Groundworker End Point Assessor
NOCN is the market leading provider of apprentice End Point Assessments in England, appointed to assess more apprenticeship standards than any other provider.
NOCN is Government-registered, and truly independent to ensure robust and accurate assessments of apprentices.
We are now looking for suitably qualified people to become freelance contracted End Point Assessors, for the following Apprenticeship Standard:
For this role, you must be occupationally competent with a minimum of 5 years’ relevant industrial experience, with a minimum of 2 years in the last 5 years working in the Groundwork Industry or have taken relevant and current CPD in Groundwork in the last 5 years. You must also be qualified in a construction craft vocational qualification at L2 or above eg; bricklaying, construction operations or equivalent
The role of our End Point Assessors is to assess an apprentice’s competence and knowledge against the industry specific standards.
General Role Requirements
To be considered, our End Point Assessors must also have;
• Recent experience of their chosen occupational route which demonstrates industry competence
• An assessor qualification (Level 3 Award in Assessing Competence in the Work Environment, Level 3 Certificate in Assessing Vocational Achievement, A1 or D32/D33)
It would be desirable for our End Point Assessors to hold an Internal Verifiers Award (IQA Award – Level 4) qualification to enable them to moderate other assessors' assessment decisions but this is not a pre-requisite for these roles.
NOCN will provide training sessions for all our End Point Assessors through a variety of training methods such as webinars, briefings and updates which will ensure that they are kept up to date with qualification requirements and quality assurance procedures.
Our End Point Assessors will have excellent communication, organisation and planning skills in addition to good IT skills and be competent working with online reports.
Ongoing maintenance of their own Continuing Professional Development (CPD) will be required so that NOCN are confident their competency is up to date, in line with qualification requirements.
It is difficult to make an accurate assessment of time commitments until we know more precisely the number of apprentices that will be requiring End Point Assessments. However, we are asking EPA Assessors to commit to a minimum of around 35 days per annum, if possible, which will include attendance at standardisation events.
Whilst some assessments will need to be conducted at employer or training provider premises, some of the work will be carried out remotely, which should make it easier for EPA Assessors to fit in their assessment work around other commitments. We are also appointing on a regional basis, which should minimise unnecessary travel time when carrying out on-site assessments.
To apply, please send your CV with a covering letter, stating why you are the best person for the job, with recent examples of how you meet the key requirements of the role.
In the case that there are no immediate suitable opportunities to match your particular experience, NOCN will keep applications received on file for 24 months until suitable vacancies arise.
If you are applying to assess more than one apprenticeship, please state this in your application and demonstrate your occupational expertise for each one.
NOCN Group is a Disability Confident Employer formally known as ‘Two Ticks’. This means that if you qualify as disabled under the Equality Act 2010 and you meet the minimum criteria outlined in the job specification, we guarantee you an interview.
Contract rate of pay
Please note, these are freelance contracted positions. The rate of pay will vary according to the nature of specific contracts, for example based upon the number of standards, sectors and levels.