Jobs: East Midlands

External Examiner – MSc Advanced Occupational Therapy (including community pathway)

Opening Date:
9 Dec 2019
Closing Date:
31 Jan 2020
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The University of Derby School of Allied Health and Social Care is seeking to appoint an external Examiner for its Post Registration MSc Advanced Occupational Therapy. This post will involve consideration of assessments related to core and optional modules of study at level 7 which are taken by Occupational Therapists on the MSc Advanced Occupational Therapy programme, as well as some modules that are shared and accessed by other Health and Social Care students. Modules include:
  • Introduction to Masters Level Study, Management of Change, Research Methods, Evaluating Practice Outcomes, Professional and Informed Reasoning, Community Focused Occupational Therapy, Community Development through Occupation Based Practice,
  • Designing and Supporting Learning in the Workplace, Negotiated work based module.
  • The External Examiners will also be require to review dissertations.
  • The appointment is to commence from September 2020. The successful applicants will be invited to attend an induction day prior to commencement of the role.
Responsibilities include: commenting on draft assessment guidelines, reviewing samples of students’ work, attending assessment boards (up to two per year), and submitting an annual report. Please send expressions of interest in the form of a CV to Alison Kerr, A.Kerr@derby.ac.uk, 01332 594030

External examiner – BSc Nursing (with NMC registration)

Opening Date:
25 Nov 2019
Closing Date:
6 Jan 2020
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The Leicester School of Nursing and Midwifery at De Montfort University, Leicester is seeking five external examiners for our new BSc Nursing with NMC registration programme for Adult, Child, Learning Disability and Mental Health Nursing Fields of practice. The programme is subject to NMC approval in May 2020. Tenures will start on the 05/10/20 and will be for four years. External examiners will be required to monitor the quality of course work across a range of modules at levels 4, 5 and 6 and will be required to contribute to the quality monitoring processes of modules within the programme and undertake external review of assessed work. Opportunities will be provided to meet with members of the programme team and students within the School and in clinical practice. External examiners are also required to provide comments on proposed modifications and developments in new modules within their area of expertise. Experienced external examiners are preferred, however support will be offered for those new to the role. For further information, please contact Joanne Sharpe, Programme Leader via email jsharpe@dmu.ac.uk or telephone 0116 201 3804. If you are interested in applying for a position, please email your expression of interest and current CV to jsharpe@dmu.ac.uk

External Examiner – University Advanced Diploma Perioperative courses for Nurses

Opening Date:
25 Nov 2019
Closing Date:
6 Jan 2020
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We are seeking to appoint an External Examiner to commence January 2020 for two new perioperative courses for Registered Nurses – a University Advanced Diploma in Anaesthetic Practice commencing in Jan, and also a University Advanced Diploma in Scrub and Circulating Practice which will commence in Sept 2020. These are innovative and forward focussed short courses, 3 modules each across a calendar year, delivered entirely online to allow flexible learning from students across the UK. The courses are designed to facilitate development of skills through both academic and competency based assessment and also to facilitate the development of safe, resilient, confident practitioners. One annual visit at assessment boards is required as minimum but this can arranged virtually. Applications are invited from suitably qualified staff who have experience of teaching and assessing on perioperative courses in Higher Education. Appointment is subject to meeting the university’s criteria for the appointment of External Examiners. For more information about the modules covered in this remit and further course information please contact: Tanya Dryden, Programme Leader (t.dryden@derby.ac.uk) or Suzanne Le Blond, Assistant Discipline Lead (s.leblond@derby.ac.uk) . Application process: please send a CV and expression of interest to Tanya Dryden (t.dryden@derby.ac.uk).

Associate Professor (Allied Health Professions)

Opening Date:
14 Nov 2019
Closing Date:
15 Dec 2019
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The University of Lincoln has established a reputation as one of the most dynamic, fastest growing universities in the UK. Situated in the heart of a beautiful and historic city it has built an international reputation for the quality of its teaching and research. The School of Health and Social Care is forward thinking and ambitious with plans to further develop education for Allied Health Professionals at pre and post-registration levels. We are committed to inter-professional and collaborative working in teaching and research. The successful candidate will join a team committed to enhancing the health and social well-being of people across Lincolnshire and further afield. The School works with providers with the aim of transforming services for the benefit of people accessing the service and their families. This Associate Professor post will have a significant leadership role within the school. The role holder will work to support the diversification of our business, the development of our educational portfolio, and the enhancement of teaching and learning quality and innovation. The post will require the Associate Professor to demonstrate strong interpersonal skills, to develop and sustain excellent working relationships with external agencies across the health and social care sector. You will join a team of experienced Associate Professors to provide leadership to staff delivering programmes across our portfolio, you will oversee a portfolio of courses which will include our allied health provision and support the Head and Deputy Heads of School. You should be able to demonstrate evidence of innovation in curriculum design and development, have experience of programme leadership, and understand the quality requirements associated with programmes approved by the Health and Care Professions Council. We are seeking to expand our portfolio of allied health provision at pre and post-registration levels and you will be leading many of these developments. We are looking for candidates who are dynamic, adaptable and innovative and who have excellent communication skills. They must have a ‘can do’ approach and be driven to achieve. They should demonstrate substantive evidence of meeting deadlines and should have attention to detail in all they do. https://jobs.lincoln.ac.uk/vacancy.aspx?ref=CSS276C Interview date: Thursday 9th January

External Examiner – Trainee Nursing Associate programme (Dip HE/FdSc) apprenticeship

Opening Date:
5 Nov 2019
Closing Date:
10 Dec 2019
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The School of Health and Social Care at the University of Lincoln is seeking an External Examiner for our Trainee Nursing Associate programme. The current curriculum has been developed from the Health Education England standards as part of an apprenticeship. We are also developing a FdSc Trainee Nursing Associate programme which adheres to the Standards of proficiency for nursing associates (NMC 2018). This post will cover seeing out the delivery of the current curriculum and the introduction of the new curriculum. The successful applicant will be responsible for reviewing modules delivered at level 1 and 2: http://www.lincstalentacademy.org.uk/apprenticeship/new-nursing-associate/ 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 (Adult 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: Kerry Welch (Programme lead), kwelch@lincoln.ac.uk