Programme External Examiner

Opening Date:
5 May 2023
Closing Date:
26 May 2023
Salary Range:

BPP University’s School of Nursing is currently sourcing a programme external examiner for the following programmes:

BSc (Hons) Nursing (Child) [direct entry and apprenticeship]
Foundation Degree Nursing Associate

The appointment is due to commence from 01/11/2023. Programmes aim to run 1 to 6 times a year, with 12 exam boards per year. Exam boards will be held online using Microsoft Teams, you will not be required to attend all exam boards.

General Information
The successful candidate must be a child registered nurse on the NMC register. The initial appointment duration is for one year, with an option to potentially extend a maximum of three times, at the discretion of the University.

A programme external examiner must have appropriate standing, relevant expertise within higher education or any relevant professional body, and credibility to review and report on academic standards and the fairness of operational procedures. Applicants will need current NMC registration in the Child field. A programme external examiner may or may not have oversight of all modules within the programme(s) to which they are appointed.

Duties include:

  • approving summative assessment instrument(s) (1-6 number of assessments for each module depending on the assessment type);
  • moderation of scripts (approximately 10% of total submissions amount);
  • attendance at examination boards;
  • submission of an Annual Programme External Examiner Report.

Programme external examiners are responsible for programmes and the amount of work completed for each programme will inform payment.
You will be paid a fee for each programme to which you are assigned. Fees are payable on submission of an Annual External Examiner Report.
Reasonable expense claims will be reimbursed.

Previous experience as an external examiner is preferred but not essential. An induction session and further training will be provided, with details to follow after the appointment process has concluded. Training materials will be provided upon appointment.

To avoid institutional conflicts, we cannot accept applications from staff employed at the following institutions:

  • University of West London
  • Brunel University
  • University of Huddersfield
  • Edge Hill University
  • University of Birmingham

To Apply:
Please send your expression of interest, including your CV to Karen Hibbert, Associate Dean Director of Programmes.