Vacancy: Curriculum Programmes Manager, Cambridge, UK

Vacancy: Curriculum Programmes Manager, Cambridge, UK

Posted on: Jun.18.2021

The Organisation

We are an international exams group designing and delivering assessments to over 8 million learners in over 170 countries. We are committed to ensuring that all our assessments are fair, have sound ethical underpinning, and operate according to the highest technical standards.

The Business Unit

Cambridge International prepares school students for life, helping them develop an informed curiosity and a lasting passion for learning. We are part of Cambridge Assessment, a department of the University of Cambridge.

Our international qualifications are recognised by the world's best universities and employers, giving students a wide range of options in their education and career. As a not-for-profit organisation, we devote our resources to delivering high-quality educational programmes that can unlock learners' potential.

An increasingly important part of our activity involves working with ministries and other agencies on major education reform projects, for example designing and developing curriculum, assessment and professional development products for their specific needs.


The Role

This vacancy is within the Curriculum Programmes team. We work with groups of schools and national bodies in a range of countries aiming to improve their education systems as part of education reform projects. We are also responsible for the development of our Primary and Lower Secondary curricula and the related supporting materials and documentation. This wide-ranging work includes developing curricula, support materials for teachers, training for teachers and other bespoke solutions to meet specific needs.

You will coordinate the development and review of curricula and support materials across the 4-18 age range as well as, from time to time, other developments as required.

You will source the appropriate consultants for this work, ensuring they are fully briefed and complete the work to a high standard. Further, you will develop and maintain relationships with internal and external stakeholders, such as colleagues in other areas of our project work or representatives of our customers. You will also lead on complex projects where you will be required to manage several team members working on a range of subjects, whilst meeting tight deadlines to high quality standards.

What we are looking for

You will be educated at least to degree level (or equivalent) and are fluent in reading, writing and speaking Arabic. You will have experience of working in the education sector and bring excellent knowledge and understanding to the developments you will manage in this role. A background in curriculum and/or support material development would be preferable. You will have a good understanding of one or more science subjects and how they are taught to different age groups internationally.

In addition, you should have previous experience of identifying and managing teams of consultants. The confidence and ability to run your own projects is essential as you will also be required to co-ordinate the work of others in the team across a range of subjects.

Your degree should be in a science subject and/or you should have teaching experience in science at either primary or secondary level. A further degree in social science or education would be desirable.

Benefits

*In addition to a competitive salary, we offer a comprehensive package of benefits to help with your life both inside and outside of work:
*Generous contributory pension
*28 days annual leave, plus bank holidays
*Annual performance related bonus and increases (discretionary)
*Employee discount and cash back scheme at 2,500 retailers
*Cycle scheme
*Season Ticket Loan
*Subsidised staff restaurants
*Discounted access to the University of Cambridge Sport Centre, along with various other local gyms.

We know that diversity of thinking, backgrounds and approaches lead to innovation and create an atmosphere where everyone's contribution is valued. As well as wanting to create diverse teams, we also value diversity in the way our people approach their work. Work/life balance is important to us at Cambridge Assessment and we offer our colleagues a range of flexible working options according to the needs of the business and the individual, so please let us know of any flexible working requirements when applying and we can see how we can support you.

The closing date for receipt of applications is 27 June 2021 and interviews will be held in week commencing 5 July.

To apply, please upload your CV and covering letter via the apply button

If you're successful at interview stage we will ask you to undergo background screening (carried out by Credence Background Screening Ltd), to ensure that all information provided to us is accurate. We wish you all the very best with your application.

The University of Cambridge will be bringing together its publishing and assessment operations to create a single organisation from 1 August 2021. Cambridge University Press and Cambridge Assessment publish and create world-leading content and examinations that are used across more than 170 countries.

The move is in response to a growing desire from learners, teachers and researchers to engage with Cambridge in a joined up digital way, and the demand for innovative products that combine expertise in learning and assessment. The new organisation will have the capabilities to provide world leading assessment, learning and academic research offerings globally, under the Cambridge brand and backed by first class teaching and research departments.

CAMBRIDGE ASSESSMENT IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES EMPLOYER


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