The Chartered Register
In April 2017, the Association for Project Management (APM) became the Chartered body for the project profession. The award of the Royal Charter will help raise the profile, awareness and understanding of the project profession by:
- Raising standards through a robustly assessed Register of Project Professionals who are committed to professional development and professional code of conduct
- Increasing confidence in the professional by the promotion and maintenance of the Register of those practicing
- Enhancing the status and recognition of those working in project, programme, portfolio management, or in a key control function, as a means of delivering effective change.
To achieve the aims of the Chartered Register, APM will create and maintain a team of highly trained professional assessors. We are now looking for expressions of interest from suitably qualified candidates who would like to be part of establishing the new Chartered Standard for the Project Profession.
What does a Chartered Project Professional standard assessor do?
- Assesses written submissions and conducts interviews to ensure that applicants have demonstrated their technical knowledge and professional practice against the competencies at the level required.
- Assesses the applicant’s commitment to CPD and an understanding of an ethical way of working via the interview.
What are the criteria required to become a Chartered Project Professional standard assessor?
- Previous experience of conducting competence based assessments.
- A proven track record in projects/programmes/portfolios or a key control function
- Knowledge and awareness of current practice and methodologies
- The ability to provide constructive written feedback and reports on assessment outcomes.
- Effective verbal communication skills.
- The ability to work to tight deadlines.
- Being available to travel (UK) to conduct interviews.
- Satisfactory completion of training.
It is expected that all assessors would achieve Chartered status themselves within two years of the Register opening.
- The role is part-time and workload is subject to business needs
- Assessors will be expected to assess written submissions and conduct interviews within defined assessment windows per year.
- Length of tenure is initially a 1 year term, renewable based on demand and quality assurance.
- Reasonable expenses will be covered, including overnight accommodation where required, as per APM’s expenses policy.
How to apply
To view the role description for this position please go to https://www.apm.org.uk/media/7308/charteredproject-professional-standard-assessor-jd-11oct17.pdf
To submit your expression of interest, please send your CV and covering email explaining how you meet the criteria to APM’s retained consultant at the following address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Short-listed candidates will be asked to attend an interview, including an assessment exercise, in February 2018.
Initial training will take place in March/April 2018. The closing date for applicants is 4th December 2017.
Please note if you have not been contacted within three weeks of the closing date you should assume that your application has been unsuccessful.