External Examiner – Non-Medical Independent and Supplementary Prescribing programme

Opening Date:
22 May 2024
Closing Date:
19 Jun 2024
Salary Range:

The University of Northampton is looking for an External Examiner for Non-Medical Independent and Supplementary Prescribing programme.

The role will involve contributing to the quality assurance of the programme for a range of students studying at level 6 and 7.

We have 3 cohorts of 50 students per year, and students can access the module as a standalone module or as part of a programme.
You will be involved with the approval of assessment tasks, moderation of student work, an annual report and attendance at exam board (minimum of one per year).
You may be asked to provide comments on proposed modifications to the programme and/or associated content materials.

Applicants should hold the appropriate NMC/HCPC professional qualification as an Independent Prescriber and appropriate academic qualifications.

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.
  • 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, or immediate start if appointing after 1 October 2024.

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

  • Anglia Ruskin University
  • 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: 19 June 2024

If you are interested in applying for this role (or to request further information), please send a recent CV to Julie Holloway, Senior Lecturer, Primary Healthcare Nursing –

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.