Item Bank Leader

An Item Bank Leader is responsible for the management of multiple-choice questions for National 5 and Higher in the Item Bank, to ensure sufficient items/questions are available to produce question papers. The Item Bank Leader is responsible for directing the production of questions and leading in the checking of items/questions, under the direction of the Qualifications Manager and/or Qualifications Officer. The Item Bank Leader liaises with the Principal Assessor for each level to plan writing activity and address shortfalls in the Item Bank.

These activities will be under the direction of the staff from SQA’s Qualifications Development Directorate. All tasks must be undertaken within the conditions, timeframes, and arrangements set by SQA. Duties are undertaken in your own time, during evenings, weekends, and holiday periods. Meetings will involve a mix of remote meetings (using Microsoft Teams) and face-to-face meetings.

Outline of duties

Selection Criteria

Successful candidates must:

Key Performance Measures for Item Bank Leader

On completion of the duties outlined in the Item Bank Leader contract specification, the Item Bank Leader will be measured against the following key performance measures and informed of the outcome in relation to their performance.

Demonstrate behaviours outlined in the Terms and Conditions of Appointment which support SQA’s values