What are interviews for?
Interviews can be carried out as part of the application for Registered Membership for those with at least 10 years’ experience of ergonomics/human factors work.
If I’m eligible, do I still have to submit an application?
Yes. The requirements for Registered Membership are unchanged, you still have to compile and submit a log book of your work together with supporting material, but you do not need to have 12 months’ mentored work or a mentor’s report. If you wish to be considered for interview, you will need to submit the following:
- a Registered Member application form
- a detailed CV that demonstrates a minimum of 10 years’ experience of ergonomics/human factors work
- details of at least 5 pieces of work with significant ergonomics/human factors elements. These should be provided in the form of a log book, so it is recommended that the IEHF Log Book form is used, but it is not essential, so long as your ergonomic work is detailed.
- relevant reports and publications covering the ergonomics aspects from at least two of those activities
- the names of two referees familiar with your work
- payment of the application fee of £100+VAT
The forms are available with the Registered Membership information. You should read all of this information before applying.
What happens then?
The application you submit will be examined by the Chair of the Registration Panel of the Professional Affairs Board, who will decide whether you are eligible for an interview by checking that you have a minimum of 10 years’ experience of ergonomics/human factors work and that the project examples demonstrate a thorough understanding of the application of ergonomics principles. If these criteria have been met, then an interview will be arranged with you. If not, then you will be told why the request for an interview has been refused, and will be invited to submit a standard application with a period of mentoring.
When can I have my interview?
There will be a number of interview days arranged each year and we will give you notice of when these are. Please contact the IEHF office if you are planning to submit a request for an interview.
Who is on the interview panel?
The interview panel will comprise two to three IEHF members, who are on the Registration Panel of the Professional Affairs Board or who are elected members of that Board. They will all be sent the documents you have submitted prior to the interview date. This will allow them to start their assessment before meeting you and be clear as to the aspects of your knowledge and experience that need to be explored at the interview.
What happens after the interview?
Each member of the panel will complete their assessment independently. The panel will then discuss your application and decide on their recommendation. If more information is needed then you could be questioned further. Whatever the panel decides, you will be informed as soon as possible.
When are the next interview dates?
Interview dates for 2013 are April 26th, June 28th, October 18th, December 6th.
I need help!
If you wish to book an interview, have any queries and need help or further information about interviews, please email Elizabeth Howard-Ahern or call on 01509 234904.