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Appeal for assessors for the Scientist Training Programme (STP) final assessment

We are looking to expand our pool of assessors for the STP final assessment ahead of the Summer 2023 IACC.

We are committed to a diverse and inclusive approach to the recruitment to and assessment of the STP and would welcome applications from all appropriately qualified healthcare science specialties. This may be of particular interest if you are a recently qualified Clinical Scientist or professionally registered, with 2-3 years’ experience and looking to develop your skills and career.

Important information for STP final assessors

  • There are 3 assessment diets for the STP final assessment held in Summer (the main presentation), Winter and Spring. The dates are published on the website a year in advance.
  • The expected time commitment is 3 days maximum per interview panel, assessing 4 trainees per assessment diet plus one day training.
  • Training is provided ahead of the first assessment. We will also provide refresher training and ongoing support and guidance. Assessor training dates for 2023 are listed below.
  • Assessors do not receive a fee or salary, but we do reimburse all reasonable expenses as outlined in our Policy, where applicable.
  • Participating as an assessor in the STP final assessment can be used as portfolio evidence for your continuing professional development professional body schemes.
  • The process for recruiting assessors and the person specification for assessors can be found here.

If you are interested in becoming an assessor, or know of colleagues who would like to become an assessor, please apply online. Download a copy of our recruitment leaflet (PDF 252KB) to show your colleagues.

Assessor training dates

Full details of the workshops below are available in our events section.

Title Date and time
Introduction to Assessment – part 1 of 2
Suitable for new assessors
Monday 31st October 2022 – 12:00pm to 2:00pm
Monday 4th November 2022 – 12:00pm to 2:00pm
Wednesday 11th January 2023 – 12:00pm to 2:00pm
Monday 5th June 2023 – 12:00pm to 2:00pm
Introduction to Assessment – part 2 of 2
Suitable for new assessors
Monday 14th November 2022 – 12:00pm to 2:00pm
Friday 18th November 2022 – 12:00pm to 2:00pm
Wednesday 18th January 2023 – 12:00pm to 2:00pm
Wednesday 7th June 2023 – 12:00pm to 2:00pm
IACC 2023 Assessor Briefing
Suitable for new assessors
Monday 22nd May 2023 – 1:00pm to 3:00pm
Tuesday 23rd May 2023 – 12:00pm to 2:00pm
Thursday 8th June 2023 – 1:00pm to 3:00pm
IACC 2023 Assessor Forum
Suitable for all assessors
Wednesday 24th May 2023 – 11:00am to 1:00pm
Friday 26th May 2023 – 12:00pm to 2:00pm
Friday 9th June 2023 – 1:00pm to 3:00pm

Last updated on 17th October 2022

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