External Examiner – BSc Healthcare Science

Opening Date:
28 Sep 2021
Closing Date:
11 Oct 2021
Salary Range:

The Faculty of Life Sciences at the University of Bradford is seeking an external examiner for the BSc Healthcare Science programme. The external examiner will be responsible for a selection of modules at FHEQ levels 4 6 (including, for example, Work-Based Learning and Professional Skills; Research Project (work based), Pregnancy and Paediatric Blood Science; Diagnostics in Biochemistry and Immunology; Diagnostic Histopathology; Clinical Diagnostics in Reproductive Science, Applications of Cytopathology. The successful candidate will also be appointed as Programme External Examiner.

The appointment is for a 4-year period, beginning October 2021. Your role and responsibilities will include:

  • Confirming the comparability of standards of student performance at the University of Bradford with those at other UK Institutions of Higher Education;
  • Confirming that the assessment process is sound, and has been fairly conducted;
  • Approving assessment tasks and moderating samples of student work;
  • Attending Boards of Examiners and providing an annual report to the University.

Applicants should have experience of teaching and assessment at levels 4-6 within the field of Healthcare Science. Membership of the IBMS and Fellowship of the HEA would be advantageous but is not essential.

Applicants should not hold more than one other UK Higher Education External Examiner post at the start of the contract and be qualified to at least the level of the programme to be examined.

Due to the University’s conflict of interest criteria, we are unable to consider applications for this appointment from staff at the following institutions: University of Liverpool, Plymouth University, University of Salford, University of York, Keele University. We are also unable appoint candidates from a Department whose programmes have an external examiner from Bradford.

An overview of fees is contained within the University Guide for Examiners of Taught Programmes.

For further information about the role please contact Kara Thornton (telephone 01274 234681or email k.thornton2@bradford.ac.uk).

Interested individuals should submit a CV in the first instance to externalexaminers@bradford.ac.uk by Monday 11 October.