Associate Assessor – Standard: Post Production Technical Operator (Level 4)- job post

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Associate Assessor – Standard: Post Production Technical Operator (Level 4)– job post

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Job type

  • Part-time


Hours per week: Contracted

Salary/Fee: Fee per assessment, based on daily rate

Location: Multiple locations across the UK. Occasional travel to AIM HQ in Derby may be required.


AIM supports the growth in the end-point assessment (EPA) of apprenticeship standards, delivery of high-quality EPA, and working in partnership with major employers across sectors. We are currently focusing our work on the creative and cultural industries. We are seeking to recruit talented and motivated assessors across a range of standards in the creative sector, including Post-Production Technical Operator:


Post-production technical operator


This standard relates to technical aspects of post-production for film, TV and advertising. Post-production is effectively the final step in the making of a film or television programme and associated products, is the process of refinement and transition of raw materials into a finished product before distribution and release to the public.

Post-Production Technical Operators are employed by audio and picture post-production companies, visual effects companies, broadcasters and by film and TV production companies who have their own facilities.

The broad purpose of the occupation is to provide support, assistance and delivery within the technical support operation of a post-production company. Core duties include (but are not limited to) first line technical and edit support for the workflow and lifecycle of the content in post-production, media backup, ingest and export. The core objective of the role is to ensure that the technical support operations are fulfilled effectively and efficiently to the technical specification provided.


Typical job titles undertaking this standard include:

Technical operator, MCR operator, grade/edit assistant, offline assistant, data wrangler, digital imaging technician (DIT), dailies operator, quality control operator, media operator, input/output operator.


More information on this standard can be found on the AIM website

Assessment Methods

  • Knowledge test: a one hour multiple choice test of 60 fact based questions designed to test the knowledge element of the standard
  • Practical demonstration: a three part assessment (35 mins each) requiring the apprentice to demonstrate their skills in:
  • quality assessing finished content
  • performing ingest and export of media
  • conform of an edited sequence
  • Professional discussion: A 60 minute discussion with our assessor supported by the apprentice’s evidence portfolio.


AIM Associate Assessors

End-point assessors carry out independent assessment of apprentices once they have passed through the gateway. End-point assessors must ensure their occupational competence and knowledge are up to date to ensure they have the right skills and knowledge to remain credible to employers and assess an apprentice’s competence.


As an associate end-point assessor working with AIM you will:

  • Assess and document apprentice competence against apprenticeship standards at designated venues using the stated assessment methods
  • Carry out and document end-point assessment activities in line with AIM and regulatory arrangements
  • Provide concise feedback to apprentices to explain assessment decisions
  • Complete and submit reports within the necessary timescales
  • Provide advice and support on end-point assessment
  • Participate in training and standardisation activities to ensure a consistent approach to end-point assessment
  • Maintain a thorough knowledge of the organisation and AIM end-point assessment policies and procedure


Minimum requirements


Associate assessors for Post Production Technical Operator must:

  • Have substantial, relevant and current industry knowledge and at least 2 years’ experience at a senior level in a Post-Production environment.
  • Demonstrate willingness to undertake training about assessment practice, operating the assessment tools and grading
  • Have some experience of assessment, some experience of working in the education sector would be desirable but not essential as we are looking for industry practitioners
  • Be independent of the apprentice, their employer and training provider(s) i.e. there must be no conflict of interest
  • Hold minimum of level 2 English and Maths
  • Be resident in the UK and have the right to work in the UK


In addition


An assessor qualification would be desirable, but not essential e.g. award in undertaking end-point assessment. Successful assessors will be required to undertake assessment training.


Our assessors should also have:


Diversity orientation and an inclusive approach

Excellent organisational skills and a professional approach

Timekeeping and punctuality

Problem solving skills and ability to stay calm under pressure

Good interpersonal and communication skills

Willingness to travel

Self-motivation and a flexible approach with apprentices and employers

A driving licence (desirable, not essential)

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