NVQ ASSESSOR – HEALTH & SOCIAL CARE
£25, 655 to £27, 765 PER ANNUM
Closing date: 4th October 2012 at 9am.
We are seeking to appoint an NVQ Assessor for Health and Social Care to recruit and assess learners for our Apprenticeship programme. The role involves delivery of the Framework which includes the NVQ, Technical Certificate, Employer Rights and Responsibilities, and Functional Skills in Literacy and Numeracy. This is a field based role visiting learners at various employer sites.
The successful candidate will have five years recent experience gained within health and social care. You must have a passion for high standards, combined with excellent communication skills and good time management, as effective planning of your workload is an essential part of your learner’s success. You must be comfortable working alone and also as part of a team.
Details of the person specification and the accountabilities of the post are given below.
• Relevant Assessor qualifications such as D32, 33, A1 Award and TAQA
• Relevant professional/occupational qualification equivalent to a Full Level 3
• Minimum Level 2 qualifications in literacy and numeracy
• Willingness and ability to gain necessary teacher / trainer qualifications
• Significant professional and technical expertise and knowledge within the subject field.
• Ability to demonstrate the required level of experience, knowledge and understanding of the NVQ and Units to be assessed.
• Good IT skills
• Excellent verbal and written communication
• Committed to providing excellent customer service
• Car owner/driver
The post-holder will report to the City Business Skills Lead Internal Verifier on a day to day basis and the post holder will be accountable for:
a) Delivery of Apprenticeship Frameworks and NVQ’s to learners based in the work place.
b) Success rates for health and social care work based learners.
c) To maintain a case load of learner’s
d) Complying with College wide policies and procedures
Below is a suggested list of duties that these accountabilities cover. This list is not exhaustive and may vary from time to time in order that the accountabilities may be met. Such changes are a common occurrence and cannot of themselves justify a re-grading of the post.
1. Support the recruitment of workplace learners including initial advice and guidance, skills scans, basic skills testing, completion of contractual paperwork and Health and Safety vets.
2. To undertake assessment and training of apprentices in the workplace.
3. To deliver under-pinning knowledge, in the workplace or through training workshops.
4. To maintain a caseload of learners. Case load will be agreed by line-manager and will vary according to balance of NVQ/Apprentices.
5. Identification of current competence of individuals and undertaking all necessary work to agree assessment plan and assist learners with preparation and evidence for assessments.
6. Preparation of assessment and training materials for scheduled assessments.
7. Regularly visit learners to monitor and review progress to ensure timely success.
8. Complete all recruitment, assessment/verification and accreditation paperwork within a set timescale.
1. Maintain customer relations with existing employer/learners and build new employer links.
2. Carry out regular reporting to the City Business Skills Lead Internal Verifier about recruitment, progress of learners and achievements.
1. Organise regular review meetings with learners and employers in the workplace.
2. Administer paperwork and keep accurate records.
3. Provide regular reports to include learner participation, starts, success rates and potential new starts.
4. Proactive quality improvement in your areas of responsibility.
5. Training and development directly relevant to your professional role.
6. Active participation in EV visits and Ofsted inspections including any administration tasks.
1. Participate in College probationary review and appraisal processes, agree objectives with the line manager and ensure they are achieved
2. Comply with the College’s health and safety policy
3. Work to promote and contribute to the College’s Equal Opportunities Policy
4. Apply the College’s safeguarding policy and practices
5. Comply with the College’s procedures in relation to the requirements of the Data Protection Act
6. Undertake such other duties as may be reasonably required
GENERAL INFORMATION: TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT
NVQ ASSESSOR – HEALTH & SOCIAL CARE JOB REF: BS034B
£25, 655 to £27, 765 PER ANNUM
Full details of conditions of service will be provided in the contract of employment. For information, a summary of the main conditions is given below.
Exclusivity of Service
Employees must not, without the written consent of the Principal, undertake any employment or engagement which might interfere with the performance of duties at the College or conflict with the interests of the Corporation.
The salary will be in the range £25,655 to £27,765 per annum (Harmonised Pay Scale SO1 points 26 to 29). Appointment to the Scale will be made based upon skills and experience.
The standard working hours are 37 per week and the hours you will be expected to work will be in agreement with your line manager and may be subject to change. The College normal working week includes Saturday working and it will be necessary to work on a Saturday or in the evenings for which you will be given time off in lieu.
The entitlement for the period of this contract is 22 days per annum plus statutory and public holidays. This will rise to 25 days in the leave year following completion of 5 years service. Annual leave is usually taken during College vacation time. In addition, the College may decide to close for up to 5 working days over the Christmas period. In these circumstances, you will be entitled to these days in addition to the basic 22 days. Any College closure of more than 5 days must be taken as part of the 22 days annual leave.
All employees automatically become members of the Local Government Pension Scheme unless they decide to opt out. Your contribution rate depends on how much you are paid. The pay bands that apply from 1 April 2012 are:
If your full-time Pay Rate is: You pay a contribution of:
Up to £13500 5.5%
£13501 and up to £15800 5.8%
£15801 and up to £20400 5.9%
£20401 and up to £34000 6.5%
£34001 and up to £45500 6.8%
£45501 and up to £85300 7.2%
More than £85300 7.5%
The pay band ranges will be increased each year in line with the cost of living. City College Brighton and Hove will make a further contribution of 18.5% of the pensionable pay.
Appointments to the College are subject to satisfactory health clearance. All potential new staff are required to complete a Health Questionnaire and may be asked to attend a medical check.
All new staff to the College will be subject to a probationary period. The probationary period for this post is 6 months. Appointment to the College will only be confirmed after the satisfactory completion of the probationary period.
The Protection of Children and Vulnerable Adults
The College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults, and applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Criminal Records Bureau.
The nature of this post requires the College to undertake a Criminal Records check on the appointed candidate for any convictions which make it undesirable for the candidate to undertake this post. Under the terms of the check you are not entitled to withhold information about convictions which for other purposes are “spent” under the provisions of the rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.
For these reasons, if you are shortlisted for this appointment you may be asked to complete a more detailed form for the purposes of the check. Any information you provide at that time will be treated as strictly confidential and will only be considered in relation to this application.
Please note that a conviction, bind-over or caution will not automatically disqualify you from employment, but any failure to disclose is likely to result in your dismissal. By signing the application form, you will be acknowledging that you understand that a criminal records check may be made.
Smoking is not permitted on College premises.
The College operates a Childcare Voucher scheme for eligible staff. Further information on local childcare can be found on the Childcare Link website www.childcarelink.gov.uk/index.asp.
These are open to College staff and include use of the Library, Refectory, Snack Bar and Staff Common Rooms.
There are limited car parking spaces available on College premises for a termly fee. Unfortunately we are unable to guarantee a parking space for all staff.
Completed application forms should be returned to Human Resource Management, City College Brighton and Hove, Pelham Street, Brighton, BN1 4FA.
Closing date: 4th October 2012 at 9am.
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