Senior Independent End-Point Assessor

The primary role of the Senior Independent End-Point Assessor is to help, support and manage their team of Independent End-Point Assessors.  These activities will be under the direction of staff from SQA’s Contract Operations team.

Outline of duties

  • Undertake Independent End-Point Assessor activities.
  • Lead team of End-Point Assessors and manage standardisation activities.
  • Support and develop team members, providing mentoring and coaching as required.
  • Monitor the practice and performance of individuals and the overall performance of the team.  
  • Liaise with the SQA Contract Operations team and provide support as required.
  • Complete administration duties supporting and monitoring team members ensuring all activities are concluded within agreed time frames and that resources are used effectively and efficiently to achieve best value.
  • Undertake the performance management activity for the team of end-point assessors against Key Performance Measures.
  • Participate in SQA organised events where Senior Independent End-Point Assessor input is required.
  • Support SQA in stakeholder engagement as required.
  • Support SQA with continuous improvement development.

Selection Criteria

Essential characteristics

Successful candidates must:

  • Be either a Legally Qualified Person or Authorised Person (ie they have met the requirements of the Council for Licensed Conveyancers or the Chartered Institute for Legal Executives or the Solicitors Regulation Authority, as laid out under the Legal Services Act 2007).
  • Have appropriate academic, vocational or professional qualifications or expertise in the same or closely related subject area for which they seek an appointment.
  • Have experience in other key appointee roles, demonstrating competence in assessing to the national standard within their subject and level(s).
  • Be able to engage professionally and co-operatively with all members of their team(s), providing leadership and support as required.
  • Be able to provide accurate feedback on performance to team members in a supportive and professional manner.
  • Be able to communicate confidently, effectively, professionally and in line with SQA’s corporate values both orally (at briefings and meetings) and in writing (reports).
  • Be able to demonstrate excellent organisational and administrative skills with and provide an attention to detail.
  • Have an in-depth understanding of all documentation, duties, tasks and procedures associated with the subject area for which they have responsibility.
  • Have a home computer or laptop with broadband internet connection and a private e-mail address.

Assessor Qualifications

Successful candidates should hold or be willing to begin working towards an assessor qualification.

Assessor qualifications might include: 

  • Assess Workplace Competence Using Direct Methods (L&D9D)
  • Assess Workplace Competence Using Direct and Indirect Methods (L&D9DI)
  • Level 3 Award in Assessing Competence in the Work Environment
  • Level 3 Certificate in Assessing Vocational Achievement
  •  A1 or D32/D33 supplemented by current assessment activity in the workplace
  • Other relevant teaching/assessment qualifications