RPS Qualified Person Eligibility Panel of Assessors
The Royal Pharmaceutical Society has a vacancy for at least one Assessor for its Qualified Persons (QP) Eligibility Panel of Assessors.
The Royal Pharmaceutical Society, the Royal Society of Biology and Royal Society of Chemistry (the “Joint Professional Bodies (JPB)”) are required by the Medicine and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency and the Veterinary Medicines Directorate to certify individuals as eligible for nomination as a QP. Each professional body has a Panel of Assessors which includes a Chairperson and Vice-Chairperson.
As an Assessor you will be a member of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society and will have experience in a quality role. Your experience will include acting as a QP for at least 5 years.
You will possess excellent interpersonal skills, including good interviewing technique and communication skills and an understanding of the assessment procedure and its purpose. Ideally, you will also have experience in the training and development of others.
The Assessor's role includes the review of initial written assessments, preparing for interviews and interviewing candidates. The interview panel for each assessment normally involves an assessor from each of the professional bodies (three Assessors). The RPS Assessors also collaborate with the Royal Pharmaceutical Society to raise awareness on the issues relating to the QP role and in providing support for QPs.
Further details on the role are included in the RPS QP Eligibility Panel of Assessors - Role and Specification.
Time commitment and remuneration
You must commit to the time expectations for an Assessor. It is estimated that the total time commitment is 4-6 days per year. This usually includes 2 days for interviews and two meetings/training days.
Expressions of interest are invited in the form of a curriculum vitae detailing experience and a supporting statement. These should be sent by email to [email protected] by 23rd August 2019. The supporting statement should include why you want to become an Assesor and what particular expertise you would bring to the Panel, since recruitment will take into account the balance of the Panel and its future requirements with regards to Assessor experience of products and processes. You should also include details of two referees on the "RPS QP Assessor referee form" below:
RPS QP Assessor referee form (Word)
RPS QP Assessor referee form (PDF)
Interviews for shortlisted candidates for the Assessor position will be held in London.
The successful applicant(s) will be invited to the Panel for a probationary/training period, which will include observing two days of assessments (QP applicants' interviews).
If you wish to informally discuss the position before applying, please contact the RPS QP Officer at [email protected]