Jobs: Northern Ireland

External Examiners – Post Registration Midwifery and the Master’s Examination Boards

Opening Date:
26 Feb 2021
Closing Date:
15 Mar 2021
Salary Range:
The School of Nursing and Midwifery at Queen’s University Belfast is seeking to appoint External Examiners to our Post Registration Midwifery and the Master’s Examination Boards. Experienced External Examiners would be preferred but those seeking a first position and having relevant clinical and educational experience will also be considered. All applicants must be at Senior Lecturer level or above. It is anticipated that you would commence in October 2021 for a period of 4 years. Full course details and documentation will be provided to the appointee with an induction at the University on appointment. The post requires external moderation of assessments, completion of an annual monitoring report and attendance at the relevant Board of Examiner meetings and in line with NMC requirements, visits to Clinical Practice areas. The areas of expertise in which we require examiners are as follows: Specialist Practice Programmes at level 6 and level 7, MSc Advanced Professional Practice and MSc Advanced Professional and Clinical Practice Post Registration Midwifery including Ultrasound, Neonatal and Examination of the Newborn If you would like further details regarding these posts please contact Anne Kearney, Interested parties are invited to send a copy of their CV and Covering letter to Anne Kearney, The closing date for applications is Monday 15 March 2021.

External Examiner – Specialist Nursing, Mental Health Pathway, Specialist Nursing Leadership module and short course in Forensic Health Care

Opening Date:
15 Feb 2021
Closing Date:
22 Mar 2021
Salary Range:
External Examiner – BSc Hons/PG Dip Specialist Nursing, Mental Health Pathway, BSc Hons/PG Dip Specialist Nursing Leadership Module, BS Hons/PG Health and Wellbeing (Short Course in Forensic Healthcare), School of Nursing, Ulster University We are seeking to appoint an External Examiner for our Specialist Nursing, Mental Health Pathway, Specialist Nursing Leadership module and short course in Forensic Health Care based in the School of Nursing. The NMC approved Specialist Nursing Courses, Mental Health Pathway (BSc Hons and PG Dip) are delivered over two years part time and meet the NMC Standards for Specialist Nursing (NMC 2001). Those students who successfully complete the programme are eligible to have this specialist practice qualification registered with the Nursing & Midwifery Council. This position requires the External Examiner to have live Mental Health Specialist Practice registration with the Nursing & Midwifery Council. The short course in Forensic Health Care sits within the BSc Hons and PG Health and Wellbeing programmes and is offered part time over one academic year. An interest in or clinical experience of forensic health care is desirable. The Specialist Nursing Leadership module is delivered over one semester and sits within the Specialist Nursing Pathways programmes. The appointment will be from the September 2021 for four years and the commitment required is as follows:
  • To review a range of coursework and practice learning portfolios throughout the year.
  • To attend the Board of Examiners 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) 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. Fees and expenses are payable in line with the university policy. For an informal discussion please contact Course Director Hilary Thompson on 07927900048. If you would like to be considered for this role, please forward your CV to Mrs. Hilary Thompson at