External Examiner – Psychotherapy and Counselling

Opening Date:
7 Feb 2024
Closing Date:
21 Feb 2024
Salary Range:

Plymouth Marjon University* is seeking to appoint an External Examiner for the cognate group of modules associated with the following provision:

  • MPsy Master of Psychotherapy and Counselling (Integrated Master’s)
  • BSc Psychotherapy and Counselling (teaching out of part time provision up to and including 2024/25, revalidated as BSc Counselling for the Helping Professions from 2022/23)
  • BSc Counselling for the Helping Professions (closed to new entrants from Sept 2024)

As well as having experience in academia, applicants will ideally be registered counsellors.

This appointment will commence with effect from 1st September 2024 and will end on 31st December 2028.

Please see further information about the programmes by following the links below:

About the role
The External Examiner will engage with the provision virtually and, where appropriate, in person. The External Examiner will be required to submit both an interim (brief) and standard report on an annual basis. A fee is payable in line with sector norms, along with reasonable expenses.

Recent External Examiner experience is desirable, although the University will provide a mentor for first-time External Examiners. In addition, all new External Examiners will be invited to an annual induction event (online).

The full criteria for the appointment of External Examiners are set out in section 4 of the University’s Handbook for External Examiners, which can be accessed at https://www.marjon.ac.uk/about-marjon/institutional-documents/external-examination.

The University regrets that nominations from current or recently retired colleagues from the following institutions are not eligible to be considered at the present time: University College London and the University of Chester.

Please e-mail your CV, including details of your relevant experience, to LDaniel@marjon.ac.uk by Wednesday 21st February 2024.

Laura Daniel
Academic Standards Officer
Quality and Academic Standards Unit
Plymouth Marjon University

If you require further information about the provision, please contact the Programme Leader, Dr Alister McCormick – amccormick@marjon.ac.uk

* Plymouth Marjon University is a trading name of the University of St Mark & St John