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NEC’s team of experienced staff are right at the core of what we do

Coming from a range of backgrounds, with each individual making a worthwhile contribution to the College’s work, the staff work closely together to provide a first-class service and look for ways to improve how NEC delivers education to its students.

Staff vacancies will appear below.

Early Years Assessor

NEC is looking to recruit experienced Early Years assessors to support students on our NCFE CACHE Early Years courses. 

This post requires commitment for 1-2 days a week throughout the year, and availability to do 3-5 visits per year, each visit being 3-4 days. Your application/CV should clearly explain how you intend to meet this commitment, around any current or continuing employment. 

NEC offers a range of NCFE CACHE qualifications at Level 1, 2 and 3. These are delivered online, and there is a face-to-face observation assessment for some of the courses. 

If you are interested in this opportunity, we would ask that you have the following: 

  • A qualification in early years, ideally above Level 3. 
  • A teaching or assessing qualification e.g. Level 3 Certificate in Assessing Vocational Achievement 
  • Experience of delivering early years courses in the classroom, within the last 5 years. 
  • Experience of working in the early years sector, including working with babies. 
  • GCSE English and Maths at Grade 5/B 
  • Flexibility to do between 3 – 5 observation visits to learners per year. Visits could be in UK or in mainland Europe and will involve travel and often overnight stays. 
  • Willingness to use online portfolio to assess work 
  • Ability and willingness to evidence ongoing professional development 
  • Ability to write clearly and fluently 

You should expect to have between 10 – 20 hours a week free to look after active learners. This will include responding to emails, making any phone calls, marking work and preparing paperwork for observations and planning.

Could you be an online distance learning tutor?

Having the right tutor makes a huge difference to a student’s experience. Time and again we hear from students who tell us that their tutor gave them confidence to succeed after years of thinking that they would never gain the qualifications they needed to change career, or go on to university. Whilst we currently only have one vacancy (listed above), we are always happy to receive speculative CVs.

General requirements for tutoring:

For A level, IGCSE or GCSE tutoring we ask that:

  • you have a degree in a relevant subject and a recognised teaching qualification
  • you are ideally, currently teaching and are very familiar with the current educational climate, particularly the changes to A Level teaching.

In addition we welcome those who are also examiners and have experience of working with awarding bodies, and those with knowledge of distance tutoring and the use of Moodle or similar Virtual Learning Environments.

You should be prepared to attend standardisation, or course review events, which are held annually for courses where non-exam assessment (NEA) is part of assessment. These may be at our NEC Office (Cambridge) or online.

Tutors should be happy to tutor students of all ages, including those who are under 18.

Please send a copy of your current CV to tutor.recruitment@nec.ac.uk.