External Examiner – Adult Nursing [BN (Hons) Adult / MN (Hons) Adult (Integrated Masters) / MSc Adult (Accelerated Masters)]

Opening Date:
16 Feb 2024
Closing Date:
29 Mar 2024
Salary Range:

£500 payable annually

Assigned to modules on a single or small number of related programmes. The fee includes all duties set out in the External Examiner role descriptor and will be payable annually following receipt of a completed report using a template provided.

Location: Remote / Chester, Cheshire

We are seeking a new External Examiner for the full-time, 3-year, pre-registration BN and MN (Hons) and MSc Nursing programmes, who will be responsible for contributing to the quality assurance of the programme.

The role will involve being an external examiner across a range of Level 4, 5 and 6 undergraduate modules (BN and MN years 1-3) level 7 modules (MN 4th year), and the Accelerated MSc (2 years).

You will be involved in the approval of assessment tasks, moderation of student work, completion of an annual report and will be invited to attend a minimum of one Module Assessment Board per year.

You may be asked to provide comments on proposed modifications and the development of new modules/new programme. Applicants should hold an appropriate NMC Nursing Professional Registration and academic qualifications. It is preferable to have previous experience of external examining although support and guidance can be provided for those new to this role. The University of Chester offers extensive support for external examiners and holds annual workshops. Further support is also provided by the Directors of Pre-Registration Nursing.

If you are interested in applying, please send your curriculum vitae (max 4 pages) covering the points below to Dr Eve Collins, Head of School of Nursing and Midwifery (e.collins@chester.ac.uk).

• 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 (e.g., External Examiner training with Advance HE).
• Teaching experience and responsibilities within the past 5 years, e.g., subject/modules taught, nursing module/lecturer roles.
• Quality assurance experience within the past 5 years.

Full course details and documentation will be provided to the appointee on appointment. The appointment will take effect from 1 September 2024 and will be for a 4-year term until 1 October 2027.

Further information about the external examiner role can be found by contacting the Faculty Registrar, Tom Loughlin via t.loughlin@chester.ac.uk

Many thanks,

Dr Eve Collins
Head of School of Nursing and Midwifery
Senior Fellow of the HEA
Faculty of Health, Medicine and Society
Wheeler Campus
University of Chester
Castle Drive