QP Assessors needed

We have vacancies for two Assessors for our Qualified Persons Eligibility Panel of Assessors.

About the role

The Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS), the Royal Society of Biology (RSB) and Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) (the “Joint Professional Bodies (JPB)”) are required by the Medicine and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) and the Veterinary Medicines Directorate (VMD) to certify individuals as eligible for nomination as a Qualified Person (QP).

The Assessor role includes review of written applications and interviewing applicants (“viva voce” interview). The interview panel for each assessment normally involves an Assessor from each of the three professional bodies.

RPS Assessors also collaborate with the RPS to raise awareness on the issues relating to the QP role and in providing support for QPs.For further details, download the RPS QP Eligibility Panel of Assessors – Role and Specification.


You will:

  • Be a member of the RPS
  • Have experience in a quality role
  • Have experience of actively fulfilling the role of QP on a current MIA or MIA (IMP) or equivalent veterinary authorisation
  • Have excellent interpersonal skills, including good interviewing technique and communication skills, and an understanding of the assessment procedure and its purpose
  • Ideally, also have experience in the training and development of others.

How to apply

Download an application form.

Email your completed application form, plus a CV and brief cover letter, to the RPS QP Officer [email protected]

Deadline for applications

Tuesday, 10 October 2023.

Interviews for shortlisted applicants will take place Wednesday, 6 December.

Successful applicant(s) will be invited to the Panel for a probationary/training period, including observing two days of QP applicant interviews.

If you wish to informally discuss the position before applying, please contact [email protected] in the first instance.