External Examiner for BSc(Hons)/MSc Nursing Science Mental Health Preregistration Nursing and Return to Practice Mental Health Nursing Programmes

Opening Date:
26 Apr 2024
Closing Date:
24 May 2024
Salary Range:

The Department of Nursing, Midwifery and Health is seeking to appoint an External Examiner for BSc(Hons)/MSc Nursing Science Mental Health Preregistration Nursing and Return to Practice Mental Health Nursing Programmes. The post holder will be the Lead Examiner for the programmes and will moderate the following modules:

MH0407 Theory Module 1: Introduction to Evidence-Based Practice in Health and Ill Health Mental Health Nursing
MH0408 Theory Module 2: Applied Life and Social Sciences, Planning and Evaluating Care
MH0511 Theory Module 3: Psychosocial Approaches in Mental Health Nursing
MH0512 Theory Module 4: Perspectives of Complex Care in Mental Health Nursing
MH0613 Theory 5: Transition to Accountable Practitioner in Mental Health Nursing
MH0714 Applied Life Science for Mental Health Nursing
MH0715 Promoting Health and Preventing Ill Health in Mental Health Nursing
MH0716 Assessing and Planning for Complex On-going Needs in Mental Health Nursing
MH0717 Principles of Innovative Nursing Practice in Mental Health Nursing
AC6736 Return to Practice Nursing and Midwifery

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/. The appointment will be for 4 academic years from 1 August 2024.

As external examiner you will be responsible for contributing to the quality assurance of the programme. You will be involved in approving assessment tasks, moderating 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.

Applicants should hold appropriate professional registration and academic qualifications. It is preferable to have previous experience as external examiner/assessor although support and guidance can be provided for those new to the role. Full course details and documentation will be provided on appointment.

If you are interested in applying or to request further information, please send a CV (max 4 pages) covering the points below to Benjamin Ajibade benjamin.ajibade@northumbria.ac.uk

  • Your contact details – postal address, telephone, email address for correspondence.
  • Present post and employment history.
  • Qualifications and professional memberships.
  • External examiner/assessor 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 & 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.