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Trinity College London is a world leading international examinations board with a difference.

What sets us apart is our focus on the learner and our strong reputation for innovation and achievement based on the delivery of flexible styles of learning and teaching across the English Language and Performing and Creative Arts.

Within Trinity, Arts Award is a fast growing national qualification that supports young people to develop as artists and arts leaders. Trinity manages Arts Award in association with Arts Council England. If you share our passion for helping young people achieve their full potential and have the skills and experience we seek, we would be keen to hear from you.

Details of training and moderation opportunities can be found below.


Operations Team Manager (Arts Award Moderation), UK & Ireland

Contract: 1 Year Fixed Term Contract (maternity cover)

Working hours: 35 hours

Salary: £29,500 per annum + benefits

Location: East Croydon (10 minutes from Clapham Junction)

Whether experienced in managing a team or looking to move into management, building on your experience of supervising others and managing projects, you will have excellent communication and problem solving skills. You believe in delivering an outstanding service to every customer too. So take on a more rewarding challenge and play a key role in helping young people develop as artists and arts leaders.

Arts Award is a fast-growing national qualification for young people up to 25. It’s a great way for young people to be inspired by the arts as they build their transferable skills and creativity across a range of art forms.

Working within a fast-paced environment, you’ll take overall responsibility for the operational delivery of Arts Award moderations. You will manage the moderation team to ensure that correct procedures are followed and an outstanding level of customer service is achieved. We will also need your expertise to contribute to development projects, as well as taking the lead on planning and implementing new procedures.

You’ll be dealing with a wide range of people, including Arts Award advisers, centres, parents and young people. That’s why we stressed the need for strong communication skills at the top. You will have some experience of managing people and have great motivation skills. You should also be a real teamworker with a positive attitude and the ability to plan, prioritise and manage your own workload. An interest in the arts would be a big plus, and you must be committed to providing first class customer service.

In return, you’ll have the opportunity to build a great career with Trinity College London. Each year more than 850,000 candidates in over 60 countries take a Trinity assessment – and we’re growing fast as we drive a range of exciting new developments.

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To apply for the role, please send your CV and Supporting Statement to
recruitment@trinitycollege.com clearly explaining your interest and suitability for the role.

Please note that a Supporting Statement explaining your suitability for this role is essential to assist us in our selection process.

Closing date for applications is close of play 26th March 2018, with a view to interview Friday 6th April.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Strictly no agencies please.


Arts Award trainers and training agencies

All Arts Award advisers must successfully complete a training course accredited by Trinity College London before they can support young people to work towards an Arts Award. Training courses are provided by licensed Arts Award training agencies. They work with specialist trainers who run half-day and full-day courses at various Arts Award levels. To find out more about adviser training courses please go to our training pages.

We are not currently looking to expand the number of training agencies or trainers delivering courses, although if you are interested in finding out more about how training agencies/trainers work or would like to express your interest in this area then please contact the Arts Award Training Team Leader on 020 7820 4753. 


Arts Award moderators 

Trinity welcomes applications from arts practitioners and arts educators interested in becoming Arts Award moderators. You should have at least five years full-time professional experience in a relevant field, experience of assessment in the arts and ideally have already completed Arts Award Bronze/Silver adviser training.

We are looking for professionals with a wide range of knowledge across the art forms, and interest in contemporary youth culture. You will have an ability to travel widely and independently in the UK on a flexible range of days, usually moderating at least 10-12 sessions including at least six days during the last two weeks of June and the first three weeks of July. The work will involve conducting moderation of assessments made locally by Arts Award advisers.

Arts Award moderators are selected based on Trinity's need in particular locations across the country, specialisms, a range of assessment experience as well as knowledge/experience of Arts Award in practice. 

Arts Award moderation is undertaken on an individual basis by self-employed professionals.    

The recruitment and training process is detailed below and the current daily rate for Arts Award Moderators is £230.50 plus expenses, with the half day rate being £122.50. 

 The recruitment process is as follows:

  • Shortlisted applicants are invited to a phone interview with a senior moderator
  • Pre training quiz
  • Training and recruitment day (2 days)
  • Post training standardisation task

Applicants invited to join the moderation panel will be supported by a senior moderator at their first moderation.

Applications are selected based on regional demand.

Applications are currently closed as we are not looking to recruit in 2017/2018 due to our current regional spread of moderators. However, if you would be interested in this role in furture please register your interest by contacting the Arts Award helpdesk and you will be informed when applications re-open.

Thank you for your interest in becoming an Arts Award moderator.