Jobs: West Midlands

External Examiner – BSc (Hons) Nursing, MSci Nursing and Registered Nursing Degree Apprenticeship courses

Opening Date:
24 Jun 2024
Closing Date:
5 Jul 2024
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We are seeking to appoint a Course External Examiner for the BSc (Hons) Nursing, MSci Nursing and Registered Nursing Degree Apprenticeship courses within the School of Nursing and Midwifery. The position requires that the external examiner has experience in teaching and assessing in Adult Nursing. The appointment will commence 1st September 2024, and the tenure of appointment is usually for a period of four years. Please note we cannot accept applications if you have already been an External Examiner for our University in the last 5 years, or if one of our staff is already an Examiner in the same department at your home institution. Role Requirements:
  • Comment on the content of the subject area particularly regarding subject benchmarks
  • Examine assessment briefs, exam papers and student work to ensure academic standards and achievements of students are comparable with those in other UK higher education establishments of which the external examiner has experience
  • 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
  • Participate in a minimum of one examination board per year and submit an annual report
  • Engage in communication with the course team
Please note that external examiners are required to engage with assessment of both theory and practice elements of the course where relevant. Previous experience as an External Examiner is not necessary as the University is able to provide mentorship to the successful applicants. We are looking for External Examiners to cover the following course:
  • BSc (Hons) Nursing, MSci Nursing and Registered Degree Nursing Apprenticeships.
If you would like to be considered for this role, please send your CV to Helen Davis-Miles (helen.davis3@bcu.ac.uk) MSci Course Lead to express your initial interest and/or to obtain further information about the role. If your CV matches our criteria, we will ask you to make a formal application for formal consideration through our governance systems. This can take a few weeks, so you may not hear back immediately. Our standard fees for External Examiners start at £500 per academic year, rising to £700 for larger courses with multiple occurrences, or overseas provision for example. Please note that this role is not capable of sponsorship under Tier 2 of the points-based system. Closing date for expressions of interest is Friday 5th July 2024.

External Examiner- Level 7 MSci Nursing course

Opening Date:
24 Jun 2024
Closing Date:
5 Jul 2024
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We are seeking to appoint a External Examiner for level 7 within the MSci Nursing course within the College of Nursing and Midwifery. The position requires that the external examiner has experience in level 7 teaching and assessment. The appointment will commence 1st September 2024, and the tenure of appointment is usually for a period of four years. Please note we cannot accept applications if you have already been an External Examiner for our University in the last 5 years, or if one of our staff is already an Examiner in the same department at your home institution. Role Requirements:
  • Comment on the content of the subject area particularly regarding subject benchmarks
  • Examine assessment briefs, exam papers and student work to ensure academic standards and achievements of students are comparable with those in other UK higher education establishments of which the external examiner has experience
  • 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
  • Participate in a minimum of one examination board per year and submit an annual report
  • Engage in communication with the course team
Please note that external examiners are required to engage with assessment of both theory and practice elements of the course where relevant. Previous experience as an External Examiner is not necessary as the University is able to provide mentorship to the successful applicants. If you would like to be considered for this role, please send your CV to Helen Davis-Miles (helen.davis3@bcu.ac.uk) MSci Course Lead to express your initial interest and/or to obtain further information about the role. If your CV matches our criteria, we will ask you to make a formal application for formal consideration through our governance systems. This can take a few weeks, so you may not hear back immediately. Our standard fees for External Examiners start at £500 per academic year, rising to £700 for larger courses with multiple occurrences, or overseas provision for example. Please note that this role is not capable of sponsorship under Tier 2 of the points-based system. Closing date for expressions of interest is Friday 5th July 2024.

External Advisor – New Course Approval, BSc (Hons) Paramedic Science and Apprenticeship

Opening Date:
20 Jun 2024
Closing Date:
19 Jul 2024
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The Department of Social Work and Paramedic Science is seeking to appoint an experienced and suitably qualified academic to act as an External Advisor for a new course approval event. The University specifies that external advisors should have relevant experience of HE teaching at the appropriate level - normally at least 3 years, and in a capacity as course leader or similar. The applicants should have knowledge of bachelors degrees apprenticeships, as well as collaborative courses. In addition, external advisors should not normally have (or have had within the last 5 years) any professional relationship with the University of Worcester (or partner institutions) or with staff involved in the course undergoing reapproval. All appointments are subject to the candidate meeting the University’s criteria for appointment. Applications are by submission of CV. If you are interested in applying for this role (or to request further information), please send a recent CV to David Woolford (subject lead) or Mark Gillett (course lead) , at d.woolford@worc.ac.uk or m.gillett@worc.ac.uk

Lecturer in Nursing

Opening Date:
17 Jun 2024
Closing Date:
30 Jun 2024
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Main Duties & Responsibilities Learning and Teaching: 1. Deliver learning activities on a range of courses and levels including apprenticeship provision, as required. 2. Develop and prepare high quality, inspiring and inclusive Learning and Teaching (to include digital learning) materials, assignments, activities and assessments which support student learning and embed employability skills. 3. Undertake assessment of students’ coursework, project work and examinations, and maintain up-to-date and accurate records of their progress and achievement. 4. Supervision, guidance and marking of students’ independent work (e.g. practical work, dissertations). 5. Participate fully in course team activities and act as a Unit/Module Leader as required. 6. Support student placement activities as required. 7. Contribute to curriculum development, promotion and marketing of new courses and new approaches to Learning and Teaching. 8. Provide high quality academic, pastoral and personal support for students, including acting as a Personal Tutor. Management and Administration: 9. Assist with the administration, enrolment and induction of students. 10. Contribute to the review of learning programmes, including apprenticeship provision, e.g. retention, attendance, success, progression and student satisfaction. 11. Contribute to student recruitment through participation in marketing and promotional events, such as open days/evenings. 12. Contribute to award boards, if required (HE). Liaison and Networking: 13. Contribute to collaborative links with other programmes/subjects and develop internal networks. 14. Develop links with external partners such as other educational bodies, employers and professional bodies to foster collaboration. 15. Reflect and act upon feedback from students/peer observations to enhance contribution and practice. 16. Offer peer support and share good practice in all aspects of the role. General: 17. Engage in meaningful professional development and updating relevant to the University and School objectives. 18. Participate fully in team/Department/School meetings and planning activities. 19. Participate fully in annual review and other University processes. 20. Demonstrate a commitment to promoting the principles of Equality and Diversity. 21. Duty of care in respect of Health and Safety of self and others. 22. To commit to upholding the principles of Safeguarding and the PREVENT agenda. 23. To ensure practice is in line with the requirements of the General Data Protection Regulations. 24. Any other duties commensurate with the nature and grade of the post.

External Examiner- PgDip Specialist Community Public Health Nursing and Stand-Alone Modules 

Opening Date:
14 Jun 2024
Closing Date:
28 Jun 2024
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Ranked in the top 6 in England, for Nursing, in the 2022 Complete University Guide, Keele University’s School of Nursing and Midwifery are seeking to appoint an External Examiner for the following programme:
  • PG Dip Specialist Community Public Health Nursing (Health Visitor and School Nurse pathways).
The role may include some additional standalone/elective modules, at levels 6 or 7, for example:
  • Specialist Community Public Health Nursing 0-19 conversion
The SCPHN programme will undergo re-approval during 2024, to align with the new NMC (2022) Standards of proficiency for Specialist Community Public Health Nursing. We are planning both standard entry and apprenticeship provision for this programme and the successful candidate will be required to undertake the role of External Assessor for the End Point Assessment associated with the apprenticeship pathway. External examiners are key in supporting the school and play an important role in maintaining the standards of the University's awards. We are a dynamic and motivated team. The role includes:
  • Approval of assessment tasks
  • Reviewing samples of students work, both written and practical assessments.
  • Review of assessment processes and programme modifications
  • Sharing expert knowledge in content delivery and assessment
  • Attendance at relevant examination boards (usually online and usually up to four times a year)
  • Submission of annual reports
  • Support with the approval processes of NMC programmes
Essential:
  • Be an NMC Registered SCPHN (Health Visitor or School Nurse)
  • Working in a UK HEI with no formal educational links with Keele University in the last 5 years
  • Relevant academic and/or professional qualifications to at least the level of the qualification being externally examined, in this case a minimum of Masters level education
  • have sufficient academic standing, credibility and breadth of experience within the discipline;
The successful applicant would be required to commence in post from August 2024, for a period of 4 years. Previous experience as an external examiner is desirable, but not essential. We particularly encourage applications from members of Black and Minority Ethnic communities, as this group is currently underrepresented among external examiners. If you wish to have an informal chat prior to applying please contact either Emily Salt e.a.salt@keele.ac.uk or Rachel Gray r.e.gray@keele.ac.uk Applicants should send an expression of interest, by CV to: Sandra Ball s.ball@keele.ac.uk by 28th June 2024.

External Examiner – BA (Hons) Social Work / Social Worker (integrated) Degree Apprenticeship.

Opening Date:
13 Jun 2024
Closing Date:
10 Jul 2024
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The School of Allied Health and Community at the University of Worcester is seeking an experienced External Examiner for our BA (Hons) Social Work and Social Worker (Integrated) Degree apprenticeship programmes. These two programmes will be delivered in tandem, sharing some modules across each academic year, as well as having some modules taught separately. The EE role will therefore be involved in examining both programmes and supporting the course teams to deliver this new, innovative programme. The EE usually examines all modules at levels 5 & 6 of the programmes, with some additional oversight of new modules at level 4. The appointment starts in September 2024 and tenure is for 4 academic years. External Examiners play a central role in the maintenance of the standards of the University’s awards and the currency of the curriculum. They perform this role through:
  • The approval of assessment tasks and examination papers
  • Discussions with relevant academic staff
  • The review of samples of student work on modules within the programmes
  • The endorsement of marks to confirm that the marks are an agreed, fully moderated and externally examined set of results
  • The submission of annual reports
  • Attendance at appropriate boards of examiners
  • Agreement to programme modifications
Ideal applicants should possess the following:
  • Be a qualified social worker, registered with the professional body, Social Work England
  • Have expertise in the design, delivery and assessment of continuing professional development in social work education, as evidenced by their current (or previous) post within a higher education establishment
  • Experience in practice education
  • Previous experience of external examining is preferred, but if appropriate a suitable mentor will be appointed to support an eligible candidate.
  • Have not worked for the University of Worcester during the last five years, or been involved in other approval or validation roles within the University,
Applicants would not usually be a current examiner for more than one other HEI programme at another institution. Applications for the post should be made by a comprehensive Curriculum Vitae and appropriate cover letter and sent to the Course Leader for the BS (Hons) Social work programme, David Palfreyman at d.palfreyman@worc.ac.uk Applicants should be a member of academic staff at a UK higher education provider, but recently retired individuals are eligible for the role provided that they can provide evidence of continuing involvement in the subject area. All external examiners must be fluent in the English language and be able to evidence eligibility to work in the UK. Please note that all appointments are subject to verification of eligibility to work in the UK, as per UK Visas and Immigration requirements.

External Examiner – BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy

Opening Date:
11 Jun 2024
Closing Date:
11 Jul 2024
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University College Birmingham requires an External Examiner specialising in Physiotherapy for the BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy programme. This contract is for four years will commence September 2024 The successful candidate will need to be higher education academic with experience in course design and delivery at a minimum of Undergraduate level and be of senior lecturer position or higher at a UK University or College. Exam Boards are held twice a year at the end of February/beginning of March and end of June/beginning of July. Role Requirements:
  • Review draft assessment briefs and examination papers at the beginning of each academic year and comment on the appropriateness, clarity and rigour.
  • Attend on site at least once a year for student meetings, academic staff meetings, examination boards.
  • View student work online before exam boards
  • Attend online Resit and Progression boards as required throughout the year.
  • Submit an annual report to help ensure academic standards and student achievement are comparable with other UK Higher Education Institutions of which the Examiner has experience.
  • Provide guidance and expertise to the programme team as required.
Please email any questions or expressions of interest, photocopy of the evidence of your right to work in the UK together with a CV which demonstrates your suitability for the role highlighting your current teaching responsibilities and any previous and/or current external examiner positions you hold to Stephen Garvey sgarvey@ucb.ac.uk by the deadline of 11th July 2024.

External Examiner – BSc (Hons) Paramedic Science

Opening Date:
11 Jun 2024
Closing Date:
11 Jul 2024
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University College Birmingham requires an External Examiner specialising in Paramedic Science for the BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy programme. This contract is for four years will commence September 2024 The successful candidate will need to be higher education academic with experience in course design and delivery at a minimum of Undergraduate level and be of senior lecturer position or higher at a UK University or College. Exam Boards are held twice a year at the end of February/beginning of March and end of June/beginning of July. Role Requirements:
  • Review draft assessment briefs and examination papers at the beginning of each academic year and comment on the appropriateness, clarity and rigour.
  • Attend on site at least once a year for student meetings, academic staff meetings, examination boards.
  • View student work online before exam boards
  • Attend online Resit and Progression boards as required throughout the year.
  • Submit an annual report to help ensure academic standards and student achievement are comparable with other UK Higher Education Institutions of which the Examiner has experience.
  • Provide guidance and expertise to the programme team as required.
Please email any questions or expressions of interest, photocopy of the evidence of your right to work in the UK together with a CV which demonstrates your suitability for the role highlighting your current teaching responsibilities and any previous and/or current external examiner positions you hold to Stephen Garvey sgarvey@ucb.ac.uk by the deadline of 11th July 2024.

Lecturer (Teaching) / Senior Lecturer (Teaching) in Occupational Therapy

Opening Date:
11 Jun 2024
Closing Date:
3 Jul 2024
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We are looking for an enthusiastic and experienced Occupational Therapist to join the Department of Allied Health in the School of Allied Health and Community. You will join a friendly and supportive team of physiotherapists, occupational therapists radiographers and Dieticians, who play key roles in the delivery and on-going development of the courses in the Department. You should also expect to be actively involved in curriculum development and design, creatively considering teaching and learning within a dynamic team. Responsibilities for the post will include leading modules and teaching on the Occupational Therapy BSc and MSc pre-reg courses. We expect and encourage all staff to participate in a variety of modules in Occupational Therapy, and other disciplines, at foundation, under-graduate and post-graduate level where relevant. All our staff work as an inter-professional team, teaching collaboratively across shared and profession specific modules at all academic levels and you will be expected to share this philosophy. As a student-centred inclusive university, your role will include being a Personal and Academic Tutor, to support and encourage students to achieve their potential. You will also supervise students with their dissertation and participate in admissions and recruitment events where we work collaboratively with our colleagues in IMPACT, the university service-user group, who support teaching, recruitment, and curriculum development. In addition, the post holder will be expected to play an active role within the School, which may include involvement in the delivery of CPD activity across a range of programmes. All staff are expected to engage in research and scholarly activity to enhance their own professional and academic development. Candidates are expected to highlight their areas of expertise in practice and how they intend to further this through scholarship and research. Selection Process: Short-listed candidates invited to interview will be asked to deliver a 15-minute presentation, followed by 5 minutes questions. The topic will consider teaching ‘Leadership in Occupational Therapy’, aimed at Level 6 students. The Chair of this group will provide feedback on the presentation to the subsequent interview panel. A 40-minute formal interview will follow the teaching session. Background The School of Allied Health and Community offers courses ranging from foundation degrees in various specialties in health and social care, to BSc (Hons) Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy, Radiography Dietetics and Social Work and Masters level study in a number of disciplines related to Health and Social Care. The School is also developing a range of new Apprenticeship provision. The wider College of Health, Life and Environmental Science has an exceptional reputation for excellence and the appointee will further develop the quality of our provision through strong collaboration with our practice partners. For this role full-time, part-time (0.8) will be considered. Informal queries in relation to this role are welcome and should be directed to Debbie Sabbato (PA to the Head of School of Allied Health and Community) via email at D.Sabbato@worc.ac.uk

External Examiner – MSc Community Specialist Practitioner in Health and Social Care (Adult Social Care Nursing / Homeless and Inclusion Health pathways)

Opening Date:
10 Jun 2024
Closing Date:
10 Jul 2024
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University College Birmingham requires an External Examiner for a new programme MSc in Community Specialist Practitioner in Health and Social Care. Pending NMC approval, from September 2024, we are offering two pathways:
  • Adult Social Care Nursing
  • Homeless and Inclusion Health
We are interested in hearing from individuals with experience and interest in one or both areas of specialist nursing practice. External Examiner Role: The contract is for four years and will commence September 2024. The successful candidate will need to be higher education academic with experience in course design and delivery at a minimum of Postgraduate level at a UK University or College. Exam Boards are held twice a year at the end of February/beginning of March and end of June/beginning of July. The fees for External Examiners will be £400 per programme report per year for MSc. EE Role Requirements: 1) Review draft assessment briefs and examination papers at the beginning of each academic year and comment on the appropriateness, clarity and rigour. 2) Attend on site at least once a year for student meetings, academic staff meetings, examination boards. 3) View student work online before exam boards 4) Attend online Resit and Progression boards as required throughout the year. 5) Submit an annual report to help ensure academic standards and student achievement are comparable with other UK Higher Education Institutions of which the Examiner has experience. 6) Provide guidance and expertise to the programme team as required. Please email any questions or expressions of interest with a CV, which demonstrates your suitability for this roles, including current NMC registration, highlighting your current teaching responsibilities and any previous and/or current external examiner positions you hold to: Professor Kathryn Riley: k.ariley@ucb.ac.uk by the deadline of July 10th 2024. If appropriate candidates are found and selected before the deadline, this advert will close early.