External Examiner – Joint BSc (Hons) Professional Development in Health and Social Care & MSc Advanced Professional Practice (Nursing and Midwifery Professions), CPD modules

Opening Date:
25 Jan 2024
Closing Date:
28 Feb 2024
Salary Range:

We are seeking to appoint a 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 the relevant background, current NMC / HCP 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 August 2024, and the commitment required is as follows:

  • To attend via Zoom up to three assessment panels a year (in March, July 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 an interim visit per year, either in person or by virtual means, to meet with staff and students to obtain feedback on assessment in practice and to strengthen your engagement with the ongoing teaching, learning and assessment processes

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
Canterbury Christ Church University
University of Suffolk
Robert Gordon University
University of Dundee
University of Hull
University of Central Lancashire
Swansea University
Staffordshire University
Nottingham Trent University
University of the West of Scotland
King’s College London

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 Wednesday 28th February 2024 or for further information email: louise.winfield@plymouth.ac.uk