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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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PostedProgramme area(s)/DetailsInstitution/Contact information
28/09/2020BA Primary Professional Studies (Tenure 2020-2021 to 2023-2024)
The School of Education at the University of Roehampton are looking for an external examiner for the BA Primary Professional Studies QTS course. The candidate would need to have experience of teaching and assessing Professional Studies modules on a teacher-training course. We are ideally looking for someone with extensive experience of Professional Studies education who can comment on the suitability of our course provision and the academic rigour of the assessment processes. The role commences in the current academic year with the first exam boards in the summer of 2021.Examiners are required to read and review scripts online. They then attend a 2 day set of meetings with the subject team before attending the course exam board. These meetings are likely to be online given the current Covid-9 situation
University of Roehampton
matthew.sossick@roehampton.ac.uk
28/09/2020Secondary Design and Technology ( Tenure 2020-2021 to 2023-2024)
The School of Education at the University of Roehampton are looking for an external examiner for the Secondary Design and Technology QTS course. The candidate would need to have experience of teaching and assessing Design and Technology modules on a teacher-training course. We are ideally looking for someone with extensive experience of Design and Technology education who can comment on the suitability of our course provision and the academic rigour of the assessment processes. The role commences in the current academic year with the first exam boards in the summer of 2021.Examiners are required to read and review scripts online. They then attend a 2 day set of meetings with the subject team before attending the course exam board. These meetings are likely to be online given the current Covid-9 situation
University of Roehampton
matthew.sossick@roehampton.ac.uk
25/09/2020External members of the Periodic Quality Review panel – Education, Childhood, Youth and Sport Periodic Quality Review (PQR) x 2
Key responsibilities are:• to attend a 1-hour briefing, provisionally scheduled for the week commencing 15th March 2021, although this will be arranged at a time and date suitable for the panel;• to remotely begin work shortly after the briefing by scrutinising the SED and supporting documentary evidence;• to attend a 1.5-2-hour meeting with the rest of the panel to discuss initial findings 2-3 weeks after the briefing at a time and date suitable for the panel;• to attend a 2.5-day review event on 11-13th May 2021 (this will take place face-to-face at the campus in Milton Keynes although subject to government guidance surrounding Covid-19);• to contribute to the writing of the panel report after the review event.External reviewers are paid £900, subject to national insurance and tax. To apply please write no more than 500 words outlining your experience and suitability and attach a current CV. Please submit your application to wels-ecys-programmes@open.ac.uk
Open University
wels-ecys-programmes@open.ac.uk
22/09/2020PGCE Secondary (Maths)
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 appointment will be from September 2020 for a period of four years. 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.
University of Hull
m.wormald@hull.ac.uk
21/09/2020Secondary postgraduate External Examiner / moderator (STEM)
Plymouth Marjon University Teacher Education Partnership are looking for an external examiner and moderator to work with the Secondary PGCE and School direct routes into teaching to start this academic year 2020-21. We offer the full range of secondary subjects through our University and school led routes into teaching but in order to ensure breadth of subject specialism we are looking from someone from a science or maths background.We value greatly the external examiner and moderators who work with us who act as a critical friend to the programmes we offer, but also a guardian of standards. Julie Stevens is the Programme leader for the Secondary routes, you can find out more about the programme here https://www.marjon.ac.uk/postgraduate/school-direct/To find out more about this role please follow this link https://www.marjon.ac.uk/about-marjon/governance--management/academic-schools/teacher-education-partnership/If you would like to discuss the role please call or email Gill G
Plymouth Marjon University
ggolder@marjon.ac.uk
16/09/2020PGCE Primary with QTS programme (East India Dock Road, London campus)
We are seeking an external examiner for our London campus to work alongside our external examiners who work with our Carlisle and Lancaster campuses. The role will entail providing comment on school-based placements in our London partnership, writing an annual report and attendance at academic boards. Please note that we are unable to accept applications from you if: • You are a current external examiner within the University of Cumbria or have been in the previous four years if you have served a four year term with us previously • You • You are a current external examiner within the University of Cumbria or have been in the previous four years if you have served a four year term with us previously • You are currently professionally involved with members of the programme team • You have been employed within the previous five years by the University or at one of its associate institutions.
University of Cumbria
mike.toyn@cumbria.ac.uk
16/09/2020External Consultant Required – BA (Hons) Children’s Learning and Development
Edge Hill University, Faculty of Education is seeking to engage an External Consultant for the validation of a new BA (Hons) Children’s Learning and Development degree. External Consultants are engaged to provide advice and feedback to the programme teams during the design phase of the validation. Applicants will be provided with relevant curriculum documentation and will complete a report on their review. All applicants should evidence a strong understanding of the subject area and have experience teaching in a Higher Education setting, it is desirable they have External Consultancy and/or Examining experience.
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
10/09/2020External examiner for the 14 + Certificate in Education and PGCE (M) programmes (Jan 2021 start, 4 year tenure)
The School of Education and Psychology at the University of Bolton is seeking to appoint an Initial Teacher Education (ITE) specialist to act as external examiner for our 14 + Certificate in Education and PGCE (M) programmes. The appointment will be from January 2021 for a period of 4 years. The examiner will moderate modules across generic; ESOL and Literacy; Numeracy (Mathematics) and Teaching Learners with Additional Needs (TLAN) programmes. They will observe trainees delivering lessons on line and/or face to face in the Further Education and Skills Sector and be expected to attend the School exam Boards. They will also be expected to write an Annual Report. Expressions of interest (outlining your relevant qualifications and experience) and a CV should be sent to the Dean of Faculty, Dr Gill Waugh, g.waugh@bolton.ac.uk
University of Bolton
g.waugh@bolton.ac.uk
07/09/2020PGCE Secondary with QTS (11-16) Maths, Computing and Modern Foreign Languages programmes
The School of Education and Psychology at the University of Bolton is seeking to appoint an Initial Teacher Training specialist to act as external examiner for our PGCE Secondary with QTS (11-16) Maths, Computing and Modern Foreign Languages programmes. The appointment will be from January 2021 for a period of 4 years. The examiner will moderate PGCE (M) modules, make visits to observe trainees in schools, be invited to the School 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 Dean of Faculty, Dr Gill Waugh, g.waugh@bolton.ac.uk
University of Bolton
g.waugh@bolton.ac.uk
07/09/2020BA English Language and Linguistics programme (4 years, 2021 start)
The BA English Language and Linguistics program at Oxford Brookes University is seeking an External Examiner for four years, to start in January 2021. The program covers a broad area of applied linguistic study, such as Systemic Functional Linguistics and Critical Discourse Analysis; Cognitive/ Psycholinguistics; TEFL; Corpus Linguistics; Conversation Analysis; Forensic Linguistics; and Sociolinguistics. Please send expressions of interest to Chris Rizza (crizza@brookes.ac.uk) or Paul Wickens (paulwickens@brookes.ac.uk).
Oxford Brookes University
crizza@brookes.ac.uk
13/08/2020PGCE Primary with QTS programme (East India Dock Road, London campus) - October 2020 start
We are seeking an external examiner for our London campus to work alongside our external examiners who work with our Carlisle and Lancaster campuses. The role will entail providing comment on school-based placements in our London partnership, writing an annual report and attendance at academic boards. Please note that we are unable to accept applications from you if: • You are a current external examiner within the University of Cumbria or have been in the previous four years if you have served a four year term with us previously • You • You are a current external examiner within the University of Cumbria or have been in the previous four years if you have served a four year term with us previously • You are currently professionally involved with members of the programme team • You have been employed within the previous five years by the University or at one of its associate institutions.
University of Cumbria
mike.toyn@cumbria.ac.uk
06/08/2020Secondary Science PGCE courses (Biology, Chemistry, Physics, and Physics with Mathematics
Brunel University London is currently seeking an external examiner for its Secondary Science PGCE courses (Biology, Chemistry, Physics, and Physics with Mathematics) to start in the academic year 2020-21. The secondary course has been rated Outstanding by Ofsted in 2015, and we and we are keen to recruit someone who will support our work retaining this under the new Ofsted framework. We recruit around 40 student teachers each year who are placed in West London and the surrounding area. Further information can be obtained from Dr. Christopher Ince, PGCE Secondary Science Lead on Christopher.Ince@brunel.ac.uk, but, in the first instance, a CV will be required.
Brunel University
Christopher.Ince@brunel.ac.uk
23/07/2020PGCE Secondary Maths with QTS
This post is for four years, starting in September 2020. External Examining duties include moderation of coursework samples, visiting students on placement at partnership schools, attendance at the annual board of examiners and completion of an annual report. If you are interested in this opportunity, please send an expression of interest and your CV to: Eddie Ellis Director of Programmes for Secondary ITT e.ellis@mdx.ac.uk
Middlesex University
e.ellis@mdx.ac.uk
17/07/2020PGCE Primary Education with QTS (Physical Education focus) - October 2020
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
17/07/2020PGCE Secondary English with QTS
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
17/07/2020PGCE Secondary Science (Biology) with QTS
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
10/07/2020PGCE with QTS (Primary and Secondary pathways)
Yr Athrofa, Institute of Education, University of Wales Trinity Saint David.Two external examiners are required to examine provision across primary and secondary PGCE programmes. Posts would begin on October 1st and would be for four years. Yr Athrofa works in partnership with schools across South Wales to plan and teach PGCE programmes, with the main teaching based in the Swansea campus. Please submit a CV and expression of interest to PGCEEnquiries@uwtsd.ac.uk
University of Wales Trinity St. David's (Swansea)
PGCEEnquiries@uwtsd.ac.uk
01/07/2020UG Primary Teaching 5-11 (with QTS) programme
Applications are welcomed from those who currently work on, or have experience of similar courses within the field of Higher Education. The successful candidate will work closely with the programme leaders to support the continuous development and improvement of the programme.
University of Hull
m.murray@hull.ac.uk
09/06/2020External Examiner MA Early Years Education with EYTS – October 2020 start
An External Examiner commencing October 2020 is required for our MA Early Years Education programme which has been established at the University of Sussex since 2015 enabling the delivery of two different awards: MA Early Years Education with Early Years Teacher Status; and – new from September 2020 – an Early Years MA designed for those not seeking the professional EYTS qualification. The programme is designed for both UK and overseas-based participants who are seeking a professional and/or a stretching academic experience. The MA EY with EYTS is distinctive in its focus on ensuring that participants are supported to undertake professional and academic study whilst primarily based within a practice context in nurseries and schools. The new EY MA enables some placement time for participants in schools and nurseries but also allows for the taking-up of additional modules across the Department of Education, including those with an international or development focus.
University of Sussex
jo.tregenza@sussex.ac.uk
02/06/2020• PGCE Secondary (History, Geography, English and MFL) - 1 examiner required
We are seeking a candidate whose areas of expertise would enable him or her to monitor the quality of initial teacher training courses in the subject areas listed and externally moderate assessed work. The external examiner will review a sample of marked scripts for level 7 modules; undertake visits to partnership schools (usually in early May); meet a group of trainee teachers; attend the exam board and submit an annual report.
University of Southampton
r.morse@soton.ac.uk
02/06/2020PGCE Secondary (Physical Education and Computer Science) - 1 examiner required
We are seeking candidates whose areas of expertise would enable him or her to monitor the quality of initial teacher training courses in the subject areas listed and externally moderate assessed work. The external examiner will review a sample of marked scripts for level 7 modules; undertake visits to partnership schools (usually in early May); meet a group of trainee teachers; attend the exam board and submit an annual report.
University of Southampton
g.d.kinchin@soton.ac.uk
23/02/2020External Examiner for its three-year Primary BEd programmes
These are the BEd Primary Education with two routes (training to teach 3 - 7 year olds and training to teach 5 – 11 year olds) and the BEd Primary Education with Mathematics Specialism (training to teach 5-11 year olds). The applicant must be in post as a headteacher of a school which does not currently host our students and has not done so for the last few years (to avoid any conflicts of interest). The external examiner’s duties briefly include: • Looking at a sample of student assignments at two points during the year (these are available electronically, so it does not involve a visit).• Attending at least one exam board and giving some brief verbal feedback (Boards take place in early March, early July and early September with attendance at the July Board a requirement).• Offering informal (e.g. via email or on the telephone) feedback on any planned changes to the course.• Visiting some students on placement over two days in late March.• Completing an annual report at
University of Gloucestershire
shydewhite@glos.ac.uk