Job Vacancy: Qualification Development and Assessment Manager

Job Vacancy: Qualification Development and Assessment Manager

What we do

Crossfields Institute is a registered charity that was founded in 2007 with the aim of enabling education providers with a holistic and integrative approach to improve the quality of what they do and offer certification to students.

We are a vision-based organisation, meaning that through our activities our aim is to contribute positively to making the world a better place, while also providing high-quality services to our clients. Our belief is that education has the power and potential to be a force of positive change in the world, if used in the right way, and as an organisation we are on an action research journey to discover what this means in practice. We invite those with whom we collaborate to join us in this inquiry.

The Role

Crossfields Institute is looking to recruit a Qualification Development and Assessment Manager for the Awarding Organisation (AO) based in Stroud, Gloucestershire.

The post-holder will take a leading role in developing the activities of the Awarding Organisation, working alongside our Administration Manager and under the guidance of the Responsible Officer. The role will involve developing our portfolio whilst promoting continuous improvements and excellent client relations. As such we need a flexible, dynamic and enthusiastic individual who is also able to work with attention to detail and manage their own workload.

This will be a 32 hours per week role (flexible with minimum of 16 hrs per week in Stroud office), this is an exciting and varied position with excellent career development progression opportunities for the right candidate who shares our passion to support good education for all.

Main Duties

Some of the main responsibilities of this role include but are not limited to:

  • manage and develop our portfolio of qualifications and programmes
  • oversee assessment and quality assurance processes
  • promote continuous improvement across all Crossfields Institute approved centres
  • contribute to the development of the Institute’s vision and strategic plan


Skills and Abilities

  • A high level of self-motivation and a flexible approach
  • Clear and concise written and spoken communication skills
  • Ability to work as part of a team and autonomously
  • A positive can-do attitude and proactive thinker
  • Ability to multi-task and adapt easily to new situations
  • Ability to manage, prioritise and organise own workload and use initiative
  • Ability to work to deadlines


  • Experience in delivering or managing assessment (Essential)
  • Experience in providing education or training (Essential)
  • Experience in working for an Awarding Organisation (Desirable)
  • Experience in working in a small business environment. (Desirable)
  • Experience of working in the education or charity sector (Desirable)


  • Level 6 qualification (First Degree or equivalent) and demonstrable experience as an administrative manager or equivalent role.
  • Excellent IT literacy.

Crossfields Awarding

Crossfields Institute is an awarding organisation regulated by Ofqual (the Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation). Ofqual is the regulator of qualifications and examinations in England and therefore of awarding organisations in England. Crossfields Institute is a charity working to promote holistic, integrative education and the awarding organisation develops specialist qualifications using subject expertise from vision-based organisations, centres and colleges in the UK and overseas.

Job Types: Part-time, Permanent
Salary: From £30,000 per year (pro-rata)


  • Flexible hours
  • Sick pay
  • Work from home
  • Pet friendly
  • Continual Professional Development (CPD) opportunities


CLOSING DATE: 13th July 2021

New Centre Approved

New Centre Approved

Crossfields Institute is delighted to announce that Westwood Training and Consultancy has been approved by Crossfields Institute to deliver the NCFE CACHE Level 3 and Level 4 Diploma in Montessori Pedagogy.

NCFE CACHE Level 3 & 4 Diploma in Montessori Pedagogy

This qualification is open for registrations from 19 July 2021.

NCFE CACHE has worked collaboratively with the Crossfields Institute to develop these specialist level 3 and 4 Early Years qualifications.
In collaboration with NCFE CACHE, the Institute is responsible for the ongoing delivery, and centre quality assurance of this qualification. As specialist qualifications they have particular requirements which all centres must meet in order to gain qualification approval in terms of both staff expertise and resources.

Westwood Training and Consultancy (WTC) offers quality, affordable Montessori and Early Years training in a working Montessori environment. Situated within the grounds of an Ofsted outstanding Montessori nursery and pre-school, they offer hands on collaborative learning ensuring that far from being just an academic exercise, their training ‘lives’ for their learners and is delivered by practicing Montessorians.

Crossfields Institute is a Gloucestershire based education charity, approved by Ofqual (the Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulations in England) as an awarding organisation. The Institute specialises in the development of specialist qualifications for providers with a particular vision or ethos.

Michelle Wisbey Mont Dip, BA Hons, MA, PGCE (Montessorian of the Year 2015), leads a team of experienced lecturers and trainers, all of whom have studied with Montessori Centre International in London. With several years of experience, they provide both face to face and blended learning with full tutor support with learning taking place in a supportive, comfortable and fully equipped environment.

Our Story

“As dedicated Montessorians and the team behind four Ofsted outstanding nurseries and pre-schools it became evident that regional training in Montessori Pedagogy was essential to maintain the quality of teaching in the more rural areas. Working closely with Montessori Centre International (MCI), we established ourselves as an accredited regional centre for the south-east and surrounding area and provided a much needed service for all our keen and committed Montessorians. We are now an independently accredited training centre and continue to deliver the Montessori qualification, alongside other qualifications and courses.”