Historical & Philosophical Studies - UK Jobs
  • Location: Cambridge, Coventry, Hybrid Working
  • Business Unit: OCR
  • Closing Date: 22 May 2022

We are Cambridge University Press & Assessment, a world-leading academic publisher and assessment organisation, and a proud part of the University of Cambridge.

Salary: £40,000 – £48,000 (pro-rata)

Contract: FTE 0.5 / 17.5 hours per week / Permanent

Location: Cambridge/Coventry/Hybrid

As an OCR Subject Advisor for History, you will provide in-house expertise on a portfolio of History qualifications. We are looking for someone with experience in planning and delivering qualifications in History who has an excellent understanding of the needs of teachers.

OCR (Oxford Cambridge and RSA Examinations) is part of Cambridge University Press & Assessment. We’re a leading UK exam board, dedicated to recognising achievement in learners of all ages and from all backgrounds. The range of qualifications from OCR is wide and varied and there are choices for learners of all ages, abilities and needs. Over 13,000 schools, colleges, workplaces and other institutions use our A Levels, GCSEs and vocational qualifications.

Our mission is to contribute to society through the pursuit of education, learning, and research at the highest international levels of excellence. Which is why every year, we give vital support to millions of people in more than 170 countries around the world. From teachers and learners to researchers and academics, we help to build confidence, unlock potential, and enable success. We give people the opportunity to show what they’ve learnt, we spread knowledge, spark enquiry, and aid understanding.

We achieve this by embracing change, and continuously focusing on our customers’ needs. And by collaborating, and carefully listening to our customers and to each other, we keep moving forward, keep innovating, and keep finding newer and better ways of doing things.

The Role

  • A passion for your subject, and the ability to be an ambassador for it with schools, the regulator and stakeholders at all levels
  • Providing high quality and knowledgeable customer service and supporting schools and teachers to deliver our qualifications
  • Providing subject input into the development of any new qualifications and the maintenance of current qualifications
  • Growing OCR’s business through the provision of insight, partnerships and stakeholder engagement
  • Quality assurance of subject content developed by external subject experts and training of assessors

About you

To be successful in this role you will need to demonstrate the following:

  • Recent teaching experience and/or recent relevant work within the context of secondary education
  • Excellent subject expertise and the ability to discuss subject issues at high level with a range of stakeholders
  • An understanding of qualification delivery and assessment
  • The ability to communicate clearly and persuasively to a range of audiences
  • The necessary behaviours required to build successful partnerships and relationships
  • Experience of successfully delivering projects on time
  • A can-do attitude and strong problem-solving skills


In addition to a competitive salary, we offer a comprehensive package of benefits to help with your life both inside and outside of work:

  • Generous contributory pension
  • 28 days annual leave, plus bank holidays
  • Annual performance related bonus and increases (discretionary)
  • Employee discount and cash back scheme at 2,500 retailers
  • Cycle scheme
  • Season Ticket Loan
  • Subsidised staff restaurants
  • Support for professional qualifications
  • Discounted access to the University of Cambridge Sport Centre, along with various other local gyms

The closing date for applications is 22 May 2022 and interviews are scheduled to take place on 25 May 2022.

 Please go to our website to apply.

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. 

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