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Cambridge Professional Development Qualifications-Educational Leadership Syllabus-Principal Examiner

Job Requisition ID:  11546
Business Unit:  Cambridge Assessment International Education


Posted Date:  06-May-2022

Cambridge Assessment International Education is growing and over 10 000 schools in more than 160 countries are now part of our Cambridge International learning community.

To support our continued growth worldwide, we are expanding our examiner network, and inviting teachers to develop their professional practice by becoming Cambridge examiners.


We currently have a new Principal Examiner vacancy for:


Cambridge International Professional Development Qualifications – Educational Leadership 6247 and 6239


Please visit this link for more information on Professional Development Qualifications


Requirements are that applicants will:


  • Hold a recognised teaching qualification and have at least 5 years teaching experience
  • Have demonstrable experience and familiarity with teacher professional development in a leadership context
  • Hold a recognised leadership qualification, gained in an educational context
  • Have at least 5 years demonstrable leadership experience in an educational context
  • Have a PC/Mac, reliable broadband, and IT skills
  • Have experience of conducting standardisation meetings
  • Ideally, have experience with the current PDQ syllabus, and/or curriculum development in a leadership context
  • Be available to mark a number of portfolios in each series
  • Have the right supervisory skills to support a diverse and remote team of examiners with their marking
  • Produce a yearly report
  • To mark on these qualifications you will be expected to attend
  1. a standardisation meeting in the UK in April (usually face-to-face although currently online)
  2. a Principal Examiner meeting in June/July (0.5 days online or 1-day face-to-face)
  3. an online standardisation event in October

Cambridge International will cover expenses incurred in the UK.


Successful applicants will have:

  • a keen eye for detail
  • report writing skills
  • the ability to work well under pressure
  • the ability to keep to deadlines
  • training and development skills
  • ideally, some experience of facilitating online courses


As an examiner you will be marking a differing number of candidate portfolios to a strict deadline for each exam series, in line with approved marking procedures, and to the required standard. For more information on the role of an examiner please visit our website.  


We offer:

  • a powerful insight into the teaching and assessment of Cambridge professional development qualifications
  • support in developing your own professional practice
  • the highest standards of training and support
  • payment per scripts marked
  • freelance opportunities, based on contracts for service for each examination series, which fit around your existing commitments.


Please note that all successful applications with a UK postal address will be subject to right to work and other background checks.


You must provide the details of a referee who has known you in a professional capacity for at least 6 months. We are unable to accept references from family, friends, or employees of Cambridge University Press & Assessment or any department of Cambridge University.

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