Jobs: East of England

External Examiner – Short course in Neonatal Health – Special Care of the Newborn – Intensive and High Dependency Care of the Newborn

Opening Date:
10 Apr 2024
Closing Date:
20 May 2024
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The University of Bedfordshire, Faculty of Health and Social Sciences is seeking to appoint external examiners to their Neonatal courses which make up the Qualified in Speciality outcome. These are part-time courses which extend over a period of 1 to 3 semesters with 2 intakes per year. The courses adopt a work-integrated approach to learning which facilitates the application of theoretical learning within the workplace. Learners attend university and engage in work-based learning activities in a healthcare practice setting. We are keen to recruit academics who hold current NMC registration as a Nurse/Midwife. 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 (such as OSCEs) and visit students within practice areas. The specific remit includes review of 2 units (Special Care of the Newborn and Intensive and High Dependency of the Newborn) at academic level 6 contributing to the Qualified in Speciality title. The term of office for the successful candidate will be for a period of 4 years from September 2024. Please note that all External Examiner appointments are subject to approval by the University’s External Examiner Committee. For further information please contact Katy Powis, Course Lead – Neonatal courses, Senior Lecturer in Neonatal Care at katy.powis@beds.ac.uk

External Examiner – Midwifery BSc 3 year

Opening Date:
10 Apr 2024
Closing Date:
30 Jun 2024
Salary Range:
The University of Bedfordshire, Faculty of Health and Social Sciences is seeking to appoint external examiners to their Midwifery BSc 3 year course. These are full-time courses which extend over a period of 3 academic years. The courses adopt a work-integrated approach to learning which facilitates the application of theoretical learning within the workplace. Learners attend university and engage in work-based learning activities in a healthcare practice setting. We are keen to recruit academics who hold current NMC registration as a Midwife. 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 virtually. You will also be invited to observe practical assessments (such as OSCEs) and visit students within practice areas. The specific remit includes review of units at academic level 4-6 contributing to the above undergraduate award. The term of office for the successful candidate will be for a period of 4 years from September 2024. Please note that all External Examiner appointments are subject to approval by the University’s External Examiner Committee.

For further information please contact Amanda Willetts, Lead Midwife for Education at Amanda.willetts@beds.ac.uk - tel no: 07757 268568

Professional Lead/Programme Lead – Speech and Language Therapy

Opening Date:
8 Apr 2024
Closing Date:
6 May 2024
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FTE: 1.0fte (working 37 hours per week) Duration of Contract: Permanent Salary: UH9 £56,021pa to £66,857pa by annual increments on achieving designated skills and experience. Annual Leave: 35 days plus standard public holidays and an additional 4 days including the closure of our office between Xmas and New Year Location: College Lane Campus, University of Hertfordshire, Hatfield. The school is particularly supportive of applicants who may wish to job share and/ or work part-time. Main duties and responsibilities The role of a Professional Lead/Programme Lead – Speech and Language Therapy is to lead and manage a programme(s) of study. As a member of academic staff within the School/Department, the Professional Lead/Programme Lead – Speech and Language Therapy will be responsible and accountable to their Head of Department and Dean of School for all duties including the day-to-day management of the programme. You will participate in teaching, assessment and module management on the new Speech and Language Therapy Degree Apprenticeship programme. Skills and experience required You will have substantial proven practical experience of relevance to Speech and Language Therapy as well as experience of successful partnership working with a range of internal and external stakeholders including learners. An understanding of the higher education sector and its political, national and international context as well as an understanding of the industry/sector/professional context relevant to Speech and Language Therapy are essential for this role. In addition to this, you should have good oral and written communication skills as well as an ability to work without close supervision and to lead and work effectively as part of a team. In this role, you will need to be adaptable to change and be flexible with team and workload requirements. Qualifications required For this role, you must hold a degree or relevant pre-registration qualification in Speech and Language Therapy (SLT), as well as a Master’s degree (or equivalent level 7 qualification) in a relevant subject. You must have a fellowship of the Higher Education Academy and be registered as a Speech and Language Therapist with the HCPC. Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Our commitment to the University’s Safeguarding Policy, requires that the recruitment of staff in this area, will need to undertake the minimum of a Basic DBS Check. In the course of our work and University-led activities, there may be external or other contractual obligations where a further Enhanced Check is required. DBS Checks may require renewal in line with policy. Overseas applicants and UK applicants who have lived abroad Successful applicants who have lived outside the UK, for 12 months or more (whether continuously or in total), in the last 10 years, will be required to produce a ‘Certificate of Good Character/Conduct’ from each of those countries. Please view the job description and person specification for a full list of the duties and essential criteria. Please attach a personal statement showing clearly how your skills and experience match the Person Specification. An appointment to this role may require an Academic Technology Approval Scheme (ATAS) certificate. Contact/Informal Enquiries: Dr Karen Beeton, Head of Department on 07534 912131 or email k.s.beeton@herts.ac.uk Interview Date: TBC Apply here https://www.herts.ac.uk/staff/jobs-at-herts Reference 058077

Senior Lecturer in Speech and Language Therapy

Opening Date:
8 Apr 2024
Closing Date:
6 May 2024
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FTE: 1.0fte (working 37 hours per week) Duration of Contract: Permanent Salary: UH8 £44,263pa with potential to progress to £56,021pa by annual increments on achieving designated skills and experience Annual Leave: 35 days plus standard public holidays and an additional 4 days including the closure of our office between Christmas and New Year Location: College Lane Campus, University of Hertfordshire, Hatfield. The school is particularly supportive of applicants who may wish to job share and/ or work part-time. We will consider an external secondment for the right candidate. Main duties and responsibilities You will participate in teaching, assessment and module management on the new Speech and Language Therapy degree apprenticeship programme. You will participate, as required, in the development and review of the programme including inter-professional developments across the School. You will contribute to the interview admissions team for the Speech and Language Therapy programme. In addition to this, you will contribute to the ongoing evaluation and review of the School’s activities. You will also undertake and contribute to Speech and Language Therapy research and contribute to the administration of the School by undertaking additional roles, such as being a module lead and joining or leading teams involved in activities such as admissions, timetabling or programme support. Skill and experience required You will be an experienced Speech and Language Therapist, registered with HCPC and have recent academic and/or clinical experience in the UK. You will be expected to have a sustained interest in and knowledge of contemporary Speech and Language Therapy practice. In addition to this, you should have excellent oral and written communication skills as well as an ability to work without close supervision and work effectively as part of a team. In this role, you will need to be adaptable to change and be flexible to team and workload requirements. Qualifications required For this role, you must hold an Honours degree (or equivalent level 6 qualification) in Speech and Language Therapy, as well as a Master’s degree or close to completion of a Master’s degree (or equivalent level 7 qualification) in a relevant subject or substantial clinical experience as a Speech and Language Therapist. You must be registered with the HCPC as a Speech and Language Therapist. Please view the job description and person specification for a full list of the duties and essential criteria. Please attach a personal statement showing clearly how your skills and experience match the Person Specification. An appointment to this role may require an Academic Technology Approval Scheme (ATAS) certificate. Contact Details/Informal Enquiries: Dr Karen Beeton, Head of Department on 07534 912131 or email k.s.beeton@herts.ac.uk Interview Date: TBC Apply here https://www.herts.ac.uk/staff/jobs-at-herts Reference Number: 058076

External Panel Member for Nursing and Midwifery Council and University Re-Validation Panel: Pre-Registration Nursing Programme

Opening Date:
5 Apr 2024
Closing Date:
3 May 2024
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External Panel Member Required for Nursing and Midwifery Council and University Re-Validation Panel: Pre-Registration Nursing Programme. The Faculty of Health, Medicine and Social Care at Anglia Ruskin University (ARU) are seeking an external panel member for a joint Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) and University re-validation panel event due to be held on the 5th June 2024 in person at the Chelmsford campus in Essex. We are seeking an academic peer (NMC Registrant Nurse, any field) who is external to ARU, and not currently working for us as an external examiner or has worked for us in any role within the last five years. You will need to be a permanent member of academic staff at another UK university. As part of this process, you will be required to review the re-validation documents prior to the event. Contribute subject expertise and contribute to the review report and judgement on the provision through attendance at the validation event. Please note that the successful candidate must be willing to provide their Passport/Proof of Identity documentation to enable the necessary Right to Work checks to be undertaken in advance of the validation event. For informal enquiries, please contact Laura Adley, Interim Head of School for Nursing laura.adley@aru.ac.uk

External Examiner – BSc Occupational Therapy

Opening Date:
25 Mar 2024
Closing Date:
19 Apr 2024
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The School of Health & Social Care at the University of Essex is seeking to appoint an external examiner for our undergraduate Occupational Therapy programme. The School of Health and Social Care is an interprofessional, pioneering School committed to making a difference to local, national and international health, social care and voluntary services through education, research and knowledge transfer. The school works in close partnership with the local and regional health and social care economy to drive forward innovative, high-quality education. The majority of activity within the school focuses on the development and delivery of pre-registration curricula, at both undergraduate and postgraduate level, across a range of health and social care professions. The school also offers a number of specialist postgraduate taught (PGT) and research (PGR) pathways as well as continuing professional development (CPD) modules. The occupational therapy programmes (BSc, MSc and Occupational Therapy Degree Apprenticeship) were validated during the 2021/2022 academic year. The 2nd and 3rd year modules are: BSc Occupational Therapy • HS272 – Professional Reasoning • HS274 – Developing Professional Skills: Therapy and Occupation • HS240 – Professional Enquiry • HS276 – Collaboration and Leadership in Service Enhancement • HS371 – Advancing Occupational Therapy Practice in Diverse Communities • HS372 – Becoming a Professional: Professional Skills • HS340 – Professional Enquiry Proposal • HS374 – Autonomous Practitioner We would like to appoint an External Examiner who can enhance the quality of teaching and learning within the school. They should have, or be willing to develop knowledge and awareness of these qualification types. Whilst applications from experienced External Examiners are preferred, anyone with appropriate educational and professional experience would be considered. The appointment will be for four years from September 2024 and the commitment required is as follows: • To attend one examination board per year. • To submit the annual External Examiner’s Report and comment on the content of the subject area particularly regarding subject benchmarks. • To review coursework throughout the year and provide comments to ensure academic standards and achievements of students are comparable with those in other HEIs. • Provide informative comment and recommendations on whether the assessment process measures student achievement rigorously and fairly against the intended outcomes of the course/s and is conducted in line with the relevant policies and regulations. • Engage with the programme team in the continuous development of the programmes. For informal inquires please contact Ellen Adomako, BSc Occupational Therapy Programme Lead on ellen.adomako@essex.ac.uk Applications should be accompanied by a C.V. to hsc_examboards@essex.ac.uk by 19 April 2024 Further information is available on our website: https://www.essex.ac.uk/departments/health-and-social-care

External Examiner – BSc Occupational Therapy (Degree Apprenticeship)

Opening Date:
25 Mar 2024
Closing Date:
19 Apr 2024
Salary Range:
The School of Health & Social Care at the University of Essex is seeking to appoint an external examiner for our undergraduate Occupational Therapy degree apprenticeship. The School of Health and Social Care is an interprofessional, pioneering School committed to making a difference to local, national, and international health, social care and voluntary services through education, research, and knowledge transfer. The School works in close partnership with the local and regional health and social care economy to drive forward innovative, high-quality education. The majority of activity within the school focuses on the development and delivery of pre-registration curricula, at both undergraduate and postgraduate level, across a range of health and social care professions. The school also offers a number of specialist postgraduate taught (PGT) and research (PGR) pathways as well as continuing professional development (CPD) modules. The occupational therapy programmes (BSc, MSc, and BSc Occupational Therapy Degree Apprenticeship [OTDA]) were validated during the 2021/2022 academic year. To widen access to the OTDA, a bridging module has been developed to allow those who require additional profession specific knowledge in addition to existing qualifications, to enter onto the apprenticeship. The modules within the apprenticeship are as follows: Occupational Therapy CPD Bridging Module • HS179 – Introduction to Occupational Therapy BSc Occupational Therapy (Degree Apprenticeship) • HS805 – Developing Professional Skills: Therapy and Occupation • HS801 – Professional Reasoning • HS806 – Collaboration and Leadership in Service Enhancement • HS240 – Professional Enquiry • HS807 – Advancing Occupational Therapy Practice in Diverse Communities • HS340 – Professional Enquiry Proposal • HS808 – Becoming a Professional: Professional Skills • HS809 – Autonomous Practitioner (OT) We would like to appoint an External Examiner who can enhance the quality of teaching and learning within the school. They should have or be willing to develop knowledge and awareness of these qualification types. Whilst applications from experienced External Examiners are preferred, anyone with appropriate educational and professional experience would be considered. The appointment will be for four years from September 2024 and the commitment required is as follows: • To attend one examination board per year. • To submit the annual External Examiner’s Report and comment on the content of the subject area particularly regarding subject benchmarks. • To review coursework throughout the year and provide comments to ensure academic standards and achievements of students are comparable with those in other HEIs. • Provide informative comment and recommendations on whether the assessment process measures student achievement rigorously and fairly against the intended outcomes of the course/s and is conducted in line with the relevant policies and regulations. • Engage with the programme team in the continuous development of the programmes. • Engage with the integrated end-point assessment to facilitate the completion of the apprenticeship process. For informal inquires please contact Alicia Smith, Programme Lead on a.smith@essex.ac.uk Applications should be accompanied by a C.V. to hsc_examboards@essex.ac.uk by 19 April 2024 Further information is available on our website: https://www.essex.ac.uk/departments/health-and-social-care

Senior Lecturer in Occupational Therapy

Opening Date:
8 Mar 2024
Closing Date:
28 Apr 2024
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FTE: 0.4 fte (working 14.8 hour per week) Duration of Contract: Permanent Salary: UH8 £44,263pa to £46,974pa with potential to progress to £56,021pa by annual increments on achieving designated skills and experience Annual Leave: 35 days (pro-rata) plus standard public holidays and an additional 4 days including the closure of our office between Christmas and New Year. An opportunity has arisen to join our friendly and dynamic Occupational Therapy team within the School of Health and Social Work. Successful candidates will play an essential role in the delivery of our new Occupational Therapy Degree Apprenticeship programme which has recently had its first cohort of qualifying occupational therapists. Main duties and responsibilities We are looking for an enthusiastic and experienced occupational therapist, who is registered with the Health and Care Professions Council. You will be responsible for the teaching, support, and assessment of apprentices at the University or on placement. You will utilise current evidence-base to underpin teaching and learning activities. You may participate in development and reviews of programmes including inter-professional developments across the School, and contribute to undergraduate curriculum developments; including development, delivery and teaching of modules within the programme. You will contribute to the administration of the School by undertaking additional roles, such as being a module lead and joining teams involved in activities such as admissions, timetabling or programme support. You will also be expected to undertake and contribute to Occupational Therapy research in due course. You will contribute to the planning of placement opportunities as part of the practice team for the programme. You will liaise with and maintain good relationships with colleagues across the School and University. Skills and Experience You will be an experienced Occupational Therapist with recent academic and/or practice experience and knowledge of the UK system. You’ll have a breadth of relevant experience in occupational therapy practice in either physical and/or mental health. You will have a keen interest in in pre-registration education within occupational therapy and an awareness of degree apprenticeships for the profession. Your application will demonstrate a sustained interest and knowledge of contemporary OT practice. It is essential that you have good oral and written communication skills and be proficient in the English language. You will demonstrate a willingness to undertake OT research and are able to work effectively as part of a team. You will be able to work without close supervision, be organised, take initiative and be self-motivating, and be adaptable to change and flexible in your approach. Being willing to contribute to inter-professional teaching and learning activities, with an interest in evidence-based healthcare is key. Qualifications required The successful applicant will hold an honours degree in Occupational Therapy (or equivalent), and have completed or be close to completing a Master’s degree (or equivalent) in a relevant subject or have substantial relevant professional experience. Contact Claire Lancaster Programme Lead Occupational Therapy email c.lancaster@herts.ac.uk or Dr Karen Beeton, Head of Department on 07534 912131 email k.s.beeton@herts.ac.uk Interview date: To be confirmed Apply here https://www.herts.ac.uk/staff/jobs-at-herts Ref 058216