Jobs: South West

External Examiner – BSc Nursing Top Up – in collaboration with NSBM University, Sri Lanka

Opening Date:
21 Sep 2020
Closing Date:
25 Oct 2020
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The School of Nursing and Midwifery at University of Plymouth are seeking to appoint a Subject and Award External Examiner for the BSc Nursing Top Up programme. This programme is in collaboration with NSBM University in Sri Lanka and is a top up programme for registered nurses in Sri Lanka wishing to gain a degree and extend their knowledge base. This position does require the external examiner to have current registration with the Nursing & Midwifery Council as a Nurse. The applicant must have had no formal links with the University of Plymouth in the last five years, must hold a professional qualification, along with appropriate academic examining experience. The appointment will be for 4 years and the commitment required is as follows:
  • To review a range of coursework throughout the year
  • To attend a Subject Assessment panel and Award Assessment Board
  • To submit annual external examiner reports
  • To engage in communication with the programme team
All appointments are subject to the candidate meeting the University’s criteria for appointment. For further information or an informal discussion about the post, please contact Louise Winfield louise.winfield@plymouth.ac.uk.

External Advisors – Programme Approval – BSc Nursing Top Up – in collaboration with NSBM University, Sri Lanka

Opening Date:
21 Sep 2020
Closing Date:
25 Oct 2020
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The School of Nursing and Midwifery at University of Plymouth is currently looking to appoint two External Advisors, one ‘professional/in practice’ and one ‘academic’ to act as a member of the Panel at the approval event for the proposed BSc Nursing Top Up programme. This programme is in collaboration with NSBM University in Sri Lanka and is a top up programme for registered nurses in Sri Lanka wishing to gain a degree and extend their knowledge base. The External Advisors will be required to review programme documentation prior to the approval meeting on the 3rd December 2020 and will be invited to contribute to discussions at the meeting about the content of the proposed programme as part of a Panel comprising of University representatives to determine approval. Applications are invited from suitably qualified and experienced colleagues that meet the criteria below:-
  • Holds current registration with the NMC as a nurse
  • has not been a member of staff at University of Plymouth or at any of our partner institutions/Colleges in the last 5 years
  • has not been a student at University of Plymouth or at any of our partner institutions/Colleges in the last 5 years
  • has not been an External Examiner at University of Plymouth or any of our partner institutions/Colleges in the past 5 years (this includes reciprocal arrangements where a University of Plymouth member of academic staff has been an External Examiner at the nominee’s HEI)
  • has not worked collaboratively with any member of staff involved in bringing forward the proposal (e.g. on research papers/publications)
  • has not had direct responsibility for providing placements for students from this or another related programme
  • is independent of the proposed programme i.e. if they have not participated in the planning process
All appointments are subject to the candidate meeting the University’s criteria for appointment. For further information or an informal discussion about the post, please contact Louise Winfield louise.winfield@plymouth.ac.uk.

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

Opening Date:
10 Sep 2020
Closing Date:
4 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:

Lecturer – Children’s Nursing

Opening Date:
7 Sep 2020
Closing Date:
27 Sep 2020
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This is an exciting chance to be part of the Children’s Nursing Lecture Team at a progressive and cutting-edge University in a beautiful location, where you can really make a difference. As a Lecturer at the University of Plymouth, you will be expected to contribute to, and as appropriate, lead the provision of outstanding undergraduate and postgraduate teaching, scholarship and knowledge transfer. At Plymouth, being an outstanding teacher involves being an outstanding scholar, so that delivery enhances the learning environment and contributes to a high-quality student experience. This role will specifically contribute to the academic development of children’s nursing relating to the care of children and families in all healthcare settings. You will join our enthusiastic and proactive children’s nursing team who have expertise in primary and secondary care teaching across all programmes where children and young people come into contact with health care. You will currently have the following experience to bring to this role:
  • Registration as a children’s nurse on the Nursing and Midwifery Council register
  • A Master’s degree qualification in a relevant health related subject.
  • A recognised teacher qualification or willingness to obtain one
  • In depth knowledge and understanding of current children’s nursing practice
  • Ideally contemporary experience in clinical skills teaching
  • An awareness of current priorities
  • Evidence of the potential to contribute scholarly activity
  • Relevant recent clinical experience
Please demonstrate how you meet the essential criteria outlined in the knowledge, qualifications, training and experience elements of the job description in your supporting statement. For an informal discussion to find out more about the role then please contact Janet Kelsey in the first instance by email jakelsey@plymouth.ac.uk. Due to COVID-19 telephone contact will be made as requested following this. This role will require an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service Check plus Adult and Children Barred List checks. Interviews are likely to take place on 13th October 2020 and you will be notified if you have been shortlisted or not. This is a full-time position working 37 hours per week on a permanent basis. Please visit www.plymouth.ac.uk/jobs for full advert details.

NMC Competency Assessor – Oxford

Opening Date:
7 Sep 2020
Closing Date:
11 Oct 2020
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Oxford Brookes University is an approved university to conduct the Nursing Midwifery Council (NMC) Test of Competence. There are 2 other approved universities; Ulster University and University of Northampton. The approved Test Centre provide Part two of the NMC's Test of Competence for international nurses and midwives seeking registration with the NMC. Part two is a nursing or midwifery Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE). The OSCE can only be sat after a candidate successfully passes Part one, and it is the NMC who provides authorisation of this. At Oxford Brookes University, we have a Test Centre at Marston Road site, Oxford and a second test centre at the Swindon campus. We normally run OSCES on Monday in Swindon, and on Monday to Friday in Oxford. There are various opportunities available from 8 hours a week to 40 hours a week. This is a fixed term role until March 2022. The OSCE will simulate a clinical environment and “patient” scenarios which registered nurses and midwives are likely to encounter when they assess, plan, implement and evaluate care. Candidates are expected to utilise a contemporary evidence base and effectively demonstrate safe practical application of nursing and midwifery skills. The Test of Competence is blueprinted against the current UK pre-registration standards and these standards are available on the NMC's website. For more information about the Test Centre please see: http://www.brookes.ac.uk/nmc-test-of-competence For more information about the role of the NMC Competence Assessor contact either of the staff below or email ctc@brookes.ac.uk:
  • Clair Merriman Programme/Provision Lead 01865 482622
  • Barry Ricketts | Academic Lead | 01865 48 2622
  • Amy Volp | Project Manager | 01865 48 8415

NMC Competency Assessor – Swindon

Opening Date:
7 Sep 2020
Closing Date:
9 Oct 2020
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Part Time, Fixed Term - Professional Services Oxford Brookes University is an approved university to conduct the Nursing Midwifery Council (NMC) Test of Competence. There are 2 other approved universities; Ulster University and University of Northampton. The approved Test Centre provide Part two of the NMC's Test of Competence for international nurses and midwives seeking registration with the NMC. Part two is a nursing or midwifery Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE). The OSCE can only be sat after a candidate successfully passes Part one, and it is the NMC who provides authorisation of this. At Oxford Brookes University, we have a Test Centre at Marston Road site, Oxford and a second test centre at the Swindon campus. We normally run OSCES Mon/Tues in Swindon, Monday to Friday in Oxford. We have part time (8 hours per week), fixed term (until March 2022) vacancy available. This position will based at the Swindon Campus. The OSCE will simulate a clinical environment and “patient” scenarios which registered nurses and midwives are likely to encounter when they assess, plan, implement and evaluate care. Candidates are expected to utilise a contemporary evidence base and effectively demonstrate safe practical application of nursing and midwifery skills. The Test of Competence is blueprinted against the current UK pre-registration standards and these standards are available on the NMC's website. For more information about the Test Centre please see: http://www.brookes.ac.uk/nmc-test-of-competence For more information about the role of the NMC Competence Assessor contact either of the staff below:
  • Clair Merriman Programme/Provision Lead 01865 482622
  • Barry Ricketts | Academic Lead | 01865 48 2622
  • Amy Volp | Project Manager | 01865 48 8415

Deputy Vice-Chancellor

Opening Date:
28 Aug 2020
Closing Date:
30 Sep 2020
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Location: Bournemouth Salary: Competitive Closing date: noon, 30 September AECC University College is on an exciting journey of growth and development. At the heart of our role as a specialist health sciences university are the positive interrelationships of teaching, research and onsite practice as well as working in close partnership with our colleagues in academia and our research locally, nationally and internationally. The University College is seeking an outstanding individual as Deputy Vice-Chancellor to support the Vice-Chancellor in the leadership and management of AECC University College, making a significant contribution to the strategic direction of the institution. They will be responsible for the strategic and academic leadership and management of the University College’s academic Schools, its research and scholarship activity, its academic quality, and for leading the expansion of AECC University College’s education portfolio. The post holder will have a strong personal commitment to higher education and person-centred practice in line with the values of the University College community. They will have substantial experience in healthcare education and training and have established networks and positive working relationships with key sector bodies. Fulfilment of the responsibilities of the post will require working in partnership with Executive Team colleagues, Governors, staff and students to ensure a culture of openness, shared responsibility and collaboration. The new Deputy Vice-Chancellor will ensure that the institution operates as an exceptional specialist HE provider, further instilling a culture of pride and aspiration, whilst building upon recent successes. This is an opportunity to shape the future of the University College and further expand its reach into new areas of health science and cutting edge practice. The successful candidate will have credibility and standing in a relevant academic discipline either within the higher education sector or broader research and public health. This person will have a reputation for entrepreneurial leadership and innovative thinking, combined with excellent operational and financial management acumen. A thorough understanding of the fundamental principles of running a successful institution in the UK higher education sector will be key. They will also have experience of delivering the highest standards of quality across all teaching, and experience of managing student satisfaction. The successful candidate will be an effective and highly credible ambassador for the University College engaging in external partnership building and advocacy on behalf of the institution. This is a unique and exciting opportunity requiring visible leadership and direction both within the University College and externally across health science communities and the higher education sector. The appointee will steer the University College in developing each strand of its education, research and enterprise activity. Candidates should apply for this role through our website at www.aecc.ac.uk/about/join-the-team. Click on the ‘apply’ button and follow the instructions to upload a CV and cover letter, and complete the application and equal opportunities monitoring form. For a full information pack or any further enquiries, please email gsanger-stevens@aecc.ac.uk quoting reference DVC2020. The closing date for applications is noon on 30th September 2020.

External/Award Examiner – Return to Practice Nursing, Midwifery Specialist Community Public Health Nursing

Opening Date:
25 Aug 2020
Closing Date:
27 Sep 2020
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We are seeking to appoint a Subject External/Award Examiner for our Return to Practice Programme. This programme is based within the School of Nursing and Midwifery, Faculty of Health. The programme provides a flexible approach to meeting the NMC Standards for Return to Practice leading to eligibility to re-register with the Nursing & Midwifery Council. This position does require the external examiner to be a current registered SCPHN with the Nursing & Midwifery Council. The appointment will be until the 31 October 2024 and the commitment required is as follows:
  • To review a range of coursework 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 27th September 2020 or for further information about the role email adele.kane@plymouth.ac.uk