External Examiner – MSc Counselling programme

Opening Date:
14 Jun 2024
Closing Date:
12 Jul 2024
Salary Range:

The University of Northampton is looking for an external examiner for our MSc Counselling programme: https://www.northampton.ac.uk/caf/pgmsaward/counselling–msc.htm
This is a professional qualification which follows BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) professional requirements, as well as Level 7 Learning Outcomes. The course involves six modules, 4 focusing on clinical aspects and placement: PSYM141 – Fundamentals of Counselling, PSYM142 – Integrating Counselling Theory and Practice, PSYM143 – Applying Integrative Counselling Approaches and PSYM134p – Placement and Supervision. This also includes 2 research methods modules PSYM085 – Qualitative and Quantitative Research Methods and PSYM086 – Dissertation and Research Methods, which are also shared with other Masters programs in the counselling children and young people, and mental health subject areas.

We are looking for someone:

  • Who is suitably qualified with expertise in the above areas, ideally a Programme Leader or Senior Lecturer on similar programmes;
  • Who is a qualified counsellor with professional body recognition (e.g., BACP, UKCP)
  • Previous experience as an external examiner is preferred but not essential.

The appointment will be for the four academic years 2024 to 2028, from 1 October 2024

Please note that we cannot currently accept applications from staff at the following institutions:

  • University of Surrey
  • Leeds Beckett
  • Edge Hill University
  • American College of Greece
  • University of Hertfordshire
  • University of South Wales
  • University of Exeter
  • Coventry University

The University of Northampton will not appoint an External Examiner from any of our approved partnerships. This information will be checked upon application.

Closing date: 12 July 2024

If you are interested in applying for this role (or to request further information), please send a recent CV to David Saunders, Head of Psychology and Sociology: david.saunders@northampton.ac.uk

If you are unsuccessful in your application, we will destroy your application and CV after 1 month of the advert closing. If you are successful, your application and CV will be retained securely for 5 years, one year after the end of the 4-year contract.

The University of Northampton is committed to creating a learning experience that celebrates equality and harnesses the power of diversity as exemplified by the rich social and ethnic backgrounds of our student body. We encourage applications from colleagues from diverse backgrounds to ensure that external scrutiny continues to challenge and inspire us.