UKPHR is seeking to recruit members to the Fitness to Practise and Appeals Panel
The role of the Fitness to Practise Panel is to consider and determine any complaint against a registrant referred to it by the Registrar. UKPHR’s Fitness to Practise Rules govern the composition, duties and powers of the Fitness to Practise Panel.
The role of the Appeals Panel is to consider and determine any appeals in relation to the Fitness to Practise Rules and/or a refusal to admit an applicant to the register of UKPHR and/or the rejection of a portfolio after assessment. UKPHR’s Appeals Rules govern the composition, duties and powers of the Appeals Panel.
As a member of either Panels your role will be to serve faithfully, responsibly and impartially. You will be accountable to the Board for the integrity of the register and will be expected to behave in accordance with:
- UKPHR’s Memorandum & Articles of Association
- UKPHR’s Standing Orders
- UKPHR’s Fitness to Practise Rules
- UKPHR’s Code of Practice for Board members, Committee members and assessors, including the seven Nolan Standards of Public Life
All panel members receive induction and are trained. Clear guidance is provided and support is given through development days. The next training session for new panel members will be determined depending on the availability of all those successfully recruited and its current members. The training will be held at UKPHR Birmingham offices and it is paramount that you are able to attend the training day.
Your duties will include:
- Accountable to the Board for the integrity of the register
- Uphold the standards UKPHR sets for administering its Fitness to Practise Rules and applying those standards whenever attending meetings of Fitness to Practise Panels
- Apply, in carrying out duties as a Fitness to Practise Panel Member, UKPHR’s Code of Practice for Board members, Committee members and assessors and, where appropriate, UKPHR’s Code of Conduct
- Uphold the good governance of all registration aspects of UKPHR’s operations.
You will be required to:
- Act without favour towards any individual or organisation
- Serve without seeking gain or preferment
- Avoid being placed under obligation which might affect the ability to carry out UKPHR duties impartially and objectively
- Declare any involvement with any organisations or individuals, or any prior knowledge, which might be seen as giving rise to a conflict of interests; and to withdraw from involvement in matters where a conflict of interests may arise
- Reject discrimination on grounds of race, beliefs, gender, language, sexuality disability or age
- Abide by, and actively uphold, UKPHR’s Standing Orders and Rules
- Distinguish clearly, when speaking or writing, between personal views and those of UKPHR
- Evidences sound judgement and has an appreciation of rules of natural justice
- Possesses an ability to exercise critical, analytical thinking when making judgements involving facts and situations
- Demonstrates a personal commitment to equality and diversity
- Has knowledge and/or experience of regulatory processes or of the quasi-judicial working of a Fitness to Practise Panel
- Can show knowledge and application of data protection legislation and rules relating to confidentiality
Panel members will be appointed for an initial term of three years, with an option for renewal.
The position is an unpaid role, however this role is quasi-judicial and for service on a panel a sessional payment of £150 a day will be made.
If you want to join the Fitness to Practise or Appeals Panel, please send your application in writing to firstname.lastname@example.org by 4pm on 3rd February 2017.
Your application should include:
- Your statement as to why you would like to become an UKPHR Fitness to Practise or Appeals Panel member and why your experience is suitable – NB. please ensure you state whether you are applying to join as a member of the Ftp, Appeals or both Panels.
- Any documentation relevant to your application; and
- Your CV.
A reference will be required prior to formal appointment, so please state at least one referee who will provide a reference as to your professional competence.
Your application will be considered by UKPHR and you will be advised of the outcome by email.
UKPHR looks forward to hearing from you and if you require anything further please do not hesitate to contact David Kidney at email@example.com.