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External Quality Assurer - Functional Skills English

TITLE OF POST:        External Quality Assurer (Functional Skills English)

RESPONSIBLE TO:    Quality Assurance Manager

SALARY:                    Up to £30,000 subject to experience

STATUS:                    Full-time, permanent

Due to continued growth across Open Awards Functional Skills qualifications, we are looking to recruit a new role to support our quality and standards team with external quality assurance of these qualifications. 

The successful applicant will externally quality assure Reading and Writing assessments at Entry Levels 1-3, and Speaking, Listening and Communicating from Entry Level 1 to Level 2.


  • To carry out qualification approval reviews to make sure that all appropriate systems and procedures meet Open Awards’ requirements
  • To complete external quality assurance and compliance checks at providers
  • To sample providers’ assessment, grading, internal quality assurance and monitoring procedures to confirm results
  • To provide advice, guidance and information to providers including agreeing action plans

The full job application pack is available to view here.

How to Apply

Candidates should complete the application form together with a supporting statement outlining how they meet the criteria for the post (max two sides A4).

Completed forms should be returned to:

Email application to:

The closing date for applications for the post is Monday 9th May with interviews the following weekWe may close this vacancy early and bring the interviews forward if we get sufficient applications.