UKPHR Moderator

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Protecting the public - improving practice

Would you like to become a UKPHR moderator?

Deadline for application: Mon 16 December 2019 at 16.00hrs.

UKPHR invites applications for appointment to one of UKPHR’s posts of Moderator, with a focus on practitioner registration quality assurance.

Moderators are appointed by the Board of UK Public Health Register (UKPHR) on the recommendation of the Registrar, initially for a period of three years, with an option for a further term or terms by mutual consent.

Moderation is integral to the Quality Assurance of UKPHR’s assessment standards and processes. Moderators are accountable to the Board, normally through the Registrar, and they have direct access to the Board if required.

As a new member of UKPHR’s moderation team you will receive induction and you will receive appropriate training.

Please note that dates for training will be agreed after appointment.

UKPHR pays Moderators sessionally for their moderation services. A day rate plus expenses are payable. The rates of both sessional fees and expenses are kept under regular review. Currently, the maximum sessional day rate is £510. The time commitment is variable, but a Moderator can expect commitments several days each month. UKPHR’s paid staff provide full administrative support.

Overall purpose of UKPHR

UKPHR is the regulator for UK’s multi-disciplinary core public health workforce. It is the regulatory body for public health professionals working in the core public health workforce and is principally for public health Specialists, Specialty Registrars and Practitioners.

Criteria for appointment as a UKPHR Moderator

Eligibility criteria for Moderators:

  1. Registration with an appropriate body/organisation;
  2. A level of relevant experience; and
  3. A commitment to undertake appropriate induction and ongoing training.

Overall purpose of the role

  • To help to ensure that assessment standards and processes are: Appropriate; Consistent; Fair; Objective; Robust; and Valid.
  • To ensure UKPHR’s requirements for registration are met.
  • To assist with the interpretation of standards.
  • To provide support for assessors and others involved in registration.

The time commitment is variable but a Moderator can expect commitments several days each month. UKPHR’s paid staff provide full administrative support.

Duties include:

All Moderators may expect to be involved in work to:

  • Sample assessments
  • Adopt a mix of sampling methods for moderation, for example concurrent moderation
  • Carry out random and specific moderations in response to referrals from the Registration Panel, local schemes and, in exceptional circumstances, the Board.
  • Provide advice and support to assessors and verifiers
  • Undertake occasional audits of the quality of completion of the assessment proforma (specialist) and log (practitioners)
  • Provide feedback to assessors (both specialist and practitioner).
  • Provide input to specialist assessor training and development sessions and develop and deliver practitioner assessor and verifier training sessions.
  • Propose changes to assessment practice if necessary.
  • Draw attention to principles and policy issues concerning the maintenance of assessment standards and matters of interpretation.
  • Be accountable to the Registrar and, via the Lead Moderator, agree work priorities for the year ahead.
  • Attend Registration Panel meetings.
  • Develop and maintain the UKPHR Guidance documents for specialist and practitioner registration.

Please refer to the full Role Description and Person Specification for fuller details.


For an informal discussion about the post please telephone 0121 296 4370 and ask for David Kidney or email

To apply, you should send us:

  1. Your statement as to why you would like to become an UKPHR Moderator and why your experience is suitable;
  2. Any documentation relevant to your statement; and
  3. Your CV.

A reference will be required prior to formal appointment, so please state at least one referee who will vouch for your professional competence.

Your application will be acknowledged by UKPHR within 3 working days. Short-listed applicants will be invited to attend for interview. We will advise you of the outcome by email.

If you want to apply to join UKPHR’s moderation team please send your application to by 4.00pm on Monday 16 December 2019.

UKPHR looks forward to hearing from you and if you require anything further please do not hesitate to contact David Kidney at


UKPHR has been registering multi-disciplinary specialists in public health professional practice since 2003. We have registered public health practitioners since 2011 and Specialty Registrars since 2015.

Our primary purpose is public protection and to promote public confidence in the quality of public health professionals’ practice UK-wide. Our ethos is of continuous improvement both in respect of our own services and the quality of practice of registrants.

Registration assures the public and employers that multi-disciplinary Specialists, Specialty Registrars and Practitioners in public health are appropriately qualified and competent. Our standards are recognised throughout the United Kingdom.

We help protect the public from unprofessional or unethical behaviour and promote continuous improvement in public health practice. Registrants are held to account to standards of practice set out in our Code of Conduct.

We promote maintenance and enhancement of competence after first registration through mandatory requirements for Continuing Professional Development (CPD) and 5-yearly re-registration (soon to be superseded by revalidation).

Being registered enhances professional recognition of public health practice by employers, commissioners of public health services, other professionals and the public.

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