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Applications invited for JIEB Senior Moderator position 30 September 2013

The Joint Insolvency Examination Board (JIEB), which oversees the examination process for all those seeking to obtain the licensed insolvency practitioner qualification in England, Wales and Scotland, is seeking a Senior Moderator.

As head of the examination team, the Senior Moderator is responsible for organising the preparation of papers for each diet, for moderating the “borderline” scripts in each diet and for reporting to the Board.

Applicants should have substantial experience in both the technical and practical aspects of insolvency.

Experience in the setting and/or marking of insolvency-related exams would be useful but is not essential.

The time commitment is not onerous over the year but does demand a concentration of effort when the scripts from each diet are being marked.

An annual honorarium is paid to the Senior Moderator.

The current Senior Moderator is piloting the introduction of the electronic marking of the exams and this project is due to be fully implemented after the appointment of the successful candidate.

The successful candidate would work alongside the current Senior Moderator (Alan Katz) from their appointment until the conclusion of the 2013 exam cycle with the results in March, 2014.

Thereafter, it is envisaged that he/she will take the lead role of Senior Moderator for the November 2014 examination and beyond.

As part of the role, the Senior Moderator will be expected to attend meetings of the Board and to liaise with the education adviser to the Board as well as with the examiners and moderators.

Applications, outlining suitability for the role together with a detailed C.V. should be sent, in the first instance to the Secretary to the Board, Elliott Skinner (

The closing date for applications is 5 p.m. on Monday 21st October, 2013 with interviews planned to take place in mid-November.

Any person interested in applying is welcome to contact the Chairman of the Board, Stephen Allinson, for a no obligation discussion via email in the first instance at



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