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Associate Assessor, Standard: Event Assistant

  • Full-time
  • Freelance
  • Homebased

Hours per week: Contracted, Freelance

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

About the role

AIM supports the growth in the end-point assessment (EPA) of apprenticeship standards, delivery of high-quality EPA, 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 Event Assistant.


Event Assistant

Event Assistant is an entry level position, typically working within a team of people in an events company or within the events department of a larger organisation. The role would usually provide support to a number of Event Planners or Project Managers by carrying out a diverse range of tasks necessary to plan, organise and deliver an event: for example, searching for the right location and venue for the event; working with the design team on the look and feel of the event; or organising logistics such as transportation and catering.


Assessment Methods 

  • Project: A 2000 - 5000 work- based project or practical case study carried out by the apprentice during the last 3 months of the apprenticeship and after the apprentice has met the Gateway criteria. The completed Project is signed off by the employer and marked by our assessor.
  • Portfolio of evidence contains evidence from real work activity by the apprentice that has been built up progressively through the apprenticeship. The intention is that it will complement the Project and enable the apprentice to demonstrate those areas of knowledge, skill and behaviours that may not have naturally occurred in their Project.
  • Professional discussion: A 45-minute discussion with our assessor and a representative from the apprentice's employer, that enables the apprentice to talk about their apprenticeship as a whole and their delivery of the Project.


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

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 written 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 Event Assistant must:

  1. Have a minimum of 5 years’ experience working in event management; familiarity with the role covered of Event Assistant.
  2. Have Event Management technical and management expertise to ensure they can assess all areas of the standard.
  3. Willingness to undertake training about assessment practice, operating the assessment tools and grading.
  4. Be independent of the apprentice, their employer and training provider(s) i.e., there must be no conflict of interest
  5. Ideally hold or be working towards an end point assessor qualification, this is desirable, not essential.
  6. Experience of assessment (desirable not essential).
  7. Experience of working in the education sector would be desirable, but not essential, as we are looking for industry practitioners.
  8. Hold a minimum of level 2 English and Maths.
  9. Be resident in the UK and have the right to work in the UK.


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)


If you are interested in applying for this role, we would love to hear from you. Please click on apply, complete the application form and attach a copy of your CV.


For any queries about this vacancy, please contact [email protected].