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Associate Assessor - Assistant Recording Tech

  • 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, 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 Assistant

Recording Technician.

Assistant Recording Technician

The purpose of the occupation is to produce high-quality recording, working on the technical aspects of recording which requires balancing and adjusting sound sources

using equalization and audio effects, mixing, reproduction and reinforcement of sound. The role of Assistant Recording Technician is to check that this is delivered, engaging with artists and clients. This can include the placing of microphones, pre-amp settings, the setting of levels, the specification and set up of equipment. In this occupation the employee would interact with creative representatives from client organisations and other members of the technical staff engaged with the recording process and also representatives from suppliers and work as part of a team.

Assessment Methods

Project report and presentation with questioning

Professional discussion underpinned by a portfolio of evidence

AIM Associate Assessor

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


Associate assessors for Business Administrator must:

  • Recent relevant experience gained within the last two years at the same level or above that of the apprentice OR significant experience within the sector (minimum of five years)
  • Knowledge of the business administration role
  • Have an up to date CPD record detailing up to date knowledge of technology and trends within the industry
  • Hold or be working towards an assessor qualification eg award in undertaking end point assessment
  • 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
  • Hold a current enhanced DBS certificate
  • Hold minimum of level 2 English and Maths
  • Be resident in the UK and have the right to work in the UK
  • The following are desirable but not essential for this role:
  • Experience of assessment
  • Experience of working within the education sector
  • 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
  • Presentation skills (desirable, not essential)
  • Willingness to travel
  • Self-motivation and a flexible approach with apprentices and employers
  • A driving licence (desirable, not essential)