External Examiner – BSc Clinical Practice and Stand-Alone Modules

Opening Date:
15 Jan 2024
Closing Date:
26 Jan 2024
Salary Range:

Ranked in the top 6 in England, for Nursing, in the 2022 Complete University Guide and gaining TEF Gold for 2023, Keele University’s School of Nursing and Midwifery are seeking to appoint an External Examiner for the school’s expanding post-registration portfolio. This role will focus on the BSc Clinical Practice programme and include some additional standalone/elective modules, at levels 6 or 7. Examples of some of the modules that the applicant would be reviewing are indicated below:

Title Level Credits

  • Critical Care 6 30
  • Minor Injuries 6/7 15
  • Critical Care Practice 7 30
  • The Advanced Critical Care
  • Practitioner 7 30
  • Heart Failure Management in Clinical Practice 7 30
  • Fundamentals in General Nursing Practice 6 30

External examiners are key in supporting the school and play an important role in maintaining the standards of the University’s awards. We are a dynamic and motivated team. The role includes:

  • Approval of assessment tasks
  • Reviewing samples of students work, both written and practical assessments.
  • Review of assessment processes and programme modifications
  • Sharing expert knowledge in content delivery and assessment
  • Attendance at relevant examination boards (usually online and usually up to four times a year)
  • Submission of annual reports
  • Support with the approval processes of NMC programmes


  • Working in a UK HEI with no formal educational links with Keele University in the last 5 years
  • Current registration with a relevant professional body, including a recordable teaching qualification.
  • Relevant academic and/or professional qualifications to at least the level of the qualification being externally examined.

The successful applicant would be required to commence in post from January 2024, for a period of 4 years.

Previous experience as an external examiner is desirable, but not essential.

We particularly encourage applications from members of Black and Minority Ethnic communities, as this group is currently underrepresented among external examiners.

Applicants should send an expression of interest, by CV to: Jeni Currie j.currie@keele.ac.uk by 26th January 2024.