Job title:  External Examiner BSc (Hons) Nutritional Therapy and Graduate Diploma Integrative Functional Nutrition

Location:  Home-based (with some travel to Richmond)

Contract:  University of Portsmouth

Fee:  between depending on the number of credits

Commencement date:  September 2020 for a period of 4 years.


The Institute for Optimum Nutrition (ION) is seeking one external examiner for academic year 2020/2021 for four years for 180 credits at levels 4 and 6, and the conferment of marks and awards.

A background in health sciences and nutritional therapy, and online learning is required.

The role of an External Examiner is to ensure that awards granted are comparable in standard to those of other higher education institutions, that national subject threshold standards are complied with, and the treatment of students is equitable and consistent. External Examiners are independent and impartial advisers, providing informative comment on standards and quality and student achievement in relation to those standards. This is achieved by sampling students’ work and reporting on the operation of procedures and processes. Specific responsibilities are to:

  • Ensure assessment information is clearly articulated and understood by students 
  • Confirm the assessment process is appropriate, fair, consistent and in line with policies and procedures
  • Ensure the aims, objectives and learning outcomes are appropriate and comparable to threshold requirements
  • Confirm standards and student performance are comparable with that of other institutions
  • Confirm the currency, relevance and coherence of the curriculum
  • Report on academic standards and quality and highlight good practice and innovation 

For more information on the role and fee please see:

and the following additional documents

Expression of interest

For an informal discussion, please contact: Dean Heather Rosa, [email protected]


The Institute for Optimum Nutrition (ION) is an independent educational charity, registered company number 2724405, registered charity number 1013084.  We are committed to and champion equality and diversity in all aspects of employment.  All staff are expected to understand and promote equality and diversity in the course of their work. 

We welcome and encourage job applications from people of all backgrounds. We particularly welcome applications from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) candidates as they are currently under-represented across our workforce.  Appointments will be made on merit.