Subject External Examiner – Postgraduate Midwifery

Opening Date:
4 Mar 2016
Closing Date:
15 Apr 2016
Salary Range:

Postgraduate Midwifery Provision

The School is seeking to appoint a subject external examiner to a range of modules within our postgraduate suite of programmes. The remit involves assessment of theory and practice modules relating to:

  • Issues in Maternal and Child Health (SCQF L11)
  • Clinical Teaching/ Practice (SCQF L11)
  • Assisted Birth Practitioner – theory and practice (SCQF L11)
  • Research for Health & Social Care (SCQF L11)

External examiner responsibilities include moderation of assessments, completion of an annual monitoring report and attendance at subject panels where student marks are ratified. Normally there are 3 subject panels per academic session. The School uses an electronic marking system associated with the originality checking programme Turnitin, called Grademark. External examiners are required to make use of the system during the external moderation process (this being accessible through Moodle Virtual Learning Environment).

Experienced and new external examiners will be considered provided the applicant has the relevant professional qualifications and experience. Relevant professional experience in the midwifery and research, and a valid teaching qualification are essential requirements for this post. In addition, given the academic level of the modules/programmes, applicants are required to hold a masters qualification.

The appointments will be with effect from 1st October 2016, for a 4-year term to 30th September 2020.
Full details of the programmes and modules will be provided to appointees and an induction day will be held by the University following appointment. Further information about UWS policy for external examiners is available at:

For informal discussion, please contact:
Dr Angela Dow, Senior Lecturer and Programme Leader:, Tel 01698 283100 Ext 8653

For nomination form, please contact:
Hazel Shepherd, School Service Delivery Officer:, Tel 01698 283100 Ext 8462