Jobs: External examiner opportunities

External Examiner – Healthcare Practice Foundation Degree FdSc 2 year Apprenticeship

Opening Date:
29 Nov 2021
Closing Date:
13 Dec 2021
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The University of Bedfordshire, Faculty of Health and Social Sciences is seeking to appoint an external examiners to their Healthcare Practice foundation degree an FdSc 2 year (Apprenticeship) course for Assistant Practitioners. This is a full-time apprenticeship course which extends over a period of 2 academic years (FdSc). The course adopts a work-integrated approach to learning which facilitates the application of theoretical learning within the workplace. Learners from a number of local NHS Trusts attend university and engage in work-based learning activities in a healthcare practice setting. We are keen to recruit academics who have Allied Health Practitioner (AHP) related experience since this Assistant Practitioner program is for NHS workers in AHP related roles. Whilst external examiner experience is desirable, we also welcome expressions of interest from individuals new to this role. The successful candidates will be offered an induction programme and will be supported throughout the duration of their tenure. You will be invited to attend our academic examination boards throughout the year. These are held on campus or virtually. You will also be invited to observe practical assessments (where relevant) and visit students within practice areas. The specific remit includes review of units at academic level 4-5 contributing to the above foundation degree award. The term of office for the successful candidate will be for a period of 4 years from December 2021. Please note that all External Examiner appointments are subject to approval by the University’s External Examiner Committee. For further information please contact Dr John McCarthy, Head of School, Email: john.mccarthy@beds.ac.uk, 07702 011901.

External Examiner Urgently Required – BSc (Hons) Adult Nursing

Opening Date:
29 Nov 2021
Closing Date:
17 Dec 2021
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The Department of Nursing Science at Bournemouth University is seeking to appoint an experienced and suitably qualified academic with NMC registration to act as an External Examiner for our pre-registration BSc (Hons) Adult Nursing programme. The programme spans across two campuses and four key practice localities with just under 900 adult nursing students. The post is available with immediate effect and for a period of four years, subject to the candidate meeting the University’s criteria for appointment. Successful candidates will work with our existing External Examiners to review a number of academic and practice units within the pre-registration BSc (Hons) Adult Nursing programme, mainly at levels 5 and 6. Key duties include:
  • Reviewing and approving examination papers and assignment briefs that contribute to a student’s final award
  • Moderation of summatively assessed coursework and examination scripts
  • Attendance at assessment boards (usually July and September each year)
  • Completion of an annual report
  • Working collaboratively as a “critical friend” to enhance the pedagogical quality of the programme
The University provides an External Examiner Induction/Briefing seminar in November and March each year to support new and experienced External Examiners. The fee paid to External Examiners per year is £450. We will also require proof of your right to work in the UK prior to the making the appointment. To apply, please submit your Curriculum Vitae to Nikki Glendening or for further information about the programme, please contact Nikki Glendening (Programme Leader) Email: nglendening@bournemouth.ac.uk Closing date: Friday 17th December 2021

External Examiner – Nursing Associate Apprenticeship

Opening Date:
29 Nov 2021
Closing Date:
17 Dec 2021
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The Department of Health Sciences at the University of York is a large and multidisciplinary department, offering a broad range of educational programmes in the health and social care field. We are seeking to appoint an External Examiner with a remit to cover End Point Assessment for the Nursing Associate apprenticeship programme at Level 5. Responsibilities of the role will include:
  • ensuring that the Gateway requirements have been satisfactorily met;
  • ensuring that all components of the End Point Assessment have been met;
  • attending the final assessment boards to confirm EPA decisions.
Expressions of interest are invited from colleagues who are current Registered Nurses with the NMC. The criteria for appointment include;
  • be a nurse or nursing associate registered with the NMC;
  • competence and experience in the fields covered by the programme of study, and a good understanding of the Nursing Associate apprenticeship standard and assessment plan;
  • relevant academic and/or professional qualifications to at least the level of the qualification being externally examined, and/or extensive practitioner experience where appropriate;
  • competence and experience relating to designing and operating a variety of assessment tasks and assessment procedures appropriate to the subject;
  • credibility and breadth of experience within the discipline to be able to command the respect of academic peers and professional peers;
  • familiarity with the standard to be expected of learners to achieve the award that is to be assessed, as set out in the Nursing Associate Apprenticeship standard and assessment plan.
  • a background in delivering apprenticeship programmes;
  • be independent of the learners involved on the programme;
  • be independent of the University of York (NMC Approved HEI) as the provider and EPAO.
The successful applicant would be appointed with effect from 2nd May 2022 for a term of four academic years. The first exam board will be held in the week of 6th June 2022. Informal enquiries can be made to Linda Currie, Programme Leader (linda.currie@york.ac.uk). General information about the Department can be found on our website: https://www.york.ac.uk/healthsciences/ Interested applicants should submit their letter of application and a CV to the Secretary to the Board of Examiners, Veronica Gillies (veronica.gillies@york.ac.uk). The closing date for applications is 17th December 2021.

External Examiner for Joint BSc (Hons) Professional Development in Health and Social Care MSc Advanced Professional Practice (Nursing and Midwifery Professions), CPD modules

Opening Date:
29 Nov 2021
Closing Date:
27 Mar 2022
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External Examiner to look at a variety of CPD level 5,6 and 7 modules which feed in to the BSc (Hons) Professional Development in Health and Social Care programme and the MSc Advanced Professional Practice (Nursing and Midwifery Professions) programme. These programmes are run jointly and based within the Faculty of Health: Medicine. They are a ‘step-on’, ‘step-off’ range of modules; over 100 of these modules are delivered in partnership with our local NHS Trusts. Individuals must have with the relevant background, current NMC registration and the appropriate experience and interest to join our External Examiner team. Within our programmes, we offer a variety of clinical and web-based learning modules that are designed to enable a range of students to build a CPD pathway that reflects their area of practice/career. You will need to have a degree of flexibility as modules can come and go within the programme. The appointment will be for 4 years from 01/08/2022 and the commitment required is as follows:
  • To attend up to three assessment panels a year (in March, June and November) and the submission of external examiner reports
  • To review a range of coursework throughout the year
  • To attend one assessment event per year if appropriate (for example, OSCE or oral presentation)
  • To engage in communication with the programme team
  • To carry out at least one interim engagement per year (which may take the form of a ‘virtual’ visit by video conference/Skype in recognition of the logistical difficulties presented by Plymouth’s geographical location) and at least one face to face visit during the term of office to obtain feedback from staff and to strengthen their engagement with the ongoing teaching and learning process
Due to the University’s External Examiner’s Policies & Procedures, we are unable to accept applications from the following institutes due to conflicts of interest: Middlesex University London South Bank University University of Wolverhampton Northumbria University University of Southampton. States of Guernsey Hertfordshire University Coventry University Birmingham City University St George's University of London Edge Hill University Canterbury Christ Church University University of Suffolk Robert Gordon University University of Dundee University of Hull Manchester Metropolitan University All appointments are subject to the candidate meeting the University’s criteria for appointment. If you would like to be considered for this, please submit a CV by email to health-extex@plymouth.ac.uk by 27th March 2022 or for further information email: sharon.russell@plymouth.ac.uk

External Examiner(s) – Independent/Supplementary Prescribing for Nurses, Midwives & Community Public Health (V300) – NMC registrants. Level 7

Opening Date:
01 Dec 2021
Closing Date:
31 Jan 2022
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The postgraduate programme, in the Division of Nursing and Midwifery, Health Sciences School, University of Sheffield, is seeking to appoint external examiners for the following courses:
  • Independent/Supplementary Prescribing for Nurses, Midwives & Community Public Health (V300) Level 7
Applicants having the relevant clinical and educational experience in the above speciality will be considered. Qualification as an Independent V300 non-medical prescriber and registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) is essential. Whilst external examiner experience is desirable, we will also welcome applications and expression of interest from individuals new to the role. The postgraduate course is part-time over a period of 22 weeks with 2 cohorts offered each year. Full course details will be provided to the appointee. Board of Examiners meeting are currently held virtually. The successful applicant would be appointed from September 2022 for a term of 4 years. Successful candidates will be expected to:
  • Comment on/contribute to programme development
  • Review, approve and provide feedback on student assessment procedures and QA
  • Attend relevant examinations boards/Boards of Study
  • Provide an annual report
If you would like to discuss specific information relating to the above programme, please contact the programme lead Rachel Jokhi on email: rachel.jokhi@sheffield.ac.uk. Applications: if interested in the above position, kindly send a copy of your CV to Mrs Tracey Pacan, t.m.pacan@sheffield.ac.uk

External Examiner(s) – Preparation of the Professional Midwifery / Nurse Advocate

Opening Date:
01 Dec 2021
Closing Date:
31 Jan 2022
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The postgraduate programme, in the Division of Nursing and Midwifery, Health Sciences School, University of Sheffield, is seeking to appoint external examiners for the following courses: Preparation of the Professional Midwifery / Nurse Advocate programme Applicants having the relevant clinical and educational experience in the above speciality will be considered. Qualification as a Professional Midwifery / Nurse Advocate desirable but a working knowledge of the role and AEQUIP models is essential. Whilst external examiner experience is desirable, we will also welcome applications and expression of interest from individuals new to the role. The postgraduate courses is part-time over a period of 10 weeks with 3-4 cohorts each year. Full course details will be provided to the appointee. Board of Examiners meeting are currently held virtually. The successful applicant would be appointed from September 2022 for a term of 4 years. Successful candidates will be expected to:
  • Comment on/contribute to programme development
  • Review, approve and provide feedback on student assessment procedures and QA
  • Attend relevant examinations boards/Boards of Study
  • Provide an annual report
If you would like to discuss specific information relating to the above programmes, please contact the programme lead Rachel Jokhi on email: rachel.jokhi@sheffield.ac.uk Applications: if interested in the above position, kindly send a copy of your CV to Mrs Tracey Pacan, t.m.pacan@sheffield.ac.uk

External Examiner – BN (Hons) Adult Nursing 3 year programme and part-time route BN (Hons) Adult Nursing

Opening Date:
30 Nov 2021
Closing Date:
17 Dec 2021
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School of Medical and Health Sciences, Bangor University Bangor, Gwynedd, North Wales BN (Hons) Adult Nursing 3 year programme and part-time route BN (Hons) Adult Nursing The School of Medical and Health Sciences is seeking the appointment of an external examiner for the Bachelor of Nursing (Hons) Adult Nursing Field 3 year programme and part-time programme. The School of Medical and Health Sciences is based on two sites in North Wales. It has a focus on working with professionals and health services and supporting innovation in health care. The school has a world-leading profile in research in healthcare improvement. Applications are invited from suitably qualified academic staff; applicants must hold current NMC registration in the adult field and hold a recorded teaching qualification with the NMC. Experience of external examining would be an advantage, but is not essential. The School operates on-line submission, marking and feedback of assignments. Experience of Turnitin and Blackboard would be desirable, however training will be provided. The post will contribute to the quality and integrity of the programme through external moderation of assessments. The role requires reviewing of both inter-professional and Adult field modules, completion of monitoring reports and attendance at the Board of Examiners. Further information regarding the role of the External Examiner at Bangor University can be found at https://www.bangor.ac.uk/quality/ext_exam.php.en The appointment will be with effect from September 2022 and will be for a full 4-year term. Full course details and documentation will be provided to the appointee and an induction day will be offered to be held at the University following appointment. Please submit expressions of interest and a CV to Adult Programme Lead Joanne Jones, jo.jones@bangor.ac.uk

External Examiner – Trainee Nursing Associates (Apprenticeship route)

Opening Date:
01 Dec 2021
Closing Date:
31 Jan 2022
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The undergraduate Trainee Nurse Associate programme, in the Division of Nursing and Midwifery, Health Sciences School, University of Sheffield, is seeking to appoint external examiners for the following course:
  • Trainee Nursing Associates (Apprenticeship route)
Applicants having the relevant clinical and educational experience. Applicants must be a registrant with the Nursing and Midwifery Council. Whilst external examiner experience is desirable, we will also welcome applications and expression of interest from individuals new to the role. The Trainee Nurse Associate course is a full time foundation degree course with 80% time in practice and 20% in university. Year 1 is marked at academic level 4 and Year 2 is marked at academic level 5. Full course details will be provided to the appointee. Board of Examiners meetings are currently held virtually. The successful applicant would be appointed from September 2022 for a term of 4 years. Successful candidates will be expected to:
  • Comment on/contribute to programme development
  • Review, approve and provide feedback on student assessment procedures and QA.
  • Attend relevant examinations boards/Boards of Study
  • Provide an annual report
  • It is a mandatory requirement to attend Exam Board when a Trainee Nurse Associate Apprentice/s are going through the gateway.
If you would like to discuss specific information relating to the above programmes, please contact the programme lead Louise Lancaster, l.g.lancaster@sheffield.ac.uk and Director of Apprenticeships Lynne E Firth, lynne.firth@sheffield.ac.uk Applications: if interested in the above position, kindly send a copy of your CV to Mrs Tracey Pacan, t.m.pacan@sheffield.ac.uk

External Examiner BSc (Hons) Diagnostic Radiography with Foundation Ultrasonography- University of Plymouth

Opening Date:
26 Nov 2021
Closing Date:
13 Jan 2022
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We are seeking to appoint a Subject External Examiner for the Pre-registration BSc (Hons) Diagnostic Radiography with Foundation Ultrasonography and the ultrasound modules in the postgraduate MSc Medical Imaging, once approval is complete. These programmes are based within the Peninsula Medical School, Faculty of Health. The BSc programme is a full time 3-year undergraduate programme, which on successful completion leads to eligibility to register with the Health and Care Professionals Council. This position does require the external examiner to be a HCPC registered Diagnostic Radiographer, with a post-graduate specialism in Ultrasound. The appointment will be for 4 years from 01/08/2022 and the commitment required is as follows:
  • To review a range of coursework throughout the year
  • To attend an assessment panel per year and the submission of an annual external examiner report
  • To engage in communication with the programme team
  • To carry out at least one interim engagement per year (which may take the form of a ‘virtual’ visit by video conference/Skype in recognition of the logistical difficulties presented by Plymouth’s geographical location) and at least one face to face visit during the term of office to obtain feedback from staff and students on assessment in practice and to strengthen their engagement with the ongoing teaching and learning process.
All appointments are subject to the candidate meeting the University’s criteria for appointment. If you would like to be considered for this role, please submit a CV by email to health-extex@plymouth.ac.uk by 13 January 2022 or for further information about the role email jennifer.jones@plymouth.ac.uk

External Examiner – MSc Midwifery Studies

Opening Date:
26 Nov 2021
Closing Date:
17 Dec 2021
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The Department of Nursing, Midwifery and Health is seeking to appoint a new External Examiner for the following programme: MSc Midwifery Studies. This is a new programme which commences in January 2022. This covers the following level 6 & 7 modules:
  • MW0635 Health & Society
  • MW0638 Professional Practice in Midwifery
  • MW0636 Universal and Additional Midwifery Care 1
  • MW0637 Midwifery Practice 1
  • MW0717 Innovation in Midwifery Care
  • MW0715 Universal and Additional Midwifery Care 2
  • MW0716 Midwifery Practice 2
  • MW0719 Developing Midwifery Practice Through Research
  • MW0718 Midwifery Practice 3
The external examiner will be responsible for contributing to the quality assurance of these programmes. You will be involved in the approval of assessment tasks, moderation of student work, completion of an annual report and will be invited to attend examination boards. You may be asked to provide comments on proposed modifications and the development of new modules. Applicants should hold appropriate professional registration and academic qualifications. It is preferable to have previous experience of external examining although support and guidance can be provided for those new to this role. Full course details and documentation will be provided to the appointee on appointment. The appointment will take immediate effect upon appointment and will be for a four-year term. If you would like further information regarding this post, please contact: Dr Catherine Ellis: Interim Head of Subject Midwifery & Community Health; Director of Education PGT Programmes; catherine.ellis@northumbria.ac.uk If you are interested in applying, please forward your C.V. to Dr Catherine Ellis at the above email address by 17 December 2021.