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Qualifications Manager LAMDA

LAMDA, an Ofqual regulated arts-based awarding organisation and higher education institute, are currently looking for a robust, creative and enthusiastic Qualification Manager to oversee the quality and development of assessments and qualifications.

  • Location: Hybrid- Office based 2 twice a week
  • Salary: £33,000 - £38,000

LAMDA is a world-leading conservatoire, which offers exceptional vocational training to actors, stage managers, technicians, directors and designers, regardless of their background or economic circumstances.

They are also an awarding organisation, offering world-renowned qualifications in communication and performance and inspiring the next generation of confident communicators through their examinations in drama, literature and poetry. LAMDA believes drama has the power to transform lives wanting more people to share in this experience through training, qualifications, work, productions and facilities.

The role of Qualification Manager offers the chance for someone with prior experience in speech, communication, drama or performance teaching and knowledge of assessment methodologies or qualification development to use their project management skills to develop new syllabi, qualifications and assessments.

Ideally you will have strong knowledge of graded examinations and experience of working with regulatory frameworks.

Administering over 125,000 exams annually, on an international scale, requires an individual with the ability to lead on the research and development of qualifications and relevant syllabuses, alongside working collaboratively with internal and external stakeholders in relation to the quality, content and design of all qualifications; actively ensuring all are fit for purpose.

You will be at the forefront of ensuring collaborative and innovative ideas are birthed to ensure learners and centres achieve remarkable outcomes and sustain positive working relationships with internal and external stakeholders.

This role will have direct management responsibility for a team of Qualification, Assessment and Publication officers, thus providing the opportunity to showcase your managerial skills.

With the potential for career growth and development, this is your opportunity to take a step up and use your passion for improving Qualifications to make an impact at this first class awarding body.

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

Natasha Moiba| natasha@peridotpartners.co.uk

Polly Mortimer | polly@peridotpartners.co.uk


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

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LAMDA is a leader in performing arts training and strives for excellence in every facet of our organisation.

Founded in 1861, LAMDA (London Academy of Music & Dramatic Art) is a world-leading conservatoire offering exceptional vocational training to actors, stage managers, technicians, and directors. In addition to six validated degree programmes, LAMDA offers a Foundation Diploma and a number of validated semester and summer short courses.

In July 2018, LAMDA joined the register of Higher Education Providers, a key step towards achieving degree awarding powers. LAMDA will now operate independently from the Conservatoire of Dance and Drama, receiving funding directly from the Office for Students.

The works of the academy are complemented by that of LAMDA Examinations, through which LAMDA offers a drama and communications-based syllabus leading to accredited and non-accredited awards in the UK and overseas.

In 2017, LAMDA moved into its new £28.2m centre for world-leading drama training. LAMDA’s new home features ten large training and rehearsal studios, three theatres – the 200 seat Sainsbury Theatre, 120-seat Carne Studio Theatre, the Linbury Studio, and a fully equipped digital and audio suite. In January 2018, LAMDA alumni Benedict Cumberbatch was appointed the Academy’s President.

LAMDA Alumni include Nikki Amuka-Bird, Patricia Hodge, Janet Suzman, Chiwetel Ejofor, Jeremy Irvine, Rory Kinnear, Harriet Walter, Rose Leslie, Paterson Joseph, David Oyelowo, Katherine Parkinson, Toby Stephens, David Suchet, Sam Claflin, Leah Harvey, and Ruth Wilson, among many others.

Our accessibility provisions include:

  • Step-free access to the building, accessible workstations (e.g. desk, office), and step-free access to all key meeting rooms and toilets.
  • Papers and materials can be presented in different formats if needed.

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

Natasha Moiba| natasha@peridotpartners.co.uk

Polly Mortimer | polly@peridotpartners.co.uk

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

    Natasha Moiba| natasha@peridotpartners.co.uk

    Polly Mortimer | polly@peridotpartners.co.uk

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    Closing date: 9 a.m. Wednesday 13th July 2022


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