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Closing Date: 09/04/2024

Independent Assessor – Fashion and Retail Awards
Remote / Home-based
Freelance (outside IR35)
Flexible hours, as and when required

About Fashion & Retail Awards

Fashion & Retail Awards provides trusted assessment services to the retail industry. As an independent offshoot of the Fashion Retail Academy, we have educational excellence and industry responsiveness at our core.  

We have launched 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 into the Fashion Retail Academy charity, which aims at inspiring and developing the next generation of talent.

About the role

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:

  • L2 Retailer
  • L3 Retail team Leader
  • L4 Retail manager
  • L4 Buying & Merchandising Assistant
  • L6 Assistant Buyer/ Assistant Merchandiser
  • L3 Business Administrator
  • L3 Team leader or Supervisor
  • L4 Data Analyst
  • L5 Operations or Department Manager

Please note that this role is a remote / home-based role for L3 to L6 standard end-point assessments. For the L2 Retailer standard, travel to relevant employer sites / training providers would be required.


Competitive rate (payment per assessment)

Next steps:  

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

How to apply: Please create an account and click Start Application to submit an application. Please upload a copy of your CV and a cover letter / supporting statement to your application.

Closing Date: 8am on Tuesday 9 April 2024. Please note we will be reviewing applications as and when they come in, so early application is advised.

Please get in touch with 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.