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Credentials Panels Recruitment

The Fellowship of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons are recruiting for Credentials Panellists for each of the Fellowship routes; Clinical Practice, Knowledge and the Profession. 

The advertised position represents an opportunity for experienced veterinary professionals to make an important contribution to improving the College’s capability to make more of the collective knowledge and experience of its members.

Each member of the Credentials Panel will critically review and score Fellowship applications against a list of criteria, working to deadlines set by the Credentials Panel Chairs to ensure an efficient process and experience for Fellowship candidates. Applications will consist of a CV, a short citation, a summary describing the applicants’ contribution to the advancement of knowledge, to clinical practice, or to the profession (depending on the route chosen), a portfolio of material to support their application, and supporting statements from three professional referees.

Credentials Panel members will liaise with the Chairs of the Credentials Panel to assist in finalising decisions on applications. 

Credentials Panel members will be required to review Fellowship applications remotely and submit reports and recommendations via electronic means. Panellists will be reimbursed for their time in assessing applications. Membership will be based on a rolling 3-year cycle, with review at the end of each cycle.

Applicants for the Credentials Panellists will be required to submit a completed application form, along with a CV to Senior Leadership Officer Miss Ceri Chick,, before 5pm, 1 February 2021. The application form, along with further guidance information on the role of the Credentials Panels may be found at the bottom of this page (link).

The Fellowship Board will assess the applications, and applicants should be notified of the outcome by 19 February 2021.

All Credentials Panellists will be required to attend an assessment training day in March 2021 (date tbc), which will be held virtually.

If you have any questions, please email