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Become a national assessor
If you are currently at Band 8c or above with substantial experience of recruitment and selection at a senior level you may apply to become a national assessor.
You will need to meet the following criteria:
- BPS member of appropriate Division.
- HCPC registered.
- Substantial experience as a Consultant Band 8c and/or above. (It is expected that this appointment will have been undertaken using National Assessors on the appointment panel).
- Relevant up to date specialist knowledge and experience as a consultant Psychologist.
- Fully trained and experienced in assessment and interviewing skills, including competency based assessment.
- Be able to provide evidence of personal development (e.g. myCPD log).
- Have knowledge of clinical governance and other relevant NHS policies and strategies.
- Be fully trained in recruitment and selection practices for senior posts and aware of current legislation in this area.
- Be fully trained in equal opportunities and diversity related to recruitment and selection.
- Be available to travel.
- It is recommended that National Assessors have their own insurance.
- National Assessors may continue following retirement or leaving the NHS, providing the above criteria are fulfilled. If retired completely, they may continue for two years following retirement.
- Application form to become a national assessor (PDF)
- Application form to become a national assessor (Word)
- Guidelines on the role of national assessors (PDF)
Email the National Assessors Team: email@example.com
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