Jobs: West Midlands

Associate Head of School – Student Experience

Opening Date:
20 Jul 2018
Closing Date:
16 Sep 2018
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Associate Heads of School are assigned specific responsibility across the School, aligned to the Associate Dean / Deputy Vice-Chancellor portfolios,namely Student Experience, International, Marketing & Recruitment, Quality& Accreditation, Enterprise & Commercial, and Research (unless delivered through other structures such as Faculty Research Centres). As such,they are expected to be key contributors to the School's fulfilment of the University's Mission Statement and Corporate Plan. Reporting to the Head of School with a functional reporting line to the Faculty's Associate Dean - Student Experience, the Associate Head of School - Student Experience has specific responsibility for leading the enhancement of teaching and learning, particularly in relation to curriculum design, course development and pedagogy, such that the student experience is optimised. The Associate Head of School - Student Experience will work closely with Course Directors and Administrators and work collaboratively with other Associate Heads of School, in the school, across the Faculty and the University to ensure student expectations are met and best practice is disseminated across the University. Maintaing your academic standing and authority through teaching, research and scholarly activities and be expected to help the School build a national and international profile whilst enhancing the quality of provision by monitoring the student experience and taking a 'student's-eye-view' at the level of the course. To network proactively and develop public and private education and health sector related partnerships at a national and international level to ensure opportunities for the School are identified and delivered. Applicants considering these opportunities should also refer to the Principal Lecturer job description and person specification. PhD is advantageous, together with experience in a relevant subject area alongside record of academic excellence.

External Examiner for MA Social Work at the University of Worcester

Opening Date:
17 Jul 2018
Closing Date:
31 Aug 2018
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The University of Worcester is looking for an external examiner for the MA in Social Work 2 year programme. Applications are invited from suitably qualified and experienced academic staff. The successful applicant must be registered with HCPC and have relevant experience of working in social work field as well as teaching on social work programmes. Previous recent experience as an external examiner is also required. The University of Worcester offers support for external examiners and a full induction day. Further support is also provided by the Programme Lead and module teams. The appointment will be from September 2018 to December 2022. The successful candidate will be invited to a staff induction day in January 2019. The majority of assessments can be reviewed remotely. The Exam Board will meet twice a year. You will be required to view a selection of scripts for designated modules and complete a module external examiner report for each set of assignments reviewed. At the end of the academic year, an annual report is required. All appointments are subject to the candidate meeting the University’s criteria for appointment. Applications are by submission of CV. 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; • He/she must not have been a University of Worcester examiner within the last five years; Closing date: 18 May 2018 If you are interested in applying for this role (or to request further information), please send a recent CV to Raluca Sarbu, MA in Social Work Programme lead, at r.sarbu@worc.ac.uk

External Examiner – MSc Advancing Physiotherapy Practice

Opening Date:
16 Jul 2018
Closing Date:
3 Aug 2018
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We are seeking to appoint an External Examiner for the MSc Advancing Physiotherapy Practice programme, along with several stand alone CPD modules, within the School of Nursing, Midwifery and Health at Coventry University. The appointment will be for 4 years September 2018 to September 2022. We view the role of External Examiner as central to our quality assurance and enhancement procedures. You will assist in assuring that the standards across modules are appropriate and comparable with similar awards at other UK institutions, and that all assessments are carried out fairly. We are looking for an External Examiner to be responsible for modules covering the following areas: • Advancing Cardiorespiratory Practice • Advancing Musculoskeletal Practice • Advancing Neurological Practice • Masters Dissertation (Advancing Physiotherapy Practice • Neural Control of Human Behaviour • Principles of Neuro-rehabilitation • Injection Therapy (Neurology) Applicants will: • have a professional background in physiotherapy • be working at the level of Senior Lecturer (or equivalent) or above • be working within a Higher Education Institution If you would like further information please contact Julie Sellars, Principal Lecturer CPD and Postgraduate at j.sellars@coventry.ac.uk or alternatively if you would like to be considered for this role, please submit a CV to the same address by the 3rd August 2018.

External Examiner – Non-Medical Prescribing

Opening Date:
16 Jul 2018
Closing Date:
3 Aug 2018
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We are seeking to appoint an External Examiner for our portfolio of Non-Medical Prescribing modules that students may take as part of a PgCert in Independent and Supplementary Prescribing, a PgCert in Clinically Enhanced Independent Prescribing or as stand alone modules, within the School of Nursing, Midwifery and Health at Coventry University. The appointment will be for 4 years September 2018 to September 2022. We view the role of External Examiner as central to our quality assurance and enhancement procedures. You will assist in assuring that the standards across modules are appropriate and comparable with similar awards at other UK institutions, and that all assessments are carried out fairly. We are looking for an External Examiner to be responsible for the following modules: • Practice Certificate in Independent Prescribing and Supplementary Prescribing 1 (Level 6 and Level 7) • Practice Certificate in Independent Prescribing and Supplementary Prescribing 2 (Level 6 and Level 7) • Conversion from Supplementary to Independent Prescribing • Community Practitioner Nurse Prescribing Applicants will: • have a professional background in nurse prescribing • be working at the level of Senior Lecturer (or equivalent) or above • be working within a Higher Education Institution If you would like further information please contact Alison Bardsley, a.bardsley@coventry.ac.uk, or alternatively if you would like to be considered for this role, please submit a CV to Julie Sellars, j.sellars@coventry.ac.uk, by the 3rd August 2018.

External Examiner – MSc Advancing Physiotherapy Practice

Opening Date:
13 Jul 2018
Closing Date:
3 Aug 2018
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We are seeking to appoint an External Examiner for the MSc Advancing Physiotherapy Practice programme, along with several stand alone CPD modules, within the School of Nursing, Midwifery and Health at Coventry University. The appointment will be for 4 years from September 2018 to September 2022. We view the role of External Examiner as central to our quality assurance and enhancement procedures. You will assist in assuring that the standards across modules are appropriate and comparable with similar awards at other UK institutions, and that all assessments are carried out fairly. We are looking for an External Examiner to be responsible for modules covering the following areas: • Advancing Cardiorespiratory Practice • Advancing Musculoskeletal Practice • Advancing Neurological Practice • Masters Dissertation (Advancing Physiotherapy Practice) • Neural Control of Human Behaviour • Principles of Neuro-rehabilitation • Injection Therapy (Neurology) Applicants will: • have a professional background in physiotherapy • be working at the level of Senior Lecturer (or equivalent) or above • be working within a Higher Education institution If you would like further information please contact Julie Sellars, Principal Lecturer CPD and Postgraduate at j.sellars@coventry.ac.uk or, alternatively, if you would like to be considered for this role, please submit a CV to the same address.

External Examiner – Non-Medical Prescribing

Opening Date:
13 Jul 2018
Closing Date:
3 Aug 2018
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We are seeking to appoint an External Examiner for our portfolio of Non-Medical Prescribing modules that students may take as part of a PgCert in Independent and Supplementary Prescribing, a PgCert in Clinically Enhanced Independent Prescribing or as stand alone modules, within the School of Nursing, Midwifery and Health at Coventry University. The appointment will be for 4 years from September 2018 to September 2022. We view the role of External Examiner as central to our quality assurance and enhancement procedures. You will assist in assuring that the standards across modules are appropriate and comparable with similar awards at other UK institutions, and that all assessments are carried out fairly. We are looking for an External Examiner to be responsible for the following modules: • Practice Certificate in Independent Prescribing and Supplementary Prescribing 1 (Level 6 and Level 7) • Practice Certificate in Independent Prescribing and Supplementary Prescribing 2 (Level 6 and Level 7) • Conversion from Supplementary to Independent Prescribing • Community Practitioner Nurse Prescribing Applicants will: • have a professional background in nurse prescribing • be working at the level of Senior Lecturer (or equivalent) or above • be working within a Higher Education Institution If you would like further information, please contact Alison Bardsley at a.bardsley@coventry.ac.uk or, alternatively, if you would like to be considered for this role, please submit a CV to Julie Sellars at j.sellars@coventry.ac.uk.

External Examiner – Professional Practice programme (post 2)

Opening Date:
13 Jul 2018
Closing Date:
31 Aug 2018
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We are seeking to appoint a Subject External Examiner for the Professional Practice Programme. This programme is based within the School of Nursing & Midwifery in the Faculty of Health, Education and Life Sciences. The appointment will commence September 2018 and the tenure of appointment is for a period of four years. All External Examiner appointments are subject to approval by the University Academic Board. Role Requirements: • Comment on the content of the subject area particularly with regard to subject benchmarks • Examine assessment briefs, exam papers and student work to ensure academic standards and achievements of students are comparable with those in other UK higher education establishments of which the external examiner has experience • Provide informative comment and recommendations on whether the assessment process measures student achievement rigorously and fairly against the intended outcomes of the programme/s and is conducted in line with the relevant policies and regulations • Attend examination board/s and submit an annual report • Engage in communication with the academic and programme team Previous experience as an External Examiner is not necessary as the University is able to provide mentorship to the successful applicants. We are looking for External Examiners to cover the following programmes/modules: • BSc (Hons) / MSc Cardiac Care • BSc (Hons) / MSc Diabetes Care • Developing Specialist Practice in Health and Social Care If you would like to be considered for this role, please apply at https://jobs.bcu.ac.uk/Vacancy.aspx?id=1434&forced=1 or for further information about the role please either telephone or email Programme leader Alison Simons (0121 331 7012 Alison.Simons@bcu.ac.uk) Our standard fee for External Examiners is £450 per academic year. We also offer an additional fee for visits made to BCU for purposes other than to attend exam boards.

External Examiner – Professional Practice programme (post 1)

Opening Date:
13 Jul 2018
Closing Date:
31 Aug 2018
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We are seeking to appoint a Subject External Examiner for the Professional Practice Programme. This programme is based within the School of Nursing & Midwifery in the Faculty of Health, Education and Life Sciences. The appointment will commence September 2018 and the tenure of appointment is for a period of four years. All External Examiner appointments are subject to approval by the University Academic Board. Role Requirements: • Comment on the content of the subject area particularly with regard to subject benchmarks • Examine assessment briefs, exam papers and student work to ensure academic standards and achievements of students are comparable with those in other UK higher education establishments of which the external examiner has experience • Provide informative comment and recommendations on whether the assessment process measures student achievement rigorously and fairly against the intended outcomes of the programme/s and is conducted in line with the relevant policies and regulations • Attend examination board/s and submit an annual report • Engage in communication with the academic and programme team Previous experience as an External Examiner is not necessary as the University is able to provide mentorship to the successful applicants. We are looking for External Examiners to cover the following programmes/modules: • BSc (Hons) / MSc Pain management • MSc Research Dissertation • Essential Academic Skills for Degree Level Study • Essential Academic Skills for Masters Level Study • Using Research Evidence in Practice – Level 6 • AP(E)L/Academic Skills – level 5 If you would like to be considered for this role, please apply at https://jobs.bcu.ac.uk/Vacancy.aspx?id=1434&forced=1 or for further information about the role please contact Alison Simons, the Programme Leader, 0121 331 7012 Alison.simons@bcu.ac.uk. Our standard fee for External Examiners is £450 per academic year.

Staffordshire University – School of Health and Social Care: External Examiner Roles

Opening Date:
6 Jul 2018
Closing Date:
30 Jul 2018
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The School of Health and Social Care at Staffordshire University, Stafford is seeking to appoint an external examiner for the following course: The MSc Medical Education Awards which includes the Post Graduate Certificate, the Post Graduate Diploma and either the Dissertation or Project Based Change final module. The Certificate stage consists of four modules as does the Diploma stage. The course is aimed at clinical and postgraduate tutors, nurses, doctors, dentists, paramedics health visitors and therapists, general practice course organisers and trainers, undergraduate tutors and others involved in teaching in a healthcare setting. It is suitable for experienced teachers who wish to up-date or re-assess their skills as well as novice teachers looking for a ‘teaching tool-box’ of new skills and knowledge. Modules studied are: • Introduction to Educational Theory (15 credits) • Approaches to Teaching and Learning in Healthcare (15 credits) • Observation and Reflection on Healthcare Teaching (15 credits) • Assessment and Appraisal in Healthcare Education (15 credits) • The Culture of Education in Healthcare (15 credits) • Contemporary Issues in Healthcare Education (15 credits) • Research Methods and Methodologies (15 credits) • Negotiated Learning Modules (15 credits) • Masters Dissertation (60 credits) The external examiner role involves the approval of change in assessments, moderating samples of work, attending Assessment Boards and ensuring that standards of award are comparable with other institutions. The appointment will be with effect immediately until 31st August 2021. Programme details will be provided to the appointee and a full induction day will be offered. We would welcome expressions of interest from academics committed to developing the quality of teaching, learning and assessment. Interested individuals are required to send a copy of their CV for consideration to Dawn Suffolk.

Staffordshire University – School of Health and Social Care: External Examiner Roles

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6 Jul 2018
Closing Date:
31 Jul 2018
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The School of Health and Social Care at the University of Staffordshire, Stafford is seeking to appoint an external examiner for the following programme/s: The MSc Advanced Clinical Practice and the post graduate certificate in Advanced Health Assessment and Clinical Judgement and Decision Making and the post graduate diploma in Advanced Clinical Practice. This external examiner post would focus on some of the generic modules and the modules within the clinical practice and leadership routes. Modules offered are the principles of assessment of minor injuries, the care and management of asthma and COPD, principles of physical assessment, leadership role in quality, innovation and change, advanced health assessment, clinical reasoning and decision making and the assessment in forensic practice. If you would like information regarding this post please contact: Dr Janice Mooney, Senior Lecturer. Janice.mooney@staffs.ac.uk, telephone 01785 353660. The external examiner role involves the approval of instruments of assessments, moderating samples of work, attending Assessment Boards and ensuring that standards of award are comparable with other institutions. The appointment will be with effect from 1st September 2018 until 31st August 2021. Programme details will be provided to the appointee and a full induction day will be offered. We would welcome expressions of interest from academics committed to developing the quality of teaching, learning and assessment. Interested individuals are required to send a copy of their CV also for consideration.
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