External Examiner – MA Social Work

Opening Date:
27 Mar 2024
Closing Date:
10 Jul 2024
Salary Range:

The University of Northampton is looking for an External Examiner for MA Social Work.

The MA in Social Work programme at the University of Northampton is seeking an External Examiner to commence the role for the 2024 academic year. The MA Social Work programme comprises theoretical, academic and practice learning elements in a full-time two-year package. Successful completion leads to a professional and academic award which entitles students to register as a qualified social worker.

Read more information about the programme on the university website:

  • https://www.northampton.ac.uk/courses/social-work-ma/

We are seeking an academic with suitable experience, you must be a qualified and registered social worker with a knowledge and experience of the professional standards for social work. The appointees would be expected to moderate a range of modules. External Examiners are required to attend the assessment boards and to be available to review examples of students’ assessment material electronically at points throughout the year.

Previous experience as an external examiner is preferred but not essential, as support and mentoring can be provided. We do seek someone who can provide developmental feedback to the academic team, comment on the quality of feedback given to students, offer support in reviewing the programme and commit to the overarching ‘critical friend’ element of the External Examiner role.

The appointment will be for the four academic years 2024 to 2027, starting 1 October 2024.

The University of Northampton will not appoint an External Examiner from any of our approved partnerships. This information will be checked upon application.

Please note that we cannot currently accept applications from staff at the following institutions:

  • Bournemouth University
  • University of Kent

Closing date: 10 July 2024
The annual fee is £450.

If you are interested in applying for this role, or for further details and an informal conversation, please contact: Michelle Walters (please send a current CV when applying) to Michelle Walters, professional lead for Social Work michelle.walters@northampton.ac.uk

If you are unsuccessful in your application, we will destroy your application and CV after 1 month of the advert closing. If you are successful, your application and CV will be retained securely for 5 years, i.e., one year after the end of the 4-year contract.

The University of Northampton is committed to creating a learning experience that celebrates equality and harnesses the power of diversity as exemplified by the rich social and ethnic backgrounds of our student body. We encourage applications from colleagues from diverse backgrounds to ensure that external scrutiny continues to challenge and inspire us.