External Examiner – BSc/BSc (Hons) in Nursing (Adult) Programme and BSc/BSc (Hons) in Nursing (Mental Health) Programme

Opening Date:
14 Jul 2021
Closing Date:
2 Aug 2021
Salary Range:

Ranked 2nd in Scotland and Top 5 in the UK for course satisfaction (National Student Survey 2020), the Faculty of Health Sciences and Sport are seeking to appoint an External Examiner for the BSc/BSc (Hons) in Nursing (Adult)/(Mental Health) programmes. The Nursing programme for adult and mental health nursing students leads to a professional registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Council. Students study together in all-field modules (Year 1; Year 3; Year 4) as well as field-specific modules (Year 2 & Year 3).

Full details of the programme and modules will be provided to appointees.

As an External Examiner, you will be required to:

  • Monitor the quality of the programme
  • Externally moderate assessed work
  • Attend in person/via MS Teams one Board of Examiners per year
  • Complete an annual report
  • Comment on proposed modifications and the development of new modules across the Adult & MH programmes.

All coursework is submitted electronically via Canvas and is marked online using Gradebook and Turnitin. External Examiners will be required to use the online moderating process. A sample of Practice Assessment Documents will also be provided for review prior to Award. User guides and support will be provided.

This post will be effective from 1st September 2021 and the term of office would normally be four years.

Applicants should hold appropriate academic and nursing qualification(s), have experience of programme delivery and acting in the role of an External Examiner. All External Examiner appointments are subject to approval by the University’s Academic Council.

If you are interested in applying, please submit a detailed CV to:

Aprill Smith, Faculty Administrator, Faculty of Health Sciences and Sport, University of Stirling, a.e.smith@stir.ac.uk.

If you require further information please email Aprill Smith, as above, who will forward your query to the appropriate member of staff.