Role: Tutor Assessors x 2         

Location: Flexible

Salary: £31,083 - £39,069 (Grade 5/6).


  • 1 x part-time, 3 days per week, temporary until 31 March 2020
  • 1 x full time, temporary for 2 years.

Who are we?

The Care Inspectorate is a scrutiny body that supports improvement in care. Our vision is the people across Scotland receive high quality care that meets their needs, rights and choices. We are a national organisation, employing in excess of 600 staff working across our network of offices.

Are you:

  • Looking for a new challenge and the opportunity to develop your assessment skills and experience?
  • Interested in supporting your colleagues to develop their skills and knowledge?
  • Someone who enjoys continuous learning and development?
  • Interested in supporting the development and delivery of our new professional development award that puts practice development at the heart of learning?

If yes, then you may be interested in joining our Professional Development Award (PDA) Delivery Team as an Assessor.  


The Professional Development Award in Scrutiny and Improvement is a new award for inspectors, initially those registered with the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC). It is endorsed by the Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA) and SSSC. 

The award has been validated by the SQA and we have established ourselves as an accredited centre to teach and assess the award in-house.  For more information about the PDA, please contact Henry Mathias (contact details below).

The role

Candidates who undertake the PDA will need to undertake written and practical work. Your role as an assessor will be to assess the assignments and demonstrate whether the learning outcomes have been met. You will also work with those staff who will undertake a practice observation role to assess how well the learning outcomes have been demonstrated in practice. 

Assessors will be part of the PDA team, which includes an assessor from Health Improvement Scotland (HIS), which is responsible for delivering face to face learning days, moderating online discussion and individual tutorial input.

What we are looking for

You must have at least 3 years knowledge and experience of scrutiny and improvement activities and hold a SCQF level 10 qualification in a relevant subject to assess the PDA. Practice teaching or assessor qualifications would also be helpful. It would be ideally suited to inspectors and improvement advisors.

Successful post holders will have a personal development plan to ensure during the period of the fixed term contract / secondment that they keep in touch with scrutiny and improvement activities and professional knowledge.

Full training and development will be provided, but the emphasis of this role is on assessing the award so it would be helpful to have experience and knowledge of assessing SQA and other professional awards.  

For more information please see the job profile and person specification, or for an informal discussion please contact Henry Mathias, Head of Professional Practice and Standards on 0131 653 41100 extn 4141 or 07766133298.

To apply

To apply, please download an application form and further information from our website – Completed applications should be emailed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by no later than 8am on Monday 14 October 2019.

Application Form 

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Job Profile

Person Specification

It is anticipated that interviews will take place in Paisley, shortly after the closing date.