External Examiner- MA Social Work

Opening Date:
25 Feb 2020
Closing Date:
24 Mar 2020
Salary Range:

The University of Manchester is seeking to appoint a subject external examiner for the MA Social Work Programme. The role will cover year one of the programme (Level 7) and applications are therefore invited from individuals who have demonstrable experience of teaching and assessing in the following areas: the life course, social policy, social work law, social work theory, social work interventions and practice learning.

The University appointments for external examiners are normally for a period of 4 years and will commence in October.

All coursework is electronically submitted by students and is marked online using Grademark and Turnitin. External examiners will be required to use the online moderating process. In addition we will provide a sample of practice portfolios to view via our online learning environment. User guides and support will be available.

Person Specification:


  • Working in a UK HEI with no formal educational links with the University of Manchester in the last 5 years
  • Master’s Degree in Social Work
  • Direct experience of teaching and assessing in the applicable subject areas


  • Research and publications in related area

Appointments will be made in line with the University of Manchester’s Guidance for External Examiners.

Interested candidates should detail their experience in teaching and assessing in the applicable subjects.

Expressions of interest by covering email or letter and CV should be sent by the 24th March 2020 to Katie.gray@manchester.ac.uk