Opportunities for Providers and Partners

Post: 20th February 2020
Bishop Grosseteste University (BGU), Lincoln, is seeking to appoint a dedicated individual to undertake the role of External Examiner for the following Level 7 programme:
National Award in Special Educational Needs Co-ordinators (NA-SENCO)

The programme comprises two 30-credit modules, Professional Knowledge and Understanding of SEND and Leading and Co-ordinating Provision for Pupils with SEND, and is undertaken by professionals from within education who are current or aspiring Special Educational Needs Co-ordinators (SENCO) in schools or other relevant settings.
The BGU Code of Practice for External Examining requires that applicants possess qualifications to the level of the programme(s) being examined or above or, where relevant, extensive practitioner experience. Therefore, the ideal candidate will have completed an MA/MEd qualification, and be involved with delivery of an NA-SENCO programme at another institution. Moreover, applicants must not have worked for Bishop Grosseteste University within the previous five years, nor possess more than one other current External Examiner appointment at another institution.

External Examiners at BGU are invited to comment on draft assessment briefs, audit samples of student work, attend examination boards and prepare an annual External Examiner Report at the close of each academic year. As such, applicants should possess sound expertise within the subject area and have previous experience of Higher Education delivery. Previous experience of External Examining and HEA Fellowship are desirable, as is a good understanding of quality assurance processes.

The applicant should be able to take up the role with immediate effect, until August 2023.

The position attracts an annual fee of £300 plus reasonable expenses, including reimbursement of travel expenses to and from Lincoln, a historic city favoured by both students and visitors alike.

Further information regarding the above-detailed programme can be accessed on the Bishop Grosseteste University website, and a copy of the Code of Practice for External Examining is also available via the website.

Individuals interested in the position should forward an expression of interest and current academic CV to qualityoffice@bishopg.ac.uk.

Best wishes.

Fran Croydon
Academic Quality & Compliance Manager

Post: February 2020

Dear Colleagues, 

 I am looking for an External Advisor for an Academic Review of our collaborative PG Cert SEN Coordination that is taught by a local authority.  

 The meeting will take place on Friday 3rd April 2020, 9am-5pm (approx) in the CEME Centre, Marsh Way, Rainham, RM13 8EU; expenses for travel and accommodation will be reimbursed. External advisors receive an honorarium of £200 for one day review events, which is taxed at source.

 Please see requirements below and if this is of interest to you, please email me directly on d.kilbride@uel.ac.uk 

 External Advisor requirements

 5.19 The suitability of the external advisers will be determined by the Chair of the approval panel subject to the following criteria:

 5.19.1 the depth and relevance of subject knowledge;

 5.19.2 experience in the management of collaborative activity;

 5.19.3 prior experience of teaching on programmes at the same level or above. At least one external panel member to have current experience of working in UK Higher Education;

 5.19.4 impartiality (the nominee should not have had any formal links with UEL or the partner institution during the last five years as a former member of staff or the last three years as an external examiner);

 5.19.5 professional expertise (for vocational programmes, at least one of the advisers should be a 'practitioner' drawn from a relevant business or professional background).

 Many thanks, 

 Debbie Kilbride 

Senior Lecturer

Programme Leader PG Cert SEN Coordination (NASENCo Award)

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