Panel of Assessors for Recognition of Overseas Qualifications

Date: 1st May 2024

The Role of PHECC

The Pre-Hospital Emergency Care Council (PHECC) is an independent statutory agency with responsibility for standards, education and training in the field of pre-hospital emergency care.

PHECC is the regulator for Pre-Hospital Emergency Care Practitioners in Ireland and our role is to protect the public. Council publishes clinical practice guidelines (CPGs) and recognise institutions to provide pre-hospital emergency care training and education. In addition to maintaining a statutory register of practitioners Council also approve pre-hospital emergency care service providers to implement CPGs.

Title and Role

Assessor Panel member for reviewing of application(s) for the Recognition of Overseas Qualifications (ROQ).


You are invited to apply for appointment as an ROQ assessor that will participate in reviewing, assessing and verifying applications and supporting documentation, submitted from overseas candidates seeking their qualifications obtained outside the state to be reviewed, verified and matched to PHECC standards at appropriate level.

Internal Assessment

In all awarding activities the main purpose of the assessment is for PHECC to verify compliance with the requirements of the overseas qualifications, the Education & Training Standards, and the PHECC Clinical Practice Guidelines (CPGs) which have been approved by Council. Assessors play a key role in this crucial activity.

Roles and Responsibilities

Conduct each assessment to confirm the relevant criteria are in place for awarding of a PHECC Educational Qualification (NQEMT) at appropriate level.

Assessment Detail

  • Critical review and verification of the application forms and supporting documentation submitted by the candidate.
    Liaising with PHECC administrative support staff, Programme Manager for Education or another delegated person.
    Producing a report for the assessment of each application.


Time Commitment

This will be subject to the volume of applications received. Applications are stored securely on PHECC SharePoint and as an assessor, you will be given unique log in details to review individual applications and submit outcome reports.

Successful applicants will be required to attend mandatory training, one day initially, with continuous monitoring and updates as required.

Successful applicants should be in a position to commence the assessor position within 2 weeks of their appointment.


Membership of the ROQ assessment panel will be for an indefinite period so long as both PHECC and the assessor are satisfied with the output.

Induction and Training

A comprehensive induction programme will be provided by PHECC to equip you to undertake the assessor role competently.


  • You will be paid per schedule of payments (€173 per application plus: 8% holiday pay and travel/subsistence if required).
    Training/induction activities will attract travel payments only.
    Payment is made via a PHECC appointed third party payment service (if a limited company invoice PHECC directly).


Conflict of Interest

This role requires integrity and sensitivity in dealing with confidential matters. Successful applicants must maintain confidentiality of information about applicants and pertinent stakeholders on the application documentation.

Personal or professional relationships with Council or Committee members, Recognised Institutions and/or licensed CPG providers, or with PHECC staff, may be perceived as a conflict of interest and should be declared on application.

Successful applicants will be required to sign a confidentiality agreement and immediately declare any conflict (or perceived conflict) of interest regarding any assigned assessments.

Failure to declare conflicts of interest may lead to removal from any assessor panel that has been formed. PHECC reserve the right to remove assessors from the panel at the annual review point.

Application Process

Applicants will be required to submit a cover letter of application describing how their skills and experiences meet the requirements of the role (see Appendix 1– Assessor Specification) and a current Curriculum Vitae should be included.

Shortlisting of candidates may take place on the basis of the information detailed in their application and CV. An informal interview may take place.

Applications (and any informal queries) should be emailed to Brendan Cawley at

Closing date for applications is 12 noon on Friday May 31st, 2024.

1. Essential Requirements

1.1 Be a current PHECC registrant OR an appropriately qualified practitioner.
1.2 Be proficient in the use of digital technology, including IT literacy particularly MS Office and SharePoint with ability to navigate                    technology.
1.3 Be adaptable, open to feedback and critical appraisal and have the ability to follow the guidance of PHECC staff.

2. Essential Experience and Knowledge

Knowledge of the PHECC CPGs and Education and Training Standards in order to apply them to the assessment process.
Knowledge and experience of developing, implementing and monitoring quality assurance and improvement programmes.
Familiarity with the concepts of assessment, quality management systems and quality standards for education and training.
Effective information-handling skills, absorbing complex information, making decisions based on evidence and logic, as                            pertaining to the PHECC standards and policies.
Ability to apply objectivity and scrutiny to the governance of the assessor role.

3. Desirable Experience and Knowledge

Be an Education Award holder and involved in pre-hospital emergency care education.
Have experience of reviewing and judging the performance of a peer or organisation for example as an assessor, reviewer or                     examiner.
Display significant knowledge of the business and regulatory environment in which PHECC operates or demonstrate the capacity            to acquire this knowledge.
Demonstrate excellent oral and written communication skills.
Demonstrate effective judgement, decision making, analytical thought and initiative.
Have a strong sense of ethics and integrity.
Prior experience developing, reviewing and analysing policies and procedures.
Ability to work as a team player.
Conduct assessment and produce reports within the agreed timelines.