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Education Quality Assurance Officer

About the role

We are looking for someone with a good grasp of higher education quality assurance in a regulatory environment to support us in the smooth delivery of our education quality assurance and enhancement processes (including quality assurance visits to universities and colleges and desk-based information reviews) as well as help us deliver the outcome of our Education Strategic Review (ESR).   

Key accountabilities

  • Provide support to our Education Visitor Panels when they visit (remotely/physically) universities or colleges offering GOC approved qualifications, ensuring that visits are conducted in accordance with the GOC’s quality assurance framework and operational handbooks. 
  • Liaise with universities or colleges who offer GOC approved qualifications to ensure that documentation and evidence required is provided as necessary. 
  • Attend visits and facilitate and act as secretariat to a variety of meetings so that the visitor team can assess evidence and are fully supported to make appropriate conditions and recommendations  
  • Produce evaluation reports following visits, including drafting conditions and recommendations and contribute to the design and implementation of ongoing monitoring processes so that providers’ progress in completing recommendations and conditions is tracked, and reporting arrangements are established, identifying and escalating any operational and/or regulatory risks. 
  • Analyse data to identify and escalate any operational and/or regulatory risks and produce ad-hoc reports and information to a range of stakeholders including internal colleagues, senior management, education providers, education visitors and GOC Committees. 
  • Ensure that queries and issues raised by education providers, patients and the public on matters related to education outcomes or process are effectively resolved, involving Head of Functions and other colleagues as required. 
  • Provide support to our ESR and CET/CPD teams in the design, drafting and editing of frameworks and documentation to assist with the implementation of our new outcomes, standards and quality assurance and enhancement method for qualifications we approve and to support our new Continuing Professional Development (CPD) programme, contributing to meeting project plans and timescales. 

Salary range: £29,767 to £35,020– Dependent on experience

How to apply

Please send the following to Recruitment@optical.org

  • Your CV (up to three A4 pages)
  • Your covering letter (up to two A4 Pages)

Closing date: 4pm on 17 March 2021

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Should you have any queries, please call HR on 020 7307 9470 or email HR@optical.org.  Alternative formats are available on request.

 

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