External Examiner – PGCert Approved Mental Health Professional Practice

Opening Date:
17 May 2021
Closing Date:
7 Jun 2021
Salary Range:

The University of Manchester is seeking to appoint a subject external examiner for the PGCert Approved Mental Health Professional Practice in relation to the following course units;

  • Applied Mental Health Law
  • Practice Portfolio
  • Assessed and Supported Year in Employment (ASYE)
  • Best Interest Assessor

Applications are therefore invited from individuals who have demonstrable experience of teaching and assessing at level 7 in the above areas.

Our PGCert has been designed for those wishing to seek authorisation under the Mental Health Act 1983, as amended in 2007, to discharge the duties of an Approved Mental Health Professional. The course combines academic study with practice in mental health, with a focus on AMHP training.

Further details of the programme can be found at;

All coursework is electronically submitted by students and is marked online using Grademark and Turnitin. External examiners will be required to use the online moderating process. User guides and support will be available.

The University appointments for external examiners are normally for a period of 4 years.

Person Specification:


  • Working in a UK HEI with no formal educational links with the University of Manchester in the last 5 years.
  • Master’s Degree in a related subject area.
  • Direct experience of teaching and assessing in the above subject area.


  • Research and publications in a related area.

Appointments will be made in line with the University of Manchester’s Guidance for External Examiners. Guidance for External Examiners

Interested candidates should detail their experience in teaching and assessing in the relevant subject.

Expressions of interest, by CV from suitably qualified and experienced colleagues should be sent by the 7th June 2021 to: Katie.Gray@manchester.ac.uk