External Examiner – FdSc Nursing Associate Programme

Opening Date:
24 Apr 2024
Closing Date:
3 Jun 2024
Salary Range:

The University of Worcester is looking for an external examiner for the FdSc two-year Nursing Associate programme. We have been delivering the Nursing Associate programme since April 2017 and since October 2019 have been delivering our Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) approved programme, which is available through both the UCAS and the apprenticeship route.

Applications are invited from suitably qualified and experienced academic staff who have an interest and suitable experience related to Nursing Associate programmes and must be registered with the NMC.

Applicants must have experience of the requirements of the Nursing Associate apprenticeship including the End Point assessment (EPA) requirements.

The University of Worcester offers support for external examiners and a full induction day. Further support is also provided by the Course Lead and module teams.

The successful applicant would be appointed with effect from September 2024, for a term of four academic years and would then be invited to a staff induction day. This date to be confirmed.

The post holder will be required to: –

  • Review and approve coursework assignments.
  • Quality assures the standards of learner’s performance.
  • Review proposed course changes and claims for recognition of prior learning.
  • Meet with students/apprentices and practice partners.
  • Confirm the examination / assessment process is fair and just.
  • Attend the Board of Examiners.
  • Provide an annual report to the University of Worcester

All appointments are subject to the candidate meeting the University’s criteria for appointment. Applicants are advised that the University applies the following criteria to external examiners:

  • The area of expertise of external examiners is within the area of assessment undertaken.
  • Applicants should have recently been employed (or are still employed) within a university appointment.
  • He/she must not have been a University of Worcester examiner within the last five years.

Applications are by submission of CV.
Informal enquires and applications can be made by contacting Linda Bale, Course Lead at: l.bale@worc.ac.uk

Closing date for applications is 3rd June 2024.