Jobs: External examiner opportunities

External Examiner for PG Cert Person-Centred Dementia Studies at the University of Worcester

Opening Date:
13 Sep 2019
Closing Date:
17 Oct 2019
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University of Worcester School of Allied Health and Community Association for Dementia Studies The University of Worcester is looking for an external examiner for the online Postgraduate Certificate Person-Centred Dementia Studies. This is an exciting opportunity to be involved in our newly-approved programme. The programme is available to study part time and students can take individual modules. Applications are invited from suitably qualified and experienced academic staff. The University of Worcester offers support for external examiners and a full induction day. Further support is also provided by the Programme Director and module team. The appointment will be from September 2019 to December 2023. The successful candidate will be invited to a staff induction day in January 2020. Assessments can be reviewed remotely. 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. Exam boards are held annually. 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: Thursday 17 October If you are interested in applying for this role (or to request further information), please send a recent CV to Gina Dutton, Head of the Association for Dementia Studies via G.Dutton@worc.ac.uk

External Advisor- Re-approval of Foundation Degree Courses

Opening Date:
06 Sep 2019
Closing Date:
16 Sep 2019
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The School of Allied Health and Community’s Foundation Degrees in Health and Social Care (FDHS) and Mental Health (FDMH) is seeking to appoint an experienced and suitably qualified academic to act as an External Advisor for a Reapproval event due to take place for the Department of Health and Well-being. The University specifies that external advisors should have relevant experience of HE teaching at the appropriate level - normally at least 3 years, and in a capacity as course leader or similar. The applicants should have knowledge of Foundation and/or Top Up degrees as well as collaborative courses. In addition, external advisors should not normally have (or have had within the last 5 years) any professional relationship with the University of Worcester (or partner institutions) or with staff involved in the course undergoing reapproval. All appointments are subject to the candidate meeting the University’s criteria for appointment. Applications are by submission of CV. If you are interested in applying for this role (or to request further information), please send a recent CV to Lisa Mauro-Bracken, Head of Department, atmailto:l.mauro-bracken@worc.ac.uk  

External Examiner – DipHE Paramedic Practice, BSc (Hons) Paramedic Practice & BSc (Hons) Clinical and Professional Paramedic Practice (Post reg)

Opening Date:
06 Sep 2019
Closing Date:
20 Sep 2019
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Edge Hill University, Faculty of Health & Social Care is seeking to engage an External Examiner for the following Paramedic Programme with effect from October 2020:
  • Vacancy ref: PPE079
  • Programme(s): DipHE Paramedic Practice, BSc (Hons) Paramedic Practice & BSc (Hons) Clinical and Professional Paramedic Practice (Post reg)
External Examiners are typically placed on the Edge Hill University External Examiners Register for a period of four years. Principle duties normally include;
  • Visit the University at the least once a year to moderate assessed coursework and examination scripts
  • Attend module assessment boards
  • Produce an Annual Report
  • Review and approve examination papers that contribute to a student’s final award, and any other assessment material as agreed
  • External Examiners are also invited to engage with students in practice
  • He/she will have a recognised Paramedic qualification, be registered with the Health and Care Professions Council and desirably experience of Higher Education quality processes.
If you would like to discuss specific information relating to the programme, please contact: Paramedic Practice – Kevin Armstrong (Senior Lecturer/Programme Leader), 01695 657323, armstronk@edgehill.ac.uk Fees and Expenses are payable in line with the University policy. Admission to the University’s External Examiners Register is on the basis of satisfactory completion of the University’s Committee and Personnel approval processes, including Right to Work and Reciprocity Checks. Prospective External Examiners are encouraged to send an expression of interest and CV to Laura Makin, Quality Assurance Administrator (makinl@edgehill.ac.uk) citing the programme title and/or vacancy reference. Your data will be held and not processed for any purpose other than that for which it has been obtained, in accordance with current Data Protection Legislation until this recruitment process has concluded. Should you be unsuccessful in your application your data will be destroyed securely. For more information, our Privacy Notice is available at https://www.edgehill.ac.uk/externalexaminers/ Laura Makin Quality Assurance Administrator Faculty of Health & Social Care Edge Hill University 01695 650748 makinl@edgehill.ac.uk

External Examiner – Return to Practice for Healthcare Professionals (RTP) and Support for Learning in Practice (SLiP) programmes

Opening Date:
06 Sep 2019
Closing Date:
27 Sep 2019
Salary Range:
The Faculty of Health Studies at the University of Bradford is looking for a dedicated individual to undertake the role of external examiner for our Return to Practice for Healthcare Professionals (RTP) and Support for Learning in Practice (SLiP) programmes to commence with immediate effect. Return to Practice for Healthcare Professionals is an 11 week (30 credits at Level 6) module. It runs twice yearly in February and September. The assessment consists of a combination of practice hours and a written essay. Successful students are eligible to return to the Nursing and Midwifery Council register following this programme. Support for Learning in Practice is a 10 credit blended learning module which runs 2/3 times per year, at levels 6 and 7. It is an inter-professional programme which attracts students from a wide range of professional backgrounds. The assessment consists of two elements: practice (pass/fail) and a written essay. You should have appropriate expertise/experience in the areas of the nursing or midwifery and have experience of mentoring or mentorship programmes, 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. Applicants should possess a BSc or Masters qualification and be a registered health professional with either the NMC or HCPC. Further information about the programmes can be found at: https://www.bradford.ac.uk/courses/cpd/return-to-practice/ https://www.bradford.ac.uk/courses/cpd/support-for-learning-in-practice/ An overview of your role, responsibilities and fees can be found within the University guide for examiners of taught programmes (https://www.bradford.ac.uk/aqte/guides/) and where any details differ for research programmes these will be made clear to the successful candidate at their induction. For further information about the role please contact: Due to a potential conflict of interest we are unable to consider expressions of interest from individuals from University of the West of England & Yorkshire and the Humber Universities.

External Examiner – BSc(Hons) Child and Health Wellbeing

Opening Date:
09 Sep 2019
Closing Date:
20 Sep 2019
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Edge Hill University, Faculty of Health & Social Care is seeking to engage an External Examiner for the following Applied Health and Social Care Programme with effect from October 2020:
  • Vacancy ref: AHSC41
  • Programme(s): BSc(Hons) Child and Health Wellbeing
External Examiners are typically placed on the Edge Hill University External Examiners Register for a period of four years. Principle duties normally include;
  • Visit the University at the least once a year to moderate assessed coursework and examination scripts
  • Attend module assessment boards
  • Produce an Annual Report
  • Review and approve examination papers that contribute to a student’s final award, and any other assessment material as agreed
  • External Examiners are also invited to engage with students
  • He/she will have a background in Child Health and Wellbeing.
If you would like to discuss specific information relating to the programmes, please contact: Applied Health and Social Care – Moira Little (Programme Lead), 01695 657021, littlem@edgehill.ac.uk Fees and Expenses are payable in line with the University policy. Admission to the University’s External Examiners Register is on the basis of satisfactory completion of the University’s Committee and Personnel approval processes, including Right to Work and Reciprocity Checks. Prospective External Examiners are encouraged to send an expression of interest and CV to Laura Makin, Quality Assurance Administrator (makinl@edgehill.ac.uk) citing the programme title and/or vacancy reference. Your data will be held and not processed for any purpose other than that for which it has been obtained, in accordance with current Data Protection Legislation until this recruitment process has concluded. Should you be unsuccessful in your application your data will be destroyed securely. For more information, our Privacy Notice is available at https://www.edgehill.ac.uk/externalexaminers/ Laura Makin Quality Assurance Administrator Faculty of Health & Social Care Edge Hill University Tel: 01695 650748 makinl@edgehill.ac.uk

External Examiner – PG Dip Physician Associate

Opening Date:
11 Sep 2019
Closing Date:
30 Sep 2019
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The School of Health Care and Social Work is seeking a qualified physician associate educator to take on the role of external examiner for the following programme:
  • PG Dip Physician Associate
Experienced external examiners would be preferred, but those seeking a first experience and having relevant clinical and educational experience would also be considered. The post requires external moderation of assessments, completion of an annual monitoring report and attendance at the relevant Boards of Examiners. The appointment will be with effect from October 1st 2019 and will be for a full 4-year term. Full course details and documentation will be provided to the appointee and an induction day will be offered – to be held at the University following appointment. It you would like further information regarding this post please contact Dr Gulen Addis in the School of Health Care and Social Work, 01494 522141 ext. 5125,  gulen.addis@bucks.ac.uk; Or Steven Pearce, 01494 522141 ext. 5775, steven.pearce@bucks.ac.uk Interested parties are requested to send a copy of their CV to one of the above e-mail addresses.

External Examiner – FdSc Professional Practice in Health & Social Care/Higher Apprentice in Assistant Practitioner

Opening Date:
30 Sep 2019
Closing Date:
31 Oct 2019
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The Faculty of Health and Wellbeing, Sheffield Hallam University are seeking to appoint an External Examiner from September 2019 . This programme is franchised to 7 HE colleges and is a large collaborative provision. It creates an exciting opportunity to work with staff and students from a wide and diverse spectrum of health and Social care settings. The main challenge for the programme team is to ensure standardisation and equity of assessment for all students across all colleges. The programme is primarily work Based learning although there is no requirement for the External Examiner to visit or monitor practice placements. Many students are employed in the Health and social Care sector or are seconded by their employer as a Higher apprentice student. An ideal candidate for this role would be an experienced Nursing/Allied health/Social work practitioner on the appropriate register with approximately three years experience in an academic role within a HEI.

Specialist Skills and Post Registration Development for Health Care Professionals

Opening Date:
04 Sep 2019
Closing Date:
01 Nov 2019
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We are seeking to appoint an external examiner to join the team who provide a range of health related short courses as part of our Specialist Skills and Post Registration Development Portfolio. Our range of courses are based on workforce development and allows health care professionals to advance their knowledge and skills within their specialist area of practice. We seek a candidate whose areas of expertise would enable him/her to moderate across several short courses which will include the following:
  • MSc Health Studies
  • PG Cert Emergency Care
  • Electrocardiograph Monitoring and Interpretation
  • Critical Care
  • Personal and Practice Development
  • Case Management of Individuals with Long term Conditions
  • End of Life Care
  • Assessment, Care and Management of Acute/Critical Illness or Iinjury
  • Simulation
We require an external examiner to start the academic year 2020 for a period up to four years. We ask external examiners to view coursework prior to examination boards, which are held throughout the year. Attendance is required at least once a year. In the first instance would interested applicants please e-mail, attaching their CV to: Tracey Hardy, t.hardy@hud.ac.uk, +44 1484 471359.

External Examiner – BSc (Hons)/ MSc Midwifery & Women’s Health Post-registration Programme

Opening Date:
04 Sep 2019
Closing Date:
30 Sep 2019
Salary Range:
The University of Hertfordshire is seeking to appoint a Module/Programme External Examiner to ensure that our assessment and academic standards are being met. The modules form part of the BSc (Hons) /MSc Midwifery & Women’s Health Post-registration Programme. Examples of the post qualifying modules requiring External Examiner review include:
  • Maternal Perinatal Mental Health
  • Complex Social issues in Maternity Care
  • High Dependency Midwifery Care
  • Examination of the Newborn
On-line submission by students is in place so most scripts can be viewed via our managed learning environment Canvas. As an External Examiner your duties would include:
  • External moderation of a range of assessments
  • Submission of an annual report to the Dean of Academic Quality Assurance.
  • Attendance at Assessment Boards.
  • Advising on any proposed module modifications / new modules
Applications are welcomed from individuals educated to MSc level and must have current registration as a Midwife with the Nursing and Midwifery Council. Please apply with a brief expression of interest and CV to the e-mail address at the foot of this advertisement, including any relevant clinical interest and/or academic experience. The University runs an Induction Day in November 2019 where you will meet with the Programme Leader. External Examiner positions for Post-registration programme commence on 1st January 2020 for four-year tenure. Appointment is subject to meeting the University’s criteria for the appointment of External Examiners. Should you wish to apply, please send your CV to the Programme Leader Sue Carr: s.m.1.carr@herts.ac.uk, 01707 286334.

NMC – Independent Reviewer

Opening Date:
06 Sep 2019
Closing Date:
16 Sep 2019
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Contract: Up to 10 days in total over 6 months (with possible extension) Salary: Day rate £120/day (excluding expenses) Location: Travel to various sites across the UK About us We’re the independent regulator of the UK’s 690,000 registered nurses, midwives and nursing associates. We set the qualifications students must achieve to step into their first job with the right skills and knowledge to look after patients, mothers, and the public with kindness, skill, respect and compassion. Better and safer care for people is at the heart of what we do, supporting nurses, midwives and nursing associates across the UK to strive for the highest standards By promoting professionalism, we help to inspire confidence among the public and pride among nurses, midwives and nursing associates. Held in high regard, they are able to act as leaders in their communities. About the role This is an exciting opportunity to be a part of our ongoing quality assurance programme for the Test of Competence (ToC) for overseas nurses, midwives and nursing associates. The Independent Reviewer will work in partnership with ourselves, our ToC design and delivery partners to gain an understanding of, and familiarisation with, the Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE) test, in particular the moderation mechanisms and processes. The Reviewer will then, in consultation with our delivery partners, directly observe testing at each site and review relevant assessment records in order to formulate cross-provider comparative reports on the delivery and performance of the OSCE. These reports will then be shared with our delivery partners for consideration and sign-off prior to being finalised. Once finalised the Reviewer will present their findings to ourselves and our ToC Assurance Panel and make necessary recommendations for improvement and change. The OSCE is delivered on behalf of the NMC by three test centres located in England and Northern Ireland - University of Ulster; University of Northampton and Oxford Brookes University. For more information about the NMC’s Test of Competence visit: https://www.nmc.org.uk/registration/joining-the-register/register-nurse-midwife/trained-outside-the-eueea/ About you In order to be considered for the role you will need to be currently registered with the NMC and hold a graduate qualification and a recognised teaching qualification in higher education. You will also need experience in the design and/or delivery of OSCE based assessments as well as external examiner experience in either nursing or midwifery. You must have excellent communication skills and be able to work collaboratively and effectively with a range of stakeholders to achieve a common set of goals and outcomes. You will have an eye for detail and be able to work in a strict procedural environment, and in a process driven manner, in order to identify problems and formulate effective solutions. If you have the necessary skills and experience and the drive and passion to help shape the delivery of the ToC then we would like to hear from you. Why work for the NMC? Our people are at the heart of everything we do. We aim to recruit the right people in the right places and we value the contribution they make to the success of our organisation. In return, we offer a comprehensive and competitive benefits package. To find out further information, please look at our benefits page. To apply For more information about the role please read the Job profile and the person specification. If you feel that this role is for you, please send your CV with a supporting statement on how you feel you meet the skills and experiences highlighted in the person specification, and the Personal Details Form, to recruitment@nmc-uk.org Please note that incomplete applications will not be considered. For any application related queries please contact recruitment@nmc-uk.org Closing date for completed applications: Monday 16 September at 23.55 Interview Dates: 30 September and 1 October 2019 Screening and Vetting All of our roles are subject to pre-employment checks, we are in the process of introducing a vetting policy, and it is possible that this role may become subject to DBS and further vetting checks in future. The NMC is an employer that values the diversity of its workforce and welcomes applications from all sections of the community. Registered Charity in England and Wales [1091434] and in Scotland [SC038362]