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Assessment Officer
Temp for 12 months
Blended Manchester/Home based
£14.27 per hour

This is a senior self-directed role, requiring someone who has excellent attention to detail, is very organised and used to; planning and managing their own work load, working to lots of conflicting deadlines, working with other team members and departments to deliver high quality work.

The role uses bespoke exam management systems and lots of complex Excel workbooks, so needs someone who is comfortable with technology and Excel.




Job purpose

The purpose of the role is to assist in the development of the Professional and Linguistic Assessment Board exams, the Tests of Competence, Assurance Assessment and Revalidation Assessment.

Main responsibilities

1 Manage the item banks to ensure they are fit for purpose and are updated regularly by developing and managing an ongoing events programme. This includes item writing, pilots, editing and standard setting days.
2 Liaise with stakeholders and generate draft tests which panel members/clinicians will review and sign off.
3 Seek and evaluate feedback from associates and staff on tests and items used in tests to support continuous improvement.
4 Update stations/questions after pilots and live tests if relevant feedback is received from assessors/role players/statistical data.
5 Complete statistical reporting for OSCE, single best answer and simulated surgery assessments, to be included in assessment reports.
6 Produce reports on the outcomes of PLAB tests, Tests of Competence, Assurance Assessments and the Revalidation Assessment.
7 Support the work of the team through effective communication with the Panels.
8 Draft papers for the Panel meetings and other documents and correspondence as required, such as the annual report to the Strategy & Policy Board.
9 Take minutes and follow up actions that arise from panel meetings and record and maintain records of attendance.
10 Advertise and recruit volunteers and assessors for events where needed. Manage the events and recruitment databases. Manage the events programme to ensure outputs meet volume and quality standards.
11 Evaluate the relative success of events to feed into continuous improvement activity.
12 Organise, set up and run pilot days, item/OSCE writing days and standard setting days which will include; preparing and editing OSCE and question paperwork, organising equipment, booking rooms and catering, and liaising with relevant stakeholders and arranging IT requirements.

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