Chartered Institute
of Linguists

Assessment Associates: Setters, Markers, Proofreaders, Moderators and Other Language speakers needed for the DPSI

CIOL Qualifications (CIOLQ) is an Awarding Organisation and the associated educational charity of the Chartered Institute of Linguists. We offer professional qualifications in interpreting and translation which are recognised both nationally and internationally by the professions, business, and public services. We assess candidates in a wide range of languages against the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) scales C1 (Upper-Intermediate) and C2 (Advanced). The timings and volume of our assessments vary, but we regularly test large cohorts in European and world languages approximately six times a year. We have an extensive database of freelance Assessment Associates (AAs), who are linguists from a variety of backgrounds and devote time to assessment commissions, showing dedication to their profession and personal development. Assessing is both varied and incredibly rewarding. It can however be challenging but AAs frequently talk about the skills and knowledge they gain while doing this type of work, which can open up new opportunities and further career progress.

CIOLQ is currently seeking suitably qualified and experienced individuals to join the CIOLQ database of Assessment Associates (AAs) in the following languages:

  • Albanian
  • Bengali
  • Bengali/Sylheti
  • French
  • German
  • Gujarati
  • Hungarian
  • Kurdish (Sorani)
  • Pashto
  • Portuguese (Brazilian)
  • Punjabi (Pakistani)
  • Tigrinya
  • Somali

Because of the importance of the assessments, applicants should be committed to attending training and standardisation sessions if and when required and also be available for assessment windows.

Applicants should be native speakers of the language they are assessing and should also possess an excellent command of English.

Applicants should be educated to degree level or higher.  

Please note all Assessment Associates  are engaged on a freelance basis. 

Acceptance as an Assessment Associates by CIOLQ does not guarantee the offer of or availability of assessment work either on a regular or an intermittent basis.

How to apply

To apply please e-mail your CV and a covering letter to: