Assessment Solutions Consultant (CHI-565)
Region
East Asia
Country / Territory
China
Location
Shanghai
Department
English & Exams
Job Category
Exams
Pay Band
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Vacancy Description
Contract: 1 year fixed term contract| Salary: Examiner Pay Scale| Location: Flexible Location| Deadline for Applications: 5th Dec 2019 (23:59 UK Time)
 
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Assessment Solutions Consultant (CHI-565)

 

ABOUT THE DEPARTMENT/TEAM

 

China is one of British Council’s largest exams operations, delivering extensive international exams to individuals, institutions, schools and corporate clients in mainland China. By providing access to highly valued UK qualifications, with the reassurance of integrity, we build on the UK’s reputation for world-class educational standards. Core tests we administer include IELTS, Aptis, and a wide range of academic and professional qualifications (Distribution Exams stream). The Distribution Exams stream in China encompasses school exams, professional exams, and university exams and is a critical part of our exams business.

 

 

WHAT YOU WILL BE DOING AND WHY

 

In this role, you will contribute to language assessment thought leadership and knowledge-building across the East Asia region and provide professionalised support for product development, key research projects and income and impact targets.

It is designed to provide key support for test development, assessment products and service such as learning and practice materials, to support relevant research projects, deliver training as the duty of solutions assessor. 

You will have opportunities to ultilise contemporary language assessment, educational and teaching knowledge in an accurate and flexible way to provide appropriate solutions and interventions. You will also be implementing interventions from the portfolio of assessment products and training solutions, e.g. workshops and presentations, in a way that is suitable to the target audience.

 


WHAT IS INTERESTING ABOUT IT

 

You will have chances to provide direct assessment product and service support for clients. You will also feedback on additional learning and opportunities from interacting with existing and prospective clients leading to better understanding of market and client needs.

You can take pride in the fact that you will be part of a team that enables the British Council to meet its objectives and gives all our customers an exceptional experience. You will also be able to join regular professional development, training and skills programmes to develop your experience and skills. 

You will be entitled with 22 days annual leave package, flexible working hours, possible career development opportunities. 

 

 

WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR

 

To qualify for the role, you will need to have:

 

1.English at Proficiency Level C2;Other East Asian language at B1 is preferrable

2.5+ years in a language teaching role & 2+ years in a language assessment role post certificate level qualification in language teaching e.g. CELTA or similar

3.Bachelor’s degree (ideally in a subject relevant to language teaching, education, assessment)

4.Proven experience of workshop facilitation in education contexts

5.Working knowledge of test development processes


Our work makes a lasting difference by building more inclusive societies and supporting people’s prospects.

 

Together, we can do more.

 

IMPORTANT NOTES

This is a non-teaching, locally contracted post with no relocation benefits. A local package and benefits will apply, including annual leave and other entitlements; this will vary depending on where the person is based.


NEXT STEPS

 

For more information please see Role profile and British Council Generic Behaviours 

 

Internal candidates only: please remember to include the full version of your most recent end-of-year-record of performance and confirm when the system prompts you to, that you have discussed the application with your line manager. 

 

 

ABOUT THE BRITISH COUNCIL


The British Council is the United Kingdom’s international organisation for cultural relations and educational opportunities. Founded in 1934, we are a UK charity governed by Royal Charter and a UK public body. We work to change lives by creating opportunities for people to learn and develop. We work with over 100 countries across the world in the fields of arts and culture, English language, education and civil society. Last year we reached over 75 million people directly and 758 million people overall including online, broadcasts and publications

Valuing diversity is essential to the British Council’s work. We aim to abide by and promote equality legislation by following both the letter and the spirit of it to try and avoid unjustified discrimination, recognizing discrimination as a barrier to equality of opportunity, inclusion and human rights.

 

All staff worldwide is required to ensure their behavior is consistent with our policies.

 

The British Council is a full member of Keeping Children Safe (KCS) and has achieved level 1 child safe certification. We believe that all children have the right to be protected from all forms of abuse as set out in article 19, UNCRC, 1989 and that every child matters - everywhere in the world. In line with the British Council's Child Protection policy, any appointment is contingent on thorough checks including criminal record checks, in line with legal requirements.

KINDLY TAKE NOTE

While various measures have been put in place by the government to help curb pollution in China, there are still potential health issues associated with the poorer air quality. The British Council does its utmost to provide a working environment that minimises employees’ exposure to pollutants, however, anyone wishing to work in the cities of Shanghai, Beijing, Guangzhou or Chongqing should be aware of the situation.