External Examiner – Pre-registration Midwifery

Opening Date:
7 Apr 2020
Closing Date:
31 May 2020
Salary Range:

We are seeking to appoint a Subject and Award External Examiner for both the Pre-registration Midwifery programme and the Return to Midwifery Practice Programme based within the School of Nursing and Midwifery, Faculty of Health: Medicine, Dentistry and Human Sciences.

We are currently running a full time 3-year undergraduate programme which on successful completion leads to eligibility to register with the Nursing & Midwifery Council on part 1 of the register.

We are also in the process of planning for re-approval for this programme with the aim of a September 2021 start.

The Return to Midwifery Practice Programme is being aligned to run concurrently with Return to Nursing and SCPHN is also in the process of programme re-approval with the aim of a September 2020 start.

This position does require the external examiner to be a Midwife, have a recordable teaching qualification and a current registration with the Nursing & Midwifery Council.

The appointment will be until the 31 October 2024 and the commitment required is as follows:

  • To review a range of coursework throughout the year
  • To attend an assessment panel per year and the submission of an annual external examiner report.
  • To engage in communication with the programme team
  • To carry out at least one interim engagement per year (which may take the form of a ‘virtual’ visit by video conference/Skype in recognition of the logistical difficulties presented by Plymouth’s geographical location) and at least one face to face visit during the term of office to obtain feedback from staff and students on assessment in practice and to strengthen their engagement with the ongoing teaching and learning process.

All appointments are subject to the candidate meeting the University’s criteria for appointment. If you would like to be considered for this role, please submit a CV by email to extexhhs@plymouth.ac.uk by 31/05/2020 or for further information about the role email: Heather Hopper at Heather.hopper@plymouth.ac.uk (Lead Midwife for Education) or Rachel Stanyer at rachel.stanyer@plymouth.ac.uk (Pre-registration Midwifery Programme Lead)