Senior External Verifier

A Senior External Verifier is responsible for ensuring that all tasks associated with the verification and approval of qualifications are carried out within the conditions, timescales and arrangements set by SQA.

The prime role is to prepare for and manage the team of external verifiers in the delivery of verification procedures for qualifications in the subject area(s) concerned to ensure that standards are maintained.

These activities will be under the direction of staff from SQA’s Internal Assessment Delivery and Quality Assurance and Qualification Development directorates as appropriate.

Outline of duties

Selection Criteria

Essential characteristics

Successful candidates must be able to:

Desirable characteristics

Successful candidates should:

Key Performance Measures for Senior External Verifiers

Each year, on completion of the duties outlined in the Senior External Verifier contract specification, the Senior External Verifier will be measured against the following key performance measures and informed of the outcome in relation to their performance in that year.

1. Train, develop and support members of the EV team to meet SQA requirements
2. Monitor performance of members of the EV team to meet SQA requirements
3. Ensure consistency of decisions made by members of the EV team
4. Ensure reports generated by members of the EV team meet quality standard
5. Positive engagement with all members of the team through leadership and management of people
6. Positive engagement with all member of SQA staff
7. Complete Senior Verifier reports within conditions and timescales for SQA
8. Satisfactorily fulfil the KPMs of the External Verifier role