The Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) has launched the recruitment process for new Practice Standards Scheme (PSS) Assessors, ahead of the Scheme’s relaunch in November this year.

The College is looking to recruit 18 experienced veterinary surgeons as Assessors who will work directly with RCVS-accredited practices to help them comply with the Scheme and maintain the highest possible standards of veterinary care.

Successful candidates will be expected to actively assess and inspect veterinary practices at the different PSS accreditation levels – core, general practice and hospital – to encourage continuous improvement; they will work proactively with practice teams to ensure that the Scheme’s standards are understood and being worked towards. The College is aiming to recruit Assessors from across the UK who have experience in small animal, equine and/or farm animal practice.

An Open Day will be held at the RCVS on Friday, 12 June 2015, to give prospective candidates more information about the roles. Anyone interested in attending should contact Alicia on 020 7202 0786 or email at AliciaM@rcvs.org.uk. As places are limited, they will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.

The recruitment process is being handled by Thewlis Graham Associates. Those interested in applying should contact them for a confidential discussion on 020 7850 4781. The deadline for applications is Monday, 29 June 2015.

Further information about the role, including the candidate brief and application form, is available at www.thewlisgraham.com.