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RSS Accreditation Assessor
Salary: up to £35,000 depending on experience.
Hours: 35 hours a week (full time). We will consider part-time (28 hours) or job share candidates.
Managed by: Head of Training and Commercial
Probation period: 3 months
Pension: Defined contribution scheme which can be joined after three months in post. Your contributions of up to 8% of salary will be double-matched by the Society (making a maximum contribution by the Society of 16%).
Holidays: 25 days per annum plus bank holidays, and an additional close down between the Christmas and New Year period.
Other benefits: Season ticket loan. Childcare vouchers.
Location: The Society is based in Errol Street, EC1, near Old Street and the Barbican Centre.
We are looking for a generalist Marketing Manager to provide dedicated, operational support across our products to help meet the Society’s growth plans - maintaining the work of our current Director of Marketing and Commercial, who is leaving in August.
Your focus will be on maintaining sales of our commercial products: training, conference, events and advertising – areas of the Society which have enjoyed considerable growth over the last 4 years. To do so, you will develop and help implement our current multi-disciplinary marketing strategies for these products. But this is a wide-ranging role, so you will also support the membership team on promoting our professional category of membership (Chartered Statistician and Graduate Statistician) and our University accreditation scheme; plus work with other teams on promoting publications and policy work, for example.
Ideally, we are looking for someone who can also help us grow income from sponsorship and fundraising, working closely with the Executive Director. These are areas of work which haven’t had dedicated resource, so there is a lot of opportunity for growth.
To apply for the role
Please carefully read the detailed job description and person specification and then submit:
1. A completed job application form (download here)
2. A personal statement of no more than two sides of A4 explaining why you are a suitable candidate for this role (see Section 5 of the job application form)
3. Equal opportunities monitoring form (download here)
Please submit the above documents to RSSvacancy@rss.org.uk no later than 28th May 2018, stating the job title in the subject line of your email.
Interviews will take place on Wednesday 6th June 2018.
Interested in becoming an RSS Accreditation Assessor?
Over the last two years, the RSS has completed a major review of its professional affairs activities, including the standards which provide the basis for its examinations and professional awards, and our existing accreditation arrangements.
One of the key outcomes of this review is the introduction of a new accreditation scheme, with the intention of enhancing our existing partnerships with educational institutions. Under this scheme, the RSS will accredit programmes against a new set of standards for statistical education, initially at Levels 6 and 7 of the qualifications framework (Honours and Master’s degrees).
The scheme will entail both desk based assessment and visits to universities and we are seeking to recruit a team of Accreditation Assessors to ensure the scheme operates effectively.
Assessors will be paid a fee for each desk based assessment or visit – please see “roles and responsibilities” for further details. Travel expenses incurred whilst making visits to universities will also be reimbursed.
What qualifications and experience are required?
Assessment of degrees for accreditation will be a peer-review process, involving evaluation by subject matter experts of the evidence submitted by an institution.
A degree in statistics or a related subject with substantial statistical content.
Plus at least one of the following:
Experience of quality assurance processes within Higher Education (this may have been gained through involvement with programme development, working as a Programme Leader or as an External Examiner).
A relevant background in quality assurance or within a regulatory environment.
Experience of accreditation work with a professional body
CStat or GradStat status with the RSS.
For more information and how to apply please click here.