Jobs: East Midlands

Deputy Head of School of Health & Social Care

Opening Date:
19 Jul 2021
Closing Date:
31 Aug 2021
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'There are really wonderful opportunities here to work with a whole range of people; to do really fantastic work, in a really great environment. If you come and see the place, you'll see how interesting modern up to date and friendly it is and I think you'll definitely want to come and work here.’ Niro Siriwardena, Professor of Primary & Pre-Hospital Health Care The School of Health and Social Care is looking for a Deputy Head of School to take leadership of the schools social care and social work portfolio. This Deputy Head of School post will have a significant leadership role within the school and will work collaboratively with our other Deputies. The post holder will lead developing the social work and social care aspects of our portfolio, working with external stakeholders and partners to ensure that our provision meets employer needs and is responsible to regional and evolving national agendas. They will ensure that the school engages in innovative learning and teaching methods which are of high quality and engender a positive learning environment for our students. The School of Health and Social Care is forward thinking, and ambitious with plans to further develop education across the health and social care portfolio. The School has excellent relationships with a range of local, regional and national stakeholders integral to the development of the health and social care education agenda, and the provision of a highly skilled workforce. The quality of teaching and learning quality are important to us, as is partnership working with regional employers and organisations. We are looking for a dynamic leader who is a strong educationalist and who understands the social work and care environments, and the context of the evolving integrated systems. The successful candidate will be adaptable, innovative, and visionary; they will have excellent interpersonal and communication skills. To ensure that we deliver excellent education with graduates who have the skills and attributes that employers seek, we are looking for a leader who is creative, driven to achieve but also able to pay attention to detail. Situated in the heart of a beautiful and historic city, the University of Lincoln offers a fantastic working environment, with superb teaching spaces and offices overlooking the Brayford Pool Marina, and just a 5 minute walk from the train and bus stations. To find out more about this post, the School and working at Lincoln, please email the Head of School, Dr Kate Grafton at kgrafton@lincoln.ac.uk

Associate Professor (Digital Innovation in Health & Social Care)

Opening Date:
19 Jul 2021
Closing Date:
31 Aug 2021
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The University of Lincoln has built an international reputation for the quality of its teaching and research. The University was named as the Modern University of the Year in The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2021. The University of Lincoln is rated TEF Gold – the highest standard possible – for the quality of its teaching. The School of Health and Social Care is forward thinking, and ambitious with plans to further develop education across the health and social care portfolio. The School has excellent relationships with a range of local, regional and national stakeholder’s integral to the development of the health and social care education agenda, and the provision of a highly skilled workforce. We are looking for a passionate individual to drive innovation and growth in the use of digital technologies in the development and delivery of our health and social care educational portfolio. The Associate Professor (Principal Lecturer equivalent) post holder will join the school leadership team and will work collaboratively with colleagues and external stakeholders to facilitate the creative design, delivery and evaluation of educational programmes that embed technological and educational innovations that enhance learning experiences, improve the accessibility of learning and equip our graduates to become future leaders of the digital transformation of health & social care provision. Do you have experience of educational technological innovations in health and social care education and can demonstrate strong leadership, facilitatory and motivational skills? Do you have the communication skills to engage with a range of internal and external stakeholders to collaboratively develop and implement a school digital innovation strategy which will meet the school and university objectives? Do you have the skills and experience of identifying opportunities and ways to innovate, and are able to evaluate and disseminate the effectiveness and impact of the innovations? Are you dynamic, adaptable and a team player who can work across professional and portfolio boundaries and has a passion for education and health and social care workforce development? Situated in the heart of a beautiful and historic city, the University of Lincoln offers a fantastic working environment, with superb teaching spaces and offices overlooking the Brayford Pool Marina, and just a 5 minute walk from the train and bus stations. To find out more about this post, the School and working at Lincoln, please email the Head of School, Dr Kate Grafton at kgrafton@lincoln.ac.uk

External Examiner – MSci Nursing with Leadership and Dual Registration (Mental Health & Child Nursing)

Opening Date:
14 Jul 2021
Closing Date:
31 Aug 2021
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The School of Allied Health Professions within the College of Life Sciences at the University of Leicester is seeking expressions of interest for a child field external examiner for the following programmes: MSci Nursing with Leadership and Dual Registration (Mental Health and Child Nursing). We are looking for an experienced academic, currently involved in the teaching and assessing of children’s nursing students. Experience as an external examiner would be preferable. The appointment will commence from September 2021 for a period of four years. Role Requirements:
  • To scrutinise student work, assignment questions / exam papers, in order to ensure that student achievement and academic standards are comparable with those in the UK higher education institution from which the external examiner has experience.
  • Review both practice and theory elements of the module/s where relevant.
  • Provide feedback and recommendation on whether the assessment process was rigorous and fair in meeting intended learning outcomes and in line with relevant policies and guidelines.
  • Attend Board of Examiners meetings.
  • Submit an Annual External Examiner report.
  • Regularly engage and communicate with the programme teams.
  • Comment on the content of the subject area particularly with regard to subject benchmarks.
The successful applicant must hold current registration with the NMC. If you wish to discuss this opportunity further, please contact Gary Souter, Associate Professor in Nursing and Programme Lead for MSci Nursing with Leadership and Dual Registration. Email: gs316@leicester.ac.uk Closing date: 31st August 2021

External Examiner – Nursing (Registered Nurse – Mental Health) Bachelor of Science with Honours

Opening Date:
2 Jul 2021
Closing Date:
27 Sep 2021
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The School of Health and Social Care at the University of Lincoln is seeking an experienced External Examiner for our Mental Health pre-registration nursing programme. The curriculum has been developed from the NMC Standards (NMC 2018). The successful applicant will be responsible for reviewing 30 credit modules that are to be delivered at level 6 starting in September 2021. We hope the applicant could work with us prior to this to support with the curriculum development of these modules. The modules are as follows: Nursing (Registered Nurse – Mental Health) Bachelor of Science with Honours:
  • Being an accountable professional (Shared module)
  • Innovation to transformation in nursing practice (Shared module)
  • Leadership and practice education (Shared module)
  • Leading and managing complex Mental Health care (Field specific module)
Please see the following links for a full Programme Specification: Nursing (Registered Nurse – Mental Health) Bachelor of Science with Honours https://www.lincoln.ac.uk/home/course/nurnurub/ External Examiners play a central role in the maintenance of the standards of the University’s awards and the currency of the curriculum. They perform this role through:
  • the approval of assessment tasks and examination papers
  • discussions with relevant academic staff
  • the review of samples of student work on modules within the programme, including practice documents / visits
  • the endorsement of marks to confirm that the marks are an agreed, fully moderated and externally examined set of results
  • the submission of annual reports
  • attendance at appropriate boards of examiners
  • agreement to programme modifications
Ideal applicants should possess the following:
  • Current registration (Mental Health field) & teaching qualification with the NMC
  • Relevant experience to maintain comparable quality standards
Applications for the post should be made by a comprehensive Curriculum Vitae and appropriate covering letter and sent to:
  • Frances Nicol – Senior Lecturer and Programme Lead for BSc Nursing (Adult, Child and Mental Health), fnicol@lincoln.ac.uk

External Examiner CPD

Opening Date:
25 Jun 2021
Closing Date:
30 Jul 2021
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The Institute of Health and Allied Professions at Nottingham Trent University is seeking an External Examiner for a suite of continuing professional development courses
  • BSc (Hons) leading and innovating practice
  • Professional certificate in leading and innovating practice
  • Post-graduate certificate in leading and innovating practice
The appointment will commence in the 2021/22 academic year (starting Sept 2021) for a tenure period of four years. All External Examiner appointments are subject to approval by the University External Examiner Approval Panel. The role of the external examiner is to consider:
  • whether the standards set for the course are appropriate for its awards, award elements or subjects, by reference to published QAA Subject Benchmark Statements, the Framework for Higher Education Qualifications (FHEQ), course specifications and other relevant information;
  • the comparability of the standards with those of similar courses or parts of courses in other UK higher education providers;
  • the standards of student performance in the assessments for those courses;
  • the extent to which the processes for assessment and the determination of awards are sound, have been fairly conducted and have supported the intended learning outcomes;
  • whether the action points in previous external examiner reports have been acted upon, and standards and quality thereby enhanced;
  • strengths and distinctive / innovative features in relation to academic standards, the operation of the assessment process and the quality of learning opportunities;
  • attend at least one examination board/s per year and submit an annual report.
Further information about the External Examiner role at NTU can be found at https://www.ntu.ac.uk/m/external-examining-at-ntu/role Please forward expressions of interest, together with a CV to Dr Jennie Walker jennie.walker@ntu.ac.uk by Friday 30 July

External Examiner – BSc (Hons) Pre-registration Nursing programme (Mental health)

Opening Date:
26 May 2021
Closing Date:
31 Jul 2021
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The University of Northampton looking for a dedicated individual to undertake the role of External Examiner for our BSc (Hons) Pre-registration Nursing programme (Mental health) The role & responsibilities include:
  • confirming the comparability of standards of student performance 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;
  • Providing an annual report to the University
  • Attending assessment boards.
  • Reviewing a range of modules within the Pre-registration nursing Mental Health specific programme and within the wider nursing Programme.
You should have appropriate expertise and experience to be able to undertake a role in the quality assurance of academic standards in Higher Education (ideally a Programme Leader or Senior Lecturer on similar programmes) and should hold NMC registration in Mental Health nursing. All External Examiners for programmes leading to registration or recordable qualifications with the Nursing and Midwifery Council will be expected to maintain their registration to the NMC professional register for the duration of their engagement. Previous experience as an External Examiner is strongly preferred. The appointment will be for the four academic years 2021 to 2025, from October 2021 Please note that we cannot currently accept applications from staff at the following institutions: University of Manchester, University of Essex, Birmingham City Closing date: 31st July 2021 If you are interested in applying for this role (or to request further information), please send a recent CV to Iain Schrantz Senior Lecturer Mental Health Nursing & Practice Development Iain.Schrantz@northampton.ac.uk