External Examiner – Non-Medical Prescribing Programme

Opening Date:
15 Jan 2024
Closing Date:
29 Jan 2024
Salary Range:

We are seeking a new External Examiner for the full-time 6 month, Non-Medical Prescribing Programme, who will be responsible for contributing to the quality assurance of the programme.

The role will involve being an external examiner across a range of Level 6 and Level 7 postgraduate modules. We currently run 4 cohorts per academic year, which consist of a mix of Level 6 and Level 7 students.

You will be involved in the approval of assessment tasks, moderation of student work, completion of an annual report and will be invited to attend a minimum of one Module Assessment Board per year.

You may be asked to provide comments on proposed modifications and the development of new modules/new programme. Applicants should hold an appropriate NMC, HCPC or GPHc Professional Registration and academic qualifications. It is preferable to have previous experience of external examining although support and guidance can be provided for those new to this role. The University of Chester offers extensive support for external examiners and holds annual workshops. Further support is also provided by the Programme Lead.

If you are interested in applying, please send your curriculum vitae (max 4 pages) covering the points below to: Dan Milling, Non-Medical Prescribing Programme Leader – d.milling@chester.ac.uk

  • Your contact details – postal address, telephone, email address for correspondence.
  • Present post and employment history.
  • Qualifications and professional memberships.
  • External examiner experience within the past 5 years, including participation in recognised development programme/training (e.g., External Examiner training with Advance HE).
  • Teaching experience and responsibilities within the past 5 years, e.g., subject/modules taught, midwifery module lecturer role.
  • Quality assurance experience within the past 5 years.

Full course details and documentation will be provided to the appointee on appointment. The appointment will be for a 4-year term.

Further information about the external examiner role can be found by contacting the Faculty Registrar, Tom Loughlin via t.loughlin@chester.ac.uk

£500 payable annually
Assigned to modules on a single or small number of related programmes. The fee includes all duties set out in the External Examiner role descriptor and will be payable annually following receipt of a completed report using a template provided.