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External Examiner Vacancies

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

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Posted Programme area(s)/Details Institution/Contact information
19/10/2021 BA (Hons) Education and International Development (Starting in August 2022 and will typically last for four years)
The School of Education at Bath Spa University is seeking to appoint an external examiner. We take a team approach to external examining but within this you will have overall responsibility for our BA Education and International Development programme from August 2022. Previous experience as an External Examiner is desirable but not essential. The post will require duties including the moderation of scripts, review of course documentation and examination board attendance. A suitable candidate will have experience in teaching at a UK higher education institution and have a good understanding of quality assurance issues at higher education level, including the QAA Quality Code. Expressions of interest together with a cv should be sent by Friday 5th November to j.hatley@bathspa.ac.uk
Bath Spa University
j.hatley@bathspa.ac.uk
19/10/2021 PGCE Seconary Geography (3 year tenure)
The School of Education and Sociology at the University of Portsmouth is seeking to appoint an External Examiner for the Secondary PGCE Geography Programme. The successful External Examiner will have recent knowledge and experience of the subject area as well as knowledge of initial teacher training programmes and their requirements. The role includes scrutinising a sample of student’s academic work during the year, as well as observations of students in school in the Summer term to moderate the Qualified Teacher Status judgements. The External Examiner is required with immediate effect. In addition to examining the modules, attendance at the Module Assessment Board held in June is also required. A fee of £400 is paid. For further information please contact the Course Leader, Andrew Porter – andrew.porter@port..ac.uk. Expressions of interest should be emailed and include a full CV which will include details of relevant experience.
University of Portsmouth
andrew.porter@port.ac.uk
19/10/2021 PGCE Secondary Mathematics (3 year tenure)
The School of Education and Sociology at the University of Portsmouth is seeking to appoint an External Examiner for the Secondary PGCE Mathematics Programme. The successful External Examiner will have recent knowledge and experience of the subject area as well as knowledge of initial teacher training programmes and their requirements. The role includes scrutinising a sample of student’s academic work during the year, as well as observations of students in school in the Summer term to moderate the Qualified Teacher Status judgements. The External Examiner is required with immediate effect. In addition to examining the modules, attendance at the Module Assessment Board held in June is also required. A fee of £400 is paid. For further information please contact the Course Leader, Mark Corominas-Casey – mark.corominas-casey@port..ac.uk. Expressions of interest should be emailed and include a full CV which will include details of relevant experience.
University of Portsmouth
mark.corominas-casey@port.ac.uk
19/10/2021 PGCE Computer Science (3 year tenure)
The School of Education and Sociology at the University of Portsmouth is seeking to appoint an External Examiner for the Secondary PGCE Computer Science Programme. The successful External Examiner will have recent knowledge and experience of the subject area as well as knowledge of initial teacher training programmes and their requirements. The role includes scrutinising a sample of student’s academic work during the year, as well as observations of students in school in the Summer term to moderate the Qualified Teacher Status judgements. The External Examiner is required with immediate effect. In addition to examining the modules, attendance at the Module Assessment Board held in June is also required. A fee of £400 is paid. For further information please contact the Course Leader, David Hill – david.hill@port..ac.uk. Expressions of interest should be emailed and include a full CV which will include details of relevant experience.
University of Portsmouth
david.hill@port.ac.uk
19/10/2021 PGCE Primary (3 year tenure)
The School of Education and Sociology at the University of Portsmouth is seeking to appoint an External Examiner for the PGCE Primary Programme. The successful External Examiner will have recent knowledge and experience of the primary sector as well as knowledge of initial teacher training programmes and their requirements. The role includes scrutinising a sample of student’s academic work during the year, as well as observations of students in school in the Summer term to moderate the Qualified Teacher Status judgements. The External Examiner is required with immediate effect. In addition to examining the modules, attendance at the Module Assessment Board held in June is also required. A fee of £400 is paid. For further information please contact the Course Leader, David Hill – david.hill@port..ac.uk. Expressions of interest should be emailed and include a full CV which will include details of relevant experience.
University of Portsmouth
david.hill@port.ac.uk
14/10/2021 External Examiner Vacancy for BA (Hons) Education (Starting in September 2021 and will typically last for four years)
The School of Education at University of Hertfordshire is seeking to appoint an external examiner for our BA Education programme with immediate effect. Previous experience as an External Examiner is desirable but not essential. A suitable candidate will have experience in teaching and examining at a UK higher education institution, have a good understanding of quality assurance issues at higher education level, including the QAA Quality Code and have specific subject knowledge in the programme being considered. Due to the University’s external examiner appointment criteria, we are unable to consider applications for this appointment at this time from staff at Warwick University Gloucestershire or any institution whose Education programmes have an external examiner from University of Hertfordshire. Expressions of interest together with a cv should be sent to m.crisp3@herts.ac.uk by 31st October 2021.
University of Hertfordshire
m.crisp3@herts.ac.uk
13/10/2021 External Examiner for Secondary PGCE Geography
We are looking for an experienced ITE tutor to act as external examiner for our PGCE core and School Direct routes in Secondary Geography. School visit dates will occur in the middle of May, and the successful candidate will also be asked to scrutinise a sample of Master's level assignments, as well as attend our Exam Board in June. The four-year position will commence in January 2022. If you are interested in this vacancy, please send a CV and an expression of interest to: William Bailey-Watson, Director of Secondary ITT, Institute of Education, the University of Reading. w.baileywatson@reading.ac.uk
University of Reading
w.baileywatson@reading.ac.uk
12/10/2021 Primary PGCE/Primary School Direct External Examiner
The Institute of Education at the University of Reading is seeking an External Examiner for these programmes to join our existing External Examiner. The role will commence in January 2022 for a period of four years, and involve examining both the QTS-only and PGCE elements of the programmes. In addition to examining the modules and scrutiny of work at M-level, Examiners would be required to carry out school visits during the summer term, meet with students to discuss the course and attend the annual exam board in July. We enjoy working with our External Examiners to support the continuous development and improvement of the programmes: applications are welcomed from those who currently work on, or have experience of leading similar courses within the field of Higher Education, and previous experience of external examining is desirable. Please submit your CV and expression of interest to Catherine Foley, Primary PG ITT Lead at c.m.foley@reading.ac.uk
University of Reading
c.m.foley@reading.ac.uk
11/10/2021 Primary PGCE Provider-led (Core) and School Direct Programme (4 year tenure, October 2021 start)
The External Examiner duties includes a scrutiny of student coursework, to moderate assessments and to monitor the quality of assessment procedures. The role also involves visits to schools to examine partnership processes and procedures and to observe students, in order to verify judgements made regarding student progress and outcomes. Examiners also meet with a group of students to discuss their experience of the programme. The PGCE Primary Programme typically runs from September through to the end of June. Student assignments will be sent in May and visits to observe students in school will take place in late May/early June, with attendance at the Final Exam Board in late-June, followed by submission of a formal annual report at the end of each academic year. Anyone interested in becoming an External Examiner should send expressions of interest and an accompanying CV to Fred Clark, Primary PGCE Programme Director f.clark@ncl.ac.uk.
Newcastle University
f.clark@ncl.ac.uk
08/10/2021 External Examiner for required for PGCE Secondary English
Cardiff Metropolitan University’s School of Education and Social Policy is seeking to appoint a new external examiner for its PGCE Secondary English programme. Following our very successful Welsh Government/Education Workforce Council reaccreditation in 2018, we see the role of our external examiners as essential in helping us extend our very high standards and develop further as a progressive centre for ITE in Wales. The external examiner’s duties will include the scrutiny of coursework assignments and visits to schools to observe student teachers on placement. Attendance at the end-of-year final examination board is also required. We would welcome expressions of interest directed to Rhian Mulligan, Programme Leader for PGCE Secondary English: REMulligan@cardiffmet.ac.uk
Cardiff Metropolitan University
REMulligan@cardiffmet.ac.uk
08/10/2021 Mae angen Arholwyr Allanol ar gyfer TAR Uwchradd Saesneg
Mae Ysgol Addysg a Pholisi Cymdeithasol Prifysgol Metropolitan Caerdydd yn ceisio penodi arholwyr allanol newydd ar gyfer ei rhaglenni TAR Uwchradd Saesneg. Yn dilyn ail-achrediad llwyddiannus gan Lywodraeth Cymru/Cyngor y Gweithlu Addysg yn 2018, rydym yn gweld rôl ein harholwr allanol yn hanfodol i gynnal ein safonau uchel iawn a datblygu ymhellach fel canolfan flaengar ar gyfer AGA yng Nghymru. Bydd dyletswyddau'r arholwr allanol yn cynnwys craffu ar aseiniadau gwaith cwrs ac ymweliadau ag ysgolion i arsylwi athrawon dan hyfforddiant ar leoliad. Bydd rhaid mynychu bwrdd arholi terfynol diwedd blwyddyn hefyd. Dylid anfon mynegiadau o ddiddordeb at Rhian Mulligan, Arweinydd Rhaglen TAR Uwchradd Saesneg: REMulligan@cardiffmet.ac.uk
Prifysgol Metropolitan Caerdydd
REMulligan@cardiffmet.ac.uk
08/10/2021 M.Edu Primary Programme (4 year tenure)
The University has an extensive network of partnership schools which extends from north Derbyshire to Leicestershire, Staffordshire and Nottinghamshire and includes both rural and multi-cultural inner-city institutions. Colleagues from partner schools are involved in both the delivery and development of the programmes. We are looking to appoint an External Examiner with relevant experience in Initial Teacher Education (primary) who is willing to engage in open and collaborative dialogue. Previous experience of external examining is not essential. Good rates are offered. Please submit your CV and expression of interest to Jo Byrd j.byrd@derby.ac.uk or email for a more informal chat.
University of Derby
j.byrd@derby.ac.uk
08/10/2021 PGCE/ DE Primary External Examiner
We are seeking an external examiner to join our Primary External Examiner team from September 2022. We would particularly welcome applications from ITE staff with an interest in Early Years. As our External Examiner you would act as a critical friend to our Core and School Direct programmes (particularly those which focus on the 3-7 age range). Responsibilities typically include some observation of the professional practice of student teachers and the quality of mentoring they are receiving, reviewing a sample of academic assignments, meetings with students and staff and feeding back to the programme team, through a short report. External examiners are also required to attend the Board of Examiners at the end of the summer term. Please send expressions of interest, along with a CV to Jan Rowe ( Head of ITE) at the following email address: j.e.rowe@ljmu.ac.uk
Liverpool John Moores University
j.e.rowe@ljmu.ac.uk
01/10/2021 PGCE Secondary Maths inc. School Direct Tuition and Salaried Postgraduate teaching apprenticeship
We are seeking candidates whose areas of expertise would enable him or her to monitor the quality of these courses and externally moderate assessed work. External examiners are required to attend at least one assessment board a year and complete an annual report. External examiners are also required to provide comments on proposed modifications and the development of new modules within their area of expertise. The post is for an initial period of 4 years, starting in 2021– 2025 Interested persons should send their CV to the following e-mail address FEHWQuality@wlv.ac.uk The closing date is Friday, 29 October 2021
University of Wolverhampton
FEHWQuality@wlv.ac.uk
30/09/2021 External Examiner for Secondary PGCE routes – Humanities and Social Sciences
We are looking for an experienced ITE tutor to act as external examiner for our PGCE core and School Direct routes We are looking to recruit an examiner for the Humanities and Social Science Secondary PGCE course. We would welcome applications from examiners who also have experience and expertise in Professional and/ or Academic studies. School visit dates can be arranged to suit, and the successful candidate will also be asked to scrutinise a sample of assignments across our core and School Direct routes as well as attend our Exam Board in July. We are ideally looking for an examiner for an immediate start to support the current cohort. If interested in the above vacancy, please send a CV and an expression of interest to: Jenny Bosworth, Director of Teacher Training, School of Education Email: jb591@le.ac.uk/ jenny.bosworth@le.ac.uk
University of Leicester
jb591@le.ac.uk
29/09/2021 EE for MA Education provision (UK & International) - Start ASAP (4 years tenure)
You will be part of a team of three examiners. The post will require the moderation of scripts, review of course documentation, examination board attendance (normally on two occasions; Exam Boards are held in November, March and June) and completion of an annual report. We are looking for expertise in level 7 provision along with experience of MA (Education) teaching/assessment (research methods etc) and dissertation supervision. It is anticipated that the successful applicant will have completed an MA Degree (Education-related) and will have experience of teaching on post-graduate programmes in HEI. To express an interest please email a recent CV to Dr Soo Sturrock (s.sturrock@brighton.ac.uk). Deadline October 22, 2021
University of Brighton
s.sturrock@brighton.ac.uk
23/09/2021 External Examiners required for PGCE Secondary Mathematics & PGCE Secondary Chief
Cardiff Metropolitan University’s School of Education and Social Policy is seeking to appoint new external examiners for its PGCE Secondary Mathematics programme and a Chief External Examiner. Following our very successful Welsh Government/Education Workforce Council reaccreditation in 2018, we see the role of our external examiner as essential in helping us extend our very high standards and develop further as a progressive centre for ITE in Wales. The external examiner’s duties will include the scrutiny of coursework assignments and visits to schools to observe student teachers on placement. In addition, the Chief External Examiner would be required to lead the team of twelve examiners from various subject disciplines. Attendance at the end-of-year final examination board is also required. We would welcome expressions of interest directed to Cameron Stewart, Lead for Recruitment, Retention and Communications: CGStewart@cardiffmet.ac.uk
Cardiff Metropolitan University
vjohn@cardiffmet.ac.uk
23/09/2021 Swyddi Gwag ar gyfer Arholwyr Allanol TAR Uwchradd Mathemateg a Phrif Arholwr Allanol TAR Uwchradd
Mae Ysgol Addysg a Pholisi Cymdeithasol Prifysgol Metropolitan Caerdydd yn chwilio i benodi arholwyr allanol newydd ar gyfer ei rhaglen TAR Uwchradd Mathemateg a Phrif Arholwr Allanol. Yn dilyn ail-achrediad llwyddiannus gan Lywodraeth Cymru/Cyngor y Gweithlu Addysg yn 2018, rydym yn ystyried rôl ein harholwyr allanol yn hanfodol i ehangu ein safonau uchel a datblygu ymhellach fel canolfan flaengar ar gyfer AGA yng Nghymru. Bydd dyletswyddau'r arholwr allanol yn cynnwys craffu ar aseiniadau gwaith cwrs ac ymweliadau ag ysgolion i arsylwi athrawon dan hyfforddiant ar leoliad. Yn ogystal, byddai’n ofynnol i’r Prif Arholwr Allanol arwain tîm o ddeuddeg arholwr o ddisgyblaethau pwnc amrywiol. Mae mynychu’r bwrdd arholi terfynol diwedd blwyddyn hefyd yn ofynnol. Byddem yn croesawu mynegiadau o ddiddordeb, i’w cyfeirio at Cameron Stewart, Arweinydd Recriwtio, Cadw a Chyfathrebu: CGStewart@cardiffmet.ac.uk
Prifysgol Metropolitan Caerdydd
vjohn@cardiffmet.ac.uk
17/09/2021 BA Primary with QTS (November 2021 start)
Expressions of interest, including CVs, should be sent to the course leader, Kate Glanville: kate.glanville@bcu.ac.uk General Role Requirements • Comment on the content of the subject area particularly with regard to subject benchmarks • Examine assessment briefs, exam papers and student work, including professional training 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 course/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 There will, inevitably, some variation to usual practices to mitigate for circumstances caused by the current pandemic
Birmingham City University
kate.glanville@bcu.ac.uk
02/08/2021 Postgraduate Primary ITE (Jan 2022 start, 4 year tenure)
The School of Education at University of Hertfordshire is seeking to appoint an external examiner for our Postgraduate Primary programme for January 2022. We offer School Direct Salaried, School Direct Unsalaried and University Led PGCE routes to QTS. A suitable candidate will have experience in teaching and examining ITE at a UK higher education institution, have a good understanding of quality assurance issues at higher education level, the ITT Core Content Framework, the Early Career Framework, the QAA Quality Code and have specific subject knowledge in the programme being considered. Due to the University’s external examiner appointment criteria, we are unable to consider applications for this appointment at this time from any institution whose Education programmes have an external examiner from University of Hertfordshire. Expressions of interest together with a curriculum vitae should be sent to Tim Roberts (Postgraduate Primary ITE Lead) t.c.roberts@herts.ac.uk
University of Hertfordshire
t.c.roberts@herts.ac.uk