External/Independent Assessor – Occupational Therapy Degree Apprenticeship.

Opening Date:
30 Sep 2022
Closing Date:
31 Oct 2022
Salary Range:

Canterbury Christ Church University is seeking to appoint an external/independent assessor for the BSc Occupational Therapy Apprenticeship programme.

Responsibilities of the External/Independent Assessor are as follows:

  • Attend the Progression and Award Board of Examiners and sign off the EPA for each apprentice.
  • Provide brief report to Progression and Award Board on apprentices who have not met the required gateway including feedback as to why.
  • Attend the University induction for External Examiners and Independent Assessors.
  • Attend a local course induction delivered by the Course Director.
  • Liaise with the Course Director at the beginning of each academic year to identify the expected number of apprentices and the timing of the Board of Examiners.
  • Scrutinise the Apprentice profile prior to the Board of Examiners, making sure that the Gateway requirements have been met. Seek clarification from the Course Director where required.
  • Review all profiles as a result of re-submitted within specified time scales

Essential Experience and Qualifications are:

  • HCPC Registered OT
  • Right to work in the UK
  • Knowledge and understanding of UK sector agreed reference points for the maintenance of academic standards and assurance and enhancement of quality.
  • Awareness of current developments in the design and delivery of relevant assessments.
  • Competence and experience in the fields covered by Apprenticeship.
  • Relevant academic and/or professional qualifications to at least the level of the qualification, and/or extensive practitioner experience, where appropriate.
  • Competence and experience relating to designing and operating a variety of assessment tasks appropriate to the subject and operating assessment procedures.
  • Sufficient standing, credibility and breadth of experience within the discipline to be able to command the respect of academic and, where appropriate, professional peers.
  • Knowledge and understanding of the EPA performance expected of apprentices to achieve the award being assessed.
  • Fluency in English.
  • Meets applicable criteria set by Professional, Statutory and Regulatory Bodies.

To apply for this opportunity please send a statement of how you meet the criteria and your CV by email to donna.morling-grove@canterbury.ac.uk by 31/10/22.
Please note that appointment is subject to approval by the Faculty’s Quality and Standards Office and we may require further details from you to submit the nomination.