External Examiner – Pre-Registration Midwifery Programmes

Opening Date:
14 Feb 2022
Closing Date:
1 Apr 2022
Salary Range:

The School of Health and Life Sciences is seeking to appoint an External Examiner to oversee a range of modules within our BSc Midwifery and MSc Midwifery with registration programmes. The external examiner will be responsible for contributing to the quality assurance of these programmes. This will involve the approval of a variety of assessments, moderation of student work, completion of an annual report and you will be invited to attend examination boards. You may be asked to provide comments on proposed modifications and the development of modules.

Modules at level 8-11 include:
Complex Midwifery
Professional Midwifery 2
Complex Care in Practice
Perinatal Mental Health
Independent Project
Meeting Lifestyle and Family Needs
Global Midwifery
Preparation for Registered Practice
Appraising Complex Midwifery
Research and Professionalism 2
Critical Concepts of Perinatal Mental Health
Analysis of Complex Clinical Practice
MSc Dissertation Project
Critical Skills for Registered Practice
Meeting Family Needs and Global Perspectives

A schedule of module confirmation events and School Exam Boards per academic session will be made available and external examiners would be expected to complete external moderation in line with these dates. The School uses an electronic marking system associated with the originality checking programme Turnitin, called Grademark. External examiners are required to engage with UWS Virtual Learning Environments.

Experienced and new external examiners will be considered provided the applicant has the relevant professional qualification(s) and experience. Relevant professional experience in the fields of midwifery and a valid teaching qualification are essential requirements for this post.

The appointment will be with effect from 1 October 2022 to 30 September 2026.

Full details of the programmes and modules will be provided to appointees and an online induction will be provided by the University following appointment. Further information about UWS policy for external examiners is available at:

For informal discussion, please contact: