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Subject Manager – Computer Science International Baccalaureate

The International Baccalaureate, a global leader in international education, are recruiting for a Subject Manager to lead the development of their Computer Science assessments.

  • Location: Hybrid with regular travel to Cardiff
  • Salary: £44,000

Who we are

The International Baccalaureate (IB) is a nonprofit foundation and global leader in international education — developing inquiring, knowledgeable, confident, and caring young people. Their programmes empower school-aged students to take ownership in their own learning and help them develop future-ready skills to make a difference and thrive in a world that changes fast.

The IB continuum of programmes is designed to develop well-rounded individuals who can respond to today’s challenges with optimism and an open mind.

For over 50 years, their four programmes have provided a solid, consistent framework and the flexibility to tailor students’ education according to their culture and context.

IB programmes enable teachers to develop resilient, self-motivated young people who have the knowledge, skills, and sense of purpose they need to thrive throughout their lives and contribute to making the world a better place.

About the role

The Subject Manager role is a significant position within the Assessment Division of the IB, supporting educational programmes by developing world-class academic assessments.

As a Computer Science expert, you will manage and support a team of contracted educators, including senior and chief examiners, to support the effective delivery of all stages of the assessment cycle.

This will include authoring assessment content, completion of standardisation prior to the launch of live marking, and conducting grade awarding to ensure all grades are fair to candidates.

You will also work in collaboration with specialist internal teams, to ensure the quality of assessment and the maintenance of standards over time. This includes the development of valid, authentic and manageable assessments and assessment models that make good use of opportunities offered by digital technology.

Who we are looking for

As the Subject Manager, you will be an expert in Computer Science in order to challenge and question the content of assessment materials developed by contracted educators.

Ideally, you will have a background in education and/or assessment development, but more importantly, you will have excellent project management and prioritisation skills.

You will have a keen eye for detail to ensure high-quality and compliant assessment materials are developed accurately and be able to analyse and draw conclusions from statistical information and data.

As Subject Manager, you will have excellent communication skills to develop relationships with a range of internal and external stakeholders, and the ability to motivate, direct and support others.

If you are looking to use your skills and knowledge to inspire and empower a new generation through education on a global scale, then get in touch today for more details.

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

Kristina Prestonkristina@peridotpartners.co.uk


If you would like to know more about this role please contact Kristina Preston

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    Closing date: 9 a.m. Thursday 5th October 2023
    First Stage Interviews: w/c 16th October 2023

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