Jobs: External examiner opportunities

External Examiner for Postgraduate Children’s Nursing

Opening Date:
18 Sep 2020
Closing Date:
02 Oct 2020
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The University of Bedfordshire, Faculty of Health and Social Sciences is seeking to appoint an NMC registered external examiner for the Postgraduate Children and Young People programme and its apprenticeship equivalent. This is a full-time course which extends over a period of two academic years. It adopts a work-integrated approach to learning which facilitates the application of theoretical learning within the workplace. Students and/or apprentices attend university one day a week and engage in work-based learning activities in a healthcare practice setting for the remainder of the time. Whilst external examiner experience is desirable, we also welcome expressions of interest from individuals new to this role. The successful candidate will be offered an induction programme and will be supported throughout the duration of their tenure. You will be asked to attend approximately 3 academic boards per year. You could also be invited to observe practical assessments (such as group and individual presentations) and visit students and/or apprentices within their practice areas. The term of office for the successful candidate will be for a period of 4 years from October 2020. Please note that all External Examiner appointments are subject to approval by the University’s External Examiner Committee, and its usual that the university will not accept colleagues who have recently left the university to work elsewhere or have been externals for the university in the past. For expressions of interest please send a current CV by Friday 2 October 2020 to: (Dr Sue Higham at Sue.higham@beds.ac.uk )

External Examiner; University of Sunderland; Undergraduate Nursing BSc (Hons) Mental Health Nursing Practice

Opening Date:
21 Sep 2020
Closing Date:
12 Oct 2020
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The University of Sunderland wishes to appoint an External Examiner to support all modules within our BSc Mental Health Nursing Practice programme. The University of Sunderland offers extensive support for External Examiners and holds briefing workshops annually. Further support is also provided by the Team Leader, Programme and Module Leaders and Programme Administrators. The University normally expects external examiners to attend a minimum of one examination board per year, review a sample of all assessed work and to complete an annual External Examiner Monitoring Report. 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; • Applicants must not have been a University of Sunderland examiner or employee within the last five years; • Applicants will have a qualification registered with the NMC, a commitment to inter-professional education and in addition ideally will also have external examining experience. For informal enquiries please contact Gill Maw, Team Leader, Undergraduate Nursing and Paramedic Science; gill.maw@sunderland.ac.uk

External Examiner – MSc Advanced Paediatric and Neonatal Practice (Acute and Ambulatory Neonatal Pathways)

Opening Date:
14 Sep 2020
Closing Date:
01 Dec 2020
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The Faculty Health at Liverpool John Moores University require an External Examiner for the following programme: MSc Advanced Paediatric and Neonatal Practice (Acute and Ambulatory Neonatal Pathways). Appointments run will commence at the beginning of the academic year 2021/22 until 2024, or when final cohort of students complete if sooner. Previous experience as an External Examiner is desirable, but not essential, as mentoring arrangements can be arranged if appropriate. Applications are invited from academics who have appropriate NMC registration, expertise and experience to maintain comparability of standards. Practice based experience at an advanced level and/or experience of academic assessment at post-graduate level is therefore desirable. If you are interested in the above vacancy, expressions of interest and a copy of your current CV should be sent to Nick Medforth (Programme Leader) n.medforth@ljmu.ac.uk by 1 December 2020.

External Examiner – Continuing Professional Development

Opening Date:
07 Sep 2020
Closing Date:
09 Oct 2020
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The School of Nursing and Midwifery, based on our Chelmsford, Cambridge and Peterborough Campuses, is currently looking to appoint an External Examiner to support a range of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) modules, delivered across our campuses. Our assessment panels are usually held on the Chelmsford campus. Letters of application are invited, together with CV and confirmation should be sought that:
  • The current employing HEI has a minimum of 5 FTE category A submissions in the current RAE with 50% of activity being recorded as greater than 2*
  • The applicant has had no formal links with Anglia Ruskin in the last five years (please note: this does not include acting as an external panel member at approval events) and;
  • That s/he is willing to work across academic levels (6 & 7) as part of the assessment system.
  • That a relevant professional qualification is held, along with appropriate academic examining experience.
For further information or informal discussion about the post, please contact; Lorna O’Reilly (lorna.oreilly@aru.ac.uk) Deputy Head of School, Advanced practice and LBR Faculty of Health, Education, Medicine & Social Care, Anglia Ruskin University

External Examiner – Pre-Registration Nursing (Child Nursing) BSc modules

Opening Date:
07 Sep 2020
Closing Date:
09 Oct 2020
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The School of Nursing and Midwifery, based on our Chelmsford Campus, is currently looking to appoint an External Examiner to support our Pre-Registration Nursing (Child Nursing) BSc modules, delivered across our campuses in Chelmsford and Cambridge. Our assessment panels are usually held on the Chelmsford campus. Letters of application are invited, together with CV and confirmation should be sought that:
  • The current employing HEI has a minimum of 5 FTE category A submissions in the current RAE with 50% of activity being recorded as greater than 2*
  • The applicant has had no formal links with Anglia Ruskin in the last five years (please note: this does not include acting as an external panel member at approval events) and;
  • That s/he is willing to work across academic levels (4, 5 and 6) as part of the assessment system.
  • That a relevant NMC qualification is held, along with appropriate academic examining experience.
For further information or informal discussion about the post, please contact; Laura Adley, laura.adley@anglia.ac.uk, Deputy Head of School, Child and Mental Health Nursing (Chelmsford)

External Examiner – Pre-Registration Nursing (Adult)

Opening Date:
07 Sep 2020
Closing Date:
09 Oct 2020
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The School of Nursing and Midwifery, based on our Chelmsford Campus, is currently looking to appoint an External Examiner to support our Pre-Registration Nursing (Adult) BSc modules, delivered across our campuses in Chelmsford, Peterborough and Cambridge. Our assessment panels are usually held on the Chelmsford campus. Letters of application are invited, together with CV and confirmation should be sought that:
  • The current employing HEI has a minimum of 5 FTE category A submissions in the current RAE with 50% of activity being recorded as greater than 2*
  • The applicant has had no formal links with Anglia Ruskin in the last five years (please note: this does not include acting as an external panel member at approval events) and;
  • That s/he is willing to work across academic levels (4, 5 and 6) as part of the assessment system.
  • That a relevant NMC qualification is held, along with appropriate academic examining experience.
For further information or informal discussion about the post, please contact; Laura Adley, laura.adley@anglia.ac.uk Laura Adley Deputy Head of School, Child and Mental Health Nursing (Chelmsford) Faculty of Health, Education, Medicine & Social Care, Anglia Ruskin University

External Examiner – MSci Nurse Paramedic

Opening Date:
09 Sep 2020
Closing Date:
30 Sep 2020
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Edge Hill University, Faculty of Health, Social Care and Medicine is seeking to engage a HCPC registered External Examiner for the following Programme with immediate effect:
  • Vacancy ref: NMA001v3
  • Programme(s): MSci Nurse Paramedic
  • Closing Date: 30th September 2020
We are specifically seeking to appoint an external examiner with HCPC registration and an understanding of the standards for Education and Training, and the proficiencies for Paramedics in accordance with HCPC regulation. 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 and 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 excellent underpinning knowledge of the Standards for Education (HCPC) and Training and HCPC proficiencies for Paramedics.
The appointment of the external examiner will be a required to collaboratively work with another External examiner to provide the above support for the programme quality standards. If you would like to discuss specific information relating to the programme, please contact: 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 Susan Wilde, Quality Coordinator (wildes@edgehill.ac.uk) citing the programme title and/or vacancy reference.

External Examiner – BSc (Hons) / MPhysio (Hons) Physiotherapy

Opening Date:
10 Sep 2020
Closing Date:
04 Oct 2020
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We are seeking to appoint an experienced External Examiner for the established pre-registration BSc (Hons) and new MPhysio (Hons) integrated masters programmes. This is based within the School of Health Professions and Faculty of Health at the University of Plymouth, the largest provider of health education in the South West, with programmes ranging from nursing to medicine and allied health professions. The full-time undergraduate physiotherapy programmes (BSc = 3 years; MPhysio = 4 years), lead to eligibility to register with the Health and Care Professions Council, along with a 2-year pre-registration MSc due to start in September 2021, furthering our commitment to excellence and choice. The first year of both programmes are identical, with slight differences in year 2 and 3 to reflect the progression to Masters level research on the MPhysio programme. The appointee will act as a Subject External for the BSc and Award External for the MPhysio programme. This position requires the external examiner to be a HCPC registered Physiotherapist who is also a member of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy. The appointment will start immediately for a period of 4 years and the commitment required is as follows:
  • To review a range of coursework and assessments (e.g. videos of OSCEs) throughout the year
  • To attend an assessment panel per year and the submission of an annual external examiner report.
  • To engage in communication with the programme team
  • To carry out at least one interim engagement per year (which may take the form of a ‘virtual’ visit by video conference/Skype in recognition of the logistical difficulties presented by Plymouth’s geographical location) and at least one face to face visit during the term of office to obtain feedback from staff and students on assessment in practice and to strengthen their engagement with the ongoing teaching and learning process.
All appointments are subject to the candidate meeting the University’s criteria for appointment. If you would like to be considered for this role, please submit a CV by email to health-extex@plymouth.ac.uk by 04/10/20, or for further information about the role email:

External Examiner – Nursing and Allied Health shared modules

Opening Date:
18 Sep 2020
Closing Date:
16 Oct 2020
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The School of Health and Care Professions at the University of Portsmouth are seeking to appoint a suitably qualified external examiner for a suite of 5 modules (FHEQ levels 4, 5 and 6) shared across a number of programmes in Nursing, Allied Health and Social Work, namely:
  • BN (Hons) Nursing (Adult)
  • BN (Hons) Nursing (Mental Health)
  • BSc (Hons) Advanced Dental Nursing
  • BSc (Hons) Advancing Professional Practice
  • BSc (Hons) Dental Hygiene
  • BSc (Hons) Dental Hygiene and Dental Therapy
  • BSc (Hons) Diagnostic Radiography and Medical Imaging
  • BSc (Hons) Operating Department Practice
  • BSc (Hons) Paramedic Science
  • BSc (Hons) Social Work
The shared modules broadly cover evidence informed practice, research approaches and service improvement and therefore applicants with a background in health or care related research would be particularly welcome. Current relevant experience in higher education along with professional registration in one of the programme areas is essential. Further information about the role of the external examiner at the University of Portsmouth can be found here. Informal enquires are welcome. Please contact Sue Rourke (Associate Head Academic), Sue.Rourke@port.ac.uk Applications: Please send a CV and brief expression of interest (no more than 1,000 words) to Sue Rourke, Sue.Rourke@port.ac.uk by 12.00 midday on Friday 16th October. All appointments are subject to the candidate meeting the University’s criteria for appointment. Commencement date will be as soon as possible for a period of 4 academic years

External Examiner – MSc Advancing Nursing Practice

Opening Date:
14 Sep 2020
Closing Date:
05 Oct 2020
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The MSc Advanced Nursing is a one year full-time (2 or 3 year part-time) postgraduate degree that focuses on social science aspects of contemporary global health care and the development of nurse leaders and decision makers. This is the second year of the current programme and we are looking to appoint an external examiner to join us beginning in January 2021. More information about the current programme is available here: https://www.ed.ac.uk/health/subject-areas/nursing-studies/postgraduate-taught/msc-advanced-nursing If you would like information on the MSc Advanced Nursing, please contact Dr Fiona Cuthill, Programme Director, fiona.cuthill@ed.ac.uk, to discuss further. The appointment would be for a three to five year period of tenure. You would be required to review work from a range of courses over this programme and review postgraduate dissertations. Nominations are invited for this vacancy from suitably qualified and experienced individuals. The examiner must possess a MSc as a minimum and preferably a doctorate.