Team Leader Event Verification

A Team Leader Event Verification is responsible for supporting the Principal Verifier in maintaining national standards for the qualifications within their remit by ensuring 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 members, in the delivery of external quality assurance 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 for Team Leader Event Verification

Each year, on completion of the duties the Team Leader Event 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. Ensure SQA quality assurance activity is carried out and completed within the conditions and timescales set by SQA.
  3. Assist the PV and STL in the training and development of team members.
  4. Support and monitor performance of verifiers assigned at verification events to meet SQA verification activity requirements.
  5. Ensure accuracy and consistency of decisions made by verifiers.
  6. Ensure reports meet the required standard, within conditions and timescales set by SQA.
  7. Contribute to the development of Understanding Standards materials for events and/or publication in line with the guidance provided by SQA and within required timescales, if required.
  8. Positive engagement with all members of the team through leadership of people.
  9. Positive engagement with all members of SQA staff and centre personnel.
  10. Demonstrate behaviours outlined in the Terms and Conditions of Appointment which support SQA’s values.