Quality Consultant - Key Stage 1 & 2 English National Curriculum

The Quality Consultant (QC) is responsible for supporting SQA to ensure items and marking schemes are clearly mapped to the Curriculum by ensuring that all tasks are quality assured and carried out to the specification, timescales and arrangements set by SQA and the Standards & Testing Agency (STA).

The role involves working with an SQA team and Education Consultant to ensure consistent application of standards.

The work will be carried out almost exclusively via electronic exchange of items, support materials and correspondence submitted via email. We engage appointees on a project-by-project basis.

These activities will be under the direction of staff from SQA's Item Development Team (IDT). There may be a requirement to undertake duties during weekends and holiday periods dependent upon when writers / reviewers submit their output.

Outline of duties

Selection criteria

Successful candidates must:

It would be advantageous to have experience in psychometric testing and reporting results to a range of audiences.

Key Performance Measures

Performance will be measured against the accomplishment of the duties specified within individual contracts, within the prescribed timelines and to the required standard

Quality assurance procedures

Complete all reports providing feedback on examination performance for SQA within specified dates.