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Associate Assessor - Standard: Creative Industries Production Manager (Level 7)

  • Full-time
  • Freelance
  • Homebased

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, 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 Creative Industries Production Manager.


Creative Industries Production Manager

Creative Industries Production Managers are responsible for the practicalities of running a production; including the preparation of production schedules or script breakdowns, to ensure that enough time is allocated for all aspects of the production process, and to manage the productions resources including personnel. In post production and VFX, they provide the link between production company and the supplier to deliver people and resources to complete the project. If they specialise in Production Accounting, they will be responsible for the financial management of a production. 


Creative Industries Production Managers specialise in one of the four key creative production areas below. We are looking for assessors to assess each individual area.


  • 1. Production Accounting - The Production Manager working in Production Accounting is part of a team of Production Accountants and Assistant Production Accountants who, although being part of the wider finance community, are embedded within production departments working closely with the Production Management teams. They are responsible for managing the financial control of a slate of productions and/or providing financial support on a more dedicated basis to a more complex production.
  • 2. Film, TV and Short Form Production – Overseeing all operational and logistical elements of the production, the Production Manager working in Film or TV or Short Form productions, leads the production team and in some cases may manage Junior Production Managers and Production Co-ordinators. They plan out the production workflow process from pre-production to delivery of the final content which could be a film, television programme or commercial.
  • 3. VFX, Post-Production and Animation - The Post Production Manager works closely with the Producer and Supervisors on a project to create, implement and run the schedule, tracking and managing the workflow through departments and ensuring that the project meets both internal and external deadlines. The Production Manager leads or schedules the production team on a day-to-day basis and may manage junior line producers, bookings assistants and production co-ordinators. In some facilities the Production Manager may take on budgetary and client facing responsibilities.
  • 4. Live Performance Art Production – The Production Manager working in Live Performance Art Production supports the Technical Director to ensure the most effective use of resources and systems to realise all the technical elements of designs for productions, within the agreed budget, time and technical parameters. This may include Live Performance Art Productions held in theatres, national and international touring venues and non-traditional venues.


In different organisations the job title may vary and may include production accountant, production manager, stage manager, line producer, post production supervisor, post producer, bookings manager.

Assessment methods

  1. Project report with presentation and supplementary questioning: a project report based on a pre gateway work-based project during the EPA period, which will be the basis of a presentation to our assessor with supplementary questioning immediately after the presentation
  2.  Professional discussion: A two way conversation with our assessor that will focus on coverage of prior learning and activity, problem solving.


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 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 Creative Industries Production Manager must: 

- Have relevant experience gained within the last two years at the same level or above that of the apprentice or significant experience within the sector

- Have knowledge of the following occupational areas 1) Production accounting, 2) Film, TV and short form production, 3) VFX, post-production and animation 4) Live performance art and have experience or working as a production manager in at least one of these areas

- Hold or be working towards an assessor qualification, e.g. award in undertaking end point assessment. Successful assessors will be required to undertake assessment training

- Have experience of assessment and of working in the education sector 

- 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

 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

A willingness to travel

Self-motivation and a flexible approach with apprentices and employers

A driving licence (desirable, not essential)