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This page provides an opportunity for UCET members to advertise vacancies for External Examiners at their institutions.

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PostedProgramme area(s)/DetailsInstitution/Contact information
25/01/2021Primary School Direct PGCE, Secondary Science PGCE and Secondary MFL PGCE
The University of Exeter Graduate School Of Education is urgently seeking External Examiners for immediate start for our Primary School Direct PGCE, Secondary Science PGCE and Secondary MFL PGCE. We are a research-led, Ofsted outstanding PGCE programme with strong subject specialisms. We are ideally looking for expressions of interest from potential examiners at Senior Lecturer level or above, with relevant knowledge and experience of ITE in the subject/phase, and recent external examiner experience. The dates of the examiners visits and exam board this year are 23rd/24th June for the Secondary programme 28th/29th June for the Primary programme, though we are able to be flexible if a potential examiner is interested but unable to make these dates this year. Please email Lindsay Hetherington, Head of Initial Teacher Education if you have any questions about these roles. Similarly, if you would like to apply, please email Lindsay Hetherington outlining your relevant experience and CV.
University of Exeter
l.hetherington@exeter.ac.uk
25/01/2021MA in Education: Postgraduate Secondary and Lifelong Learning Field of Study (4 year tenure, October 2021 start)
The subject cluster requires a Postgraduate Module Field External Examiner to represent a range of academic perspectives within the MA Education and PG subject area, and may cover the following modules:• Exploring professional practice • Project module • Researching education • Teaching for learning • Educational leadership and managementSome of the modules also include examining those delivered at our collaborative provision partners. Therefore, familiarity with collaborative provision/partnerships is desirable, and attendance at additional collaborative provision boards is required.For further information please contact Fay Lewis 0117 328 4239  fay.lewis@uwe.ac.uk
University of West of England
fay.lewis@uwe.ac.uk
25/01/2021External Examiner for the BA (Hons) Education Studies
Please respond with a CV to Kirstin Sawyer on k.sawyer@bradfordcollege.ac.uk
Bradford College
k.sawyer@bradfordcollege.ac.uk
25/01/2021BA (Hons) Education Studies (from January 2022)
Please respond with a CV to Kirstin Sawyer on k.sawyer@bradfordcollege.ac.uk
Bradford College
k.sawyer@bradfordcollege.ac.uk
22/01/2021External Examiner for a Masters in Education/Professional Practice/Leadership and Management
Bradford College is looking for a new examiner for our Masters in Education/Professional Practice/Leadership and Management. Please send a CV to Kirstin Sawyer at k.sawyer@bradfordcollege.ac.uk
Bradford College
k.sawyer@bradfordcollege.ac.uk
20/01/2021Post Compulsory Education and Training courses, which include English and Maths specialist modules
Please send your CV to Kirstin Sawyer at k.sawyer@bradfordcollege.ac.uk.
Bradford College
k.sawyer@bradfordcollege.ac.uk
20/01/2021• PGCE Secondary (range of subjects with largest cohorts being in maths and science)
Please send your CV to Kirstin Sawyer at k.sawyer@bradfordcollege.ac.uk
Bradford College
k.sawyer@bradfordcollege.ac.uk
20/01/2021External Panel Members for the revalidation event of the MA Education programme
The event is on the 22nd April (most likely remotely). A fee will be paid. For further details or to apply please contact Charlotte Haines Lyon via email mail Charlotte Haines Lyon c.haineslyon@yorksj.ac.uk enclosing your CV by 05/02/2021.
York St John University, York
c.haineslyon@yorksj.ac.uk
19/01/2021PG Cert Mentoring and Coaching – Immediate Start
External Examiner required for immediate start on Education based PGCert Mentoring and Coaching, more information on course here https://www.edgehill.ac.uk/courses/mentoring-and-coaching/ Fees and Expenses are payable in line with the University policy. Admission to the University’s External Examiners Register is on the basis of satisfactory completion of the University’s Committee and Personnel approval processes, including Right to Work and Reciprocity Checks. Prospective External Examiners are encouraged to send an expression of interest and CV to foeexternalexaminer@edgehill.ac.uk citing the programme title.
Edge Hill University
foeexternalexaminer@edgehill.ac.uk
18/01/2021External Examiner for the BA (Hons) Primary Education (with QTS) degree
The School of Teacher Education, is seeking to appoint two new External Examiners for our BA (Hons) Primary Education (with QTS) degree from October 2021 for a term of four years. This is a successful and established three year undergraduate degree with nearly 150 students.The role includes examining academic units for the courses, attending examination boards, and completion of an annual report. In addition, you will be invited to engage with students on placement activities. We welcome constructive feedback on our courses, and use this to inform our Improvement Plans. We allocate units of study to our External Examiners based on interest, experience and expertise. Please send expressions of interest (outlining your specific experience and qualifications for the role) along with a CV to Dr Mark Bowler, Acting Portfolio Leader (UG Teacher Education) (Mark.Bowler@beds.ac.uk). If you wish to discuss the role further, please contact Diana.Parton@beds.ac.uk
University of Bedfordshire
mark.bowler@beds.ac.uk
18/01/2021External Examiner – PGCE Secondary (Maths) - (Sept 2020 start, 4 year tenure)
The School of Education and Social Sciences at the University of Hull is seeking to appoint a teacher education specialist, preferably a Programme Director or course leader, to act as external examiner for our PGCE Secondary (Maths) programme. The examiner will receive scripts to moderate, make visits to observe trainees in schools, be invited to the Module and Programme Boards, and will be expected to write an Annual Report. Expressions of interest (outlining your relevant qualifications and experience) and a CV should be sent to the Programme Director - PGCE Secondary, Michelle Wormald m.wormald@hull.ac.uk .
University of Huddersfield
m.wormald@hull.ac.uk
18/01/2021Secondary ITE External Examiners for PGCE Maths, History, Geography and English/Drama. (immediate start, 4 years)
We are looking for expressions of interest from colleagues for multiple Secondary PGCE Core and School Direct ITE routes. These are Mathematics, History, Geography and English/Drama. Responsibilities will include: inspecting assessment specifications and samples of student work and visiting students on their final school placements, potentially virtually for this academic year. You will also be required to submit an annual report. Relevant knowledge and understanding of ITT requirements and academic experience are required. The post will start from this academic year (2020/21) and will be for a term of four years with immediate start. Visits to schools would take place over two designated days in May and the final Exam Board would be held in July. Please submit expressions of interest, along with a current CV, to Caroline Montgomery, Head of Secondary ITE. Caroline.montgomery@newman.ac.uk
Newman University
caroline.montgomery@newman.ac.uk
18/01/2021PGCE Primary Education with QTS (Experience of PE and School Direct desirable) Immediate start
Edge Hill University, Faculty of Education is seeking to engage External Examiners.External Examiners are typically placed on the Edge Hill University External Examiners Register. Principle duties normally include;• Visit the University at the least once a year, to moderate assessed coursework and examination scripts (Online alternatives will be provided if situation dictates)• Attend module assessment and progression & award boards (Virtual Boards may be in operation where required)• Produce an Annual Report• Review and approve examination papers that contribute to a student’s final award, and any other assessment material as agreedFees and Expenses are payable in line with the University policy. Admission to the University’s External Examiners Register is on the basis of satisfactory completion of the University’s Committee and Personnel approval processes, including Right to Work and Reciprocity Checks. Prospective External Examiners are encouraged to send an expre
Edge Hill University
foeexternalexaminer@edgehill.ac.uk
14/01/2021PG Cert Education (Dyscalculia) - immediate start
External Examiner required for immediate start. Fees and Expenses are payable in line with the University policy. Admission to the University’s External Examiners Register is on the basis of satisfactory completion of the University’s Committee and Personnel approval processes, including Right to Work and Reciprocity Checks. Prospective External Examiners are encouraged to send an expression of interest and CV to foeexternalexaminer@edgehill.ac.uk citing the programme title.
Edge Hill University
foeexternalexaminer@edgehill.ac.uk
12/01/2021Teach First External Examiner (Secondary)
The UCL Institute of Education provides a range of routes into teaching including PGCE (Early years, primary and secondary), Teach First, Employment Based Routes, Assessment Only Route and School Direct. We are seeking to appoint an External Examiner for our Teach First Secondary Programme.You will have a background in working in initial teacher education and an understanding of education in a challenging urban context. You will not have been involved in Teach First over the previous four years. The appointments are due to commence immediately. Applicants must be available between mid-May and early June for purposes of visits and be available to attend the Exam Board on 30thJuly 2021 (subject to confirmation).External examiners are appointed for a 4 year period but do require the appointment to be confirmed annually. For further information regarding this position and the Teach First programme at UCL Institute of Education please contact teachfirst@ucl.ac.uk.If
UCL
teachfirst@ucl.ac.uk
08/01/2021BA Primary with QTS course (January 2021 start)
We are looking to appoint an examiner with the appropriate expertise in ITE, ideally with leadership experience. Candidates should have a higher degree (e.g. MA or EDD etc) and experience of teaching on primary undergraduate routes to QTS. All appointments are for 4 years from January 2021 until January 2025. The examiner will be involved in the moderation of professional practice, final assessments and written assignments in May. They also attend the final examination boards, which are normally in Mid-June. Examiners will be asked to produce a report within six weeks of the examination board. Please feel free to contact me with any questions or send an expression of interest and your CV direct to: Jo Tregenza, Director of Initial Teacher Education, School of Education and Social Work, University of Sussex, Brighton, BN1 9QQ or via email to j.tregenza@sussex.ac.uk
University of Sussex
j.tregenza@sussex.ac.uk
07/01/2021SECONDARY QTS EXTERNAL EXAMINER POST for Ofsted Outstanding NORTHAMPTONSHIRE SCITT (3 year tenure)
An External Examiner is needed for a successful 11-16 SCITT based in Northampton. NTTP trains around 26 trainees in secondary subjects each year and we are looking for an examiner to support the assessment for QTS only. As we only require one examiner for all subjects, prior experience of examining QTS is essential. For further information or to send an expression of interest with a CV, please contact Jacqui Druker on 01604 258662 or jdruker@nsb.northants.sch.uk Our standard fee for External Examiners is £400 per academic year. We would be happy to arrange an initial familiarisation meeting prior to the Lesson Observations in April/May and the exam board meeting in June.
Northampton Teacher Training Partnership
j.druker@nsb.northants.sch.uk
07/01/2021BA Education Studies and BA Education Studies with SEND (September 2021 start)
The Education Department at Staffordshire University, is seeking to appoint an external examiner for the BA Education Studies and BA Education Studies with SEND for September 2021. We are therefore looking to appoint an external examiner with academic and professional interest in the areas of education studies with some SEND knowledge. Please contact Fiona Hall Fiona.hall@staffs.ac.uk with a short statement of interest (no more than 200 words) and an up-to-date CV that shows academic and professional standing in the areas of education studies.
University of Staffordshire
Fiona.hall@staffs.ac.uk
15/12/2020MA Creative Practices in Education
We are seeking an applicant whose areas of academic expertise would enable them to understand the context of the students, preferably creative practice experience, and a background in education (formal or otherwise), and should be able to monitor the quality of modules and externally moderate assessed assignments. An external examiner is required to attend at least one assessment board a year, to meet and discuss their comments with the Programme leader and team and to complete an annual report. External examiners are also asked to provide comments on proposed modifications to the course and the development of new modules within their area of expertise.Experience of Education programmes at level 7 is essential. For quality assurance purposes, it is important that candidates have no previous experience of working with the University of Chester in the last five
University of Chester
education@chester.ac.uk
14/12/2020External Advisor for National Award for Special Educational Needs Coordination (NASENCo)
We are seeking an External Adviser for the approval of an online National Award Special Educational Needs Coordination (NASENCO) programme. The approval event is being planned for Spring / Summer 2021. If you are interested in this role and have relevant experience, please send an expression of interest together with your CV to H.Green@chi.ac.uk
University of Chichester
H.Green@chi.ac.uk
11/12/2020External Examiner for the BA Honours Teaching and Education
External Examiner for the BA Honours Teaching and Education within the Carnegie School of Education at Leeds Beckett University. The post will start in October 2021 for the academic year (2021/2022) and will be for a term of four years. Expressions of interest (with up to date CV) and application forms available from Lianne Sweeting Richardson at Leeds Beckett University on L.Sweeting@leedsbeckett.ac.uk Please indicate your external examining experience. If you wish to discuss the post in more detail please contact Dr Doug Martin (Course Director) via email d.j.martin@leedsbeckett.ac.uk
Leeds Beckett University
L.Sweeting@leedsbeckett.ac.uk
11/12/2020External Examiner for the BA Honours Childhood Studies
External Examiner for the BA Honours Childhood Studies within the Carnegie School of Education at Leeds Beckett University. The post will start in October 2021 for the academic year (2021/2022) and will be for a term of four years. Expressions of interest (with up to date CV) and application forms available from Lianne Sweeting Richardson at Leeds Beckett University on L.Sweeting@leedsbeckett.ac.uk Please indicate your external examining experience. If you wish to discuss the post in more detail please contact Dr Doug Martin (Course Director) via email d.j.martin@leedsbeckett.ac.uk
Leeds Beckett University
L.Sweeting@leedsbeckett.ac.uk
10/12/2020PGCE Secondary Education programmes (including responsibility for St Mary’s PGCE collaborative provision).
Our primary and secondary teacher training programmes are rated 'Outstanding' by Ofsted and we offer a range of Secondary PGCE subjects Responsibilities will include: inspecting assessment specifications and samples of student work, visiting students on their final school placements, and attending a meeting to report to Chief External on findings. You will also be required to submit an annual report. Relevant knowledge and understanding of ITT requirements and academic experience are required. The post will start from this academic year (2020/21) and will be for a term of four years with immediate start. Visits to schools would take place over two designated days in May and the final Exam Board would be held in June.Please submit expressions of interest, along with a current CV, to the Quality and Standards Office at qateam@stmarys.ac.uk
St. Mary's University Twickenham
qateam@stmarys.ac.uk
09/12/2020Teach First External Examiner (Secondary)
UCL Institute of Education provides a range of routes into teaching including PGCE (Early years, primary and secondary), Teach First, Employment Based Routes, Assessment Only Route and School Direct. You will have a background in working in initial teacher education and an understanding of education in a challenging urban context. You will not have been involved in Teach First over the previous four years. The appointments are due to commence immediately. Applicants must be available between mid-May and early June for purposes of visits and be available to attend the Exam Board on 30thJuly 2020 (subject to confirmation).Appointed for a 4 year period but do require the appointment to be confirmed annually. If you are interested in this position please submit your CV accompanied by a covering letter demonstrating how you meet the criteria in accordance with the QAA Quality Code for Higher Education Chapter B7 “Nomination and Appointment of External Examiners” to Francine
UCL Institute of Education
teachfirst@ucl.ac.uk
08/12/2020External Examiner for the BA (Hons) Primary Education (with QTS) degree x2
The School of Teacher Education, is seeking to appoint two new External Examiners for our BA (Hons) Primary Education (with QTS) degree from October 2021 for a term of four years. This is a successful and established three year undergraduate degree with nearly 150 students.The role includes examining academic units for the courses, attending examination boards, and completion of an annual report. In addition, you will be invited to engage with students on placement activities. We welcome constructive feedback on our courses, and use this to inform our Improvement Plans. We allocate units of study to our External Examiners based on interest, experience and expertise. Please send expressions of interest (outlining your specific experience and qualifications for the role) along with a CV to Dr Mark Bowler, Acting Portfolio Leader (UG Teacher Education) (Mark.Bowler@beds.ac.uk).
University of Bedfordshire
Mark.Bowler@beds.ac.uk
03/12/2020External Examiner for the BA Hons Primary Education, (accelerated, 2 year programme)
The post will start in October for the academic year (2020/21) and will be for a term of four years. Expressions of interest (with up to date CV) and application forms available from Lianne Sweeting-Richardson at Leeds Beckett University on L.Sweeting@leedsbeckett.ac.uk. Please indicate your external examining experience. If you wish to discuss the post in more detail please contact Esther Cummins (Course Director for BA hons Primary Education [Accelerated, 2 year programme) on e.m.cummins@leedsbeckett.ac.uk
Leeds Beckett University
L.Sweeting@leedsbeckett.ac.uk
03/12/2020External Adviser: Academic Periodic Review of its Academic and Professional Programmes
The external adviser will be a full member of the periodic review panel whose role is to provide an independent external view point on the practice and performance of the department under review within the context of the relevant subject area. The external adviser will be required to review a data set relating to the department under review before attending the review meeting with the department and will be expected to make a full contribution to discussions and the agreement of outcomes from the review.The review meeting has been scheduled for 26th May 2021. A panel pre-meeting has also been scheduled for 12th May 2021 The successful candidate must be free on both days to attend the meetings via Microsoft Teams. Experience of education programmes at levels 4 to 7 is essential. For quality assurance purposes, it is important that candidates have no previous experience of working with the University of Chester in the last five years.
University of Chester
education@chester.ac.uk
26/11/2020MA Education (Hons) - University of Aberdeen, School of Education
The School of Education at The University of Aberdeen is currently seeking an external examiner for our MA Education (Hons) four year undergraduate programme that provides graduates with a Primary teaching qualification to enter probation in Scotland. You will be one of three examiners. The post will require the moderation of scripts, review of course documentation, examination board attendance (normally on one occasion and can be virtual; Exam Boards are held in May/June) and completion of an annual report. You may also engage with assessment of students in placement and focus groups, The appointment will ideally start from January 2021 for a tenure of four academic years. The appointment will be remunerated in accordance with the University’s external examiner fee. In addition, travel, subsistence, and accommodation costs will be reimbursed. Please forward your CV to Sheila Nutkins s.nutkins@abdn.ac.uk
University of Aberdeen
s.nutkins@abdn.ac.uk
12/11/2020External Examiner MA Early Childhood Nov 2020
This is a flexible postgraduate programme in which students develop their knowledge and understanding related to their professional context. The MA Early Childhood is primarily for teachers and early childhood professionals working in a range of educational contexts. An external examiner is required to attend at least one assessment board a year, to meet and discuss their comments with the programme teams and to complete an annual report. External examiners are also asked to provide comments on proposed modifications to the course and the development of new modules within their area of expertise.Experience of education programmes at level 7 is essential. Please contact education@chester.ac.uk with a brief resume of your experience and / or a CV.
University of Chester
education@chester.ac.uk
02/11/2020PGCE Primary (5-11) - Uxbridge Campus
This post in May/June 2021, will initially overlap with the existing external examiner who is in post until 31st August. Please send CVs and expressions of interest to: Giuliana Ferri, Programme Leader at Giuliana.Ferri@Brunel.ac.uk
Brunel University
Giuliana.Ferri@Brunel.ac.uk
02/11/2020Primary and Secondary PGDE (Education Studies, Professional Values)
An external examiner is required for one of our core PGDE modules at the University of Strathclyde. The post commences October 2020, initially for a 2 year term. External Examining main duties include moderation of coursework samples, discussions with groups of students, attendance at the annual board of examiners and completion of an annual report.The successful candidate will join our active team of external examiners covering core PGDE modules. We are seeking to appoint an examiner who has relevant backgrounds in the field of Education Studies and teaching in Initial Teacher Education.Please submit your CV to linda.brownlow@strath.ac.uk
University of Strathclyde
linda.brownlow@strath.ac.uk
08/10/2020PG Cert Education (Dyscalculia)
Fees and Expenses are payable in line with the University policy. Admission to the University’s External Examiners Register is on the basis of satisfactory completion of the University’s Committee and Personnel approval processes, including Right to Work and Reciprocity Checks. Prospective External Examiners are encouraged to send an expression of interest and CV to foeexternalexaminer@edgehill.ac.uk citing the programme title.
Edge Hill University
foeexternalexaminer@edgehill.ac.uk
10/09/2020Professional Doctorate in Education
The appointment will be from September 2021 for a period of four years. The examiner will receive scripts to moderate, be invited to the Module and Programme Boards remotely, and will be expected to write an Annual Report.
University of Wales Trinity Saint David
Janine.barnes@uwtsd.ac.uk