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Examination Access Arrangements (EAA) Assessor (Reduced Year)

About the Role

Leeds City College are recruiting for an Exam Access Arrangements Assessor (EAA) to join our team.

This role is being advertised as reduced year 38 weeks per year, 37 hours per week with flexible/hybrid working available, however we are willing to consider other working patterns including:

  • Full Year - 4 days a week (actual salary commencing at £24,418 with progression to £26,679)
  • Reduced Year 38 weeks - 4 days a week (actual salary commencing at £21,217 with progression to £23,182)

As an Exam Access Arrangements Needs Assessor, you will be responsible for carrying out specialist exam access arrangements to ensure learners who require it have the appropriate reasonable adjustments during any examinations taken during their programme of study.

The function of this role is to support learners with additional needs to access learning, college facilities and fully participate in general College activities; having access to any specific exam arrangements as evidenced as the learner’s usual way of working to ensure they are not disadvantaged.

What You Will Do

  • You will be supporting learners with emotional and behavioural difficulties, and have worked in a similar role previously.
  • You will need to plan, prepare and implement support plans and carry out assessments to support young people and/or vulnerable adults to be successful in their studies.
  • You will perform appropriate tests based on the student's need, to ensure they confirm the student's normal way of working.
  • Be the primary point of contact for learners and work collaboratively with the wider college community to ensure that the Group meets its duty in terms of the SEND Code of Practice and the JCQ regulations in relation to exam access arrangements.

About You

  • Postgraduate qualification in individual specialist assessment at or equivalent to level 7.
  • Experience of working with students with specific learning difficulties.
  • Relevant and current experience of applying exam access requirements in line with JCQ guidelines.
  • Have use of own transport or able to travel to multiple sites at short notice.
  • Strong Awareness of disability issues and equality and diversity issues.
  • Excellent organisational skills.


There are plenty of benefits available to our staff members, here are just a few:

  • Annual leave entitlement - If you work full time, you'll get at least 27 days holiday plus bank holidays and up to 5 discretionary closure days at Christmas (pro rata for part time staff).
    • Support Staff 27 days (increasing to 32 days after 5 years service)
    • Academic 37 days
    • Senior Management 37 days
  • Generous Pension schemes
    • Teachers’ Pension Scheme 
    • Local Government Pension Scheme 
  • Memberships and discounts - employees can sign up to various membership cards and discount schemes such as TOTUM card (formerly NUS card). 
  • Travel and commuting - discounted travel available through Metro card, Northern Rail, First Bus, Arriva Bus and Cycle to work schemes.
  • Learning and development opportunities -  including staff development days
  • Employee wellbeing initiatives
  • Flexible and hybrid working opportunities - this will vary depending on role requirements

About Us

Leeds City College is one of the largest further education institutions in the country and is one of the biggest providers of apprenticeships regionally. 

We provide a vibrant and diverse learning environment, delivering excellent and innovative education which is supportive, inspiring and life changing. Leeds City College’s values put students first and are at the heart of everything the college does.

We are committed to lifelong learning and investing in our staff. You’ll have access to a broad variety of training and professional development designed to help you continually develop and grow. We offer a wide range of job vacancies, and our large size means there are always exciting opportunities to progress.

Join us on the journey to being the best that we can collectively be for our students, apprentices, staff and our stakeholders.


At Luminate Education Group we are committed to the safeguarding and welfare of all our students including children, young people, and vulnerable adults. We expect all our staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We follow the Safer Recruitment requirements and best practice as set out within Keeping Children Safe in Education statutory guidance. All successful applicants will be required to complete mandatory pre-employment checks which include an enhanced DBS check, online checks and must have two satisfactory references. Please be aware that it is a criminal offence to apply for this post if you are barred from engaging in regulated activity in connection to children.


We recognise, value and champion diversity & Inclusion. As we engage with a diverse student population we want to ensure we reflect that in our staff population too. For us diversity is about building happy teams, full of people that want to learn and be inspired by each other, by our different experiences and backgrounds. It is important to us that both staff and students achieve their full potential.  Diversity is important to us, but inclusion is equally, if not more important. It’s not just about having the representation but also providing the people we recruit with opportunities and valuing everyone’s contributions and perspectives. Click here to learn more about our EDI objectives.


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