AoC Beacon Awards Chief Assessor

02 Feb 2020
Day Rate - aproximately 25 days annually

The Association of Colleges (AoC) is the national voice for colleges and exists to promote and support them. We are a not-for-profit membership organisation, representing the interests of our members and providing them with high-quality professional support services. In addition, AoC manages the AoC Charitable Trust, a registered charity which has oversight for a range of awards that celebrate best practice in further education across the UK.

The awards portfolio includes the AoC Beacon Awards, now in their 25th year, which celebrate the best and most innovative practice among UK further education colleges. The aim of the Beacon Awards programme is to demonstrate and promote the far-reaching impact of colleges on their students and the communities they serve. Commended and winning case studies are used to increase understanding of colleges’ contribution to educational skills policy and economic and social development.

The AoC Charitable Trust is now seeking to appoint its next Chief Assessor for its Beacon Awards. The successful applicant will join us at an exciting time and will contribute to implementation of a new plan and vision for the awards, ensuring the continuing success and impact of the AoC awards portfolio

The Chief Assessor will be part of the AoC Awards team and work closely with the Charitable Trust Director and Charitable Trust Manager in the development of the Beacon programme in partnership with our award sponsors in ensuring awards are relevant and reflect the future direction and opportunities for the FE College sector.

As you would expect the role is also fundamental to the success and credibility of the awards which are highly regarded for their independent and rigorous assessment. The Chief Assessor will lead the assessment, moderation of the awards and team of independent assessors.

The Charitable Trust Board is seeking a politically astute individual with enthusiasm, energy and commitment to join our team and make a significant contribution. This is a really exciting opportunity for someone who is incredibly passionate about the further education sector who wants to continue celebrating and sharing colleges’ successes.

For more information on the AoC Beacon Awards, please visit their website:



For further details on this role and for instructions on how to apply, please follow this link.

Please note that all applicants must have the right to work in the UK to be considered for this role and will be expected to provide proof of this if invited for interview.

AoC is an Equal Opportunities employer.

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AoC is committed to providing equal opportunities and embracing diversity not only in its employment policies but in the execution of all its functions and services and to the development of equality and diversity within the FE sector.


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