Freelance IQA (bemix)

Post: Freelance IQA short-term project

Location: Kent and Medway. Home working possible.


bemix is seeking a freelance Internal Quality Assurer (IQA) for a short piece of work to support their delivery of Supported Internships and is inviting quotes for this role.

bemix is a social enterprise providing Supported Internships to 50 young people and a wide range of employers across two neighbouring geographical areas, with bases in two towns: Sittingbourne in Kent and Chatham in Medway. As a company founded on the principle of co-production, choice and control for young people as equal decision-makers alongside our staff team are foundational to our conception of quality. Despite the damage to the jobs market inflicted by the COVID-19 pandemic, we remain ambitious and determined to achieve the strongest possible job and career outcomes alongside the young people we serve.


We are seeking quotes for high priority freelance IQA work to reinforce the quality of our Supported Internship provision in Kent and Medway. We require the following stages of work:

1. Develop a bespoke IQA Framework for Supported Internships, with comprehensive coverage of the workplace and classroom settings in which young people learn. 
We see this as the first stage in identifying gaps and weaknesses in provision that will need addressing.

2. Conduct a thorough assessment of quality against this new Framework. 
This is the second stage in identifying gaps and weaknesses in provision that will need addressing.

3. Produce recommendations for actions to address gaps and weaknesses, including how IQA is embedded in the staff team and provided for locally on an ongoing basis.


DEADLINE TO QUOTE: 18th January 2021.



Preference will be given to a freelance IQA available and able to complete this work by mid-February 2021. An IQA with an existing Framework that can easily be adapted will be in a strong position to quote competitively and deliver efficiently. However, we will consider quotes from IQAs well-matched to our needs who may need an extension to the end of February to finish.



The project can be carried out remotely using video conferencing, so an IQA can be based anywhere in the UK. An IQA local to Kent is naturally preferable, but not essential.


Person specification

Essential: Strong track record in IQA for post-16 SEN provision, verified with two high quality references.

Very desirable: IQA experience in workplace-based provision

Desirable: IQA experience in Supported Internships. Based in Kent and able to travel to Swale and Medway.



Matt Clifton (Chief Executive)

Helena Jennings (Head of Supported Employment)