External Examiner – Pre-registration Midwifery

Opening Date:
5 Mar 2021
Closing Date:
1 May 2021
Salary Range:

We are seeking to appoint a Subject External Examiner for the BSc (Hons) Pre-registration Midwifery programme. This programme is based within the School of Nursing and Midwifery, Faculty of Health. It is a full time 3-year undergraduate programme, which on successful completion leads to eligibility to register as a Midwife with the Nursing & Midwifery Council (RM). This position does require the external examiner to be a Midwife, registered with the Nursing & Midwifery Council, and have a recognised teaching qualification.

We are planning a new programme (BSc (Hons) Midwifery), in line with NMC Standards of Proficiency for Midwives, which will commence September 2021. This role will therefore cover both curricula as the old is phased out and replaced with the new.

The appointment will be until the 31 October 2025 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 (e.g. Zoom) 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 health-extex@plymouth.ac.uk by 01/05/21 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 (Programme Lead)