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: Fundraiser (Level 3)

Job Type: Part time

Start Date: January 21st, 2021

Closing Date: February 28th, 2022

Associate Assessor 

Standard: Fundraiser (Level 3)

Hours per week: Contracted, Freelance

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 for the Fundraiser standard.


The purpose of a Fundraiser is to raise money for charitable causes. This occupation is found in charities and not-for-profit organisations of all sizes. The role can be based within an internal fundraising team or can be within a specific agency that provides fundraising consultation and services. A fundraiser will work with a number of stakeholders, planning and carrying out fundraising activities or undertaking research. Building relationships is key for fundraisers, alongside effective planning and organisation of resources, suppliers and supporters. Important skills for this role are communication, sales skills, research and problem solving. Fundraisers must have an up to date knowledge of the Fundraising and Data Protection regulations in order to ensure compliance.

Typical job titles undertaking this standard could include:

Corporate partnerships fundraiser, Events/community fundraiser, Fundraising/development/income generation executive, Individual giving fundraiser, Legacy fundraiser relationship manager, Major donor/major gift/philanthropy fundraiser.

Assessors for this standard should be knowledgeable of fundraising within the third sector/not-for-profit organisations and have recent, relevant experience at the same level, or a more senior level than the apprentices they are assessing.

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

Assessment Methods 

  1. Case for support pitch, presentation with questions and answers
  2. Professional discussion underpinned by a portfolio of evidence

AIM Associate Assessor

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 an 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 written 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 Fundraiser must: 

- Have an assessor qualification, e.g. award in undertaking end point assessment is an essential requirement for this role.

- Have a minimum of two years demonstrable experience of working in the sector within the last five years or significant experience within the sector

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

- Some experience of working in the education sector would be desirable, as would some knowledge of assessment, 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

Successful assessors will be required to undertake assessment training and standardisation meetings.

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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