Test Day Delivery Coordinator at The British Council

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Test Day Delivery Coordinator

Pay band: 4
Department: Exams
Contract type: Indefinite
Role Purpose

  • The purpose of this role is to ensure effective and efficient delivery of Exams within a specified location.
  • To manage Venue Supervisor engagement, relationship and performance. To co-ordinate and manage any risk or issue resolution, including co-ordination of customer (candidate) communication directly or through customer services. To be point of contact for Venues/Venue Supervisors on the day.
  • This role will be required to work test days which will involve weekend work as part of the contracted hours.
  • To work closely with Operations staff colleagues to ensure exam registration and paper delivery are in place for test day and oversight on post-test activities.

Main Opportunities and Challenges for this Role

  • There is a new Global Operating Model for Exams being implemented across the business and this role will be key to ensuring delivery of our exams operations at test centre level, working with new systems and processes and ensuring that new ways of working are taken up and adhered to.
  • Acting in unforeseen situations to solve problems to ensure Test Day is successfully executed.

Main Accountabilities

  • The post-holder will undertake the related planning and delivery functions in preparation for Test Days in line with BC process
  • Receives instructions and requests from cluster operations, 5 days before (or as specified) Test Day itself and plans and organises given resources accordingly (often at short notice) to ensure that work is carried out efficiently and effectively
  • You will Receive and respond to enquiries from/to customers (candidates) in relation to test day incident reporting and may be a specific point of reference on queries relating to an area of nominated expertise or responsibility. Attention to detail is important as you will be responsible to identify where more complex issues require resolution by others and refers them on accordingly
  • Recognises and understands the impact of incidents arising (e.g. complaints, resourcing problems, logistical or technical difficulties) and proactively alerts the team leader to any issues of concern that are likely to impact service/project/task delivery or customer experience.
  • The appointed candidate will support continuous improvement in the efficiency/cost effectiveness/quality of service delivery/systems in the unit or department
  • And proactively work with Operations Managers to deliver satisfactory and timely resolution of customer (internal or external) complaints, coordinating input from other team members as required. Ensures the customer is kept informed throughout the process. (Complaints focused on test day incidents).
  • You will undertake contingency and risk management on the ground, liaise with Customer Service, Examiner or Venue Staff to ensure alignment on communications; and also lead in providing support related to compliance or investigations on Test Day and related issues.
  • You will follow agreed corporate risk management processes and procedures when delivering services (e.g. child protection, security policies, financial protocols, anti-fraud measures) to protect the interests of the BC and its customers at all times.
  • Use standard procedures and templates, regularly records, analyses and reports on operational activity such as venue staff performance to support senior managers in making timely and effective business decisions that respond to operational needs.
  • Lead wash-up meetings to review Test Day performance delivery, continual improvement and corrective actions.

Role Specific Knowledge and Experience:

  • Experience working in a busy operational environment delivering high levels of customer service.
  • Ability to ensure compliance, risk and security standards are monitored and maintained.

Essential Requirements
The successful candidate will need to possess the following requirements:

  • University Degree in any subject.
  • Shortlisted candidates will need to demonstrate that they meet the required standard through the APTIS test which will be administered as part of the recruitment and selection exercise.

Desirable Requirements:

  • Experience working in Exams
  • Experience of supporting on delivery of computer-based exams
  • Alternative locations the role could be based: Lagos, Nigeria.

Additional Information:

  • Role holder must have existing rights to live and work in the country the role is based.

Salary
N5,431,443 per annum.

Method of Application

Note: A connected and trusted UK in a more connected and trusted world.
Interested and qualified? Go to British Council on careers.britishcouncil.org to apply