External Examiner- PG and Graduate Certificates in Specialist Adult Mental Health (Mental Health and Wellbeing Practitioner)

Opening Date:
1 Aug 2023
Closing Date:
25 Aug 2023
Salary Range:

The School of Health & Social Care at the University of Essex is seeking to appoint an external examiner for our Mental Health Wellbeing Practitioner programme. The Specialist Adult Mental Health course aims to support and develop trainee Mental Health Wellbeing Practitioners (MHWPs) in their knowledge and understanding of the complexities of severe mental health problems.

Trainee MHWPs will learn how to deliver a range of wellbeing-focused, psychologically informed, interventions and coordinate care plans for adults with severe mental health problems. The course will generate understanding of the purpose of collaborative care planning, and how to work alongside other members of the multi-disciplinary team, as well as families.

The course will facilitate an understanding of mental health theory and practice and develop a critical knowledge of the theoretical and research literature relating to wellbeing interventions. The course will develop clinical skills to work as safe and competent practitioners within a community setting. Trainee MHWPs will learn about how to support personal recovery and promote hope and connectedness and will gain a greater understanding of, and capacity to engage with, issues of culture and diversity within mental health.

Postgraduate and Graduate Certificates in Specialist Adult Mental Health (Mental Health Wellbeing Practitioner): Level 6 and Level 7

  • HS580 Engagement and assessment with people with severe mental health problems
  • HS581 Care Planning in Partnership
  • HS582 Wellbeing-focused Psychologically informed Interventions for Severe Mental Health Problems

We would like to appoint an External Examiner who can enhance the quality of teaching and learning within the School and who is experienced in delivering health or social care professions’ education curricula. Whilst applications from experienced External Examiners are preferred, anyone with appropriate educational and professional experience would be considered.

The appointment will be for four years from Oct 23 and the commitment required is as follows:

  • To attend two examination Boards per year.
  • To submit the annual External Examiner’s Report and comment on the content of the subject area particularly regarding subject benchmarks.
  • To review coursework throughout the year and provide comments to ensure academic standards and achievements of students are comparable with those in other HEIs
  • Provide informative comment and recommendations on whether the assessment process measures student achievement rigorously and fairly against the intended outcomes of the course/s and is conducted in line with the relevant policies and regulations
  • Engage with the programme team in the continuous development of the programmes

For informal inquires please contact Rachel Parsons rachaelp@essex.ac.uk

Applications should be accompanied by a C.V. to hsc_examboards@essex.ac.uk by 25 August 2023.

Further information is available on our website: https://www.essex.ac.uk/departments/health-and-social-care