External Examiner – FdSc Associate Continuing Healthcare Practitioner

Opening Date:
7 Feb 2024
Closing Date:
8 Mar 2024
Salary Range:

The School of Applied Social Sciences at the University of Bedfordshire is seeking an academic registered with the NMC or HCPC who has knowledge of continuing healthcare services and budgets to act as an External Examiner for our newly validated FdSc Associate Continuing Healthcare Practitioner course which will run from September 2024 onwards.

The FdSc Associate Continuing Healthcare Practitioner course is part of the School of Applied Social Sciences undergraduate portfolio which completed a periodic review during 2020 resulting in an expanded and refreshed curriculum across the School. The Course team is keen to work with External Examiners as critical friends and partners. In addition you will join a strong team of External Examiners with wide ranging expertise.

As External Examiner your duties will include:

  • Verifying that the standards of the assessment of programme learning outcomes are appropriate for the level of award
  • Monitoring/contributing to monitoring the continued currency and validity of the programmes as a whole
  • Attending Boards of Examiners at which student achievement in the programme for which Examiners are responsible are classified and degree awards and progression are recommended
  • Comparing the academic standards of student performance within the programme with those of other higher education institutions
  • Ensuring that the Boards of Examiners are adhering to the regulations pertaining to the calculation of awards and progression
  • Submitting an annual report using the University’s pro-forma once per academic year.

The successful applicants will be paid standard University fee and any reasonable travelling expenses including accommodation if required.

Due to academic regulations, applications cannot be considered if you have had previous working relationships with us within the last 5 years. Further specific information on this can be obtained from our Quality Officer, at marina.fryer@beds.ac.uk

We welcome applications from experienced academics and those who wish to gain experience in the External Examiner role.

In your covering CV, please provide evidence to demonstrate your expertise in the field of continuing healthcare services. The post commences from September 2024.

Please e-mail expressions of interest, your CV and availability to adrienne.sharples@beds.ac.uk – please mark the subject line: ACHP External Examiner Vacancy

Please note that all External Examiner appointments are subject to approval by the University’s External Examiner Committee