Standard: Broadcast and Media Systems Technical Operator
Hours per week: Contracted
Salary/Fee: Fee per assessment, based on daily rate
Location: Multiple locations across England. 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 Broadcast and Media systems technical operator:
Broadcast and media systems technical operator
A Broadcast and Media Systems Technical Operator supports the delivery of broadcast and communication services; television or radio programmes, podcasts, and internet streaming services, pay-per-view or downloadable content. They work within a team reporting to the Team Leader/Shift Leader, providing support to both Production Crew and Broadcast and Media Systems Technicians and Engineers, to ensure studio and web broadcast services and transmissions are consistently maintained without impact to live broadcasts. This standard has optional pathways – Creative or Media.
- Observation: A three- hour technical observation of the apprentice in their workplace during which they are required to demonstrate that they can set up and monitor a broadcast communication system and/or network in line with service level agreements and followed by 30 minutes follow up questioning.
- Professional discussion: A 45-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 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
Associate assessors for Broadcast and Media Systems Technical Operator must:
- Have worked either in the broadcast and media systems or in training broadcast and media systems teams within the last 3 years
- Independent assessors working for the EPAO will need to have substantial and relevant industry experience, and have the technical skills to assess that the apprentice can accurately and correctly:
Use industry specific software tools and broadcast equipment;
Manage media and file assets, ensuring the integrity and security of file-based content from cyber attacks; ensuring all assets are safe and secure.
Prepare the technical assembly and set up for broadcast and communications systems or networks;
Fault find and problem solve;
Monitor and maintain consistent transmission / broadcast in line with Service Level Agreements or organisational targets
- 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.
- Willingness to undertake training about assessment practice, operating the assessment tools and grading
- Be independent of the apprentice, their employer and training provider(s) i.e. there must be no conflict of interest
- Have experience of assessment, some experience of working in the education sector would be desirable but not essential as we are looking for industry practitioners
Our assessors should also have:
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) Hours Variable, flexible
Department Product integrity - EPA
Job Type Part time
Contract Type Freelance/Contract