Team Leader Visiting Verification

A Team Leader - Visiting Verification is responsible for supporting the Principal Verifier in maintaining national standards for the qualifications within their remit. They will ensure 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 and quality assure the work of their team – Visiting Verifiers and quality assure their work 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 Qualifications Development directorates as appropriate.

Outline of duties

Selection criteria

Successful candidates must:

Key Performance Measures - Team Leaders - Visiting Verification

Each year, on completion of the duties the Team Leader Visiting Verification will be given feedback on the following Key Performance Measures (KPMs) in relation to their performance.

  1. Complete training and standardisation programmes as required
  2. Support and monitor performance of Visiting Verifiers to meet SQA verification activity requirements.
  3. Carry out verification visits to SQA centres ensuring accurate and consistent decisions are made within conditions and timescales set by SQA.
  4. Assist the PV and STL in the training and development of team members.
  5. Ensure accuracy and consistency of decisions made by Visiting Verifiers.
  6. Ensure reports meet the required standard, within conditions and timescales set by SQA.
  7. Write and submit verification reports to meet the required standard, within conditions and timescales set by SQA
  8. Positively engagement with all SQA’s centre personnel and with members of SQA staff
  9. Demonstrate behaviours outlined in the Terms and Conditions of Appointment which support SQA’s values.