External Examiner – Post-Registration

Opening Date:
31 Mar 2022
Closing Date:
29 Apr 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 an External Examiner 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.