External Examiner/Assessor for Higher Apprenticeship in Specialist Community Public Health Nursing with MSc Option Programme & Return to Practice (SCPHN) including External for End Point Assessment

Opening Date:
2 Feb 2024
Closing Date:
23 Feb 2024
Salary Range:

The Department of Nursing, Midwifery and Health is seeking to appoint an External Examiner/Assessor (EE/A) for Higher Apprenticeship in Specialist Community Public Health Nursing with MSc Option Programme & Return to Practice (SCPHN) and External Assessor for End Point Assessment. The post holder will be the Lead Examiner for the programme and will moderate the following modules:

HA7000 Research and Evidence for Contemporary Practice
HA7001 Building Community Capacity
HA7002 Fundamental Skills for Specialist Public Health Practice
HA7003 Leading and Advancing Specialist Practice
HA7004 Specialist Practice Dissertation
AC6736 Return to Practice Nursing and Midwifery (for SCPHN)
* The programme is undergoing re-validation; new modules will replace the above in due course.

Further information about the E role can be found at https://www.northumbria.ac.uk/about-us/university-services/academic-registry/quality-and-teaching-excellence/assessment/guidance-for-external-examiners/. The appointment will be for 4 academic years starting with immediate effect.

As EE you will be responsible for contributing to the quality assurance of the programme. You will be involved in approving assessment tasks, moderating student work, completing an annual report and may be invited to attend exam boards. You may be asked to provide comments on proposed modifications and the development of new modules.

Applicants should hold appropriate professional registration and academic qualifications. It is preferable to have previous experience as EE/A although support and guidance can be provided for those new to the role. Full course details and documentation will be provided on appointment.

As EA you will operate in line with current External Quality Assurance of Apprenticeship End-Point Assessment for Integrated Higher and Degree Apprenticeships guidance (https://www.officeforstudents.org.uk/publications/external-quality-assurance-of-apprenticeship-end-point-assessment-for-integrated-higher-and-degree-apprenticeships/). You will be involved in activities listed in section 44-48 of the guidance. Applicants should be independent of apprentices and the employing organisation.

If you are interested in applying or to request further information, please send a CV (max 4 pages) covering the points below to jennifer.menzies@northumbria.ac.uk

  • Your contact details – postal address, telephone, email address for correspondence.
  • Present post and employment history.
  • Qualifications and professional memberships.
  • EE/A experience in 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 in 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 in 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 Northumbria. Max 500 words.