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Sessional SVQ Assessors

  • Part time
  • Sessional
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 23rd January 2020

  • Advertised from 13th December 2019
  • Hourly rate £15. Flexible hours available.


Harmeny Education Trust is a sector leading children’s charity providing therapeutic care and education for children with complex additional support needs for the past 60 years. We work with children of primary up to early secondary stage, both on a day and all-year-round residential basis. Harmeny is situated in a beautiful thirty-five-acre woodland estate, which includes residential and education accommodation, community garden, orchard, wildlife habitats, children’s play areas and a mountain bike track. Harmeny is located in Balerno on the outskirts of Edinburgh, at the foot of the Pentland Hills and is easily accessible by bus and there is ample parking.

Harmeny SQA Centre is a leading provider of quality training for Residential and Social Services sectors across Scotland. The centre is self-funded and continually receives excellent reports from the quality team at SQA. Based in the grounds of Harmeny School, we are able to offer a suite of qualifications, to individuals and external organisations, including:

  • HNC Social Services
  • SVQ Social Services Children and Young People at SCQF levels 6, 7 and 9
  • SVQ Social Services and Healthcare at SCQF levels 6, 7 and 9
  • PDA Assessor and Verifier Awards
  • PDA Health and Social Care Supervision

Currently opportunities exist for fully qualified SVQ Assessors with experience in the health and social care sector to join our SQA Centre on a sessional basis, providing flexibility to individuals.

The ideal candidates will have relevant experience of residential and/or social services, strong communication skills, both written and oral, the ability to manage own workload effectively and the ability to travel to various locations across Scotland. A flexible approach to hours will be required with these roles, in line with business requirements.

Candidates must hold a relevant assessor qualification such as A1, D32/ D33, or L&D9DI, and be educated to HNC/SVQ at SCQF Level 7 or equivalent OR SCQF Level 9 in Social Services or equivalent.

An excellent benefits package is offered along with the following hourly rate £15 (Full Time Equivalent of £27,300 per annum).

SVQ Assessors, together with colleagues in Care, Education and Support Services, will have the opportunity to contribute positively to the lives of some of the nation’s most vulnerable children, ensuring Harmeny continues to offer an excellent service.

We are highly committed to the professional development of all our staff and the post holder will access comprehensive training and development opportunities.

If you would like to find out more about this rewarding opportunity, please contact Tracy White, Service Manager (Learning and Development) on 0131 449 3938.

Application notes

To apply, please complete the application form via our recruitment section at

Please note CVs will not be accepted. Alternatively, you can request an application pack by email at or by telephone on 0131 449 3938.

Closing date: Thursday 23rd January 2020

Interview date: TBC