External Examiner – Undergraduate Paramedic Science programmes

Opening Date:
27 Jul 2021
Closing Date:
20 Aug 2021
Salary Range:

The School of Allied Health Professions and Midwifery at the University of Bradford is looking for a dedicated individual to undertake the role of external examiner for our BSc Paramedic Science and BSc Applied Paramedic Science programmes, to commence in September 2021. These degrees have been developed in collaboration with Yorkshire Ambulance Service and develop autonomous healthcare professionals.

This four-year sandwich degree programme is unique in the UK by virtue of the salaried sandwich year with Yorkshire Ambulance Service. It was established in 2016 and celebrated its first successful cohort of graduating paramedics joining the workforce in the summer of 2020. The top-up degree for existing registrants was established in 2018, with the first cohort also completing their part-time studies in 2020.

An overview of your role and responsibilities includes:

Confirming the comparability of standards of student performance at University of Bradford with those of similar modules at other UK Institutions of Higher Education; confirming that the assessment process in its entirety is sound and has been fairly conducted with full regard to justice to students; reporting and advising on the above by means of approving coursework and examination papers and providing an annual report to the University.

The appointee will be required to moderate a sample of work and you will also be required to produce an annual report and attend Boards of Examiners as appropriate.

You should have appropriate experience and expertise both in contemporary paramedic clinical practice and from within a relevant higher education programme. You should be able to undertake a role in the assurance of academic standards in Higher Education and should be aware of modern developments in the design and delivery of the flexible curriculum.

You should not hold more than one other UK Higher Education External Examiner post at the start of the contract and be qualified to at least the level of the programme to be examined.

Further information about the School can be found at:


For further information about the role please contact: John Baxter, j.baxter1@bradford.ac.uk

Interested individuals should submit a CV in the first instance to Laura Baxter externalexaminers@bradford.ac.uk by Friday 20th August 2021.