Assessors for consultant clinical scientist interviews

Here you will find information for your role as College assessors sitting on interview panels/Advisory Appointment Committees (AACs) for England, Wales & Northern Ireland. This includes the College guidelines as well as supporting documentation and Legislation.

Understanding your role

Find out more about your role as a College Assessor by exploring our FAQs. [note - do we have a guidance document like the one for medical? I can't see it on the existing pages]

Becoming an Assessor for clinical scientist posts

Who can be a College assessor?

As a College assessor can I be employed by the body making the appointment?

I have been approached by an employing body directly to be an assessor on an appointment committee. What should I do?

I know/have worked closely with one of the candidates. Should I stand down?

Your duties while appointing clinical scientists

What are my duties at the appointment committee?

Can I act as a referee?

Should I comment on the job description at the appointment committee?

I am registered with the GMC and I have a licence to practise, but I practise entirely outside of the UK. How will I revalidate?

Guidance for College Assessors on recruitment and selection to senior Clinical Scientist posts

Who can be a College assessor?

What are my duties at the appointment committee?

As a College assessor can I be employed by the body making the appointment?

Can I act as a referee?

I know/have worked closely with one of the candidates. Should I stand down?

I have been approached by an employing body directly to be an assessor on an appointment committee. What should I do?

Should I comment on the job description at the appointment committee?

Before and during the interview

Is it appropriate to assess candidates by mail?

What should I do if a candidate from outside the profession, who has not undertaken pre-registration clinical scientist training, submits an application?

What do I do if a candidate who has not yet completed their training submits an application?

When are the candidates’ references read?

Following the interview

What happens after the interview?

When do I send the appointment committee Feedback Form to the College?

What does the College do with the information in the appointment committee Feedback Form?

Can I claim travel expenses for attending an appointment committee?

What happens if the appointment committee decides that an appointment at a lower level would be more appropriate?

What happens if the advice of the College assessor is disregarded by the appointment committee?

What should I do if an unsuitable candidate is selected by the appointment committee or if I perceive there is an irregularity in the interview process?

Providing your feedback

Prior to the appointment committee we send a College pack. In this pack there will be a feedback form on which details of the successful candidate/s should be recorded along with any comments regarding the conduct of the appointment committee. Any issues of concern should be noted on the feedback form also.