Recruiting Item Writers and Education Consultants

SQA is recruiting professionals experienced in developing texts, items and marking schemes for the National Curriculum for England in the following areas:

Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2

We are also recruiting Education Consultants to co-ordinate a small team of Writers/Reviewers to ensure their output matches Item Specifications, that there is a clear mapping to the Curriculum and items meet the standard set by the Standards & Testing Agency in terms including copyright, suitability.

Whatís involved?

Working mostly virtually, the team will write and review each otherís work which in turn will be co-ordinated and finalised by an Education Consultant.

Individual work packages will be assigned that are manageable and achievable within the times we allocate. Generally, this work could be carried out in your own time, however some informal trialling will need to take place for qualitative feedback, therefore access to a school would be advantageous.


If you are interested in either of these opportunities, and want to know more:

How to apply

Complete our application form - please note you will need to register first

Apply for Item Writer role

Apply for Education Consultant role

Successful applicants will be added to our pool of qualified personnel, and we'll contact you to establish what dates you would be available.