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Sport and Exercise Psychology Qualifications Board - Vacancy for Chief Assessor

The role of the Chief Assessor involves the oversight and management of the assessment process for the Qualification in Sport and Exercise Psychology (QSEP) (Stage 2).

The Chief Assessor acts on behalf of the Board in all matters concerning the design and implementation of the assessment framework for the QSEP (Stage 2).

The Chief Assessor also has responsibility for advising on future development and management of the qualification and for contributing to the development of training.

The post requires regular attendance at meetings and assessments in Leicester and London.

Board meetings take place in February, May and October each year.

The Board’s work is overseen by the Society's Qualifications Committee (QC) which consists of the Chairs of all Society Qualifications Boards.

Role Profile

  • To ensure efficient and effective running of the assessment process, including viva assessments
  • To coordinate the work of the assessors
  • To support and advise the assessors
  • To arbitrate in disputes arising from the assessment process
  • To design and deliver assessor and candidate workshops
  • To monitor and lead on revisions and new developments of the assessment process
  • To report to the Board on the result of assessments
  • To contribute to preparation for internal and external approvals processes
  • To actively participate in Qualifications Boards meetings and related activities
  • To monitor and evaluate candidate results and progress towards completion and make recommendations for intervention and support

Person Specification

  • Significant experience as a Chartered Psychologist, Full Member of the Division of Sport and Exercise Psychology and registration with the Health and Care Professions Council as a sport and exercise psychologist 
  • Knowledge and understanding of assessment processes
  • Substantial experience assessing at post-graduate level
  • Knowledge of professional standards of training for the QSEP (Stage 2)
  • Experience working on boards or committees
  • Experience designing and delivering effective training workshops

Personal qualities

  • Ability to work to deadlines
  • Attention to detail
  • Good communication skills
  • Excellent decision making skills
  • Excellent organisational skills
  • Facilitation skills

How to apply

This role is offered on a stipendiary contract and the post holder can expect to work 2 days (4 sessions) per month.

Initial enquiries should be directed our Project Officer via email ([email protected]) or telephone (0116 252 9923).

Applications can be made via a Statement of Interest form which is available on request.

Please also enclose a curriculum vitae.

Applications for this position are now open.

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