Urgent: External Expert – BSc Paramedic Science

Opening Date:
9 Jan 2023
Closing Date:
13 Jan 2023
Salary Range:

We are seeking to appoint an External Expert for an upcoming reapproval of event at the University of Bradford. The School of Allied Health Professions and Midwifery have existing BSc Paramedic Science programme which is currently undergoing a curriculum review and redevelopment process. The revised curriculum will be presented for approval at an internal University approval event in January 2023. The School will be applying for accreditation of the programme from the College of Paramedics during the summer of 2023.

The BSc Paramedic Science programme has been developed in collaboration with Yorkshire Ambulance Service and develop autonomous healthcare professionals. This four-year sandwich degree programme is unique in the UK by virtue of the salaried sandwich year with Yorkshire Ambulance Service. It was established in 2016 and celebrated its first successful cohort of graduating paramedics joining the workforce in the summer of 2020. The curriculum has recently been redesigned by the Programme Team in consultation with the ambulance service, service users and students and is ready to be presented for reapproval.

As an External Expert you will be invited to review programme documentation and submit a written report, attendance at the online meeting is not required. The successful candidate will be sent the documentation once their appointment has been confirmed and will have a 2-week period to review the documentation and complete a written report.

The successful applicant will have experience designing and delivering undergraduate paramedic curriculum and will be familiar with both the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) Standards of Proficiency and Standards for Education and Training and the College of Paramedics guidance for the development of pre-registration programmes. They should teach at undergraduate level and have experience of quality assurance within the Higher Education sector in the UK.

Experts external to the University bring their professional expertise and insight to activities such as programme review, modification and approval. They are a valuable asset to the University in assuring that the programmes it delivers are academically coherent, current in terms of the most recent academic, professional and industrial developments and relevant to the needs of employers.

An overview of the role of External Experts can be found on the Learning Quality and Teaching Excellence webpages with a detailed role description.
For further information please contact Laura Baxter: l.baxter1@bradford.ac.uk or telephone 01274 23 5637.

Due to the urgency in appointing an external expert the closing date for expressions of interest, with CV should be made by Friday 13th January 2023. Applicants will be considered on a first come first served basis due to the time constraints.