External Examiner – MSc Midwifery (Shortened Pre Reg-Programme)

Opening Date:
14 May 2024
Closing Date:
31 Aug 2024
Salary Range:

College of Health, Psychology and Social Care
School of Nursing and Midwifery
Discipline of Midwifery, Children and Professional Practice

The University of Derby (UoD) is seeking an External Examiner for MSc Midwifery (Shortened Pre Reg-Programme) with experience of Level 7 programmes commencing September 2024. The period of tenure is for four years.

Principle duties will be to:

  • Review and verify draft assignment briefs and examination papers at the beginning of each academic year and to provide feedback on the design, appropriateness, clarity and rigour of assessment design, written assignments, Vivas and OSCES.
  • Moderate the standard of work submitted for assessment by students from a representative sample of coursework and examination scripts.
  • Attend academic meetings, pre- board and board meetings, and visit university to meet staff and students.
  • Provide judgement and recommendations on subject content and whether assessment practice measures student achievement against learning outcomes in the context of the relevant regulations, to include PSRB standards.
  • Submit an annual report to help ensure academic standards and student achievement are comparable with other UK Higher Education Institutions of which the Examiner has experience.
  • Provide guidance and expertise to the programme team as required.

Suitable candidates will:

  • Be a higher education academic with experience in course design and delivery.
  • Have a good understanding of quality assurance requirements in HE.
  • Have subject specific knowledge relating to the programme.
  • Is a Registered Midwife with the Nursing and Midwifery Council and have experience of the Midwifery Education, apprenticeships / collaborative partnerships etc.
  • Be resident and have the right to work in the UK.

It is desirable that candidates have previous External Examiner experience, however a mentor will be provided to those candidates who are first time External Examiners. Assessment Boards are held in January and September. Our agreed fee for External Examiners is paid per academic year upon submission of an annual report, in addition to any fees incurred whilst on UoD business.

Please send expressions of interest and an accompanying CV to demonstrate your suitability for the role, highlighting your current teaching responsibilities and previous external examiner positions to Jayne Leverton, Lead Midwife for Education by the closing date of 8th June 2024.

Please note that all appointments are subject to verification of eligibility to work in the UK, as per UK Visas and Immigration (https://www.gov.uk/check-job-applicant-right-to-work) requirements.