The RSS is seeking to commission a number of consultants to develop a new suite of standards that can be used to accredit programmes of study and assessment under the RSS brand.
The new suite of standards will be developed at levels 3-7 of the National Qualification Framework and we are looking for a range of consultants from both academia or from industry, with suitable qualifications and experience to undertake this role.
Candidates will ideally be a GradStat or CStat, or with a degree level qualification in the field of statistics and at least five years' experience in teaching or practice in the field, with experience of syllabus or standards development and/or delivery of programmes and assessments at one of more of the proposed levels of the RSS standards.
Where possible, consultants will be used in the development of at least two levels to ensure the progression between the resulting standards, with each consultant acting as a lead consultant at one level, and a reviewer for the other level.
Work has already been started at graduate and masters level, but final refinement of the standards at these levels needs to be completed by the end of March 2016. Commissioning at the Level 3 and 4/5 will begin as soon as possible to be completed by June 2016.
All the resulting standards will be subject to review by the RSS Standards Advisory Committee, and the RSS Professional Affairs Committee.
Lead consultants will be paid a daily rate of £450, with a contract for four days' work at each level. Consultant reviewers will be paid a daily rate of £350, with a contract of two days work at each level. In addition, expenses will be paid for travel to London to attend an initial kick-off meeting and a final review meeting.