External Examiner for Return to Practice Programme

Opening Date:
25 Mar 2022
Closing Date:
31 May 2022
Salary Range:

External Examiner- Immediate start

The School of Health & Social Care at the University of Lincoln is seeking to appoint External Examiners for an immediate start from October 2021 and would welcome expressions of interests for two positions to cover

Return to Practice (Nursing)

This is an established programme which has been recently updated and revalidated with the NMC, enabling previously registered nurses to return to practice using the Future Nurse standards.

Further details can be found here https://www.lincoln.ac.uk/home/cpd/health/returntopracticenursing/

Applications are in progress with a start date for the next cohort of November 2021. This will be for a tenure of 4 years.

Ideal applicants should possess the following:

  • Current NMC registration & teaching qualification to meet QAA L6
  • Relevant experience to maintain comparable quality standards
  • First time external examiners welcome

Ideal applicants for this award should possess the following:

  • Current professional registration and experience of post-qualification educational provision at MSc level/QAA L7
  • Relevant experience and expertise to maintain comparable quality standards

External Examiners play a central role in the maintenance of the standards of the University’s awards and the currency of the curriculum. They perform this role through:

  • the approval of assessment tasks and examination papers
  • discussions with relevant academic staff
  • the review of samples of student work on modules within the programme, including practice documents / visits
  • the endorsement of marks to confirm that the marks are an agreed, fully moderated and externally examined set of results
  • the submission of annual reports
  • attendance at appropriate boards of examiners (currently virtual)
  • agreement to programme modifications

Applications for the post should be made by a comprehensive Curriculum Vitae and appropriate covering letter to Caroline Riley criley@lincoln.ac.uk

Programme leaders will be happy to answer questions or provide further information:

For Return to Practice Sean Morton smorton@lincoln.ac.uk

Successful candidates may be asked to examine a combination of content from both programmes.

The University of Lincoln is the Modern University of the Year in The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2021 and ranked in the top 20 in the UK for overall student satisfaction in the Complete University Guide 2022.

The School of Health & Social Care has established a regional, national and international reputation for its teaching, its research and its broad educational opportunities. We are home to a variety of professionally accredited courses in Nursing and Social Work as well as our vocationally oriented Health and Social Care degree. We undertake a broad range of high quality research projects through our thriving Community and Health Research Unit (CAHRU) with The Lincoln International Institute for Rural Health (LIIRH) undertaking research in partnership with service users, health practitioners and organisations, industry and policy makers.