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Jobs: IELTS On-Screen Marking Examiner Standards Manager - Prague

IELTS On-Screen Marking Examiner Standards Manager - Prague (KK20152891)
Prague
23/06/2019 View Apply Save vacancy to my vacancies Forward to a friend
Region European Union
Country / Territory Czech Republic
Location Prague
Department English & Exams
Job Category Exams
Pay Band Locally appointed Grade F

Vacancy Description Region Europe Country: Czech Republic Location: Prague Department English & Exams Job Category Exams Pay Band Locally Appointed Grade F Applicants must have the right to work in the location where this Post will be based. Closing date 23rd June 2019
The British Council is looking for an IELTS On-Screen Marking Examiner Standards Manager to join the English & Exams team. The post will be based in Prague.


The Organisation



The British Council is the UK’s international organisation for cultural relations and educational opportunities. We create friendly knowledge and understanding between the people of the UK and other countries. We do this by making a positive contribution to the UK and the countries we work with – changing lives by creating opportunities, building connections and engendering trust.

We work with over 100 countries across the world in the fields of arts and culture, English language, education and civil society. Each year we reach over 20 million people face-to-face and more than 500 million people online, via broadcasts and publications. Founded in 1934, we are a UK charity governed by Royal Charter and a UK public body.


English and Examinations

The English and Examinations Strategic Business Unit (E&E) is one of three strategic business units in the British Council (the others being Arts and Education & Society) all of which have the remit to build trust for the people of the UK by building relationships through aspects of our language and culture.  E&E achieves this by enabling people across the world to access the life-changing education and work opportunities that are created by learning English or gaining valuable UK qualifications.  Promoting the English language also provides a medium for communication, helping break down barriers of misunderstanding or mistrust between cultures.

The British Council’s 2020 vision for English & Examinations is to be the world authority in high quality English language teaching, learning and assessment, as well as the International distributor of choice for UK professional and school qualifications. 


The Opportunity

This is an exciting opportunity to work with the British Council within the Global IELTS On-Screen Marking (OSM) team. Your role will be to ensure the timely and reliable marking of writing scripts within the Mark Manager system, in addition to developing and implementing OSM policies and procedures during and subsequent to the roll out phase of the transformation project, which includes creating a centralised marking capability to replace the dispersed local marking operations currently in use.



OSM is strategically important to the Exams SBU business plan and is essential to support the forecast demand for IELTS to 2020 and beyond.  OSM is transforming the way the British Council delivers and manages IELTS to significantly contribute to achieving the IELTS business plan.



Reporting to the Examiner Hub Manager, you will have line management responsibilities including monitoring the performance of the On-Screen marking writing Examiners and Senior Examiners.



This post is based in the Prague, flexibility will be required to work on a rota with other ESMs occasionally to provide support to OSM Examiners outside core hours. There is also an occasional requirement to work across time zones when required e.g. Partner working groups generally meet at 07.00 or 08.00 UK time, and occasionally meet at 21.00 or 22.00 UK time.





Responsibilities will include:

Open and close live test sessions
Oversee selection and rating of reference items (calibration and seed) for each test session
Monitor Examiner performance during live test sessions
Mark Enquiries on Results, Jagged Profile 3rd re-marks and exception / urgent cases
Performance manage Examiners and Senior Examiners
Work with Marking Operations team to ensure suitable and sufficient examiner coverage and marking completion
Work with partners at IDP to develop and improve OSM policies


Skills and Experience:

Current active IELTS Writing Examiner Trainer with substantial experience as an IELTS Writing Examiner
Previous experience of IELTS or other exam On-Screen Marking (preferred)
An excellent certification and monitoring history for IELTS Writing
Line management/performance management experience.
Experience in conducting training workshops and/or seminars with teachers or other professional colleagues


What you will receive:

Attractive salary and benefits
25 days per calendar year plus public holidays (approximately 14)
Settling-in allowance
Additional 3 days settling-in leave on arrival at Prague.
Up to three weeks’ accommodation in Air BnB or up to two weeks´ accommodation in a hotel booked through local BC office if permanent accommodation is not available on first arrival
Meal vouchers at the rate of CZK 2 400 per month
Flexipass (free time activities voucher) each financial year to the value of CZK 4 000
Ability for occasional Home Working 
Excellent development opportunities
Other important features or requirements of the job

There will be some travel required within the regions and overseas and some weekend working to support the marking Operation. Some flexible working hours will be required for communication with colleagues in different time zones.

Relocating arrangement and cost are applicable for this post as detailed above. The post will be based in Prague. Locally-based post is subject to local approval and senior management decision.



For more information and a complete list of responsibilities, please see below:



Role Profile

Prague CR IELTS On-Screen Marking Examiner Standards Manager Vacancy Information 05-19
British Council skills 

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If you feel that you are suitable and would like to be considered for this role, please apply before 23:59 UK time on the 23rd June 2019 providing the following details: 

IELTS Examiner number
Current location
Please note that only short-listed applicants will be invited to attend Interviews. 

This opportunity is only available to current active IELTS writing Examiners. 


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