SVQ Assessor

ARK is a major provider of Housing, Care and Support to people with long term and enduring conditions such as learning disability, mental health issues, dementia and autism. Our aim is to ensure that those who use our services get the very best out of ARK to enable them to live a good life.

Job Title:             SVQ Assessor
Hours:                 Full-time 37 hours (2 years fixed term)
Location:             Edinburgh/Peripatetic
Salary:                 £22,355 – 26,413
Reference:          HO21/LD/WS

An exciting opportunity has arisen working as a temporary SVQ Assessor based in ARK’s Edinburgh Office.

The position holder will report to the Organisational Development Business Partner and will work closely with the SVQ Co-ordinator to provide comprehensive & professional SVQ assessments to ARK’s Support Workers and Managers. As part of ARK’s Learning and Development team, you will deliver high quality support to candidates in line with ARK’s Policies & Procedures.

In this new role you will be responsible for the assessment of candidates through:

  • Social Services and Healthcare at SCQF Level 6, (SVQ 2 award),
  • Assessment of PDA Medication,
  • Supporting managers through their own assessors awards (L&D9DI).

As an SVQ Assessor you must have a background in social care and must be occupationally competent. This means that you must be capable of carrying out the functions covered by the units they are assessing, (SVQ 2, PDA Medication and L&D9DI), to the standard described within them, according to the current sector practice. This experience should be credible and maintained through clearly demonstrable continuing learning and development. The Assessor must have the ability to assess holistically the values contained in the National Occupational Standards.

You will be required to plan and organise own your work, work effectively as part of a team, and to communicate effectively, face to face and using ARK’s assessment and IT systems

Required Qualifications:

L&D9DI or A1 or equivalent

In return we offer a range of benefits.

To apply, please download the application pack on the right.  You can also email us at or call us on 0131 447 9027 to request a paper copy.

CVs will not be considered

Closing date: 21st January 2019.

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