External Examiner – BSc Occupational Therapy

Opening Date:
21 May 2024
Closing Date:
12 Jun 2024
Salary Range:

The School of Health & Social Care at the University of Essex is seeking to appoint an external examiner for our undergraduate Occupational Therapy programme. The School of Health and Social Care is an interprofessional, pioneering School committed to making a difference to local, national and international health, social care and voluntary services through education, research and knowledge transfer. The school works in close partnership with the local and regional health and social care economy to drive forward innovative, high-quality education.

The majority of activity within the school focuses on the development and delivery of pre-registration curricula, at both undergraduate and postgraduate level, across a range of health and social care professions. The school also offers a number of specialist postgraduate taught (PGT) and research (PGR) pathways as well as continuing professional development (CPD) modules. The occupational therapy programmes (BSc, MSc and Occupational Therapy Degree Apprenticeship) were validated during the 2021/2022 academic year. The 2nd and 3rd year modules are:

  • HS272 – Professional Reasoning
  • HS274 – Developing Professional Skills: Therapy and Occupation
  • HS240 – Professional Enquiry
  • HS276 – Collaboration and Leadership in Service Enhancement
  • HS371 – Advancing Occupational Therapy Practice in Diverse Communities
  • HS372 – Becoming a Professional: Professional Skills
  • HS340 – Professional Enquiry Proposal
  • HS374 – Autonomous Practitioner

We would like to appoint an External Examiner who can enhance the quality of teaching and learning within the school. They should have, or be willing to develop knowledge and awareness of these qualification types. Whilst applications from experienced External Examiners are preferred, anyone with appropriate educational and professional experience would be considered.

The appointment will be for four years from September 2024 and the commitment required is as follows:

  • To attend one examination board per year.
  • To submit the annual External Examiner’s Report and comment on the content of the subject area particularly regarding subject benchmarks.
  • To review coursework throughout the year and provide comments to ensure academic standards and achievements of students are comparable with those in other HEIs.
  • Provide informative comment and recommendations on whether the assessment process measures student achievement rigorously and fairly against the intended outcomes of the course/s and is conducted in line with the relevant policies and regulations.
  • Engage with the programme team in the continuous development of the programmes.

For informal inquires please contact Ellen Adomako, BSc Occupational Therapy Programme Lead on ellen.adomako@essex.ac.uk

Applications should be accompanied by a C.V. to hsc_examboards@essex.ac.uk by 12 June 2024

Further information is available on our website: https://www.essex.ac.uk/departments/health-and-social-care