Subject External Examiner – BSc Nursing Degree Apprenticeship Pathway

Opening Date:
7 Oct 2022
Closing Date:
19 Oct 2022
Salary Range:

We are seeking to appoint a Subject External Examiner for our BSc Nursing Degree Apprenticeship Pathway. The position requires the external examiner to have a current registration with the Nursing & Midwifery Council.

The appointments will commence October/November 2022 and the tenure of appointments is usually for a period of four years. Whilst applications from experienced External Examiners are preferred, academics with appropriate educational and professional experience will be considered.

Role Requirements:

  • Comment on the content of the subject area particularly regarding subject benchmarks
  • Examine assessment briefs, exam papers and student work to ensure academic standards and achievements of students are comparable with those in other HEIs
  • Provide informative comment and recommendations on whether the assessment process measures student achievement rigorously and fairly against the intended outcomes of the course/s and is conducted in line with the relevant policies and regulations
  • Participate in a minimum of one examination board per year and submit an annual report
  • Engage with the programme team in the continuous development of the programmes

We are looking for External Examiners to cover the following modules within the BSc Nursing Degree Programme:

  • HS245 The Therapeutic Practitioner – Level 5
  • HS243 Person Centred Care 2 – Level 5
  • HS244 Relationship Based Practice – Level 5
  • HS242 Advocacy, Activism and Resistance – Level 5
  • HS246 Participatory Research for Service Improvement – Level 6
  • HS247/HS285 Person Centred Care 3 – Level 6
  • HS249/ HS283 The Autonomous Practitioner – Level 6
  • HS248 Supervising Learning in Clinical Practice – Level 6

For informal enquiries, please contact our Nursing Apprenticeship Lead Vanessa Coelho, on If you would like to be considered for this role, please send your CV to

For further information about the School –
Further information about the External Examiner role at the University of Essex is online at