Education Coordinator (Content) (£29,640-£31,200 PA)

College vacancy London Apply by 29 March 2023

Location: Craven Street with opportunity for hybrid working (see job profile for details)
Salary: Between £29,640-£31,200 depending on experience plus competitive benefits

The College of Optometrists is the professional body for optometry. It qualifies the profession and delivers the guidance and development to ensure optometrists provide the best possible care. We promote excellence through the College’s affixes, by building the evidence base for optometry, and raising awareness of the profession with the public, commissioners, and healthcare professionals.

We are looking for an Education Coordinator who will join our established and busy Education team. This role will provide support for the development and delivery of our Final Assessment qualifications and assist with organising and delivering key meetings for the lifecycle of our examination content.

Reporting to the Education Manager (Examinations) the role holder will be responsible for:

  • Question bank development across the Scheme for Registration and Independent Prescribing examinations
  • Liaising with Subject Matter Expert and Writing groups to establish quick and effective outputs
  • Scheduling monthly question development meetings
  • Building and maintaining effective relationships with internal colleagues and Subject Matter Experts
  • Support the day-to-day delivery of OSCE examinations
  • Monitoring and responding to emails and enquiries received 
  • Carrying out general administrative duties.

Successful candidates would need to demonstrate the following skills, experience and knowledge: 

  • The ability to prioritise duties, and seek clarification and guidance from line manager when faced with competing responsibilities
  • Excellent organisational skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, with the ability to produce accurate written materials and provide clear verbal explanations
  • Strong interpersonal skills, with the ability to develop good working relationships within a team
  • Ability to work under pressure and in a self-directed manner, asking for help as needed
  • Experience in a similar role in an education/qualification delivery setting
  • Experience in meeting organisation, minute taking and meeting administration.

In return, we offer a variety of benefits including a generous pension plan, life assurance and a health care cash plan.



  • Interviews will take place on 4 April 2023.

Contact details

To apply for the position, please send your CV and a cover letter no later than 12 noon on 29 March 2023, clearly demonstrating how you meet the requirements of the role to:

Closing date for application
29 March 2023

Equality and inclusion 

The College is committed to providing equal opportunities in employment and to avoiding unlawful discrimination. We value the differences that a diverse workforce brings to the organisation. In support of this, we follow a fair recruitment process in which shortlisting and other recruitment decisions are made on the basis of skills, competencies and experience demonstrated in the application and interview process. 

We welcome applications from people of all backgrounds. If you require a reasonable adjustment to be made to support your application due to a disability or other condition please let us know. 

Additional information

  • Typical working hours at the College are 9 am to 5 pm (7 hours, excluding lunch) working five days a week. We operate a flexible working window from 8 am to 6 pm where you can vary your start and end time (working a 7 hour day). This role is flexible and can be worked over a variety of working patterns.
  • We also offer hybrid working (a mixture of home and office working). Typically College staff will work around 20 - 40% of their time within our London office. 

Our values

  • We act with integrity and transparency
  • We listen and we learn
  • We demonstrate respect and professionalism
  • We achieve high quality
  • We champion diversity and inclusion.