Panel of Assessors
The Royal Society of Chemistry has a vacancy for at least one Assessor on its QP Panel of Assessors.
Find out more and apply
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 Qualified Person (QP). Each professional body has a Panel of Assessors which includes a Chair and Vice-Chair.
As an assessor you will be a member of the Royal Society of Chemistry and will have experience in a quality role (ideally significant experience). Your experience will include acting as a Qualified Person who has qualified through the permanent provisions (category A).
You will possess the appropriate inter-personal skills, including good interviewing technique and communication skills, and an understanding of the assessment procedure and its purpose. Ideally you have experience in the training and development of others, but will not have major involvement with training course providers.
The assessor role includes review of the written applications and interviewing candidates (viva voce interview). The interview panel for each assessment normally involves an assessor from each of the professional bodies. The RSC assessors also collaborate with the Royal Society of Chemistry to raise awareness on the issues relating to the QP role and in providing support for QPs.
For further details, see RSC 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 two days for interviews and two meeting/training days. The assessor position is a voluntary one and no remuneration is associated with the role, however reasonable travel expenses (travel within GB) incurred while carrying out assessor duties will be reimbursed.
Expressions of Interest are invited in the form of a curriculum vitae and a supporting statement detailing:
• Recent CPD
• Relevant work on a license since your QP viva
• Why you want to become an Assessor
• What particular expertise you would bring to the Panel
Recruitment will take into account the balance of the Panel and its future requirements with regards to assessor experience of products and processes. Expressions of Interest should be sent by email to the Royal Society of Chemistry QP Officer (see below) by 31 May 2017. You should include details on the “RSC QP Assessor referee form” of two referees:
RSC QP Assessor referee form download form (DOC)
RSC QP Assessor referee form download form (PDF)
Interviews for shortlisted candidates for the Assessor position will be held in London on 3 July 2017.
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 Alex Kersting (QP Officer) in the first instance.