External Examiner for BSc (Hons) and Graduate Diploma in Specialist Community Public Health Nursing (SCPHN) (Health Visiting) – Swansea University

Opening Date:
26 Mar 2014
Closing Date:
9 May 2014
Salary Range:

The College of Human and Health Sciences has a vacancy for an external examiner for the BSc (Hons) and Graduate Diploma in Specialist Community Public Health Nursing (SCPHN) (Health Visiting), to begin in September 2014.

The programme is funded by the Welsh Government, and student numbers vary depending on workforce planning requirements. The SCPHN programme runs alongside other SCPHN programmes, such as School Nursing, and comprises inter-professional and shared learning with other community nursing practice programmes, as well as delivery of the Community formulary Nurse Prescribing, which is integral to the programme.

Role Specification:
The external examiner is asked to look at a sample of the assessments and report on:
• the administration of the programme
• the standards and consistency of internal marking
• the standards of student performance
• the extent to which the regulations and processes of the University are correctly applied and adhered to
• whether the academic standards of the programme are appropriate
• examples of good practice identified
You would be asked to attend one examination board per year and submit an annual report following this.

Essential Criteria: Current NMC registration on the appropriate part of the register
Experience of delivering post-registration modules
Education to PGCert level or above

Desirable Criteria: Previous experience as an external examiner

Date of appointment: September 2014 – September 2017

Closing Date: 9th May 2014

Programme details will be provided to the appointee and an induction day (in March 2015) will be offered.

For expressions of interest. further information on the programme or to submit your CV, please contact the Health Visiting Lead, Cathy Taylor, on 01792 602056 or by email at