Independent Assessor

Independent Assessor

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Independent Assessor – Fashion and Retail Awards
Home-based, with travel to relevant training providers as required
Freelance (outside IR35)
Flexible hours, as and when required

About the role

Fashion & Retail Awards is a new organisation created to provide trusted assessment services to industry. As an independent offshoot of the Fashion Retail Academy, we have educational excellence and industry responsiveness at our core.

We are initially launching an End Point Assessment offer; this service will be extended over time, as directed by our partners in industry and our independent board. All proceeds from our services are re-invested in the Fashion and Retail Academy charity, which exists to inspire and develop the next generation of talent.

We are looking for Independent Assessors, who have first-hand occupational experience and a firm grip of best practice in assessment, to conduct assessment activities and arrive at fair, consistent, and impartial grading decisions. This is a fantastic opportunity for individuals looking to broaden their existing assessment experience and become a key contributor to the quality of our service.

About you

For success in this role, you will need to be uncompromising in the balanced application of assessment standards, be able to apply and evidence independence of judgement, and bring integrity to your approach. This means working positively with clients and candidates to guide them through their assessment experience, escalating potential improvements to the way we do things, and producing robust feedback to candidates.

This role would suit individuals with relevant, current, or ongoing industry experience and experience of making grading judgements and applying assessment frameworks.

We are initially looking for people with hands-on experience relevant to the following standards:

  • Retailer (Level 2)
  • Retail Team Leader (Level 3)
  • Business Administrator (Level 3)
  • Retail Manager (Level 4)
  • Buying and Merchandising Assistant (Level 4)
  • Assistant Buyer/Assistant Merchandiser (Level 6)

Successful applicants will be appointed to a talent pool, where although there is no guarantee of work, and no obligation to accept what is offered, we are ideally looking for our Independent Assessors to undertake a minimum of 15 days’ work per annum.


Competitive rate (payment per assessment)

For more information about us, visit our website and refer to the job description and person specification available to download.

Next Steps:

Please create an account and click Start Application to submit an application. Please ensure you submit a current CV.

Closing Date: On-going. Please note we will be reviewing applications as and when they come in, so early application is advised.

Please contact our Recruitment team at for further information or an informal chat about this campaign.

Diversity Statement

The FRA is proud to have a student body as diverse as its central London location!  With students from 17 ethnicities, traveling from all over the United Kingdom, with a variety of learning needs and a wide range of experiences and interests, we are looking to recruit a workforce that is as diverse as our amazing students and will support them to achieve their potential. If you would like to request any accommodations from application through to interview, please email us at Any equality and diversity information you choose to give helps to provide the HR team at the FRA with a deeper understanding of our people, and their experiences. It assists us in identifying any existing biases or gaps that the FRA can work on addressing and improving. All ED&I information you provide is strictly confidential to the HR Department and will not be seen by the shortlisting or selection panel.