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Working with AlphaPlus

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AlphaPlus is one of the UK’s leading educational consultancies. The company can draw upon a team of over 60 associates, each of whom brings many years' experience in education, covering schools and post-compulsory education, as well as experience in many of the supporting agencies and government departments. We believe that the quality of personnel we offer is exceptional, and that the strength of our associate team is central to the success of AlphaPlus.

AlphaPlus associates hold a framework contract via their employer or as a self-employed individual and then receive an engagement schedule for each project they join us on. We undertake DBS checks on all staff and associates. As well as maintaining project contacts, we send regular newsletters to all associates and welcome updates on their new skills and experience.

We are always interested in speaking to prospective new associates in all areas of educational practice. We engage associates on a project-by-project basis, selecting each member of the project team (led by an AlphaPlus director) against the requirements of the project, using our knowledge of each associate’s expertise and experience. We strive to maintain excellent relationships with our associates, and we believe this is reflected in the quality of work which our associates repeatedly produce. Many of our associates have been working with AlphaPlus since the inception of the company.

If you are interested in becoming an AlphaPlus associate, actively contributing your expertise to some of the leading educational projects in the UK and worldwide, please send a CV and covering letter to Gavin Reynaud. We look forward to talking with you.

Assessment Manager

Salary - £35000-£45000 depending on qualifications and experience

Based at our Head Office in Castlefield, Manchester

Closing date for applications: 16 April 2018 at 9.00 am

 We are currently seeking an experienced individual to act as an Assessment Manager to join our assessment development team.

AlphaPlus is one of the UK’s leading education consultancies.  We specialise in the design, development and deployment of qualifications and their underpinning assessment, and in the evaluation of their performance and impact.  We have a core team of 23 staff primarily based in our Manchester head office, and in addition draw upon a team of approximately 350 associates.  For more information about our company, please visit our website,

The Assessment Manager will be a specialist in assessment research and development with a line report to the Director of Assessment.  The post holder will provide high quality assessment outputs as part of AlphaPlus’s assessment research and development services.  S/he will be able to function independently, leading whole projects or substantial elements of projects and take decisions concerning the design, development and delivery of assessments.

Eligible applicants will possess a master's degree and possess strong project management skills.  They will be commercially aware, able to create opportunities and participate in activities to generate new business.  They will have a demonstrable track record of experience in the design, development and delivery of assessments.

The role is full time, Monday to Friday, based in our head office in central Manchester.  It may occasionally involve some national travel, working in company and customer offices with the possibility of international travel.  Benefits include 25 days’ holiday entitlement plus statutory holidays, a bonus scheme and pension scheme. 

For an informal discussion about the vacancy please contact Sarah Maughan, Director of Assessment, email, tel. 0161 249 9242.

The job description and person specification are available to download from here and the application form from here.  

To apply, please send the completed application form together with a CV and covering statement to

AlphaPlus is an equal opportunities employer with an inclusive approach to recruitment, selection and employment.  Demographic details will be requested as part of our monitoring process but will not be used in our selection criteria.  Applicants are requested to download and complete the equal opportunities monitoring form and return it encrypted to or by post marked Confidential to AlphaPlus, Unit 109 Albert Mill, 50 Ellesmere Street, Castlefield, Manchester, M15 4JY.








Gavin Reynaud, Director

0161 238 4928