External Examiner – Adult Nursing

Opening Date:
1 Nov 2023
Closing Date:
20 Nov 2023
Salary Range:

The College of Nursing, Midwifery and Healthcare is seeking to urgently appoint an External Examiner in adult nursing (BNursing and MSci). Applications are invited from suitably qualified and experienced lecturers in nursing. All appointments are subject to the candidate meeting the University’s criteria for appointment. The post would start by the end of 2023 if possible. Tenure is normally for a period of four years.

There are intakes across the two campuses (Brentford and Reading). The assessment boards are all held on our Brentford campus, although at present they are held virtually on Teams. You will be joining a team of external examiners.

As an External Examiner you will be expected to:

  • Be employed in Higher Education
  • Scrutinize samples of examination/essay scripts and other assessed materials, advising module assessment boards on the content and standard of assessments.
  • Attend a minimum of 2 assessment boards a year.
  • Attend the annual Field Reviews.
  • Undertake an annual visit to practice, to meet with students and mentors (NMC courses).
  • Review new modules in preparation for validation events.
  • Advise on academic misconduct and appeal cases.
  • Submit an annual report to the University Quality Boards.

If you have not been an external examiner before, a mentor would be appointed for you. You would be part of a team of external examiners for the Pre-registration nursing courses here at the University. Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions. If you are interested in the above post please send your expressions of interest, together with a full CV, by November 20 2023, in the first instance to:

Laila Paulsen
0208 209 4118