External examiner: Social Work

Opening Date:
3 Jul 2014
Closing Date:
31 Jul 2014
Salary Range:

The School of Health Sciences and Social Work (SHSSW) is currently seeking to appoint two External Examiners for the BSc (Hons) Social Work and MSc Social Work programmes, to commence from academic year 2014-2015. The standard period of appointment for an External Examiner is four academic years.

The External Examiners will be required to be present at the SHSSW Unit Assessment Board and the Board of Examiners’ meetings for the programmes (at least one per year) and be available for consultation on assessment and curriculum issues.

All appointments are subject to approval by the University External Examiners Nomination Panel. You will be invited to an induction seminar, are normally held around Easter and in early September of each year.

Applicants are invited to submit an expression of interest with current Curriculum Vitae by 31 July 2014 to harold.clarke@port.ac.uk . The successful applicants will be sent an External Examiners Proposal Form. The completed proposal form together with the CV will be presented to the University External Examiners Nomination Panel for approval on the 4th September 2014.

Applicants should:

• be actively involved in education and training programmes in Social Work with experience of assessment in the areas covered by the programme;
• hold relevant academic and/or professional qualifications to at least the level of the qualification being externally examined, with extensive practitioner experience;
• meet criteria set by professional, statutory or regulatory bodies;
• be aware of professional body policies including those of the Health and Social Care Professions Council relative to Social Work education and practice.

Informal enquiries are welcomed. For further information regarding the programmes please contact Harold Clarke, Elective and Unscheduled Care Lead, SHSSW on 02392 84 5390 or email harold.clarke@port.ac.uk