External Examiner – Midwifery and Associate CPD

Opening Date:
16 Sep 2022
Closing Date:
3 Oct 2022
Salary Range:

The School of Health Sciences within the Faculty of Education, Health & Human Sciences is seeking expressions of interest for an external examiner for the following programme:

End Point Assessment (EPA) for Midwifery Degree Apprenticeship Programmes BSc (Hons) Midwifery- (Degree Apprenticeship 4 years) and BSc (Hons) Midwifery- (Degree Apprenticeship 3 years). This EE role will also consider our Post qualifying NIPE and Sexual Health modules

We are looking for an experienced academic, currently involved in the teaching and assessing of health-related subjects. Experience as an external examiner would be preferable. The School of Health Sciences is based at the University’s Avery Hill Campus in South-East London. The appointments will commence in September 22 and the tenure is for a period of four years to the end of December 2026.

Role Requirements:

  • To scrutinise student work, assignment questions / exam papers, in order to ensure that student achievement and academic standards are comparable with those in the UK higher education institution from which the external examiner has experience.
  • Review both practice and theory elements of the module/s where relevant.
  • Provide feedback and recommendation on whether the assessment process was rigorous and fair in meeting intended learning outcomes and in line with relevant policies and guidelines.
  • Attend Subject Assessment Panel meetings and Progression and Awards Board meetings (currently, via MS Teams).
  • Submit an Annual External Examiner report.
  • Regularly engage and communicate with the programme teams.
  • Comment on the content of the subject area particularly with regard to subject benchmarks.
  • Ensure that the Apprenticeship End Point Assessment (EPA) regulations are adhered to – this post will require you to understand the occupational standard and end-point assessment plan and who will carry out required activities on behalf of the EQA provider
  • You must be a Registered Midwife
  • Comply to the requirements of the EPAO (NMC Approved Education Institution)
  • Be independent of the apprentice, and the employing organisation who are involved in delivering the apprenticeship
  • Not have been involved in the teaching or on-programme assessment of the apprentice other than in their role under point 1 above

The successful applicant must hold current registration with the NMC.
If you wish to discuss this opportunity further, please contact: Associate Professor Mandy Stevenson. Midwifery Programme Leader
Email: M.J.Stevenson@gre.ac.uk

If interested, please send your current CV and a request for a nomination form to:
Surinder Walia
Associate Professor in Nurse Education
Faculty of Education, Health & Human Sciences
School of Health Sciences
University of Greenwich-Avery Hill Campus
Email: S.Walia@Greenwich.ac.uk

The closing date for nominations for the external examiner vacancy above is the 3.10.22
We look forward to hearing from you.