We are currently experiencing a period of growth, particularly in the end-point assessment field, and are looking for a range of experienced, enthusiastic people whose first love is education.
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Associate Assessor - Standard: Assistant Technical Director (visual effects, level 4)

Job Type: Part time

Start Date: December 7th, 2020

Closing Date: February 28th, 2022

Associate Assessor 

Standard: Assistant Technical Director (visual effects, level 4)

Hours per week: Contracted

Salary/Fee: Fee per assessment, based on daily rate

Location: Multiple locations across the UK. Occasional travel to AIM HQ in Derby may be required.

AIM supports the growth in the end-point assessment (EPA) of apprenticeship standards, delivery of high-quality EPA, and working in partnership with major employers across sectors. We are currently focusing our work on the creative and cultural industries. We are seeking to recruit talented and motivated assessors across a range of standards in the creative sector, including Assistant Technical Director (visual effects).

Visual effects (VFX) is the term used to describe any imagery created, altered or enhanced for moving media. They involve the integration of live-action footage and computer-generated imagery to create images which look realistic but would be dangerous, costly, or simply impossible to capture during live-action shooting.

Assistant technical directors (ATDs) may perform a diverse series of technical support functions in order to ensure the smooth running of a visual effects project.

Assessment Methods

  • Portfolio submitted to AIM once the apprentice has gone through the gateway
  • Knowledge test – a two-hour exam covering underpinning knowledge. To be held at the training provider or employer premises, invigilated by AIM
  • Synoptic activity - a six-hour test of technical skills to be held at the training provider or employer premises invigilated by AIM
  • Professional discussion - a 45-minute session with our assessor to be held at the training provider or employer premises or via Skype

More information on this standard can be found on the AIM website

AIM Associate Assessors

End-point assessors carry out independent assessment of apprentices once they have passed through the gateway.  End-point assessors must ensure their occupational competence and knowledge are up to date to ensure they have the right skills and knowledge to remain credible to employers and assess apprentice’s competence.

As an associate end-point assessor working with AIM you will:

- Assess and document apprentice competence against apprenticeship standards at designated venues using the stated assessment methods

- Carry out and document end-point assessment activities in line with AIM and regulatory arrangements

- Provide concise feedback to apprentices to explain assessment decisions

- Complete and submit reports within the necessary timescales 

- Provide advice and support on end-point assessment 

- Participate in training and standardisation activities to ensure a consistent approach to end-point assessment

- Maintain a thorough knowledge of the organisation and AIM end-point assessment policies and procedure

Minimum requirements

Associate assessors for Assistant Technical Director (visual effects) must: 

- Be credible within the industry, having relevant and current industry knowledge. At least 12 months of experience within visual effects should be within the last 3 years

- Demonstrate willingness to undertake training about assessment practice, operating the assessment tools and grading 

- Have some experience of assessment, some experience of working in the education sector would be desirable but not essential as we are looking for industry practitioners 

- Be independent of the apprentice, their employer and training provider(s) i.e. there must be no conflict of interest

In addition

An assessor qualification would be desirable, but not essential e.g. award in undertaking end point assessment. Successful assessors will be required to undertake assessment training. 

Our assessors should also have:

Diversity orientation and an inclusive approach

Excellent organisational skills and a professional approach 

Timekeeping and punctuality

Problem solving skills and ability to stay calm under pressure 

Good interpersonal and communication skills

Willingness to travel

Self-motivation and a flexible approach with apprentices and employers

A driving licence (desirable, not essential)

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