Senior Marker - External Assessment

A Senior Marker 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 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.

A Senior Marker appointment will only be made when there is no Team Leader appointment for that qualification.

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 Senior Marker - External Assessment

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