Quality Manager (SQE Equality and Quality Team)
We are looking for a Quality Manager to join our SQE Equality and Quality Team
This is a challenging and varied role which offers an exciting opportunity to be part of the team responsible for delivering a major new licensing examination. The Equality and Quality Team are responsible for key areas of governance for the SQE - mitigating circumstances claims; appeals; complaints; and improper conduct and malpractice.
This is an excellent opportunity for a Solicitor who is looking to expand their skills and build their career with an industry leader.
A detailed job description can be viewed here
A drive to provide a fair opportunity for SQE candidates to demonstrate their competence to the required standard in the SQE assessments
Qualification and practice experience as a solicitor in England and Wales
Skills and experience to lead, manage and develop a team in regulatory practice, or in academic or professional assessment governance
Experience of managing and meeting key service level agreement targets
Exceptional communication skills – both written and verbal, including the ability to draft clear, succinct and relevant correspondence, reports and policy documents
Strong administrative skills including organisational, time and document management skills and attention to detail
Experience of working in a professional environment with a variety of stakeholders
Experience of applying assessment regulations and associated policies in a professional assessment and/or HE environment
Experience in regulatory or dispute resolution work in practice as a solicitor
Experience of EDI issues in a professional legal assessment environment
Experience of mitigating (or extenuating) circumstances claims and appeals within a professional assessment and/or HE environment
What we do
Kaplan is a provider of world-leading professional assessments. In 2018, we were appointed as the independent assessment organisation for the new Solicitors Qualifying Examination (SQE), which we then launched in 2021. This exam is now the sole route to qualifying as a Solicitor of England and Wales and will ultimately be taken by upwards of 13,000 candidates per year.
We are part of the Kaplan group, one of the world’s largest and most diverse education and assessment providers. We operate in over 30 countries and maintain relationships and partnerships with more than 1,000 school districts, colleges and universities, professional bodies and over 10,000 businesses. Our vast breadth and scope in terms of both capabilities and assets sets us apart.
What we believe in
Kaplan is a global organisation whose mission is rooted in providing equal access to education and opportunities for advancement to people of all backgrounds. We believe diversity, equity and inclusion - of culture, experiences, perspectives - are paramount to creating success and opportunity in an ever-changing world. As an educator, partner and employer, Kaplan is committed to promoting an equitable world in which diverse talent can develop, advance and thrive.
This includes making sure people with disabilities are given the opportunity to bring their best. So, if you require any adjustments, or additional support within the recruitment process, please contact us directly and we’ll do our best to help.
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We live, breathe and celebrate our values - they drive what we believe in, how we behave and guide us in creating a culture of success.
Act with integrity
Empower and support
Drive results together
What we offer
As well as a competitive salary, transparent pay structures, hybrid/home working where possible, and paths for career progression, we offer a comprehensive benefits package that includes:
28 days annual leave + option to purchase more
Season ticket loan and cycle to work scheme
Big discounts on Kaplan courses for you and your family
Private medical, income protection, and life insurance
24/7 confidential helpline providing counselling and other support services
Company pension contributions
Maternity, Adoption, Shared Parental and Paternity/Partner pay which is well above statutory levels
How to apply
Please apply with CV and cover letter; detailing how you meet the requirements set out in the job description.
The closing date for applications is Monday 17th April 2023 at 9.00am.
Shortlisted applicants will be notified on Wednesday 19th April 2023.
Interviews will take place on Tuesday 2nd May, Thursday 4th May & Friday 5th May 2023.
Prior to the interview shortlisted applicants will be asked to undertake a written task, details of the task will be sent out shortly after the invite to interview.