Fellowship assessor

Serves on panels to evaluate Fellowship applications.

Primary focus:

To serve on a panel, consisting of, usually, two assessors and a chairman, to evaluate applications for Fellowship. The panel considers a written submission from the candidate which they use to provide a recommendation to the chairman of the panel as to the suitability of the candidate for Fellowship.

Main duties and responsibilities:

  • To be part of an assessment panel; to use expert judgment to arrive at a reasoned view on whether the candidate shows any of the published attributes to be elected to Fellow;
  • To detail, where necessary, any actions on the part of the candidate in order to achieve the required level of the published Fellow criteria;
  • The panel should aim to achieve a consensus on the merits of the application, but in the event of disagreement the final decision rests with the chairman;
  • Adhere to the IET’s data protection policy for volunteers.


  • The assessment panels are not standing committees; they are formed as necessary for the purpose of dealing with a particular case.   Normally, the panel should consist of a chairman and two assessors.

Appointment method:

  • Recommendation from existing assessors;  
  • Identification of possible assessors from other existing panels.

Period of appointment:

  • Initial three year term;
  • Possible appointment for another three years, if appropriate.


  • Newly appointed assessors will initially be asked to work alongside experienced assessors and undertake training, as necessary.

Person specification:

  • As assessor must be a Fellow of the IET for a minimum of three years from election.