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Professional Qualifications Assistant


Job Title: Professional Qualifications Assistant            

Responsible to: Professional Qualifications Manager

Main Purpose of Job: Provides administrative support in ensuring the registration of candidates and entry for assessments and examinations for the regulated Level 3 and 4 teaching qualifications offered by the Society, and in the development and monitoring of related quality assurance procedures.



  1. Responsible for the administrative processes supporting the delivery and assessment of professional regulated teaching examinations, including registering candidates; preparing examination papers and  disseminating these and related documents to approved dance centres;
  2. Logging and initial checks on returned papers, essays, and portfolios for moderation; and liaising with other departments for practical examinations; processing & recording fees, financial claims & invoices in preparation for authorisation.
  3. Responsible for mailings to approved dance centres, markers and assessors, and maintaining their records on databases.
  4. Support the Professional Qualifications Officer with the administration for re-approval of ADCs, for marker training days and moderation panels
  5. Respond to queries from the Education & Training Department, ADCs and candidates on registration and entries
  6. Support departmental colleagues with any other administrative duties as required
  7. Participate in any other projects or tasks as required to support the Society’s aim and objectives.




  • Proven ability to input and extract data efficiently and effectively, including both electronic and paper-based information, showing excellent attention to detail
  • Good working knowledge of Microsoft Office and of using databases to enter, extract and manipulate data accurately and efficiently
  • Good verbal and written communications skills in English and good skills in numeracy
  • Good team player, working flexibly and with others to meet the needs of Members, customers and the organisation
  • Good customer service skills, with proven experience of constantly striving to meet customer needs
  • Attitude of personal responsibility and accountability and a flexible and ‘can-do’ attitude towards the workplace


  • Ability to communicate in Italian or Greek would be helpful.
  • Interest or experience in Dance, Arts or Education.

Salary up to £19,000

To apply please forward an up-to-date CV to hr@istd.org Closing date for applications: Sunday 12th Aug 2018.


The Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing (ISTD) is the leading professional body for dance professionals across multiple genres. It forms a community of around 7,000 active members around the world as students, teachers and examiners

The job will be based in offices at ISTD HQ, 22-26 Paul Street, London, EC2A 4QE.