External Examiner for CPD modules within the School of Nursing & Midwifery

Opening Date:
19 May 2022
Closing Date:
3 Jul 2022
Salary Range:

Subject External Examiner to look at a variety of CPD modules across level 5, 6 and 7 which feed in to our Professional Development programmes. These programmes are flexible programmes as ‘step-on’, ‘step-off’ with a range of modules delivered in partnership with our local NHS Trusts. This role would oversee approximately 10 modules.

Individuals must have with the relevant background, current NMC registration and the appropriate experience and interest to join our External Examiner team. Within our programmes, we offer a variety of clinical and web-based learning modules that are designed to enable a range of students to build a CPD pathway that reflects their area of practice/career. You will need to have a degree of flexibility as modules can come and go within the programme.

The appointment will be for 4 years from 01/08/2022 and the commitment required is as follows:

  • To attend via Zoom ‘up to’ three assessment panels a year (in March, June and November) and the submission of external examiner reports
  • To review a range of coursework throughout the year
  • To attend one assessment event per year, if appropriate (for example, OSCE or oral presentation)
  • To engage in communication with the programme team
  • To carry out at least one interim engagement per year (which may take the form of a ‘virtual’ visit via Zoom in recognition of the logistical difficulties presented by Plymouth’s geographical location).

Due to the University’s External Examiner’s Policies & Procedures, we are unable to accept applications from the following institutions due to conflicts of interest:

  • Middlesex University
  • London South Bank University
  • University of Wolverhampton
  • Northumbria University
  • University of Southampton
  • States of Guernsey
  • Hertfordshire University
  • Coventry University
  • Kingston University
    Birmingham City University
  • St George’s University of London
  • Edge Hill University
  • Canterbury Christ Church University
  • University of Suffolk
  • Robert Gordon University
  • University of Dundee
  • University of Hull
  • Manchester Metropolitan University

All appointments are subject to the candidate meeting the University’s criteria for appointment. If you would like to be considered for this, please submit a CV by email to health-extex@plymouth.ac.uk by Sunday 3 July 2022 or for further information email: sharon.russell@plymouth.ac.uk