External Examiner – BSc (Hons) Nursing (Child)

Opening Date:
6 Jul 2023
Closing Date:
31 Jul 2023
Salary Range:

The School of Healthcare is seeking an external examiner for its BSc (Hons) Nursing – (Child) programme. The appointment will be with effect from October 2023.

This is a full time programme with an annual intake of between 55 to 60 students. The role includes responsibility for a number of field specific modules and some cross-field nursing modules.

The curriculum includes child specific modules and modules shared with the the adult and mental health nursing fields, which are designed to apply shared, but contextualised knowledge and skills, as well as incorporating more distinctive field specific knowledge and skills. We have adopted a learner- centred ethos to foster deep learning and self-directed study skills.

We are seeking to appoint an individual who has a master’s degree or PhD; a strong background in pre-registration education; a track record of scholarly activity; current registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Council; and who is working within a Higher Education institution. Previous experience of acting in the role of external examiner is desirable but not essential.

The tenure of appointment is for a period of four years. All external examiner appointments are subject to approval by the Faculty Taught Student Education Committee. The successful candidate will have access to an on-line training course to familiarise themselves with the role at Leeds and have the opportunity to meet the teaching team; additional support is available for those who have not undertaken the role before.

There is a two tier examination board system comprising of Module Assessment Boards and School Progression and Awards Board (SPAB). All external examiners are full members of these committees and are required to attend at least one meeting of the SPAB per year and be available for consultation on assessment and curriculum issues.

The School uses GradeMark to mark assignments and the external examiner will be required to view students’ work and markers’ comments on-line.

Anyone wishing to be considered is invited to submit an expression of interest and detailed Curriculum Vitae, outlining employment history, qualifications, teaching experience, research/scholarly activities, a brief statement supporting the application and any previous external examining activity by Monday 31 July 2023 to: Cilla Sanders, Programme Leader for Children’s Nursing, c.sanders@leeds.ac.uk.

You are most welcome to contact Cilla for an informal discussion or further details.