External Examiner – Nursing Associate Apprenticeship

Opening Date:
29 Nov 2021
Closing Date:
17 Dec 2021
Salary Range:

The Department of Health Sciences at the University of York is a large and multidisciplinary department, offering a broad range of educational programmes in the health and social care field. We are seeking to appoint an External Examiner with a remit to cover End Point Assessment for the Nursing Associate apprenticeship programme at Level 5.

Responsibilities of the role will include:

  • ensuring that the Gateway requirements have been satisfactorily met;
  • ensuring that all components of the End Point Assessment have been met;
  • attending the final assessment boards to confirm EPA decisions.

Expressions of interest are invited from colleagues who are current Registered Nurses with the NMC. The criteria for appointment include;

  • be a nurse or nursing associate registered with the NMC;
  • competence and experience in the fields covered by the programme of study, and a good understanding of the Nursing Associate apprenticeship standard and assessment plan;
  • relevant academic and/or professional qualifications to at least the level of the qualification being externally examined, and/or extensive practitioner experience where appropriate;
  • competence and experience relating to designing and operating a variety of assessment tasks and assessment procedures appropriate to the subject;
  • credibility and breadth of experience within the discipline to be able to command the respect of academic peers and professional peers;
  • familiarity with the standard to be expected of learners to achieve the award that is to be assessed, as set out in the Nursing Associate Apprenticeship standard and assessment plan.
  • a background in delivering apprenticeship programmes;
  • be independent of the learners involved on the programme;
  • be independent of the University of York (NMC Approved HEI) as the provider and EPAO.

The successful applicant would be appointed with effect from 2nd May 2022 for a term of four academic years. The first exam board will be held in the week of 6th June 2022. Informal enquiries can be made to Linda Currie, Programme Leader (linda.currie@york.ac.uk). General information about the Department can be found on our website: https://www.york.ac.uk/healthsciences/

Interested applicants should submit their letter of application and a CV to the Secretary to the Board of Examiners, Veronica Gillies (veronica.gillies@york.ac.uk).

The closing date for applications is 17th December 2021.