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Project Officer (part time)

Job Description

Job Description

Our Development Project Officers are involved with the redevelopment or amendments of OCR General Qualifications (Entry Level, GCSE, AS and A Levels). There is a great opportunity for you to be innovative in this role, as you will be working on new qualifications which will be going out to all of our learners across the country. This is the opportunity for you to use your previous project management experience to liaise with colleagues across OCR to ensure the smooth and successful delivery of Product Development projects.

As an excellent communicator with a positive can-do attitude, you will be flexibly working on a range of varied briefs, delivering high quality amendments to products often at a fast pace, or working on projects to support future development processes. This is your chance to work directly on our products, contributing new ideas and shaping the future of our general qualifications that are being taken by children and learners across the UK.

This is a part time role for 22 hours per week until the end of July 2023. We are open to conversations around working patterns that work best for you!

The Role

You will work with a Product Designer on product development, amendment or withdrawal projects (from inception to business readiness). Ensuring products are delivered on time, to cost, and to quality assurance parameters.

No two days will be the same here, but if we had to sum it up, a typical day could involve the following:

  • Project planning

  • Establishing project plans and schedules

  • Managing risks and issues

  • Working with colleagues in different teams including assessment, sales and marketing, operations, product management and product support, and sometimes external developers

  • Capturing spend against project budgets

  • Ensuring that projects are delivered in adherence to OCR and relevant regulatory process and governance requirements.

    You will be amending and updating current qualifications based on strategic insights and internal and external feedback. This will include administrative and proof-reading activities.

    You will be contributing to specific projects to improve product development processes or governance.

Candidate Description

Experience within project management is imperative for this role, and you need to be a confident "plate spinner", as you will often have multiple competing priorities. A high capability with Adobe Acrobat and MS Office will allow you to hit the ground running in this role, as well as a positive, can-do, problem solving attitude. If you have previous education-related background, that is a huge benefit.

Application Description

University Printing House, Shaftesbury Road, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, UK, CB2 8BS

Employer Description

We are Cambridge University Press & Assessment, a world-leading academic publisher and assessment organisation, and a proud part of the University of Cambridge., Cambridge University Press & Assessment is committed to being a place where anyone can enjoy a successful career, where it's safe to speak up, and where we learn continuously to improve together. We welcome applications from all candidates, regardless of demographic characteristics (age, disability, educational attainment, ethnicity, gender, marital status, neurodiversity, religion, sex, and sexual identity), cultural, or social class/background.

We believe that diversity of thought, background, and approach create better outcomes. More importantly, fostering an inclusive culture is the right thing to do, and it's part of how we achieve our purpose: to contribute to society through the pursuit of education, learning and research at the highest international levels of excellence. Ensuring that anyone, no matter who they are, feels they belong here is an essential part of who we are and the contribution we make to society, and to our planet.

To enable an environment which our people can thrive in, our customers benefit from, and where work complements life, we empower everyone to manage their time and capacity, and to prioritise their wellbeing. That's why from day one everyone at Cambridge University Press & Assessment can discuss flexible working options to find the best solution for them and their role. Documents