External Examiner – BA (Hons) Social Work and BA (Hons) Social Work [Degree Apprenticeship]

Opening Date:
8 Oct 2021
Closing Date:
22 Oct 2021
Salary Range:

The University of Suffolk is urgently seeking applicants for the role of External Examiner for our BA (Hons) Social Work and BA (Hons) Social Work [Degree Apprenticeship]. There are two vacancies.

Knowledge and/or experience of Social Work and an understanding of the practice environment’s constraints and possibilities is essential, and an academic and/or practice background in social justice and critical social work is welcomed for both roles. Candidates should also be registered with Social Work England.

It is expected that one candidate will have responsibility for 4 semester 1 modules and 4 semester 2 modules (this includes modules on both the BA (Hons) degree and integrated modules) and the
other candidate will have responsibility for 5 modules on the apprenticeship route only. Some of the workload is to be shared with our current external examiner. It would be desirable for the lead External Examiner for the Apprenticeship route to understand how integrated end point assessments are conducted as specified in the Apprenticeship Standards (2021).

We would be happy to provide further details if required.

Details of the BA (Hons) Social Work course can be found here:

Tenure: 4 years starting from: October 2021

Please note that to avoid clashes of interest we cannot accept candidates from:

  • Edge Hill University
  • Goldsmiths University of London
  • University of Essex
  • UEA

Candidates need to be: Experienced in the design, delivery and management of cognate courses in an UK HEI to at least the level of the course being examined; a UK resident; not the holder of more than one other EE position as of October 2021.

Guidance on the rights and responsibilities of EEs at the University along with the terms and conditions can be found on our website.

If you are interested in the position, please send a short expression of interest, and CV to the eoi@uos.ac.uk by 15 October 2021. Please remember to list any EE experience, or current posts –
although prior EE experience is welcome, it is not a prerequisite for the post.