Become a CIPS Assessor


CIPS review its on-going resource requirements for assessment delivery regularly  and recruit and train Assessment Consultants as appropriate with its requirements.

A pre-requisite to become a CIPS assessor is current MCIPS and up-to-date CPD. Assessment consultants are required to formally record their CPD activity and to provide this record to CIPS annually. As a minimum, assessment consultants are expected to undertake 30 hours learning in relation to the topics covered within the CIPS Global Standard, this should include the CIPS ethics test. CIPS requires that assessors undertake CPD  in order to keep up-to-date and be able to respond competently to changes in the business environment, organisational requirements or client needs. Details of the CPD requirements for members are detailed on the CIPS website.

We are now seeking to appoint the following roles:

    Become a CIPS Assessment Constructed Response Author (UK ONLY)

    As CIPS embarks on an exciting venture to increase our offering of online assessments we are seeking to expand our team of assessment authors. This is an excellent opportunity for procurement professionals to become more involved with the Institute and to expand their expertise to support the profession. 

    We are seeking to recruit procurement experts to develop constructed response (also known as essay style) questions for the diploma level qualifications. Previous experience is useful, but full training will be conducted at our offices near Stamford, Lincolnshire. It is essential that authors hold current MCIPS/ FCIPS designation and are up-to-date with the CIPS ethics test.

    Responsibilities of a CIPS assessment author (download full job description)

    • Generate questions and mark schemes using the online tool as directed by CIPS Assessment Standards.
    • To ensure that academic standards in line with the CIPS specification are met.
    • To maintain current CPD records in procurement including the CIPS Ethics test.

    The work is provided on a consultancy basis and is paid per question, on acceptance by the Senior Standards Verifier.

    To find out more about the role please contact Assessment Standards Leads Claire Purvis or Laura Johnson on 01780 756777 or send your CV and a covering letter to ADT@CIPS.org

    Become a CIPS Assessment Objective Response Author (UK ONLY)

    As CIPS embarks on an exciting venture to increase our offering of online assessments we are seeking to expand our team of assessment authors. This is an excellent opportunity for procurement professionals to become more involved with the Institute and to expand their expertise to support the profession.

    We are seeking to recruit procurement experts to develop objective response (also known as multiple choice) questions for the diploma level qualifications. Previous experience is useful, but full training will be conducted over a two day period at our offices near Stamford, Lincolnshire. It is essential that authors hold current MCIPS/ FCIPS designation and are up-to-date with the CIPS ethics test.

    Responsibilities of a CIPS assessment author (download full job description)

    • Generate questions using the online tool as directed by CIPS Assessment Standards.
    • To ensure that academic standards in line with the CIPS specification are met.
    • To maintain current CPD records in procurement including the CIPS Ethics test.

    The work is provided on a consultancy basis and is paid per question, on acceptance by the Senior Standards Verifier. CIPS typically commission in batches of 30 to 40 at a time to enable authors to manage their other commitments.

    To find out more about the role please contact Assessment Standards Leads Claire Purvis or Laura Johnson on 01780 756777 or send your CV and a covering letter to ADT@CIPS.org 

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