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Sessional Clinical Assessor - Competence Test Centre

University of Northampton - University Innovation Centre

Location: Northampton
Salary: £14.26 - £17.52 per hour
Hours: Part Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 13th January 2021
Closes: 12th February 2021
Job Ref: UN3574

About The Job

Casual Post, Fixed Term until 22 January 2022

Interview Date: To be arranged with Clinical Manager – we encourage an informal visit, and if you express your interest a follow up interview. References will be required from a previous line manager, tutor or senior clinical nurse.

We are seeking to recruit 2 Clinical Assessors from the fields of Child and Learning Disability Nursing to conduct our Nursing and Midwifery Council OSCEs for international candidates.

This is an exciting opportunity for anyone wishing to work within a team of other clinical assessors, and support staff.

The role includes assessing the safe application of clinical skills by candidates seeking registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Council. 

You will be expected to prepare your test area for OSCE skills, undertake objective marking and moderation of assessments, using IT media and supportive technology. 

Communicate and discuss results with lead assessors and colleagues.

Offer support for candidates undertaking the OSCEs.

We operate a social distancing plan, which includes time for assessors to clean and prepare stations in between candidates as part of our COVID prevention strategy.

This is a sessional role based on shifts between the hours of 8.00 – 17.00 Monday to Fridays with some Saturday testing which will offer enhanced hourly pay.

About You

This role is suitable for Child Nurses, and Learning Disability Nurses with the knowledge, skills and experience in clinical practice, who wish to contribute to the development of safe patient care, by ensuring that the nurses entering the NMC register are fit for purpose and fit for practice.
Nurses who are at the point of retiring from clinical practice or education, but still wish to be involved in the making of the Future Nurse.
We will also welcome applications from new graduates from these two fields who may wish to consolidate their clinical skills, as part of their professional development. Supervision and support will be provided by our lead assessors.

We value experience and competent practitioners with skills in clinical teaching, learning and assessment of clinical practice.

We also recognise that graduate nurses and midwives who have recently qualified have much to offer the test centre, based on their recent study and practice experiences.

If you have these skills and would like to be involved in developing the future nursing and midwifery workforce do contact to arrange an initial visit to the CTC.



  • Must have an active nursing registration with the NMC
  • Experienced in supporting students in clinical practice

Competence Test Centre

The Competence Test Centre (CTC) is part of the Faculty of Health, Education and Society.

We offers tests of competence which measures candidates against the current:

The distinct fields of practice tested includes:

Adult, Child, Learning Disabilities, Mental Health, Midwifery and Nursing Associates.

We require assessors from these two fields of practice

Right To Work

All candidates will be asked to provide proof of eligibility to work in the UK.


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