CfE - Appointee Vacancies

Appointee opportunities are available for enthusiastic and committed teaching professionals with excellent communication skills who will help us drive forward quality standards for the new qualifications. In return you will gain valuable professional and personal development to support your career.

Open the dropdowns below to access the opportunities available at each level of qualification.

Advanced Higher Opportunities

Advanced Higher - Item Writer Opportunities

We are now recruiting Item Writers for the new Advanced Higher qualifications. Please follow the links to the list of subjects which require Item Writers and further details of the role. The Item Writer role profile provides details of the contract specification, selection criteria and key performance measures.

Item Writers will require between 4 and 6 days of release and will also be required to undertake duties in their own time. An application form for Item Writers – new Higher is available for download and must be submitted with the Item Writer Release Form.

 


 

Advanced Higher - Item Checker Opportunities

We are now recruiting Item Checkers for the new Advanced Higher qualifications. Please follow the links to the list of subjects which require Item Checkers and further details of the role. The Item Checker role profile provides details of the contract specification, selection criteria and key performance measures.

Item Checkers will require between 4 and 6 days release and will also be required to undertake duties in their own time. An application form for Item Checkers – new Advanced Higher is available for download.

 


 

Advanced Higher - Question Paper Reviewer

We are now recruiting Question Paper Reviewers for the new Advanced Higher qualifications. Please follow the link to the list of subjects requiring Question Paper Reviewers. The Question Paper Reviewer role profile provides details of the contract specification, selection criteria and key performance measures, so please refer to this information when making your application.

It is anticipated that Question Paper Reviewers will require one day release and undertake training and further duties in own time. An application form for the Question Paper Reviewers - new Advanced Higher is available for download.

Closing date for applications is Friday 27 February 2015

 


 

Advanced Higher - Question Paper Validator

We are now recruiting Question Paper Validators for the New Advanced Higher qualifications. Please follow the link to the list of subjects which require Question Paper Validators. The Question Paper Validator role profile provides details of the contract specification, selection criteria and key performance measures, so please refer to this information when making your application.

An application form for the Question Paper Validator is available for download. It is anticipated that Question Paper Validators will undertake training and duties in own time and will not require release.

Closing date for applications is Friday 27 February 2015

 

 


 

Advanced Higher - Item Bank Leader Opportunities

Are your ready to put your experience as an appointee to good use and progress through the appointee structure. This is a challenging role but one which will bring many personal and professional benefits.

We currently have opportunities for an Item Bank Leader for the new Advanced Higher qualifications in: Biology, Chemistry and Mathematics

(Please note that the IBL in Chemistry may oversee the Item Bank at Higher and National 5)

An Item Bank Leader is responsible for the management of the Item Bank to ensure sufficient items/questions are available to produce question papers, monitor the production and checking of items/questions, and the supporting marking instructions under the direction of the Principal Assessor. The Item Bank Leader role profile provides details of the contract specification, selection criteria and key performance measures. Additional support and training, if required, will be provided to support the successful applicant.

The Item Bank Leader role will require a combination of release and duties in own time. We anticipate a release requirement of up to 5 days per year.

An application form for the Item Bank Leader role is available for download and must be submitted with the Item Bank Leader Reference/Release form as release permission is required prior to interview. All applications will be acknowledged and interviews will be held during October 2014.

Closing date for applications is Friday 26 September 2014

 

Higher Opportunities

Higher Question Paper Reviewer

We are now recruiting Question Paper Reviewers for the new Higher qualifications. Please follow the link to the list of subjects requiring Question Paper Reviewers. The Question Paper Reviewer role profile provides details of the contract specification, selection criteria and key performance measures.

It is anticipated that Question Paper Reviewers will require one day release and undertake training and further duties in own time. An application form for the Question Paper Reviewers - new Higher is available for download.

 


 

Higher Question Paper Validator

We are now recruiting Question Paper Validators for the New Higher qualifications. Please follow the link to the list of subjects which require Question Paper Validators. The Question Paper Validator role profile provides details of the contract specification, selection criteria and key performance measures.

An application form for the Question Paper Validator is available for download. It is anticipated that Question Paper Validators will undertake training and duties in own time and will not require release.

 


 

Higher - Principal Assessor Opportunities

We currently have opportunities for Higher Principal Assessors in the following qualifications:

  • Chemistry
  • Classical Studies
  • Economics
  • Modern Studies

The Principal Assessor role profile provides details of the contract specification, selection criteria and key performance measures. Please refer to this information when you make your application.

Principal Assessors will require 10 days release per year. Duties in own time will also be required. An application form for Principal Assessor is available for download and must be submitted with the Principal Assessor Reference/Release form.

All applications will be acknowledged and interviews will be held from 3 October 2013.

Closing date for applications is Friday 26 September 2014.

 


 

Higher - Senior Team Leader Opportunities

We are now recruiting Senior Team Leaders for Higher qualifications. Please follow the link to the list of subjects which require Senior Team Leaders as not all subjects will require this role. The link to the Senior Team Leader role profile provides details of the contract specification, selection criteria and key performance measures. Please make reference to this information in your application.

Senior Team Leaders, in supporting Principal Assessors will require up to 6 days release per year. Duties in own time will also be required. An application form for Senior Team Leader is available for download and must be submitted with the Senior Team Leader Reference/Release form.

All applications will be acknowledged.

All successful applicants will be required to attend Induction and training for the role.

Closing date for applications is Friday 19 September 2014.

 


 

Higher - Team Leader Opportunities

We are now recruiting Team Leaders for Higher qualifications to support the role of the Principal Assessor. Please follow the links to the list of subjects which require a Team Leader and further details of the role. The Team Leader role profile provides details of the contract specification, selection criteria and key performance measures.

Please make reference to this information in your application.

Team Leaders will require between 4 and 6 days release per year. Duties in own time will also be required. An application form for Team Leader is available for download and must be submitted with the Team Leader Reference/Release form.

All applications will be acknowledged.

All successful applicants will be required to attend Induction and training for the role.

Closing date for applications is Friday 19 September 2014.

 


 

Higher - Item Bank Leader Opportunity in Chemistry

Are your ready to put your experience as an appointee to good use and progress through the appointee structure? This is a challenging role but one which will bring many personal and professional benefits.

We currently have an opportunity for an Item Bank Leader (IBL) for the new Higher qualification in Chemistry. The IBL may oversee the Item Bank at National 5 and Advanced Higher.

An Item Bank Leader is responsible for the management of the Item Bank to ensure sufficient items/questions are available to produce question papers, monitor the production and checking of items/questions, and the supporting marking instructions under the direction of the Principal Assessor. The Item Bank Leader role profile provides details of the contract specification, selection criteria and key performance measures. Additional support and training, if required, will be provided to support the successful applicant.

The Item Bank Leader role will require a combination of release and duties in own time. We anticipate a release requirement of up to 5 days per year.

An application form for the Item Bank Leader role is available for download and must be submitted with the Item Bank Leader Reference/Release form as release permission is required prior to interview.

All applications will be acknowledged and interviews will be held in October 2013.

Closing date for applications is Friday 26 September 2014.

 


 

Higher Senior Marker Opportunities

This could be your opportunity to further support the delivery of the new Higher Qualifications as SQA are looking for experienced teaching professionals with Marker experience to support the quality assurance process of Course assessments across a limited range of Higher Courses.

We are now recruiting for a new role of Senior Marker. Senior Markers must currently be delivering Higher Courses in their subject and have previous Marking experience. Please follow the links to the list of subjects and components and further details of the role. The Senior Marker role profile provides details of the contract specification, selection criteria and key performance measures.

An application form for Senior Marker is available for download along with a list of subjects where we are appointing Senior Markers.

All applications will be acknowledged.

Closing date for applications is Friday 19 September 2014.

 


 

Visiting Assessors

We are now recruiting Visiting Assessors for the new qualifications in:

Drama and Music (Please note that VAs in Music will also be required to assess qualifications at Intermediate, National 5 and Higher levels)

The Visiting Assessor role profile provides details of the contract specification, selection criteria and key performance measures. Please make reference to this information in your application.

An application form for the Visiting Assessor is available for download and must be submitted with the Visiting Assessor Reference/Release form. It is anticipated that Visiting Assessor will require between 8 and 10 days release and undertake training and further duties in own time.

Closing date for applications is Friday 31 October 2014.

National 5 Opportunities

National 5 - Principal Assessor Opportunities

We currently have opportunities for National 5 Principal Assessors in:

  • Business Management and Economics

The Principal Assessor role profile provides details of the contract specification, selection criteria and key performance measures.

Principal Assessors will require 10 days release per year. Duties in own time will also be required. An application form for Principal Assessor is available for download and must be submitted with the Principal Assessor Reference/Release form.

All applications will be acknowledged and interviews will be held from 3 October 2013.

Closing date for applications is Friday 26 September 2014.

 

Markers

Higher Marker Opportunities

This could be your opportunity to help deliver the new National Qualifications as SQA are looking for experienced teaching professionals to quality assure Course assessments across a range of Higher Courses.

We are now recruiting teaching professionals who are currently delivering Higher Courses as Markers for the Higher qualifications. Please follow the links to the list of subjects and components and further details of the role. The Marker role profile provides details of the contract specification, selection criteria and key performance measures. Please make reference to this information in your application.

An application form for Markers is available for download.

All applications will be acknowledged. Please note that there is no closing date and applications which meet the selection criteria will be accepted on a first come first served basis. There after applications will be placed on the reserve marker list for future opportunities in marking.

 


 

National 5 Marker Opportunities

This could be your opportunity to help deliver the new National Qualifications as SQA are looking for experienced teaching professionals to quality assure Course assessments across a range of National 5 Courses.

We are now recruiting teaching professionals who are currently delivering National 5 Courses as Markers for the National 5 qualifications. Please follow the links to the list of subjects and components and further details of the role. The Marker role profile provides details of the contract specification, selection criteria and key performance measures.

An application form for Markers is available for download.

All applications will be acknowledged. Please note that there is no closing date and applications which meet the selection criteria will be accepted on a first come first served basis. There after applications will be placed on the reserve marker list for future opportunities in marking.

 

Quality Assurance - Verification Opportunities

Principal Verifier - Psychology

We have a new opportunity for a Principal Verifier in Psychology who will commence duties in the autumn of 2014.

SQA recognises the pivotal role that the Principal Verifier will play in continuing the successful new Quality Assurance arrangements of the new National Qualifications in Psychology. Previous experience of the new Quality Assurance arrangements last session will be beneficial to the applicant.

Further details on the requirements of the Principal Verifier role are available in the role profile which contains the contract specification, selection criteria and key performance measures. This can be viewed by following the link below.

An application form is available for download and must be submitted with a completed Reference/Release form. Principal Verifiers will normally require between 6 and 12 days release and will also be required to undertake duties in their own time.

Interviews for successful applicants will be held on Thursday 18 September 2014 in our Glasgow office. All applicants will be notified of the outcome of their application.

Closing date for Principal Verifier Psychology applications is Friday 5 September 2014

 


 

Senior Team Leader Opportunities (Verification)

We have a range of opportunities for Senior Team Leaders (Verification) across a wide range of subjects in the new qualifications. The primary role is to work with and support the Principal Verifier and manage the Team Leaders (where appropriate), in the delivery of external quality assurance, to ensure that national standards are being consistently applied and maintained. The Senior Team Leader will also support the PV with prior verification activity and in cases of appeals by centres.

Please follow the link for further details as the Senior Team Leader (Verification) role profile provides details of the contract specification, selection criteria and key performance measures. Please refer to this information in your application. Experience of external quality assurance (Verification) in year 1 will be an advantage.

The Senior Team Leader may require up to 10 days release per year.  However, this will vary by subject. Duties in own time will also be required. An application form is available for download and must be submitted with the Senior Team Leader Reference/Release form.

Closing date for applications is Friday 5 September 2014.

All applications must be submitted to: am@sqa.org.uk

For the list of subjects where we are recruiting STLs please follow the link below.

All applications will be acknowledged and interviews will be held. Successful applicants will commence duties in January 2015. Attendance at relevant Understanding Standards events in September/October and November would be required. Attendance at PV and STL training event on 4 October 2014 will also be required.

 


 

Principal Verifier – Environmental Science

We have a new opportunity for a Principal Verifier in Environmental Science who will commence duties in October 2014.

SQA recognises the pivotal role that the Principal Verifier will play in continuing the successful new Quality Assurance arrangements of the new National Qualifications in Environmental Science. Previous experience of the new Quality Assurance arrangements last session will be beneficial to the applicant.

Further details on the requirements of the Principal Verifier role are available in the role profile which contains the contract specification, selection criteria and key performance measures. This can be viewed by following the link below.

An application form is available for download and must be submitted with a completed Reference/Release form. Principal Verifiers will normally require between 6 and 10 days release and will also be required to undertake duties in their own time.

Interviews for successful applicants will be held in our Glasgow office. All applicants will be notified of the outcome of their application.

Closing date for Principal Verifier Environmental Science applications is Friday 12 September 2014.