External Examiner – Foundation Degree in Healthcare Practice/ Health and Wellbeing course

Opening Date:
2 Jul 2018
Closing Date:
13 Aug 2018
Salary Range:

The School of Health Sciences is seeking to appoint an external examiner for our FdA Healthcare Practice, as an outgoing course, and the recently revalidated FdA Health and Wellbeing course.

Applications are invited from suitably qualified and experienced lecturers in nursing. All appointments are subject to the candidate meeting the University’s criteria for appointment. Tenure will normally be for a period of four years.

There are 2 intakes per year for the FdA Course, delivered across five geographical areas. The foundation degree is currently offered as part of the Assistant Practitioner standard and is also validated as a standalone programme. The assessment boards are held at the University of Suffolk, Waterfront Building in Ipswich, Suffolk. You will be joining a team of external examiners supporting the School of Health Sciences with a number of undergraduate and pre-registration programmes in health care.

As an External Examiner you will be expected to:
• Have current registration with the NMC
• Be employed in Higher Education
• Scrutinize samples of examination/essay scripts and other assessed materials, advising module assessment boards on the content and standard of assessments.
• Attend a minimum of 2 assessment boards a year.
• Undertake an annual visit to practice, to meet with students and mentors.
• Review new modules in preparation for validation events.
• Advise on academic misconduct and appeal cases.
• Submit an annual report to the University Quality Boards.

Previous experience would be an advantage, however, if you have not been an external examiner before, a mentor would be appointed for you. You would be part of a team of external examiners for the Pre-registration nursing courses here at the University. Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions. If you are interested in the above post please send your expressions of interest, together with a full CV, in the first instance to:
Sarah Richardson, Course Lead, S.Richardson2@uos.ac.uk