Invigilator recruitment — Resources for centres

Invigilators play an important role in maintaining the quality of qualification assessments. Working under the direction of a chief invigilator, they invigilate exams across Scotland. Each year, schools, colleges and training providers look to recruit people from the local area to appoint as invigilators. The resources below include some suggested messaging that may be helpful if you choose to promote your recruitment via social media, through emails or newsletters.

The text below can be used in newsletters or the news section of your website to highlight your recruitment activity.

Invigilator recruitment 2024

We are currently recruiting invigilators for the 2024 exams. Invigilators play a crucial role in supporting the exam diet. Their role is to help maintain the quality of the external assessments of National Qualifications by ensuring they are conducted in accordance with SQA policy and procedure.

All invigilation activities are carried out under the direction of a chief invigilator. Full training is provided, and no prior experience is required. You will also be supported by your chief invigilator throughout.

To find out more about the invigilator role and submit your application, visit the SQA website.

If you have any questions or need more information, please contact (add centre contact information)  or SQA directly at

Below is a selection of images and messages that can be used for social media. Using social media for recruitment can work well if you are already active on your centre’s social media channels.

Facebook and LinkedIn



Interested in playing a vital part in the 2024 exams?

We’re looking for invigilators to help maintain the quality of assessments. You’ll receive full training if you’re chosen to take part. Find out more


Recruitment is open for invigilators for the 2024 exams.

(Insert centre name) is looking for people from all different backgrounds and no prior experience is required.

To find out more or apply, visit: You can also find out more by contacting (insert centre contact details)

If you are interested in becoming an invigilator, please complete an expression of interest form. Invigilator expressions of interest which meet the selection criteria will be forwarded to the relevant centre(s).

If you have any questions about the invigilator role or invigilator recruitment, or you would like more information, please contact