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

UCET does not take responsibility for the content of the items posted here and does not recommend or endorse any individuals or institutions listed below. Please do not contact UCET about these positions, but use the contact details given below.

If you would like to advertise, email UCET with the details, which should include a link to details on your institution’s website and a closing date for applications. Vacancies with closing dates will be removed after the closing date. If a vacancy has been filled, please let us know. Please note that the descriptive field for vacancies is limited to 1000 characters maximum.

  1. BA Primary Education Studies (two-year accelerated) - 4 year tenure (Jan 2025 to Dec 2028)
    The programme is non-QTS but one in which students will receive a theoretical underpinning into modules that explores the contextualized setting of primary education, without any practical application. It is ideal for those who wish to pursue initial teacher training, such as a PGCE. We are looking to appoint an examiner with appropriate expertise in primary education, ideally with leadership experience in the sector. Candidates should have a higher degree (e.g. PhD, EdD or MA in Education) and experience of teaching in the sector. Currently a team of two external examiners share in the moderation of final assessments and written assignments in May. Examiners also attend the Progress and Assessment Board (PAB) and Subject Assessment Panel (SAP) often scheduled for during July. Examiners will be asked to produce a report within 6 weeks of the PAB. CVs and expressions of interest to: Dr Robert Morgan & Bonnie Kerr (Programme Leads): r.a.morgan@gre.ac.uk and b.c.kerr@gre.ac.uk
    University of Greenwich
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  2. PGCE Secondary English
    PGCE Secondary English, University of Bedfordshire
    We are seeking to appoint an external examiner for our highly regarded PGCE Secondary English course, here at the University of Bedfordshire. The post holder will be asked to report on the quality of the course provision by reviewing moderated scripts, visiting students on school placements and working with the course team to evaluate the curriculum and experiences of student teachers. Applicants should have a background in teaching English and current or recent experience in leading or contributing to a PGCE programme. Please submit your CV and expression of interest to Dr Audrey Wood audrey.wood@beds.ac.uk
    University of Bedfordshire
    Posted:
  3. External Examiner – PGCE Secondary
    Our provision was rated as ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted (March 2023).
    The post will commence in January 2025 and will involve quality assuring the purposeful integration between the programme and the curriculum in school. Duties will include meeting with groups of trainee teachers, observing teaching (in your specialist subject and another subject) observing mentors giving feedback, meeting with tutors and mentors, commenting on the academic standard of work and attending the final exam board (virtually).
    Applicants should have a background in secondary teaching and current or recent experience in leading or contributing to a PGCE Secondary programme. A subject specialism in either maths or PE would be an advantage. Previous experience of external examining is not essential as a full induction and training will be provided. Commitment and willingness are essential.
    Please submit your CV and EoI to Dr Tracy Wallis, Head of Department for Secondary & FES at t.wallis@worc.ac.uk.
    University of Worcester
    Posted:
  4. Field Examiner : BA (Hons) Primary Education (ITE) programme - Start 01/10/2024
    The post will be for 4 years commencing on 1/10/2024 and includes the need to attend various examination boards.
    To apply for the role, please send your expression of interest and a CV to Externalsreport@uwe.ac.uk ITE
    Closing date for applications: 06/03/2024
    Further information
    The subject cluster requires an External Examiner to represent a range of academic perspectives:
    • Becoming a Researcher
    • English 2
    • Maths 2

    For further information please contact Karan Vickers Hulse – Associate Director – Education
     Karan.Vickers-Hulse@uwe.ac.uk

    All appointments are subject to meeting the University’s criteria for the appointment of external examiners.

    We particularly encourage applications from members of Black and Minority Ethnic communities, as this group is currently underrepresented among external examiners.
    The External examiners operational guide can be accessed below.
    You will be required to attend examination boards during the year and complete an annual repor
    UWE Bristol
    Posted:
  5. 2 External Examiners for its PGCE Secondary (with QTS) programme
    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 academics and academic services teams.

    The post is for this academic year 2023-24 and will be for a term of four years.
    Please submit expressions of interest, along with a current CV, to the Quality and Standards Office at qateam@stmarys.ac.uk by Friday 1st March 2024.
    St Mary’s University, Twickenham
    Posted:
  6. External Examiner(s) required for BA Primary Education with QET and/or PGCE (Primary and Secondary Pathways) : Starting September 2024
    UWTSD is looking for one or two Welsh-medium EEs for the BA Primary Education and/or PGCE programs (Primary/Secondary pathways). These programs lead to a recommendation for QTS and are delivered through our Institute's Professional Learning Partnership (PDPA). The position(s) will require moderation of Welsh-medium assignments, attendance at examination boards and completion of an annual report. The EE(s) will also be required to visit prospective teachers in Welsh-medium schools and/or to be involved in online reviews, in accordance with Government regulations. Expressions of interest should be emailed to Gail Parker gail.parker@uwtsd.ac.uk , together with a current CV which should include details of relevant AGA experience . Applicants should indicate whether they would be interested in undertaking the duties of the EE on either one of these programs or on both.
    This is a call for expressions of interest in the role of EE for which the ability to speak Welsh is essential.
    University of Wales Trinity Saint David
    Posted:
  7. External Examiner for BA (Hons) Psychology
    An External Examiner is sought for the BA (Hons) Psychology in Education course within the Carnegie School of Education at Leeds Beckett University. The post will start in October 2024 for the academic year (2024/2025) and will be for a term of four years. For the course background visit

    https://www.leedsbeckett.ac.uk/courses/psychology-education-ba

    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 the Course Director for the course: Hannah McCarthy h.mccarthy@leedsbeckett.ac.uk
    Leeds Beckett University
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  8. Field Examiner: PGCE Primary and Early Years programme (the post also includes online school-based PGCE. The post will be for 4 years commencing on 1/10/2024 )
    To apply for the role, please send your expression of interest and a CV to Externalsreport@uwe.ac.uk
    Closing date for applications: 03/03/2024 PGCE Primary
    Further information
    The subject cluster requires an External Examiner to represent a range of academic perspectives:
    • Across the Curriculum
    • Core and Foundation Studies (Primary
    • Core Curriculum (Primary)
    • Curriculum Studies A & B
    • Foundation Studies (Primary)
    • Learners and Teachers
    • Learners and Teachers A & B
    • Practice B

    For further information please contact Karan Vickers Hulse – Associate Director – Education, Karan.Vickers-Hulse@uwe.ac.uk
    All appointments are subject to meeting the University’s criteria for the appointment of external examiners. We particularly encourage applications from members of Black and Minority Ethnic communities, as this group is currently underrepresented among external examiners. You will be required to attend examination boards during the year and complete an annual report.
    University of the West of England
    Posted:
  9. PGCE Primary Education programme (including responsibility for St Mary’s PGCE collaborative provision which will include GLF Schools and Wrexham Glyndŵr University)
    Our primary and secondary teacher training programmes are rated 'Outstanding' by Ofsted. Please see the link below for further information about the programme.

    https://www.stmarys.ac.uk/postgraduate-courses-london/pgce-primary

    Responsibilities will include: inspecting assessment specifications and samples of student work, visiting students on their final school placements. You will also be required to submit a formal annual report. Relevant knowledge and understanding of ITT requirements, primary practice and academic experience are required.

    The post commences in this academic year (2023/24) and will be for a term of four years. Visits to schools would take place over two designated days in May and the final Exam Board would be held in June.

    Expressions of interest should be sent no later than 1st March 2024.

    Please submit expressions of interest, along with a current CV, to the Quality and Standards Office at qateam@stmarys.ac.uk
    St. Mary's Twickenham
    Posted:
  10. International Qualified Teacher Status programme (iQTS)
    An External Examiner is required for the newly revalidated International Qualified Teacher Status programme (iQTS) at the University of Derby to start in September 2024. This post will support one of the original 6 pilot providers of the DfE iQTS initiative, so awareness of International education and / or the iQTS pilot would be useful. The role will include meeting with the programme team and students, attending three examination boards a year, the scrutiny of written work, the asynchronous observation of teaching and the completion of module and end of year reports. The position would be for up to four years. All work can be undertaken virtually, including examination boards. Please submit your CV and expression of interest to Andy Bloor, Programme Lead: iQTS at a.bloor@derby.ac.uk by 15th March 2024.
    University of Derby
    Posted:
  11. External Examiner PGCE Secondary (School Based) - immediate start
    We are seeking to appoint an External Examiner for our PGCE Secondary (School Based) Programme to start immediately and continue until August 2027.
    The External Examiner for School PGCE Secondary (School Based):
    • Review a range of academic assessments throughout the year.
    • Attend at least one Programme Assessment Board per year per programme and submit an External Examiner Report.
    • Carry out at least 1 visit per year per programme to quality assure placements through visits to schools to observe some trainees and meet their mentors, and submit an External Examiner Report in relation to this.
    • Be a critical friend and engage in 2-way communication with the Programme Leader.
    • Approve modifications to the Programme.
    It is expected that the External Examiner for this role will be experienced in working in an HEI ITT department and will hold QTS.
    To apply for this role or for further information, please send a CV and expression of interest to samantha.tate@sunderland.ac.uk
    University of Sunderland
    Posted:
  12. Primary PGCE External Examiner (Primary/EYFS)
    The responsibilities of an external examiner at UCL are detailed in the link below.
    You will have a background in working in initial teacher education and an understanding of primary and early years education in a challenging urban context. You will not have been an external examiner at or employee of UCL over the previous four years. Please check that you meet all the Criteria for external examiners before applying.
    The appointment is due to commence in March 2024. Applicants must be available between 24th June – 27th June 2024 for purposes of school visits and be prepared to visit schools in the greater London area using public transport. You will also need to be available to attend the Exam Board on 17th July, 2024.
    EEs are appointed for a 4 year period, but we do require the appointment to be confirmed annually. For further information contact Gorana Henry g.henry@ucl.ac.uk. CVs to ioe.primaryPGCE.enquiries@ucl.ac.uk. Application deadline: 4pm, Friday 1st March 2024
    UCL IOE University of London
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  13. External examiner for primary PGCE programmes
    Birmingham Newman University is seeking to appoint an external examiner for our postgraduate PGCE Primary 3-11 with QTS programmes on both core and school-led routes. The post will commence in September 2024. The appointee will examine M-level and school-experience modules across all programmes. The appointee should have experience and expertise in Initial Teacher Training in primary education, and familiarity with current developments in ITT. The requirements of the role will entail: scrutiny of a sample of student academic assignments and electronic portfolios, visits to schools to quality assure placements, discussion with academic staff, attendance at assessment boards and the writing of an annual written report. Please send an expression of interest and a CV to Chris Ludlow, Head of Primary Initial Teacher Education (c.ludlow@staff.newman.ac.uk) by 11th March 2024. If you wish to have an informal discussion about the post, please contact Chris at the email address above.
    Birmingahm Newman University
    Posted:
  14. Virtual Subject Specialist Mentor for FE ITE trainees (various subjects)
    Role: Virtual Subject Specialist Mentor for FE ITE trainees (various subjects)
    Contact: Stefan Fusenich Stefan.fusenich@bishopg.ac.uk
    Closing date: on going
    Bishop Grosseteste University
    Posted:
  15. Master of Arts in Educational Leadership
    Liverpool John Moores University’s School of Education are looking for a External Examiner for one of their international collaborative programmes to start in March 2024. The programme is a franchise of the Master of Arts in Educational Leadership, offered as an online course by a partner with students from all around the world. The successful candidate must have knowledge and expertise in educational leadership and have prior experience of international education and of External Examining. Email your CV to Dr Matt McLain on m.n.mclain@ljmu.ac.uk to express an interest.
    LIverpoool John Moores University
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  16. Geography External Moderator
    Goldsmiths, University of London, is seeking to an appoint a geography external moderator, for a project running with a local secondary school. The moderator will review and provide feedback on an AS level examination paper set by the school, review a selection of marked examination papers and write a short report. Relevant knowledge of Geography A-level syllabus is essential. This role does not require any marking and commences this academic year (2023/24). The payment is £270. Please send an expression of interest, and an accompanying CV, to Liz Morrison at teachereducation@gold.ac.uk
    Goldsmiths, University of London
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  17. External Examiner Opportunity – Teaching in Primary Education (with QTS) BA (Hons) Top Up
    The Institute of Education at the University of Worcester are seeking to appoint an EE for the Teaching in Primary Education (with QTS) BA (Hons) Top Up. More information about the programme can be found here. The post requires moderation of scripts, meeting students, meeting with the course team, engagement with Partnership schools via school visits, examination board attendance (late June/early July) and completion of an annual report. The appointment would start with immediate effect and run for four academic years. To express an interest, please email your CV to Kaytie Holdstock, Course Leader, by Friday 22nd December 2023, to include the following:
    • Higher Education/professional qualifications
    • Recent employment history inc HE teaching experience
    • External examiner experience (if any)
    • Research activity/consultancy
    For further information about the role please contact k.holdstock@worc.ac.uk
    University of Worcester
    Posted:
  18. External Examiner to support its MA in Educational Leadership and Doctorate in Education.
    For MA in EL you will have experience of leadership within an education setting. The course provides students with an opportunity to explore change within an educational setting, psychology of leadership, the theory of leadership. There is a focus on equipping students with knowledge/skills to be able to apply the theory of leadership to their own practice. The Doctorate in Education is a part-time programme which has developed research & teaching in the areas of creativity, classroom research, and marginalisation. It encourages students to consider education from different sociological & theoretical perspectives, to include societal and other factors in shaping identities and trajectories of belonging and exclusion. Applicants require specialist knowledge and an active research interest in the areas mentioned. The team is seeking to extend the programmes’ international research direction and reach. Applicants should send an expression of interest & CV to education@chester.ac.uk.
    University of Chester
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