Examiner recruitment

There are five clinical radiology examination Boards and Committees that examiners are required for: the First FRCR Examination Committee (Anatomy); the First FRCR Examination Committee (Physics); the Final FRCR (Part A) Examination Committee; the Final FRCR (Part B) Examination Board and the Dental and Maxillofacial Radiology Examination Board. The College are grateful for the expertise and time given by its examiners and often receives feedback on how rewarding and enjoyable examining roles are. We rely heavily on the voluntary support of clinical radiologists and other specialists who invest considerable time to ensure the College continues to deliver quality examinations, thereby ensuring the highest standards of professional competence. Several of the UK’s leading healthcare organisations have written a joint letter to all NHS hospitals urging them to support doctors who request time out to undertake work for national health bodies such as the College.

What's involved

Each examination Board or Committee writes questions, sources images, moderates and classifies material, selects content for individual sittings, identifies passing standards and evaluates candidate performance to a greater or lesser degree, depending on the composition and format of their particular examination.  Every Board or Committee also reviews the performance of individual questions, and patterns of examination performance overall, and makes recommendations on changes to structure and content where appropriate.

Appointment process

Examiners are appointed by the overarching Fellowship Examination Board, with the relevant Board or Committee making recommendations on the basis of applications submitted.  The College normally advertises examiner vacancies on its website throughout September and October each year, with consideration given to applications in November and appointments made in December.  Successful applicants will be expected to attend a New Examiner induction day being held at the College on Monday 22 January 2018 prior to the start of their tenure.

Job Descriptions

A brief description of the remit and role of each of the five  examiner groups, and details of the accountability of the various bodies which oversee the clinical radiology FRCR examinations, shows in the governance structure document.  Individual job descriptions below provide more information including person specifications and working practices:

Current Vacancies

The College is currently recruiting as outlined below.  Applicants should complete the relevant application form and ensure it is returned to the Examinations Office by the closing date of 4pm on Friday 27 October 2017.  Any queries can be directed to Sharon Dinsdale on 0207 406 5958 or by email sharon_dinsdale@rcr.ac.uk.

A selection panel will assess the applications - selection will be based on scoring applications against a pre-agreed criteria based on the job description and person specification.  Positions will be offered by 11 December 2017 and feedback on applications provided to unsuccessful candidates.

Conflict of interest

Examiners may only serve on one Board or Committee at any one time and there is an expectation that examiners remain in employment for the duration of their term of office.  Details of current post-holders for each examination committee show under the relevant committee listing.

All potential applicants should be aware of the College’s policy on conflict of interests.