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: Broadcast and Media Systems Technician (Level 5)

Job Type: Part time

Start Date: February 2nd, 2021

Closing Date: February 28th, 2022

Associate Assessor 

Standard: Broadcast and Media Systems Technician (Level 5)


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 Standard: Broadcast and Media Systems Technician.

Standard: Broadcast and Media Systems Technician

Broadcast and Media Systems Technicians work generally in the Broadcast, Media and Entertainment industries. The broad purpose of the occupation is to ensure the reliability and integrity of broadcast and media systems critical to the delivery of TV, radio and online services; in a broadcast industry which operates 24/7.  It’s fast paced, dynamic and constantly changing.  Technicians need to be able to respond quickly to problems, faults and the loss or impairment of services to ensure customers experience the best possible service.  Broadcast and Media Systems Technicians need to know and understand the maintenance characteristics that are particularly critical to the broadcast and media equipment or system, including electrical, electronic, mechanical, software, environmental and ergonomics. They are also responsible for ensuring broadcast and media systems modifications and upgrades are delivered in line with agreed timescales and to industry specification.


Typical job titles undertaking this standard could include:

Communications technician, Maintenance technician, Master control room operator


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


Assessment Methods 

  1. Knowledge test
  2. Project with presentation and supplementary questioning
  3. Professional discussion 

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 Broadcast and Media Systems Technician must: 

  • Have a minimum of five years recent, substantial and relevant industry experience of the broadcast and media sector at the same level or above as that of the apprentice, or significant experience within the sector
  • Have the technical skills to undertake broadcast and media technical duties
  • Demonstrate willingness to undertake training about assessment practice, operating the assessment tools and grading 
  • Have experience of assessment and 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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