Senior Team Leader

A Senior Team Leader is responsible for supporting the Principal Verifier in maintaining national standards for the qualifications within their remit by ensuring that all tasks associated with the quality assurance of internally assessed Units and components of Course assessments are carried out within the conditions, timescales and arrangements set by SQA.

The primary role is to support the Principal Verifier and manage the Team Leaders, in the delivery of external quality assurance for qualifications in the subject area(s) concerned, to ensure that national standards are being consistently applied and maintained.
These activities will be under the direction of the Principal Verifier and staff from SQA’s Operations and Qualification Development directorates as appropriate.

Outline of duties

Selection criteria

Successful candidates must:

Key Performance Measures for Senior Team Leader - Internal Assessment

Each year, on completion of the duties outlined in the Senior Team Leader contract specification, the Senior Team Leader will be measured against the following Key Performance Measures (KPMs) and informed of the outcome in relation to their performance.

  1. Ensure SQA verification activity is carried out within the conditions and timescales set by SQA.
  2. Train, develop and support members of the team to meet SQA verification activity requirements.
  3. Monitor team performance to meet SQA verification activity requirements.
  4. Ensure accuracy and consistency of decisions made by members of the team.
  5. Ensure reports generated by members of the team meet quality standard.
  6. Positive engagement with all members of the team through leadership and management of people.
  7. Positive engagement with all members of SQA staff.
  8. Positive engagement with all members of SQA Centre staff.*

* Note: This KPM will apply to Senior Team Leaders whose subject area requires visits to be undertaken either in addition to or instead of a quality assurance event.