Chief External Examiner needed in Allied Health Professions

Opening Date:
10 Jun 2020
Closing Date:
24 Jun 2020
Salary Range:

Applications are invited from suitably qualified and experienced academic staff for the role of Chief External Examiner within the Faculty of Health and Applied Sciences at the University of the West of England; applicants should have experience of external examining and senior leadership in an academic setting, for example Associate Dean, Head of Department or equivalent. The successful applicant will have responsibility for overseeing both undergraduate and postgraduate modular schemes within the subject area of Allied Health Professions. The Chief External Examiner role does not have direct responsibility for any specified field or module. Attendance at award boards is expected.

The main roles of the Chief external examiner are:

  • To ensure that all assessments are conducted in accordance with university regulations;
  • To ensure that the responsibilities of the award board relating to a student’s eligibility for an award are fully and properly discharged;
  • To consider/participate in discussions and report on programme and cohort performance;
  • To ensure that Award Board recommendations have been reached by means consistent with the University’s requirements and normal practice in higher education;
  • To participate as required in any reviews of decisions about individual students’ awards;
  • To report to the University on the effectiveness of the assessment and the conduct of the examining board and any matters arising in accordance with the University’s requirements for such reports;
  • To carry additional responsibility for compliance to Professional, Statutory or Regulatory Body requirements.

The appointment shall be for a period of four years commencing 1st October 2020.

All appointments are subject to the candidate meeting the University’s criteria for appointment.

Interested individuals should send their expressions of interest together with a full academic Curriculum Vitae in the first instance to:

For informal discussions please contact: Gerry Rice Associate Dean Quality, Learning & Teaching, 0117 32 86555,