Independent Prescribing Assessment Panel member

College vacancy Part-time Temporary Apply by 17 June 2022

Become an Independent Prescribing Panel member - £220 per day

The Independent Prescribing panel sets the standard and oversees the performance of the Therapeutics Common Final Assessment in Independent Prescribing (IP).  

We are recruiting: 

  • IP qualified optometrists  
  • Ophthalmologists 

Role requirements

Applicants may be experienced College assessors, supervisors or optometrists with previous examiner experience. 

Applicants must have the following qualifications:

  • You will be registered as an IP optometrist with the GOC for at least two years, or a registered ophthalmologist with the GMC for at least two years.
  • You will have an extensive understanding of optometric education at both undergraduate and graduate levels.
  • You will have extensive experience of working with entry-level optometrists.
  • You will have an understanding of best practice in medical education.
  • You will have an understanding of competency-based assessment.
  • You will have experience of sitting on assessment boards or similar.
  • You will have experience of analysing candidate performance in examinations.

Training and support will be provided by the College of Optometrists.

Expected commitment:

This panel meets three times a year.  

Meetings last all day and are currently all held remotely, but members will not be required to read or prepare materials in advance of meetings. Members of this group will be paid for meeting time at a rate of £220 per day.  

About us

The College of Optometrists is the professional body for optometry. It qualifies the profession and delivers the guidance and development to ensure optometrists provide the best possible care. We promote excellence through the College’s affixes, by building the evidence base for optometry, and raising awareness of the profession with the public, commissioners, and healthcare professionals.

Equality and inclusion

The College is committed to providing equal opportunities in employment and to avoiding unlawful discrimination. We value the differences that a diverse workforce brings to the organisation. In support of this we follow a fair recruitment process in which shortlisting and other recruitment decisions are made on the basis of skills, competencies and experience demonstrated in the application and interview process. 

We welcome applications from people of all backgrounds. If you require a reasonable adjustment to be made to support your application due to a disability or other condition please let us know.

How to apply

Please complete the web form and upload your CV, and a cover letter (no more than 500 words) clearly demonstrating how you meet the requirements of the role.

Application deadline: 12pm, Friday 17 June 2022
Interview date:    TBC

Applicants will be notified of the outcome of their application by email by Wednesday 22 June 2022.

Please limit your cover letter to 500 words (or no more than two A4 pages).

Unfortunately, due to the high volume of applications we receive, we are unable to inform those who are not shortlisted, or give feedback. If you have not heard from us within two weeks of the closing date, you should assume that your application has been unsuccessful.

No agencies or other recruitment services, please.

Contact details

Closing date for application
17 June 2022