Center Inspector (Barcelona)

Job Requisition ID:  13385
Business Unit:  Cambridge Assessment English
Location: 

Spain

Posted Date:  2 Mar 2024

Cambridge English provides the world’s leading range of qualifications and tests for learners and teachers of English. In support of its stated mission to provide learners worldwide with access to a range of high-quality language examinations and tests, Cambridge English implements a rigorous quality assurance programme.


Regular inspection of centres provides opportunity for Cambridge English to confirm and to publicise its commitment to quality as a leading service provider, and to ensure that a universal standard for the conduct of its examinations is maintained.


The centre inspections programme also provides Centre Exams Managers and their staff the opportunity to benefit from the dissemination of best practice and to comment upon issues affecting the administration of the examinations.

 

At present we are only seeking applications from the Barcelona area. You must reside in Spain and have the right to work in Spain. 


We welcome your application to become a Cambridge English Inspector. 


Requirements are that applicants have:


Qualifications, Professional & Administrative

  • Significant experience in the field of ESOL, for example as a teacher, administrator, etc
  • Educated to degree level or equivalent
  • Good availability and flexibility throughout year, including busy periods, to be able to travel at short notice
  • Have access to the Internet and has an email account which is checked regularly
  • No conflicting interest in any Cambridge English centres that cannot be overcome

 

English Language Competency

  • Spoken and written English good enough to understand documentation in English and to participate in meetings and briefings held in English (must have at least C2 level)

 

Qualifications, skills and experience


An Inspector must:

  • be able to discharge duties in the medium of English and local language(s) (if applicable)
  • show by their previous employment history that significant work has been undertaken in related fields and provide the details of at least two referees if requested
  • have commitment to high standards
  • have the ability to plan their work effectively
  • have effective interpersonal skills, with the ability to interface at centre level
  • work impartially within the local Cambridge English examination centre network and honour confidentiality
  • commit sufficient time to the duties of an Inspector, including attendance at regional training meetings, completing required training and standardisation activities
  • display method and order in their working practices
  • develop and apply knowledge and understanding of current regulations relating to the administration and conduct, at centre level, of Cambridge English examinations
  • have access to a PC including e-mail and possess basic PC user skills, including internet browsers, Word and Excel

 

The responsibilities of an Inspector include:

  • liaising with, and complying with instructions issued by, the Cambridge English representative for the region on all inspection issues, including administrative timescales
  • the carrying out of a number of inspections as allocated by the Cambridge English representative for the region
  • provide constructive and supportive feedback to Cambridge English centres
  • the undertaking of occasional pre-approval visits to applicant centres as requested
  • attending training and co-ordination events for local Inspectors as required
  • the conducting of Cambridge English business in a manner which upholds the status of the Board and its examinations.

 

Personal qualities and inter-personal skills

 

Inspectors are expected to be able to:

  • Complete tasks accurately and in sufficient detail
  • Plan work effectively
  • Communicate effectively with colleagues and centre staff (for example, when giving feedback)
  •  Act professionally at all times
  • Have suitable personal presentation
  • Be punctual
  • Respond positively to feedback and accepts change
  • Be responsible, conscientious, treats others with respect

 

Desirable skills/experience/attributes:

  • Applicant can speak other languages, especially for the countries where they will carry out inspections
  • Experience of handling confidential information
  • Familiar with Cambridge English exams
  • Familiar with any exam administration and/or invigilation
  • High commitment to quality assurance
  • Willing to travel long distances, at short notice, and to travel by the most economical method

 

We offer

  • high standards of training and support
  • freelance opportunities which can be fitted around your existing commitments

 

You must provide the details of a referee who has known you in a professional capacity for at least 6 months. We are unable to accept references from family, friends, or employees of Cambridge University Press and Assessment.

 

If you are an existing Assessment Specialist with Cambridge University Press and Assessment please apply through the Assessment Specialist portal
 
If you have any queries about this vacancy, please contact inspections@cambridgeenglish.org