External Examiner – Post-Registration Programmes – Keele University

Opening Date:
18 May 2022
Closing Date:
15 Jun 2022
Salary Range:

Ranked in the top 6 in England, for Nursing, in the 2022 Complete University Guide, Keele University’s School of Nursing and Midwifery are seeking to appoint External Examiners for the school’s expanding post-registration portfolio. This role will involve scrutiny of a broad range of modules at both levels 6 and 7. Examples of some of the modules that this role would cover are:

  • Health assessment in clinical practice
  • Advanced work-based practice project
  • An introduction to clinical effectiveness
  • Research for health care professionals
  • Advancing Professional Practice
  • Primary responses in acute care
  • Physical assessment in rheumatological practice
  • Professional Nurse Advocate
  • Care of critically ill women for midwives

The successful applicant would be required to commence in post from September 2022, for a period of 4 years.

External examiners are key in supporting the school and play an important role in maintaining the standards of the University’s awards. The role includes:

  • Approval of assessment tasks
  • Reviewing samples of students work, both written and practical assessments
  • Review of assessment processes and programme modifications
  • Sharing expert knowledge in content delivery and assessment
  • Attendance at relevant examination boards (usually online and usually up to four times a year)
  • Submission of annual reports


  • Working in a UK HEI with no formal educational links with Keele University in the last 5 years
  • Current registration with a relevant professional body, including a recordable teaching qualification
  • Relevant academic and/or professional qualifications to at least the level of the qualification being externally examined

Previous experience as an external examiner is desirable, but not essential.

Applicants should send an expression of interest, by CV to: Jeni Currie – j.currie@keele.ac.uk