NHS Jobs Application: professional registrations

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NHS Jobs Application: professional registrations

Post by em1994 » Sat Oct 08, 2016 6:18 pm

Hi everyone,

I'm currently applying for an assistant post on NHS jobs. It asks, under the membership of professional bodies section, to indicate my professional registration status. It then asks you to select from a dropdown list items such as 'I do not have the relevant UK professional registration status' and 'not required for this post'. Do you think this refers to having a BPS accredited degree, or is this question not relevant to an assistant post?

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Post by Borrowed Cone » Sat Oct 08, 2016 6:44 pm

The options you describe are what I would usually associate as appropriate for an AP post. If you are a BPS member, you could put that. Having Graduate Basis for Chartered membership (GBC; i.e. holding a BPS accredited psychology degree) is not always a requirement for AP posts (I think it should be, but that's for another thread), so if it is not specified as an essential criterion then technically they can't score your application on it. You're always safer to briefly mention you have GBC in your supporting information either way.

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Post by miriam » Sun Oct 09, 2016 2:31 am

I'd assume that is referring to compulsory registrations like HCPC, GMC, NMC, rather than to professional memberships or eligibility for professional memberships, like GBC.
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Post by em1994 » Sun Oct 09, 2016 8:14 am

Thanks both. I've obviously listed my degree and where it was obtained under the qualifications section, so I assume they would know that I have GBC by looking at my university.


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Post by Geishawife » Sun Oct 09, 2016 10:14 am

em1994 wrote:Thanks both. I've obviously listed my degree and where it was obtained under the qualifications section, so I assume they would know that I have GBC by looking at my university.
I wouldn't make that assumption! It's probably safer to make it explicit somewhere. Not all degrees confer GBC and short-listers will not want to spend extra time checking. It's better to tell them outright. Good luck with the applications.

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Post by Borrowed Cone » Mon Oct 10, 2016 5:24 pm

Geishawife wrote:
em1994 wrote:Thanks both. I've obviously listed my degree and where it was obtained under the qualifications section, so I assume they would know that I have GBC by looking at my university.
I wouldn't make that assumption! It's probably safer to make it explicit somewhere. Not all degrees confer GBC and short-listers will not want to spend extra time checking. It's better to tell them outright. Good luck with the applications.
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Post by em1994 » Mon Oct 10, 2016 8:01 pm

Thanks everyone, I really appreciate your advice :-)


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