Childcare/ Playwork IQA

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Internal Verifier, Work Based Learning
Bridgend, Cardiff, Neath, Newport, Port Talbot, Swansea, Other Wales
£24,500 per annum
Educ8 Ltd
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Title: Internal Quality Assurer

Reports to: Quality Manager

Contract: Permanent

Hours: 37.5hrs Monday – Friday

Location: The head office is based in Ystrad Mynach, but this role is field-based

Salary: £24,500.00 per annum

Summary of the Role
To provide support to the Quality Manager to adopt and develop quality assurance strategies to develop high quality vocational training programmes. IQA’s role to complete all quality assurance duties relating to teaching, training and learning in line with the Educ8 Group vision:
to provide innovative, inclusive learning that enriches and inspires learners and stakeholders is key to becoming the model for excellence within work based learning.

- Plan and monitor the quality of teaching, learning and assessments for their team of Delivery Practitioners (DP)
- To complete and plan all formative and summative verification, in line with IQA for team of Dp
- To ensure the completion of planned graded Peer Observations of DPs and use feedback to support the development of DPs and areas for improvement identified are implemented and good practice is shared across the group
- To support the QM in driving and promoting continuous quality improvement across all delivery practices
- To assist in the development of resources for DP and learners to continually improve innovative teaching and learning
- To participate in the mentorng and facilitation of the induction of new DPs in line with their quality responsibilities and ensure new delivery staff are fully trained and effectively inducted into the Educ8 culture, systems and processes
- Work in cohesion with Operation’s Team to provide support to team of DPs so that business objectives are adhered or superseded: keep suspensions and post funded to a low; increase attainment and learner achievement;
- To undertake learner engagement visits and telephone interviews as part of the observation process obtaining feedback from learners and contributing to the evaluation of teaching and learning practice/processes
- To lead standardisation meetings to ensure best practice, AO and sector updates are disseminated and implemented consistently within team of DPs
- To support the Quality manager with Awarding Organisation’s center approval, system and EQA visits ensuring that direct claim status is achieved and quality standards are maintained and developed
- To positively contribute to internal and external inspections/audits, ensuring compliance within programmes to AO, Estyn Welsh Government and Educ8 regulations and requirements
- To attend internal and external sector specific meetings in conjunction with the QPM
- To become a smart assessor champion for the designated route and liaise with team to provide support in this area

Personal Qualities
- Impressive, demonstrable track record and skills/experience gained within a similar position(s), at a similar level
- Credible and confident communicator (written and verbal) at all levels
- Passionate about achieving high levels of excellence
- Highly professional and motivated with a high level of commitment and confidentiality
- Hands-on approach and ‘can do’ attitude
- High levels of accuracy
- Self-motivated, with the ability to work proactively using own initiative
- Committed to high quality of learning and development

Essential Skills and Experience
- Experience in a WBL environment
- Experience of managing, coaching and developing a team of assessors
- Level 5 route specific knowledge and competence
- A1/TAQA L3 Award or equivalent
- V1/TAQA L4 Award or equivalent
- Competence in Digital Literacy, ESW or ECDL qualification
- Experience of using an e-porfolio
- Excellent organisational skills
- Full, clean driving licence and use of a vehicle

Preferred Skills and Experience
- L3 Management qualification
- Coaching & Mentoring qualification
- L3 ESW Practitioner Qualifications
- Teaching qualification: PTTLS/DTTLS, PGCE, Cert Ed, EAT

Closing Date:
Contact Details:
Educ8 Ltd
Tel: 01443 749026
Contact: Kirsty Oliver

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