UKPHR are Recruiting Assessors!

UKPHR Regional Public Health Practitioner schemes are recruiting for assessors to support UKPHR Public Health Practitioner portfolio development.

Demand for registration has recently increased, and more employers and individuals are recognising the benefit of UKPHR registration. However, this means that the regional schemes need more assessors to review practitioner portfolios.

UKPHR registrants can contribute to their local schemes by undertaking one the assessor role.


Benefits of being an assessor

  • Contributes towards your own CPD – UKPHR certificated training and appraisal ‘trained to assess’
  • Develops a sound grasp of retrospective portfolio building which can help with your own future portfolio development
  • Broadens learning and understanding of public health agendas, policies, roles, services, and interventions in other areas through the assessment and verification process and gives interesting insight into the varied workstreams of the practitioner workforce.
  • Actively contributing to the development of public health careers of other professionals


Role of an assessor

  • To assess applications by practitioners and make recommendations to the appropriate verification panel. 
  • To provide clear assessment comment on their assessment decisions in the assessment log, to provide feedback to applicants and assurance to the verifier, moderator and verification panel. 



  • To be skilled in assessing evidence submitted to demonstrate competence – successful completion of training is mandatory. 
  • To be thoroughly conversant with the public health standards.
  • To be able to maintain impartiality in the role whilst providing support to applicants. 
  • To be willing and able to devote the necessary time and to give the role appropriate priority. 
  • To be able to provide appropriate references. 
  • To be able to provide evidence of current continuing professional development. 


If you are interested in becoming an Assessor, please complete this online form.