The SCQF Partnership is looking for a new Quality Committee Chair due to the resignation of the current Chair after three years.

The SCQF Partnership has a staff of 11 based in central Glasgow. It is a company limited by guarantee and is a Scottish registered charity. The SCQF Partnership has a Board of Directors which comprises the senior officer from each of the following organisations:

• College Development Network;

• Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education;

• Scottish Qualifications Authority;

• Universities Scotland.

In addition the Board can co-opt up to two Directors. One of those co-options is reserved for the Chair of Quality Committee and it also currently has a co-opted Director representing employer interests. It is important therefore to note that you will have responsibilities as a non executive Director and Trustee of the SCQF Partnership in addition to your role as the Chair of Quality Committee.

The Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework (SCQF) supports individual learners and exists to sustain a vibrant lifelong learning culture in Scotland. It is our aim to include, where appropriate, all qualifications and assessed learning in Scotland within the SCQF so that learners can identify their current position in relation to the Framework and can plan their future learning pathways.

In order to maintain the quality and integrity of the Framework the Board appoints a Quality Committee to oversee all of the work related to the approval and monitoring of Credit Rating Bodies, all work linking the SCQF to European or International Frameworks and the development of principles, criteria and guidance for the process of credit rating.

Further detail on the role of Quality Committee plus the role of the Chair can be found here.

Please note that because of the potential for conflict of interest we cannot accept applications from anyone currently employed by a Credit Rating Body.


To apply, please send your up to date CV and covering letter/supporting statement expressing why you are interested in this opportunity and your suitability to Beverley Wallace, Senior Administrator 

If you would like to discuss the role in further detail please contact Aileen Ponton, Chief Executive or call 07824865019.

We have provided below a note of all the critical dates within this recruitment campaign which we hope will help you plan your diary:


Closing date for applications 16 July 2020

Interviews if called 23 July 2020 – it is likely that this will be an online interview in the current circumstances with Rob Wallen, Chair of the Board and Sheila Dunn Head of Quality and International Development.

Recommendation to Board July 2020

Commencement of appointment 1 August 2020