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: Publishing Assistant (Level 3)

Job Type: Part time

Start Date: November 18th, 2020

Closing Date: February 28th, 2022

Associate Assessor 

Standard: Publishing Assistant (Level 3)

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, 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 Publishing Assistant.

Publishing Assistant

Publishing Assistants provide support for specific areas across all key parts of the publishing process from the conception of book, digital product, journal or other product (such as educational resources), through to the production, in a variety of paper and digital formats, and then to support the sales, marketing and publicity processes. Publishing Assistants will usually be involved with aspects of publishing which include editorial, marketing, sales, publicity, production, rights or digital. They will have an awareness or skills which stretch across the publishing process particularly in smaller organisations. They will typically report to an editorial manager and are involved with editing, proof reading and briefing external stakeholders about their work and the work of colleagues.

In different organisations the job title may vary and may include editorial assistant, marketing assistant, publicity assistant, production assistant, rights assistant, contracts assistant.

Assessment methods

  • Project and presentation: During the first two months of the EPA period, the apprentice will produce a written workplace project and develop a presentation based on the outcomes of that project both of which will be marked by our assessor. We hold a bank of project titles from which the apprentice and employer can choose. An example is ‘How the Publishing Journey Works for Content Here’.
  • Professional discussion: A two- part discussion with our assessor, each part lasting 75 minutes and supported by the apprentice’s portfolio of evidence. As there are often terminology differences between employers, even in the same publishing sub-sector, the apprentice’s employer will attend in order to support the process. The employer will not play any role in the assessment.

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 Publishing Assistant must: 

- Have worked in the publishing industry within the last 10 years. Typically a manager with 3/5 years' experience at that level. Has recent experience in the same area of publishing that the apprentice is employed

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

Hold or be working towards an assessor qualification, e.g. award in undertaking end point assessment (this is desirable, not essential). Successful assessors will be required to undertake assessment training in terms of good assessment practice, operating the assessment tools and grading

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

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

A willingness to travel

Self-motivation and a flexible approach with apprentices and employers

A driving licence (desirable, not essential)

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