Gateway Qualifications is an award winning, dynamic, and growing Awarding Organisation (AO) with ambitious targets and a determination to succeed. We are a charity, motivated by supporting our centres and our learners to meet our charitable aim of widening participation for all.

As an ambitious and go-getting company, we are keen to attract like-minded people to work with us, for it is only through our people that we can continue our success story.

We are looking for Subject Specialist External Quality Assurers (EQA) for a number of sectors to join our External Quality Assurance Team on a contract for services.

Please see the qualification offering on our website Deliver Our Qualifications – Gateway Qualifications for details of specific qualifications.

Gateway Qualifications is regulated by Ofqual and Qualifications Wales. Subject Specialist EQAs play a key role in ensuring qualification standards are met as part of our regulatory obligations.

As an EQA you will be asked to

  • Complete sampling to ensure that assessment judgements are in line with the qualification requirements.
  • Ensure quality standards and continuous improvement are in evidence at Recognised Centres, and that Centres and qualifications are risk assessed and risk rated.
  • Advise on centre recognition and qualification approval applications as required.
  • Support Centre EQAs who confirm centre compliance and Principal EQAs who ensure qualification standards are being met.
  • This role requires specialist knowledge, skills and understanding in a given curriculum area.

As a self employed contractor, you’ll be based at home and will therefore need a reliable, high speed internet connection, appropriate IT hardware and software, and a quiet, suitably furnished, place to work.

About Gateway Qualifications

If you join us, you’ll be joining an award-winning team who work hard every day to make a difference to the lives of learners. Last year Gateway Qualifications won three categories in the Federation of Awarding Bodies (FAB) Awards; AO/Provider Relationship of the Year, Qualification of the Year, and Individual of the Year for our CEO.

At Gateway Qualifications our focus is on creating the highest levels of in-demand qualifications which are accessible to everyone enabling all learners to thrive. To do that, we want people working with us who represent and reflect the diversity of everyone in the UK. As an equal opportunity employer, we therefore encourage applications from people of all backgrounds and are committed to employment practices that promote diversity and inclusion.

Our expert teams have been supporting providers and changing futures for more than 30 years.

As an Awarding Organisation we offer a wide range of Regulated Qualifications, Apprenticeships and Access to HE Diplomas and can develop new qualifications and quality assure in-house training.

Please see the following candidate pack for a full details and more about what we offer: WWF Candidate Pack – EQA for Digital & IT.

If you are interested in joining our wider workforce team, please apply using the apply now button. Please ensure you attach your CV and a Covering Letter explaining why you are suitable for the role.

Please note that you must have proof that you have the right to work and live in the UK.

This role is currently open on a rolling recruitment basis for 3 months; however, we reserve the right to close this vacancy early if we receive sufficient applications. Therefore, if you are interested, please submit your application as early as possible. 

Interviews are ongoing due to rolling recruitment.

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