Job title: L&D Accreditation assessor
Salary: Up to £35,000 p.a.
Location: Field-based
Contract Type:  Permanent


We are now recruiting for an Accreditation Assessor to join our Product and Standards team, in a permanent, full-time capacity.

About the role

The L&D Accreditation Assessor is responsible for assessing digital skills and IT training programmes against the BCS Tech 10 and Dev 10 standards.

The Assessor will work independently, using occupational expertise to:

  • Assess the relevance of the evidence supplied in line with the appropriate Tech 10 and Dev 10 staff guidance conditions.
  • Conduct feedback and further assessment interviews with training providers and employer organisations, using professional judgement and application of the grading criteria to determine the grade that is awarded.
  • Provide constructive written feedback on assessment and grade in line with BCS Tech 10 and Dev 10 assessment criteria.

Key responsibilities:

Assessment Quality & Standards

  • Review Training Provider / Employer’s pre-requisite evidence in a timely manner in preparation for initial feedback interview.
  • Conduct interviews with organisations to discuss the content of the pre-requisite evidence and to seek clarity or understanding where necessary.
  • Use a methodical, logical, impartial and unbiased approaches when conducting assessments to identify a fair outcome.
  • Make clear recommendations, with written reasoning on grading decisions.
  • Submit assessments for moderation by Regulation and Standards Manager.
  • Provide written feedback for the training provider / employer in line with the BCS process.
  • Proactively contribute to L&D assessment, quality and standardisation meetings.
  • Support the on-boarding of additional assessors.
  • Follow BCS process for recording standardisation and other quality decisions.
  • Act as an internal L&D Accreditation subject matter expert to support Tech 10 and Dev 10 Standards development.
  • Understand the relevance and requirements of RITTech and other BCS professional registrations in order to support additional mapping of programmes where relevant.

Communication, Management and Working with BCS

  • Maintain prompt and relevant communications with accreditation applicants in keeping with all agreed service levels.
  • Develop strong and effective working relationships across the business and provide a high quality of service to all stakeholders.
  • Proactively identify and mitigate where possible potential risks to the quality, cost or timeliness of deliverables and their components, and notify the relevant internal team.
  • Follow all applicable processes, policies and regulatory requirements – seeking clarification where necessary.
  • Provide resolutions for problems, applying a high degree of diplomacy when appropriate.
  • Represent BCS in a professional manner in all dealings with all external contacts.
  • Be fully responsible for maintaining complete security and confidentiality of information and material obtained during these activities.
  • Notify BCS of any potential conflict of interest which may arise during their role, either in relation to BCS or specific applicants.

Maintaining Professional Relevance

  • Keep up to date with BCS internal developments, updates or changes, and attend any relevant meetings as required.
  • To work with the accreditation development team and advise as relevant to Tech 10 and Dev 10 products are consistent and developed in line with the industry requirements apprenticeship standards and assessment plans.
  • Flexibility is required of all job holders to adjust responsibilities as required from time to time by their Line Manager/Divisional Director.
  • The content and reporting lines detailed in this job description may be reviewed and changed from time to time to reflect organisational requirements.
  • All staff will live BCS’ values and support our purpose.
  • Continually looking at ways to make improvements to systems, processes and procedures.

Who are we looking for?

Education and qualifications
  • Educated to degree level or equivalent is desirable.
  • Hold or working towards a qualification in quality and assessment would be desirable.
  • Demonstrable experience of assessment and standardisation.
  • Familiarity of standards and Awarding Bodies.
  • Familiarity for documentation control practices desired.
  • Experience of ongoing commitment to contributing to the maintenance and development of professional standards.
Competencies and skills
  • Demonstrable ability to explain and justify decisions.
  • Demonstrable ability to analyse and summarise information and complex issues into a clear, concise, accurate and accessible reports.
  • Demonstrable planning and organisational skill, adhering to deadlines.
  • Ability to consistently follow structured methodology.
  • Ability to communicate at all levels with stakeholders.
  • Familiarity with a range of theoretical approaches/modalities.
  • UK Qualification regulatory requirements.
  • Development of workflows and procedures.
  • Awarding body landscape and exposure to digital IT.
  • Up to date computer knowledge and digital skills.
  • Understanding of technical language.
Special conditions
  • Some offsite visits to clients, partners and suppliers may be required.
  • Travel to other BCS offices will be required.
  • Some occasional out-of-hours working including weekends may be required.

BCS is dedicated to providing training and development to help all staff realise their potential, and also offer a generous benefit package.

BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT are committed to promoting equality at every opportunity as an employer. This statement and our policies are designed to ensure our recruitment and employment practices and procedures actively promote equality of opportunity and value diversity.

All applicants must be eligible to work in the UK upon application.

PLEASE NOTE: This vacancy may be removed before any listed closing date once a sufficient amount of applications have been received.

In the event that we receive a high number of applications for this vacancy, we may be unable to provide an individual response to every candidate, therefore if you haven’t heard back from us within 4 weeks of the closing date, please consider your application unsuccessful on this occasion.

What BCS offers in return


Up to £35,000 per annum

Benefits and perks

From Day One (pre-probation)

  • 23 days holiday per year increasing to a maximum of 27 days with length of service.
  • A day off on or during the month of your birthday.
  • Up to 3 extra paid days off during shutdown between Christmas and New Year.
  • Free BCS membership giving you invaluable membership resources.
  • The Social Club – events and subsidised trips open to all employees.
  • Refer a Friend – If you ‘refer a friend’ for a role at BCS and they are successful, you would receive £750 after 6 months and further £750 after 12 months (conditions apply)
  • Life Insurance paid at four times base salary from day one.
  • Group Income Protection Insurance – an insurance which will pay a percentage of your salary for up to 3 years in the event of a long-term illness preventing you from working. This benefit is subject to a claim assessment and only payable if certain conditions are met.
  • BCS Stars – the internal recognition scheme based on the company values. Employees can be nominated across the business to earn points to spend on an online shopping platform.
  • EAP – Employee Assistance Programme (Counselling, financial and legal advice).

Post probation

  • Holiday buying scheme
  • Private medical insurance
  • Health cash plan
How to apply

Please send your CV with a covering letter to