Turning education and skills policy into practice

Working with AlphaPlus

We are currently seeking to build our capacity in item and test development. Click here for more details.

AlphaPlus is one of the UK’s leading educational consultancies. The company can draw upon a team of over 60 associates, each of whom brings many years' experience in education, covering schools and post-compulsory education, as well as experience in many of the supporting agencies and government departments. We believe that the quality of personnel we offer is exceptional, and that the strength of our associate team is central to the success of AlphaPlus.

AlphaPlus associates hold a framework contract via their employer or as a self-employed individual and then receive an engagement schedule for each project they join us on. We undertake DBS checks on all staff and associates. As well as maintaining project contacts, we send regular newsletters to all associates and welcome updates on their new skills and experience.

We are always interested in speaking to prospective new associates in all areas of educational practice. We engage associates on a project-by-project basis, selecting each member of the project team (led by an AlphaPlus director) against the requirements of the project, using our knowledge of each associate’s expertise and experience. We strive to maintain excellent relationships with our associates, and we believe this is reflected in the quality of work which our associates repeatedly produce. Many of our associates have been working with AlphaPlus since the inception of the company.

If you are interested in becoming an AlphaPlus associate, actively contributing your expertise to some of the leading educational projects in the UK and worldwide, please send a CV and covering letter to Gavin Reynaud. We look forward to talking with you.

Test Administrators 

Application Closing Date: Noon on Monday 3 April 2017

We are currently recruiting a team of test administrators located across the UK for pre-testing in primary and secondary schools, to work on a range of subjects, in both English and Welsh.  The number of days’ work per annum will vary depending upon the requirements of the project work.

The test administrators must complete face-to-face training sessions on the organisation and delivery of the pre-tests.  They will be responsible for:

  • receiving and familiarising oneself with test materials and process
  • contacting schools to confirm timetable and logistics
  • delivering pre-tests in schools
  • returning completed test papers and associated documentation in line with agreed protocols.

Applicants will normally possess strong GCSE and A levels including grades A- C in GCSE Maths and English, and a minimum of a good first Degree.  A good track record working in a relevant background is desirable.  Fluency in Welsh would be an advantage but is not essential. 

Click on the link to download the job description, person specification and application form.

For an informal discussion about the role please contact Andy Lewis (

To apply please send the completed application form together with a CV and covering email to  No agency applications.

Applicants are also requested to complete the equal opportunities monitoring form and send this separately to

PMO Administrator 

To start as soon as possible

Salary £25,000

Closing Date:  Noon on Monday 3 April 2017

The PMO Administrator will provide effective administrative support to the Operations Manager to ensure that projects are implemented to time, budget and quality, supporting varying projects over their lifecycle from planning to post-delivery evaluation.

This post is suitable for graduates with a good Honours degree.  Work experience in a related environment will be an advantage.  Candidates must also have strong GCSE and A Level results and a high standard of computer literacy.

This role is full time, Monday to Friday, based in the Head Office in central Manchester. The role may also require some national travel working in company and customer offices or in a variety of educational settings.  For an informal discussion about the vacancy please contact Adaora Gyekye, email, telephone 0161 283 4928.

The job description, person specification and application form can be downloaded by clicking on the link. 

To apply please send the completed application form together with a CV and covering statement to  No agency applications.

AlphaPlus is an equal opportunities employer with an inclusive approach to recruitment, selection and employment.  Demographic details will be requested as part of our monitoring process but will not be used in our selection criteria.  Applicants are requested to download and complete the equal opportunities monitoring form and return it to






Gavin Reynaud, Director

0161 238 4928