Jobs: External examiner opportunities

External Examiner – MNurse Programme

Opening Date:
15 Sep 2021
Closing Date:
01 Oct 2021
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The Faculty of Health Studies is seeking to appoint an external examiner for our new MNurse programme. This is an integrated Masters programme with dual qualification in either Adult and Mental Health Nursing or Child and Mental Health Nursing. This new and innovative programme enables students to develop specialist knowledge and skills in two fields of nursing so that they will be prepared for a career which combines skills from both areas. Key information:
  • The programme currently aims to recruit 50-60 students annually.
  • The tenure of the appointment is for a four-year period commencing in September 2021.
  • All appointments are subject to approval by the University’s appointment committee.
  • All applicants must be registered with the Nursing and Midwifery Council.
  • Teaching is shared across the first 3 years with the BSc Nursing programme which has its own external examiners.
An overview of your role and responsibilities includes:
  • A sample range of assessed work at level 4,5,6,7 will be reviewed and ratified.
  • The opportunity to review practice will also be provided
  • Confirming the comparability of standards of student performance at University of Bradford with those of similar modules at other UK Institutions of Higher Education
  • Confirming that the assessment process in its entirety is sound, and has been fairly conducted with full regard to justice to students
  • Reporting and advising on the above by means of approving coursework and examination papers and providing an annual report to the University.
The appointee will be required to moderate a sample of work and you will also be required to produce an annual report and attend Boards of Examiners as appropriate. The university operates a two-tier examination board system comprising of module assessment committees and boards of examiners. All external examiners are members of the faculty’s academic committees and have the right to be present at all meetings. External examiners with programme responsibilities are required to be present at the relevant meetings for the programme he/she is responsible for. You should not hold more than one other UK Higher Education External Examiner post at the start of the contract and be qualified to at least the level of the programme to be examined. You should have appropriate expertise/experience in Nursing practice and education to master’s level in order to be able to undertake a role in the assurance of academic standards in higher education. Ideally you will hold dual registration with the NMC as Children’s & Mental Health nurse or a Adult and Mental Health nurse. For further details or an informal discussion please contact Sarah Knott, Programme Lead, on 01274 236595 or via email s.k.a.knott@bradford.ac.uk. Course information can be found at: https://www.bradford.ac.uk/courses/ug/m-nurse-child-mental-health/ Interested individuals should submit a CV in the first instance to externalexaminers@bradford.ac.uk no later than Friday 1st October 2021.

End Point Assessment (EPA) Assessor – Nursing Associate Apprenticeship and Registered Nurse Degree Apprenticeship

Opening Date:
13 Sep 2021
Closing Date:
22 Sep 2021
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The Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of Hull are looking forward to working with a new EPA Assessor for our Nursing and Associate Apprenticeship and Registered Nurse Degree Apprenticeships. This appointment reflects recent changes in policy related to the end-point assessment for certain Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) programmes, allowing Universities that have successfully applied to the Register of End Point Assessment Organisations (EPAO) to conduct end-point assessments (EPA) linked to programme board processes. The Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education (IfATE) have amended the EPA for the NMC regulated courses below from non-integrated to fully integrated apprenticeships:
  • Nursing Associate Apprenticeship (HEE and NMC 2018 Curriculum)
  • Registered Nurse Degree Apprenticeship (NMC 2010)
  • Registered Nurse Degree Apprenticeship (NMC 2018)
Responsibilities:
  • Deliver the EPA requirements as set out in the Assessment Plan for the Apprenticeship Standard, including:
  • Reviewing and confirming evidence regarding EPA criteria and guidance
  • Providing detailed, appropriate feedback to support EPA processes
  • Confirming independence and impartiality of the process
  • Confirming maintenance of nationally comparable standards across HE institutions
  • Attending Programme Boards and leading the subsequent EPA Assessment Boards associated with the listed programmes(s) and confirming successful apprentices with award classifications as described in the relevant EPA Assessment Plan
  • Completing Grading Decision Reports and Cohort Reports
  • Contributing to external quality assurance where appropriate
  • Submitting conflict of interest declarations in line with the University’s EPA Conflicts of Interest Policy
The role requires:
  • Knowledge and understanding of the standard and assessment plan
  • Knowledge and understanding of UK sector agreed reference points to maintain academic standards and assurance of quality
  • Active NMC registration as either a Registered Nurse or, for the Nursing Associate programme, as a Nursing Associate.
  • Familiarity with EPA performance criteria
  • Compliance with EPAO (NMC Approved Education Institution) requirements
  • Knowledge to undertake EPA activities with integrity and impartiality, offering fair, reliable and consistent assessment
  • EPA Assessors to be independent of the apprentice, EPAO or employing organisation who are involved in delivering the apprenticeship
This EPA Assessor appointment relates to apprentices completing programmes and requiring EPA in 2021/22 in the first instance. Appointment is subject to meeting the University’s criteria for the appointment of EPA Assessors. To apply for this post please send a covering letter and copy of your CV to Vicky Hewson (Head of Department, Nursing), V.Hewson@hull.ac.uk If you would like to discuss this post, please contact Vicky Hewson (Head of Department, Nursing), V.Hewson@hull.ac.uk

External Examiner – MSc Advanced Clinical Practice (Midwifery) Degree Apprenticeship route

Opening Date:
15 Sep 2021
Closing Date:
01 Oct 2021
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We are seeking to appoint an external examiner for The MSc in Advanced Practice (Midwifery) Degree Apprenticeship. The external examiner would need experience of teaching and assessing at Masters level and be an NMC registered midwife. Previous external examiner experience is desirable although we would welcome expressions of interest from those new to this role. The appointment will be from October 2021 for four years and the commitment required is as follows:
  • To review a range of coursework throughout the year.
  • To attend board of examiners meetings for the programme during the year and submit an annual external examiner report.
  • To engage in communication with the programme team.
  • To carry out at least one virtual or face to face meeting with students
All appointments are subject to the candidate meeting the university’s criteria for appointment. Fees and expenses are payable in line with the university policy. If you would like to be considered for this role, please submit a CV and for further information about the role, email Clare Maxwell c.maxwell@ljmu.ac.uk

External Examiner – Physician Associate PGDip

Opening Date:
10 Sep 2021
Closing Date:
08 Oct 2021
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The Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences requires an External Examiner to support its Professional Preparation Programmes in Physician Associate Studies. The External Examiner will be appointed for four years, starting January 2022. They are expected and encouraged to comment on the content of the subject area particularly regarding subject benchmarks, the structure of the programme, the appropriateness of the assessment procedures and the general conduct of the assessment process. An External Examiner is required for the following programmes:
  • PGDip Physician Associate studies – Level 7
Application is by submission of Curriculum Vitae by email or post to Dr Jia Doulton, Programme Lead PA PGDip. For further information and / or discussion of this vacancy please contact: Dr Jia Doulton Programme Lead PA PGDip School of Health Sciences Kate Granger Building, Priestley Road, Surrey Research Park, Guildford, GU2 7YH Telephone 01483 684372 or e-mail w.doulton@surrey.ac.uk

External Examiner – Nursing and Midwifery (Non Medical Prescribing) from October 2021

Opening Date:
10 Sep 2021
Closing Date:
21 Sep 2021
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The School of Health and Social Wellbeing at The University of the West of England is seeking to appoint an experienced and suitably qualified External Examiner for Non-Medical Prescribing This is an exciting opportunity to support the Department of Nursing and Midwifery which delivers multi-professional Independent and Supplementary prescribing programmes across the South West. The programme has accreditations with the NMC, the GPhC and the HCPC. Essential: Applicants must be registered with the NMC or GPhC and hold V300 qualification/registration Interested applicants must have relevant knowledge and experience in Non -Medical prescribing and have HE experience of teaching, managing and assessing students. We particularly encourage applications from members of Black and Minority Ethnic communities, as this group is currently underrepresented among external examiners. We will support applicants who do not have prior experience of being an External Examiner. The role requires external moderation of assessments, attendance at the Examination boards, completion of an Annual External Examiners Report and potential consultation on programme modifications. The External examiners operational guide can be accessed by using this link: https://www2.uwe.ac.uk/services/Marketing/about-us/cas/EE-ID-Ex-Exam-Operational-Guide.pdf Programme details will be provided to the appointee and a full induction day will be offered. Further support will be provided by the Programme Leaders and module teams. The appointment will be with effect from October 2021 and will be for a period of four years (shorter tenures will be considered on request). For further information about the roles and provision please contact Carole Irwin or Jo Jones (Quality, Governance and Enhancement – School of Health and Social Wellbeing) at hsw.quality@uwe.ac.uk.

External Examiners – Adult Nursing from October 2021

Opening Date:
10 Sep 2021
Closing Date:
21 Sep 2021
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The School of Health and Social Wellbeing at The University of the West of England is seeking to appoint two suitably qualified External Examiners for Adult Nursing. Experience in Primary would be desirable. Essential: Applicants must be registered with the Nursing and Midwifery Council. The role requires external moderation of assessments, attendance at the Examination boards, completion of an Annual External Examiners Report and potential consultation on programme modifications. You may also be required to provide scrutiny for our Collaborative Partners. The external examiners operational guide can be accessed by using this link: https://www2.uwe.ac.uk/services/Marketing/about-us/cas/EE-ID-Ex-Exam-Operational-Guide.pdf We particularly encourage applications from members of Black and Minority Ethnic communities, as this group is currently underrepresented among external examiners. Programme details will be provided to the appointees and a full induction day will be offered. Further support will be provided by the Programme Leaders and module teams. To apply, please send your expression of interest and a CV to externalsreport@uwe.ac.uk. Please state ‘Adult Nursing’ in the subject box.

External Examiner – Nursing & Midwifery (Mental Health) from October 2021

Opening Date:
10 Sep 2021
Closing Date:
21 Sep 2021
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The School of Health and Social Wellbeing at The University of the West of England is seeking to appoint a suitably qualified External Examiner for Mental Health nursing. Essential: Applicants must be registered with the Nursing and Midwifery Council. The role requires external moderation of assessments, attendance at the Examination boards, completion of an Annual External Examiners Report and potential consultation on programme modifications. The external examiners operational guide can be accessed by using this link: https://www2.uwe.ac.uk/services/Marketing/about-us/cas/EE-ID-Ex-Exam-Operational-Guide.pdf We particularly encourage applications from members of Black and Minority Ethnic communities, as this group is currently underrepresented among external examiners. Programme details will be provided to the appointees and a full induction day will be offered. Further support will be provided by the Programme Leaders and module teams. To apply, please send your expression of interest and a CV to externalsreport@uwe.ac.uk. Please state ‘Mental Health Nursing’ in the subject box. This post will begin October 2021 for a period of 4 years.

External Examiner – Nursing Midwifery (Child Nursing) from October 2021

Opening Date:
10 Sep 2021
Closing Date:
21 Sep 2021
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The School of Health and Social Wellbeing at The University of the West of England is seeking to appoint a suitably qualified External Examiner for Child Nursing. Essential: Applicants must be registered with the Nursing and Midwifery Council. The role requires external moderation of assessments, attendance at the Examination boards, completion of an Annual External Examiners Report and potential consultation on programme modifications. The external examiners operational guide can be accessed by using this link: https://www2.uwe.ac.uk/services/Marketing/about-us/cas/EE-ID-Ex-Exam-Operational-Guide.pdf The appointment will be with effect from October 2021 and will be for a period of four years (shorter tenures will be considered on request). We particularly encourage applications from members of Black and Minority Ethnic communities, as this group is currently underrepresented among external examiners. Programme details will be provided to the appointees and a full induction day will be offered. Further support will be provided by the Programme Leaders and module teams. To apply, please send your expression of interest and a CV to externalsreport@uwe.ac.uk. Please state ‘Child Nursing’ in the subject box.

External Examiner – MPhysiotherapy (Sport and Exercise Medicine)

Opening Date:
13 Sep 2021
Closing Date:
30 Sep 2021
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The School of Allied Health and Midwifery at the University of Bradford is looking for a dedicated individual to undertake the role of external examiner for our MPhysiotherapy (Sport & Exercise Medicine) 4-year integrated Masters programme to commence in September 2021. The programme currently aims to recruit around 35 students annually. Some teaching across all 4 years is shared with BSc Hons. Physiotherapy programme which has its own External Examiner. A sample range of assessed work at levels 4, 5, 6 and 7 will be required to be reviewed and ratified. Opportunity to review practice will also be provided. The tenure of the appointment is for a four-year period commencing in September 2021. All appointments are subject to approval by the University’s appointment committee. All applicants must be a HCPC Registered Physiotherapist. An overview of your role and responsibilities includes:
  • Confirming the comparability of standards of student performance at University of Bradford with those of similar modules at other UK Institutions of Higher Education;
  • Confirming that the assessment process in its entirety is sound and has been fairly conducted with full regard to justice to students;
  • Reporting and advising on the above by means of approving coursework and examination papers and providing an annual report to the University.
The appointee will be required to moderate a sample of work and you will also be required to produce an annual report and attend Boards of Examiners as appropriate. You should have appropriate expertise/experience in the areas of the Physiotherapy Practice and Education to be able to undertake a role in the assurance of academic standards in Higher Education and should be aware of modern developments in the design and delivery of the flexible curriculum. You should not hold more than one other UK Higher Education External Examiner post at the start of the contract and be qualified to at least the level of the programme to be examined. Further information about the programme can be found at: https://www.bradford.ac.uk/courses/ug/sport-and-exercise-medicine-mphysiotherapy/ For Further information about the role please Jennifer Bromley, Physiotherapy Programme Lead, on 01274 232535, or via email J.F.Bromley@bradford.ac.uk Interested individuals should submit a CV in the first instance to Laura Baxter externalexaminers@bradford.ac.uk by Thursday 30th September 2021.

External Examiner – Advanced Dementia Studies

Opening Date:
13 Sep 2021
Closing Date:
30 Sep 2021
Salary Range:
The Centre for Applied Dementia Studies at the University of Bradford is looking for a dedicated individual to undertake the role of external examiner for our MSc Advanced Dementia Studies programme. This role is expected to start on 1 November 2021. This part-time and distance-learning programme is designed to equip existing health and social care practitioners with the knowledge and skills required to become leaders, and to influence evidence-based changes within their field of dementia care practice. The MSc Advanced Dementia Studies adopts a human rights perspective to understanding the experience of people living with dementia and encourage multidisciplinary team-working and service user engagement. Experts by Experience are actively involved in the design, teaching and evaluation of our modules. An overview of your role and responsibilities includes:
  • Confirming the comparability of standards of student performance at University of Bradford with those of similar modules at other UK Institutions of Higher Education;
  • Confirming that the assessment process in its entirety is sound, and has been fairly conducted with full regard to justice to students;
  • Reporting and advising on the above by means of approving coursework and examination papers and providing an annual report to the University.
The appointee will be required to moderate a sample of work and you will also be required to produce an annual report and attend Boards of Examiners as appropriate. You should have appropriate expertise in dementia and person-centred care research, be able to undertake a role in the assurance of academic standards in Higher Education and should be aware of modern developments in the design and delivery of the flexible curriculum. You should not hold more than one other UK Higher Education External Examiner post at the start of the contract and be qualified to at least the level of the programme to be examined. Further information about the Centre for Applied Dementia Studies can be found at: https://www.bradford.ac.uk/dementia/ For Further information about the programme of study, please contact the Programme Leader Ana Barbosa a.barbosa@bradford.ac.uk Interested individuals should submit a CV in the first instance to Laura Baxter externalexaminers@bradford.ac.uk by Thursday 30th September 2021.