External Examiner – Pre-registration Midwifery

Opening Date:
28 Jul 2023
Closing Date:
31 Aug 2023
Salary Range:

Bachelor of Midwifery (Hons)
The University of Manchester is seeking to appoint a subject external examiner for the Bachelor of Midwifery (Hons) programme. This role will cover year 2 of the programme (Level 5) which encompasses: Professional Midwifery: Being Evidence-based; Additional Midwifery Care 1 & 2; Healthy Teams in Maternity Care; and Midwifery Practice 2.

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

External examiners for the BMidwif (Hons) programme would normally be expected to visit at least one practice learning environment per year in addition to attendance at online Examination Boards.

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. Learners are also assessed by in person clinical competency assessments. In addition we will provide a sample of Practice Assessment Documents to view via our online learning environment. User guides and support will be available. The University appointments for external examiners commence in October and 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.
  • Current registration with the NMC as a midwife
  • A recordable teaching qualification or FHEA.
  • Master’s Degree in a related area.
  • Direct experience of teaching and assessing in the applicable subject area.


  • Research and publications in related area.

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

Interested candidates should detail their experience in teaching and assessing in the applicable subjects. Expressions of interest by covering email or letter and CV should be sent by 31st August 2023 to Helen White (Programme Director/Midwifery Lecturer) helen.white@manchester.ac.uk or Margaret Walsh (Exams Officer/Midwifery Lecturer) Margaret.walsh@manchester.ac.uk