Jobs: West Midlands

External Examiner – Post graduate Social Work

Opening Date:
13 Aug 2018
Closing Date:
13 Sep 2018
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The School of Health and Social Care at Staffordshire University is seeking to appoint an External examiner for Post Graduate Social Work short taught modules. We currently have three courses and the provision is being developed in collaboration with our employer partners. We are seeking to appoint an academic with experience of CPD programmes in Social Work. External examiners are required to attend at least one academic board a year and complete an annual report. External examiners will also be expected to comment on proposed new developments. The appointment would be from now for 4 years. For informal enquiries please contact Caroline Rowe at C.J.Rowe@staffs.ac.uk

External Examiner – Pre-Registration Nursing

Opening Date:
6 Aug 2018
Closing Date:
7 Sep 2018
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The University of Wolverhampton requires an external examiner for Pre-Registration Nursing course (BNurs) modules contributing to our undergraduate course. The external examiner will be expected to monitor the quality of the coursework across the Modules below: 4HW031 Research Awareness for Healthcare Professionals 4Nh007 Exploring Person-Centred Care from a Nursing Perspective 4NH010 Understanding Public Health and Wellbeing 4NH011 Preparation for Practice 4NH012 Developing Essential Nursing Skills 4NH009 Introduction to Adult Nursing We are seeking candidates whose areas of expertise would enable him or her to monitor the quality of these courses and externally moderate assessed work. External examiners are required to attend at least one assessment board a year and complete an annual report. External examiners are also required to provide comments on proposed modifications and the development of new modules within their area of expertise. The post is for an initial period of 4 years, starting in 2018-2022 Interested persons should send their CV to following e-mail address FEHWquality@wlv.ac.uk quoting reference JH07/08/18

Associate Head of School – Student Experience

Opening Date:
20 Jul 2018
Closing Date:
16 Sep 2018
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Associate Heads of School are assigned specific responsibility across the School, aligned to the Associate Dean / Deputy Vice-Chancellor portfolios,namely Student Experience, International, Marketing & Recruitment, Quality& Accreditation, Enterprise & Commercial, and Research (unless delivered through other structures such as Faculty Research Centres). As such,they are expected to be key contributors to the School's fulfilment of the University's Mission Statement and Corporate Plan. Reporting to the Head of School with a functional reporting line to the Faculty's Associate Dean - Student Experience, the Associate Head of School - Student Experience has specific responsibility for leading the enhancement of teaching and learning, particularly in relation to curriculum design, course development and pedagogy, such that the student experience is optimised. The Associate Head of School - Student Experience will work closely with Course Directors and Administrators and work collaboratively with other Associate Heads of School, in the school, across the Faculty and the University to ensure student expectations are met and best practice is disseminated across the University. Maintaing your academic standing and authority through teaching, research and scholarly activities and be expected to help the School build a national and international profile whilst enhancing the quality of provision by monitoring the student experience and taking a 'student's-eye-view' at the level of the course. To network proactively and develop public and private education and health sector related partnerships at a national and international level to ensure opportunities for the School are identified and delivered. Applicants considering these opportunities should also refer to the Principal Lecturer job description and person specification. PhD is advantageous, together with experience in a relevant subject area alongside record of academic excellence.

External Examiner for MA Social Work at the University of Worcester

Opening Date:
17 Jul 2018
Closing Date:
31 Aug 2018
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The University of Worcester is looking for an external examiner for the MA in Social Work 2 year programme. Applications are invited from suitably qualified and experienced academic staff. The successful applicant must be registered with HCPC and have relevant experience of working in social work field as well as teaching on social work programmes. Previous recent experience as an external examiner is also required. The University of Worcester offers support for external examiners and a full induction day. Further support is also provided by the Programme Lead and module teams. The appointment will be from September 2018 to December 2022. The successful candidate will be invited to a staff induction day in January 2019. The majority of assessments can be reviewed remotely. The Exam Board will meet twice a year. You will be required to view a selection of scripts for designated modules and complete a module external examiner report for each set of assignments reviewed. At the end of the academic year, an annual report is required. All appointments are subject to the candidate meeting the University’s criteria for appointment. Applications are by submission of CV. Applicants are advised that the University applies the following criteria to external examiners: • The area of expertise of external examiners is within the area of assessment undertaken; • Applicants should have recently been employed (or are still employed) within a university appointment; • He/she must not have been a University of Worcester examiner within the last five years; Closing date: 18 May 2018 If you are interested in applying for this role (or to request further information), please send a recent CV to Raluca Sarbu, MA in Social Work Programme lead, at r.sarbu@worc.ac.uk

External Examiner – Professional Practice programme (post 2)

Opening Date:
13 Jul 2018
Closing Date:
31 Aug 2018
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We are seeking to appoint a Subject External Examiner for the Professional Practice Programme. This programme is based within the School of Nursing & Midwifery in the Faculty of Health, Education and Life Sciences. The appointment will commence September 2018 and the tenure of appointment is for a period of four years. All External Examiner appointments are subject to approval by the University Academic Board. Role Requirements: • Comment on the content of the subject area particularly with regard to subject benchmarks • Examine assessment briefs, exam papers and student work to ensure academic standards and achievements of students are comparable with those in other UK higher education establishments of which the external examiner has experience • Provide informative comment and recommendations on whether the assessment process measures student achievement rigorously and fairly against the intended outcomes of the programme/s and is conducted in line with the relevant policies and regulations • Attend examination board/s and submit an annual report • Engage in communication with the academic and programme team Previous experience as an External Examiner is not necessary as the University is able to provide mentorship to the successful applicants. We are looking for External Examiners to cover the following programmes/modules: • BSc (Hons) / MSc Cardiac Care • BSc (Hons) / MSc Diabetes Care • Developing Specialist Practice in Health and Social Care If you would like to be considered for this role, please apply at https://jobs.bcu.ac.uk/Vacancy.aspx?id=1434&forced=1 or for further information about the role please either telephone or email Programme leader Alison Simons (0121 331 7012 Alison.Simons@bcu.ac.uk) Our standard fee for External Examiners is £450 per academic year. We also offer an additional fee for visits made to BCU for purposes other than to attend exam boards.

External Examiner – Professional Practice programme (post 1)

Opening Date:
13 Jul 2018
Closing Date:
31 Aug 2018
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We are seeking to appoint a Subject External Examiner for the Professional Practice Programme. This programme is based within the School of Nursing & Midwifery in the Faculty of Health, Education and Life Sciences. The appointment will commence September 2018 and the tenure of appointment is for a period of four years. All External Examiner appointments are subject to approval by the University Academic Board. Role Requirements: • Comment on the content of the subject area particularly with regard to subject benchmarks • Examine assessment briefs, exam papers and student work to ensure academic standards and achievements of students are comparable with those in other UK higher education establishments of which the external examiner has experience • Provide informative comment and recommendations on whether the assessment process measures student achievement rigorously and fairly against the intended outcomes of the programme/s and is conducted in line with the relevant policies and regulations • Attend examination board/s and submit an annual report • Engage in communication with the academic and programme team Previous experience as an External Examiner is not necessary as the University is able to provide mentorship to the successful applicants. We are looking for External Examiners to cover the following programmes/modules: • BSc (Hons) / MSc Pain management • MSc Research Dissertation • Essential Academic Skills for Degree Level Study • Essential Academic Skills for Masters Level Study • Using Research Evidence in Practice – Level 6 • AP(E)L/Academic Skills – level 5 If you would like to be considered for this role, please apply at https://jobs.bcu.ac.uk/Vacancy.aspx?id=1434&forced=1 or for further information about the role please contact Alison Simons, the Programme Leader, 0121 331 7012 Alison.simons@bcu.ac.uk. Our standard fee for External Examiners is £450 per academic year.

External Examiner – Child Field of Practice, Pre-registration Programmes

Opening Date:
21 Jun 2018
Closing Date:
31 Aug 2018
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We are seeking to appoint an experienced nurse academic from the Child Field of Practice to our team of external examiners. Tenure is for four years, commencing September 2018. The appointee will examine a range of field specific modules on our current Bachelor of Nursing programme and future developed pre-registration courses. In accordance with NMC requirements, the successful applicant will be responsible for assessing aspects of clinical practice and be required to attend examination boards throughout the academic year. From September 2019, we plan to start several new pre-registration programmes, at degree and masters levels. We will welcome the appointee’s contribution to our course development, as we design new curricula that ensure we educate students that are fit to meet future healthcare challenges and opportunities. If you are interested in the post and have any questions, please contact our Child Field of Practice Lead, Tracey Valler, on 0121 415 8588 or email T.B.Valler-Jones@bham.ac.uk. We would welcome your application. To apply, please submit your CV (four pages maximum) to Dr Richard Breakwell. Dr Richard Breakwell, School of Nursing Quality Lead Email: R.L.Breakwell@bham.ac.uk Closing date: Friday 31 August 2018

External Examiner for MSc Counselling at the University of Worcester

Opening Date:
7 Jun 2018
Closing Date:
17 Aug 2018
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The Department of Psychology from the Institute of Health and Society at the University of Worcester is seeking an External Examiner for their MSc Counselling course. The University requires that external examiners have qualifications at least equal to the programme being examined, therefore must have:
  • A Master’s degree in counselling or related area;
  • Been employed (or are still employed) within a university appointment;
  • Not have been a University of Worcester examiner within the last five years;
The role requires external moderation of assessments, attendance at the Boards of Examiners and completion of an Annual External Examiners Report. Programme details will be provided to the appointee and a full induction day will be offered. The Course Leader and module team are also available to provide additional support. If you would like further information regarding this post, please contact Dr Helen Nicholas, course lead at h.nicholas@worc.ac.uk Interested individuals are also requested to send a copy of their CV for consideration.
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