requirements in regard to assessments.
  • Strong organisational and communication skills to gather, interpret and use the information from different sources to create, review and develop materials, as well as plan and manage multiple streams of work.
  • An excellent eye for detail, to ensure quality assurance standards are met and maintained.

You will also be comfortable and confident in recruiting and managing subject matter experts and associates.

If you are looking for an exciting new challenge in an inclusive, industry-focused awarding body, then please get in touch as we would love to hear from you.

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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