Opening Date:
15 Feb 2023
Closing Date:
2 Mar 2023
Salary Range:

Full Time, Fixed Term – Academic
Lecturer Grade 9: £37,474 rising to £40,931

Oxford Brookes University is an approved university to conduct the Nursing Midwifery Council (NMC) Test of Competence. There are 4 other approved universities; Ulster University and University of Northampton, Northumbria University and Leeds Teaching Hospital NHS Trust.

The approved Test Centre provide Part two of the NMC’s Test of Competence for international nurses and midwives seeking registration with the NMC. Part two is a nursing or midwifery Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE). The OSCE can only be sat after a candidate successfully passes Part one, and it is the NMC who provides authorisation of this.

At Oxford Brookes University, we have a Test Centre at Marston Road site, Oxford and a second test centre at the Swindon campus. We currently run OSCES Monday-Friday in Swindon, and Monday-Friday in Oxford

The OSCE will simulate a clinical environment and “patient” scenarios which registered nurses and midwives are likely to encounter when they assess, plan, implement and evaluate care. Candidates are expected to utilise a contemporary evidence base and effectively demonstrate safe practical application of nursing and midwifery skills. The Test of Competence is blueprinted against the current UK pre-registration standards and these standards are available on the NMC’s website.

For more information about the Test Centre please see: https://www.brookes.ac.uk/nmc-test-of-competence

For more information about the role of Assistant Academic Lead contact either of the staff below:

  • Diane Owen Provision Lead 01865 482622
  • Barry Ricketts | Deputy Provision Lead | 01865 48 2622
  • Amy Volp | Project Manager | 01865 48 8415

Qualifications required for post:


  • Current registration with the NMC as nurse or midwife
  • Bachelor’s degree in health-related subject
  • Teaching qualification or equivalent.

Experience required for post:

  • Clinical background in nursing and/or midwifery
  • Recent experience of teaching and assessing in health care or in higher education (undergraduate and/or postgraduate level)
  • Evidence of supervising and teaching students in practice, e.g. as a mentor, practice assessor, practice supervisor, link lecturer or practice educator.
  • Evidence of leadership in curriculum development and design in higher education
  • Commitment to and evidence of involvement in interprofessional education or practice
  • Evidence of scholarly activity.

The University has adopted equality, diversity and inclusion as core values. We welcome applications from suitably qualified candidates whatever their background, and especially from BAME candidates who are under-represented in our workforce.

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