Senior External Verifier NQ (SfW and Awards) - role information

A Senior External Verifier is responsible for communicating and maintaining national standards for the qualifications within their remit. They must ensure that all tasks associated with the quality assurance of qualifications and awards within their remit are carried out within the conditions, timescales and arrangements set by SQA.

The primary role is to manage team members, to ensure that the national standards are maintained.

These activities will be under the direction of staff from SQA’s Operations and Qualifications Development directorates and SQA’s Lead Verifier.

Outline of duties

Senior External Verifiers may be asked to undertake activities which will attract additional payment:

Selection criteria

Successful candidates must:

Key Performance Measures

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

  1. Complete training programmes as required
  2. Ensure SQA quality assurance activity is carried out and completed within the conditions and timescales set by SQA
  3. Train support and monitor members of the team to meet SQA verification activity
  4. Ensure accuracy and consistency of decisions made by members of the team
  5. Ensure reports written by members of the team meet quality standard
  6. Positive engagement with all members of the team through leadership and management of people
  7. Contribute to the review of performance of team members
  8. Positive engagement with all members of SQA staff and centre personnel
  9. Demonstrate behaviours outlined in the Terms and Conditions of Appointment which support SQA’s values