Urgent: External Examiner – BSc Physiotherapy

Opening Date:
15 Jan 2024
Closing Date:
1 Mar 2024
Salary Range:

The School of Allied health and Midwifery at the University of Bradford is looking for a dedicated individual to undertake the role of external examiner with our enthusiastic team for our BSc Physiotherapy programme, to commence in September 2024.

This will be the first year of our new programme, inspired by the changing face of health care, the needs of our diverse City, and stakeholders’ ideas, we have built our new curriculum around the 4 pillars of practice and utilise a diverse range of innovative assessments.

The programme currently aims to recruit around 70 students annually. Some teaching is shared across our MPhysiotherapy (Sport & Exercise Medicine) 4 year integrated Masters programme which has its own External Examiner. A sample range of assessed work at levels 4, 5, and 6 will be required to be reviewed and ratified. Opportunity to review practice will also be provided.

The tenure of the appointment is for a four year period commencing in September 2024. All appointments are subject to approval by the University’s appointment committee. All applicants must be a HCPC Registered Physiotherapist.

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 expertise/experience in the areas of the Physiotherapy Practice and Education to 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 programme can be found at:


For Further information about the role please Jenifer Bromley, Physiotherapy Programme Lead, on 01274 232535, or via email J.F.Bromley@bradford.ac.uk

Interested individuals should submit a CV in the first instance to Laura Baxter externalexaminers@bradford.ac.uk by Friday 1st March 2024.