Chartered Institute
of Linguists

Setters, Markers and Moderators needed for Translation Assessments at L5 - L7

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 assessors, 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 assessors 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.

We are launching a recruitment campaign to expand our database of subject matter experts from translation and teaching backgrounds. This is an excellent opportunity for suitably experienced and qualified individuals who wish to work flexibly from home, collaborate with a preeminent UK-based professional membership body for language practitioners, and further their knowledge and experience of language assessment. 

We are looking for assessors in the following languages: Arabic (MSA), Chinese, French, German, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, Spanish, Turkish into English

Our assessors are involved at all stages of assessment – pre-exam they write exam papers, edit papers or proofread exam materials and post exam they either mark, moderate or review candidate evidence. We are looking to recruit for all of the above roles. If you are an experienced assessor of higher level CEFR proficiency, it would be great to hear from you. We offer competitive rates of pay and considerable flexibility to accommodate your other professional and life commitments.

If you are interested in joining our team, email your up-to-date CV and other supporting documents to Training will be provided for all successful applicants. We look forward to hearing from you.

Please note all assessors are engaged on a freelance basis. Acceptance as an assessor by CIOLQ does not guarantee the offer of or availability of assessment work either on a regular or an intermittent basis.