Apply to become an AAT External Quality Assurer (EQA)

We're now recruiting for additional AAT External Quality Assurers (EQA) who will support the regulatory and quality assurance requirements of AAT approved organisations.

Please read the details below and, if you have the skills, experience, and commitment we're looking for, please apply via our EQA application form (PDF) and email it to together with your current CV.

Qualifications, skills and experience

AAT is keen to ensure that our EQAs have experience and/or hold the relevant qualifications. We're therefore especially interested in receiving applications from individuals that meet these specific requirements.

  • Level 4 qualification or above and/or professional background in the subject area.
  • Hold an assessor/internal quality assurer qualification.
  • Self-motivated and good organisational skills.
  • Good communication skills, both verbal and written.

Where the applicants meet AAT requirements, we will acknowledge receipt of your CV and application.


As an EQA, your duties and responsibilities will include:

  • undertake a range of quality assurance activities
  • report to AAT in line with regulatory requirements
  • adhere to all instructions, policies and procedures provided by AAT when carrying out activities
  • attend initial and ongoing training events (when required) and keep own knowledge and skills up to date through continuing professional development
  • liaise closely with AAT staff and respond promptly to any requests for advice or information
  • notify AAT in advance regarding periods where you are not available to EQA
  • participate in standardisation activities to ensure the consistency of quality assurance and regulatory decisions and processes.

Time commitment

We are asking EQAs to commit to a minimum of approximately 12 days per annum, if possible, which will include attendance at two standardisation/training meetings. On occasion there will be times where an urgent quality assurance matter arises and we may need you to undertake additional work however, a minimum of 72hrs notice will always be given.

You will need to have access to your own personal secure laptop/pc, and phone as you will need to compile reports, review documents, and speak to approved organisations.

Next steps

Once we receive your application and CV, we'll assess whether you've got the skills and experience that we're looking for and arrange for an additional discussion over the telephone if necessary.