External Examiner

Opening Date:
25 Jun 2024
Closing Date:
31 Jul 2024
Salary Range:

The School of Public and Allied Health is seeking to engage an External Examiner for the 120 credit Level 7 Post Graduate Diploma Specialist Practice Qualification Programmes (Community Children’s Nursing and District Nursing) and Post Graduate Diploma Specialist Practice Qualification District Nursing (SPQDN) Degree Apprenticeship

The post holder will be the Lead Examiner for all the programmes.

Please note.

  • The module Paediatric Clinical Examination and Minor Illness is part of the community children’s nursing programme and is also a CPD this will be included in the programme examiner’s remit.
  • The module Independent, Supplementary and Non-Medical Prescribing (V300) also part of the programmes will not be included in the programme examiner’s remit.

For the degree apprenticeship programme in addition to the above, candidates will:

  • Have experience of degree apprenticeships
  • Liaise with the external verifier of the apprenticeship standard as required.

The External Examiner will be responsible for contributing to the quality assurance of the programmes. You will be involved in the approval of assessment tasks, moderation of student work, completion of an annual report and may be invited to attend examination boards. You may be asked to provide comments on proposed modifications and the development of new modules or programmes.

Suitable candidates will:

  • Have experience in teaching at a UK HE institution.
  • Have a good understanding of quality assurance processes in HE.
  • Hold appropriate NMC professional registration, the Specialist Practitioner Qualification (CCN or DN) and academic qualifications.
  • Have previous experience of external examining although support and guidance can be provided for those new to this role.
  • Be resident and have the right to work in the UK.

Full course details and documentation will be provided to the appointee on engagement.

The engagement will take effect from 1 October 2024 and will usually be for a 4-year term until 30 September 2028. If you are interested in applying or would like to request further information, please send a CV (max 4 pages) covering the points below to Caroline Boyle C.M.Boyle@ljmu.ac.uk or Sarah Edwards S.E.Edwards@ljmu.ac.uk for consideration by the School and LJMU External Examiner Panel.

  • Your contact details – postal address, telephone, email address for correspondence.
  • Present post and employment history.
  • Qualifications and professional memberships.
  • External examiner experience within the past 5 years, including participation in recognised development programme/training.
  • Teaching experience and responsibilities within the past 5 years, e.g., subject/modules taught, module tutor role.
  • Quality assurance experience within the past 5 years: design/setting/internal moderation of assessments, Module Leader, Course/Programme Leader, approval/validation/review activity or panel membership (internal and external), collaborative/franchise partner activity, committee membership, any other quality assurance capacity.
  • Research and related scholarly activity or professional/consultancy within the past 5 years.
  • For degree / higher apprenticeship programmes – please ensure your relevant occupational experience and professional body registrations are evident.
  • A covering paragraph outlining your suitability, to include indication of any association between yourself and Liverpool John Moores University. Maximum 500 words, to be incorporated and not as a separate document.

For further information about External Examining at LJMU, please visit our institutional  External Examiner Vacancies web page, here.