Birmingham City University – External Examiner
We are seeking to appoint a Course External Examiner for the BA in Conductive Education course within the School of Education. The position requires that the external examiner has experience in teaching and assessing education (at Primary/Secondary or FE level), or health related subjects and should be familiar with educational frameworks and academic standards within a Higher Education setting. Please note applicants do not necessarily need to be an expert in conductive education as the successful candidate will be working closely with a Conductive Education practitioner.
The appointment will commence on the 1 September 2023, and the tenure of appointment is usually for a period of four years. Please note we cannot accept applications if you have already been an External Examiner for our University in the last 5 years, or if one of our staff is already an Examiner in the same department at your home institution.
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 course/s and is conducted in line with the relevant policies and regulations
• Participate in a minimum of one examination board per year and submit an annual report
• Engage in communication with the course team
• Please note that external examiners are required to engage with assessment of both theory and practice elements of the course where relevant. Previous experience as an External Examiner is not necessary as the University is able to provide mentorship to the successful applicants.
We are looking for External Examiners to cover the following course:
• BA in Conductive Education
If you would like to be considered for this role, please send your CV to Dr Theresa Kinnersley Course Leader (Theresa.Kinnersley2@bcu.ac.uk) to express your initial interest and/or to obtain further information about the role. If your CV matches our criteria, we will ask you to make a formal application for formal consideration through our governance systems. This can take a few weeks, so you may not hear back immediately.
Our standard fees for External Examiners start at £500 per academic year, rising to £700 for larger courses with multiple occurrences, or overseas provision for example.
Please note that this role is not capable of sponsorship under Tier 2 of the points based system.
Fundraising Volunteers – 2023
NICE is a charity dedicated to improving the lives of people with movement disorders. We work with children and adults affected by conditions such as cerebral palsy, Parkinson’s, Stroke and MS. We push the boundaries of human potential for people with a movement disorder by teaching them, through Conductive Education, a range of skills that promote an active lifestyle and new opportunities in society.
This is an exciting time to join NICE, as we have just celebrated our 35th Anniversary year and are building on our existing fundraising strategy to grow our supporter base and develop new income streams. We have helped over 9,000 families with movement disorders and continue to grow and build on our services.
We have a small and relatively new fundraising team in place, who work collaboratively to manage projects and meet income targets.
We are looking for volunteers who can supplement the hard work our team do by assisting on certain projects within the fundraising department. This is a brilliant opportunity to gain experience working in the charity sector and gain insight on how a fundraising team operates. Please see Job Description below for more information.
Some projects will require you to visit us on site at our centre in Moseley however, volunteering hours can be completed in your own time and remotely as needed. We are happy to be flexible on the amount of volunteering hours you can commit but we would ask that you aim to work with us for a minimum of three months.
We actively encourage applications from under-represented groups as we are committed to having a team that is made up of diverse skills, experiences and perspectives. As a disability charity we especially welcome applications from disabled candidates and people with a long-term health condition.
Volunteer Job Description
To register your interest in this role please send your CV to Ruby Jones on firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0121 442 5547 to discuss the role.