External Verifier NQ (SfW and Awards) - role information

The role of the External Verifier is to quality assure the work of SQA centres, for qualifications in the subject area concerned, to ensure that national standards are being consistently applied and maintained. This will be carried out within the conditions, timescales and arrangements set by SQA.

Activities will be under the direction of the Senior External Verifier and staff from SQA’s Operations and Qualifications Development directorates.

Outline of duties

External Verifiers may be asked to undertake activities which will attract additional payment, such as:

Selection criteria

Successful candidates must:

Key Performance Measures for External Verifier

Each year, on completion of the duties outlined in the External Verifier contract specification, the following Key Performance Measures (KPMs) will be used to measure performance. External Verifiers will be informed of the performance outcome when KPMs have not been achieved.

  1. Complete training as required
  2. Carry out verification of SQA centres within conditions and timescales set by SQA
  3. Write and submit verification reports to meet the required standard, within conditions and timescales set by SQA
  4. Positive engagement with other subject specialists, SQA staff and centre staff
  5. Demonstrate behaviours outlined in the Terms and Conditions of Appointment which support SQA’s values.