Team Leader External Assessment

A Team Leader is responsible for supporting the Principal Assessor in maintaining national standards for the qualifications within their remit. All tasks associated with the quality assurance of externally assessed components of Course assessments must be carried out within the conditions, timescales and arrangements set by SQA.

The primary role is to support the Principal Assessor/Senior Team Leader to ensure that national standards are being consistently applied and maintained.

These activities will be under the direction of the Principal Assessor and staff from SQA’s Qualification Development and Operations directorates as appropriate. There may be a requirement to undertake duties during weekends and holiday periods in your own time.

Outline of duties

Selection Criteria

Successful candidates must:

Please note

Computer hardware and software specifications minimum requirements for eMarking are as follows:






Key Performance Measures for Team Leader – External Assessment

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

  1. Quality Assure all materials for post examination procedures in accordance with SQA policy and instructions by specified dates.
  2. Monitor, manage and provide support to Markers throughout the marking period.
  3. Fulfill the KPMs of the Marker role.
  4. Demonstrate behaviours outlined in the Terms and Conditions of Appointment which support SQA’s values.
  5. Report on team members’ Key Performance Measures for all tasks by specified dates.