Internal Quality Assessor Job Description
SERVICE UNIT: Skills & Learning Adult Community Education – Education Service
POST TITLE: Internal Quality Assurer (IQA)
RESPONSIBLE TO: Designated Line Manager
HOURLY PAY RATES: from £15.26 to £19.53 depending on level of qualification and commissioned activity. Equivalent to full time annual salary of £29439
Purpose of Position: Monitor, review, evaluate and improve the quality of
assessment processes and practice and ensure awarding organisation standards are maintained.
Key Areas of Responsibility: Monitor the quality of tutor/assessor performance, identify
tutor/assessor development needs and facilitate tutor/assessor development to maintain and improve the quality of assessment.
Ensure documentation and records meet quality and regulatory requirements.
1. Plan and prepare monitoring activities according to the requirements of own role.
2. Determine whether assessment processes and systems meet and operate according to quality requirements.
3. Check that tutors/assessors meet the requirements for their role.
4. Analyse tutor/assessor capabilities and potential in the context of their objectives and other requirements.
5. Agree and prioritise tutor/assessor learning needs and produce individual development plans with tutor/assessors to reflect these.
6. Provide tutors/assessors with developmental feedback, advice and support to help them maintain and improve their assessment practice.
7. To track Learner progress and check that assessments are planned, prepared for and carried out according to agreed procedures.
8. Check that assessment methods are safe, fair, valid and reliable.
9. Check that assessment decisions are made using specified criteria.
10. Compare tutor/assessor decisions to ensure they are consistent.
11. Work with tutors/assessors, trainers, employers, and Learners to ensure the standardisation of assessment practice and outcomes.
12. To chair and minute standardisation and qualification specific tutor/assessor meetings as appropriate.
13. Liaise with Examinations and Accreditation department to ensure timely notification of all qualifications to be claimed together with relevant documentation to prove authenticity of claims.
14. Liaise with the Examinations and Accreditation department regarding the arrangement and secure storage of all Learner portfolios until sampled by the awarding organisation.
15. Liaise with curriculum staff regarding External Quality Assurance visits and be actively involved in managing these visits.
16. Follow agreed procedures when there are significant concerns about the quality of assessment.
17. Follow agreed procedures for the recording, storing and reporting and confidentiality of information.
Continuing professional development:
18. Identify current performance requirements relevant to own practice.
19. Identify trends and developments relevant to own skills, knowledge and practice.
20. Identify and critically reflect on how own beliefs and attitudes influence own practice.
21. Seek feedback, collect information and continually reflect on own performance.
22. Assess the extent to which own practice is inclusive and promotes equality and diversity.
23. Prioritise areas for development and plan how learning and development will be achieved.
24. Access development needed to carry out own work more effectively and continually use a range of resources to keep own knowledge, skills and practice up to date.
25. Keep records of own actions, development plans and progress, and use them to support and inform ongoing reflective practice.
26. Apply new knowledge and skills to consolidate learning, improve own practice, and review the effectiveness of newly acquired knowledge and skills.
27. Share knowledge, skills and improvements to practice with colleagues where it is likely to be of benefit.
28. Maintain agreements about confidentiality.
29. Participate in the Staff Development and Training programme to meet personal, professional and Service development requirements.
30. Participate in training and development that the Service regards as
essential to the job role.
31. Attend staff meetings as required
32. To undertake such other duties as may be required from time to time commensurate with the level of the post.
33. Comply with all decisions, policies and standing orders of the Council and any relevant statutory requirements, including the Equality Act, the Health and Safety at Work Act and Data Protection Act.