Staffordshire University School of Health and Social Care is seeking to appoint an External Examiner to ensure appropriate quality standards are achieved within its FdSc Paramedic Science (Professional Pathway Top-up) course and BSc Paramedic Science (Top-up). The FdSc is an HCPC-validated course, which is due to conclude delivery by September 2021 and will be superceded by a BSc programme in response to changing HCPC requirements. The FdSc comprises of four 30-credit modules and runs over a 37-week programme and is assessed via course work, two exams, clinical practice assessment and clinical OSCEs. The successful candidate would also be responsible for the three core modules on our BSc (Top-up) provision which is delivered on a part-time, post-registration basis.
The above appointments will be for a period of 4 years.
Criteria for the appointment of external examiners can be found paragraphs 6.8 to 6.12 of the University’s External Examiner Policy and Procedure. Whilst previous external examining experience would be an advantage, the University supports suitably qualified individuals wishing to secure their first post as an external examiner. First-time examiners will be allocated a mentor at the time of appointment.
Further information on the external examining at Staffordshire University can be found at: https://www.staffs.ac.uk/about/corporate-information/quality/external-examiners
To apply for any of the above vacancies, please send your expression of interest and a CV to Gavin.Johnson@staffs.ac.uk.
In accordance with the requirements of the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006, Staffordshire University is required to ascertain an external examiner’s right to work in the UK. To meet our obligations under the Act, the University is required to carry out these checks in the examiner’s presence (either physically or virtually) prior to any work being undertaken.