External Examiner – BSc (Hons)/MSc Health and Social Practice CPD Framework and PG Certificate/Advanced Diploma in Adult Critical Care Nursing

Opening Date:
12 Aug 2022
Closing Date:
9 Sep 2022
Salary Range:

The Department of Nursing, Midwifery and Health is seeking to appoint an External Examiner for their new BSc (Hons)/MSc Health and Social Practice CPD Framework and existing PG Certificate/Advanced Diploma in Adult Critical Care Nursing. The post holder will be the Lead Examiner for the PGC/Adv Dip programmes. This currently covers the following modules:

AC6692 / AC7021 Adult Critical Care Nursing Core Knowledge and Skills
AC6693 / AC7022 Consolidation of Adult Critical Care Nursing Knowledge and Skills
AC6717 Respiratory Disorders
AC6712 / AC7077 History Taking & Clinical Skills in Primary Care
AC6728 Health History & Physical Assessment
AC6680 / AC7001 The Acutely Ill Adult

(With possible additional Modules to be added Post successful Validation of the new BSc (Hons)/MSc Health & Social Practice CPD/Programme Framework)

The Lead External Examiner will be responsible for contributing to the quality assurance of these programmes. You will be involved in the approval of assessment tasks, moderation of student work, completion of an annual report and may be invited to attend examination boards. You may be asked to provide comments on proposed modifications and the development of new modules. Further information about the external examiner 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/

Applicants should hold appropriate 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. Full course details and documentation will be provided to the appointee on appointment.

The appointment will commence with immediate effect upon appointment and will be for a 4-year term until 31 December 2026. If you are interested in applying or to request further information, please send a CV (max 4 pages) covering the points below to Daniel Monk, d.monk@northumbria.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.
  • Teaching experience and responsibilities within the past 5 years, e.g., subject/modules taught, module tutor role.
  • Quality assurance experience within 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 within 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 the Northumbria Department. Maximum 500 words, to be incorporated and not as a separate document.

The closing date is 9 September 2022.