Senior Manager National Reference Test
The Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation (Ofqual) regulates qualifications, examinations and assessments in England.
Ofqual’s National Reference Test is an exciting initiative to enhance how GCSEs in maths and English are awarded each year. Ofqual uses the services of a leading supplier of educational testing services to deliver the test each year.
You will be responsible to ensure that the supplier delivers its services meet Ofqual’s requirements. You will be responsible for the day to day management of the supplier, ensuring that risks are managed, deliverables are tracked and payments made as appropriate.
You’ll co-ordinate with the supplier to ensure its activities, and those carried out by Ofqual itself, are carefully planned and delivered. You will report on all aspects of the delivery of the services to executive management in Ofqual and manage Ofqual’s governance of the supplier.
You’ll need to possess a strong knowledge of project and service management methodologies, contract management practices and an understanding pf public sector procurement practices. Analysing information and ability to cut through complexity to bring clear, relevant and intelligible recommendations is key to this role along with being able to communicate effectively with stakeholders.
More information about the National Reference Test is available at https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/national-reference-test-information