Would you like to become a UKPHR moderator?

UKPHR invites applications for appointment to one of UKPHR’s posts of Moderator.

Moderators are appointed by the UK Public Health Register (UKPHR) Board 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, but with direct access to the Board if required.

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

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 £500.

Overall purpose of UKPHR

UKPHR is the regulator for multi-disciplinary public health. It is the regulatory body for individuals working in the public health workforce and is principally for public health specialists and practitioners.

Overall purpose of the role

  • To help to ensure that assessment standards and processes are:
    Robust; and
  • To assist with the interpretation of standards.
  • To provide support for assessors.

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 of 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
  • Undertake occasional audits of the quality of completion of assessment pro formas
  • Provide feedback to assessors (both specialist and practitioner).
  • Provide input to specialist assessor development sessions and practitioner assessor and verifier development days.
  • Propose change to assessment practice if necessary.
  • Draw attention to principles and policy issues concerning the maintenance of assessment standards and matters of interpretation.
  • Report to the Registrar at least once each year and agree work priorities for the year ahead.
  • Attend Registration Panel meetings.

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 register@ukphr.org

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 register@ukphr.org by 4.00pm on Monday 20 February 2017


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

Registration assures the public and employers that multi-disciplinary specialists and practitioners in public health are appropriately qualified and competent. Our standards are recognised throughout the United Kingdom. They help protect the public from unprofessional or unethical behaviour and promote continuous improvement in public health practice.

Our primary purpose is public protection and to promote public confidence in public health professionals’ practice UK-wide.

UKPHR has been registering multi-disciplinary specialists in public health professional practice for 12 years. We also began registering public health practitioners in 2011.