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Assessment / Question Writer - Pharmacy

Job Summary

These posts are being recruited as part of the development of end-point assessment materials for the following apprenticeship standards:

  • Level 2 Pharmacy Services Assistant
  • Level 3 Pharmacy Technician

We are looking for individuals to support the development of assessment content, including multiple-choice questions. 

LOCATION: Remote / home-based 

CONTRACT TYPE: Contracted services (self-employed)

SALARY:  Payment will be based on a rate per assessment paper, with accompanying mark scheme. (Reasonable travel and expenses paid in addition to agreed rate).

The key functions of the writing/reviewing post include:

  • Produce assessment content (question papers/tasks and mark schemes) that meet the relevant assessment strategies and Open Awards qualification and assessment specification requirements
  • Review assessment content (question papers/tasks and mark schemes) to ensure they meet the relevant assessment strategies  and Open Awards qualification and assessment specification requirements
  • Submit assessment content in the required format, within agreed timescales
  • Provide additional assessment content as required, including document/image sources and details of copyright permission, as required
  • Attend Qualification Paper Evaluation Committees (QPECs) - either in-person at OA Head Office in Speke or remotely via teleconference facilities*
  • Liaise with Assessment Leads, Lead Markers and Open Awards' Development Officers, and amend own content in response to feedback
  • Attend training and standardisation activities as required - either in-person at OA Head Office in Speke or remotely via teleconference facilities*

Required Skills and Experience:

  • Experience of writing and/or reviewing assessment papers and mark schemes for pharmacy related qualifications
  • Qualified and registered as a Pharmacist or Pharmacy Technician with the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC)
  • Hold a formal assessor qualification (e.g., D32/33, A1)
  • Understand the standard and assessment plan
  • Recent relevant experience as a Pharmacist or Pharmacy Technician with at least three years’ experience in the role.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Ability to work accurately and consistently, and to tight timescales
  • Ability to utilise IT software applications, including Microsoft Office, email and adobe acrobat reader. Knowledge and use of assessment platforms an advantage
  • In addition, you are required to have access to a PC/laptop with a reliable and secure internet connection, for the purposes of the role.

*Please note: due to current Covid-19 restrictions, all activity will be completed remotely until further notice.

Next Steps: 

Please send a copy of your CV, along with details of your availability, to Jessica O’Rourke, Assessment Development Officer, at jessica.o’rourke@openawards.org.uk