SVQ Assessor - Social Services & Healthcare

We are seeking an SVQ Assessor, to be based at our Stornoway campus.

About us: On the 1st August 2023, UHI West Highland, UHI North Highland, and UHI Outer Hebrides merged to create UHI North, West and Hebrides, a partner of the University of the Highlands and Islands.  With over 600 staff, 19 campuses, and circa 9000 students, we cover an area larger than Wales and encompass more than 40% of Scotland’s coastline. As Scotland’s newest college, we are at the forefront of pioneering distinctive and sustainable learning, research, and knowledge exchange for our country’s rural and island communities, with national and international reach.

Position: We are seeking an SVQ Assessor, to be based at our Stornoway campus.

Responsibilities: The post holders will be responsible for achieving the recruitment, retention and outcome targets of candidates on work-based SVQ programmes, liaising with candidates, employers and various College staff/departments to ensure an excellent candidate experience and compliance with health and safety standards, and supporting programme evaluation, enhancement and continuing personal development.

Qualifications, Experience and Skills: The suitable candidates will hold a relevant qualification in the subject area - at minimum SVQ Level 3 but ideally at Level 4 (SCQF Level 8) or have comparable knowledge and experience in the relevant industry and will ideally hold a valid workplace assessing or verifying qualification, although training can be given.  

A level of Gaelic ability would be advantageous to your application.


Salary:                   £26,054 plus Islands Allowance per annum, pro rata

Location:               Stornoway

Working Hours:     Variable hours, Casual contract

Closing Date:         26th July 2024, 12 noon

Post Ref:                NWH SVQ SS


To Apply: For a full job description and an application form, download the pack at: Staff - Vacancies ( or email 

In line with our Equality and Diversity policy, UHI North, West and Hebrides is committed to ensuring that all candidates are treated on the basis of their merits and abilities, and that unfair and unlawful discrimination is eliminated. We positively welcome applications from all sections of the community.

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