Board of Assessors, NI Delegate

Job reference: FM1778

Job function/discipline: Board Member

Basic salary: See information pack

Closing date: 2nd October 2020


Board of Assessors, NI Delegate

On behalf of our client, the Pharmaceutical Society of Northern Ireland, Forde May Consulting is assisting in the recruitment of a member to the UK-wide Board of Assessors.

The Pharmaceutical Society of Northern Ireland (PSNI) and the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) are the independent pharmacy regulators in Northern Ireland and Great Britain respectively.

Their role is to protect, promote and maintain the health, safety and wellbeing of members of the public by upholding standards and public trust in pharmacy.

The Registration Assessment is set, marked and moderated by a Board of Assessors, comprising pharmacists and non-pharmacists with assessment and pharmacy experience. The number of members is between 10-15, including members from all four countries of NI and GB.

The principal function of the Board is to protect patients and the public by contributing to the maintenance of standards in pharmacy education.

To join the Board of Assessors it is essential candidates possess the following skills, experience and knowledge:

  • That they are a pharmacist practising in Northern Ireland (and, therefore, a member of the PSNI)
  • At least 3 years’ experience within the last 5 years of providing patient-centred care
  • Knowledge and understanding of the duties and responsibilities of early career pharmacists
  • Experience of assessing competence/performance in pharmacy
  • Experience of developing and/or quality assuring assessments
  • Familiar with the standards for pre-registration pharmacist training
  • Familiarity with the knowledge and skills expected of early career pharmacists
  • Current or recent involvement in planning or delivering pharmacy education and training either at the undergraduate or pre-registration training stage.
  • Experience of joint decision making, for example, as a member of a clinical team, communities of practice, faculty, or project team.
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to verbally articulate views clearly and concisely
  • Ability to consider competing arguments and reason logically to reach decisions.
  • Able to demonstrate level one competencies specified in the appended Core Competency Framework


Desirable skills, experience and knowledge

  • Current or previous involvement on an examination board
  • Knowledge and/or experience of contemporary standard setting methodologies
  • Experience of using multiple choice questions in assessment
  • Experience of decision making in relation to consideration of extenuating circumstances and requests for reasonable adjustment

For more information and to apply please request an application and information pack from Forde May Consulting by e-mailing jobs@fordemayconsulting.com or telephoning 02890 628877. The closing date for applications is the 2nd October.  Final interviews will take place on the 9th October 2020.


PSNI Board of Assessors Information Pack

PSNI Board of Assessors Application Form

Board of Assessors Monitoring Form 2020 process