Job description


Off-site Practice Educator (OSPE) (4202)

Manchester Metropolitan University is one of the UK's most inspiring higher education institutions, offering the opportunity for passionate and committed individuals to make a difference to the lives of people and communities locally, nationally and internationally.

We have a clear vision, a compelling strategy and our ambition is simple: to be the best modern university in the sector, where students and staff alike are equipped with every resource to excel.

Manchester Metropolitan University has been a pioneer in modern education since its origins in 1824. The University is proud to have gained a TEF Silver, with 85% of our research rated as ‘world-leading'.


Off-site Practice Educator (OSPE)

Off-Site Practice Educators are located away from the student's practice area contracted by the programme provider to undertake the role of practice educator. The Practice Educator (PE) role involves taking overall responsibility for the student's learning and assessment, utilising information from a range of evidence sources. The practice educator is the person who makes the recommendation to the practice assessment panel and the course examination board about the student's competence in relation to the PCF.


In this role you are required to have:

A recognised social work qualification and be registered with Social Work England.

A recognised practice educator award, for example Practice Educator Professional Standard PEPS2.

Demonstrable experience of social work practice at experienced social worker level.

A commitment to ongoing professional development, including knowledge of theory and current practice, and a commitment to adhering to the PEPS values and domains.

Enhanced DBS.


Working at Manchester Met:

Manchester Metropolitan University is a great place to work, and you will be part of a great team.  We are ambitious for ourselves as an academic institution, and for both our students and our colleagues.

In addition to a great working environment, you will have access to the University facilities including sport, library and wide range of benefits including health and wellbeing support.


To apply:

If you would like to join our people and share our ambition, we would love to hear from you. Please submit your CV and covering letter via our application portal where once reviewed a member of the Resourcing team will be in contact to discuss next steps. 


Manchester Metropolitan University is committed to supporting the rights, responsibilities, dignity, health and wellbeing of staff and students through our commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion.

We promote applications from all sections of the community, irrespective of background, belief or identity, recognising the benefits that a diverse organisation can bring and particularly encourage applications from groups which are underrepresented in the University workforce.

We recognise the benefits and importance of an environment that supports flexible working and are open to conversations about this throughout the application process.

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Manchester All Saints Campus
Oxford Road, Manchester, UK, M15 6BH
  • Location:
    Manchester All Saints Campus
  • Faculty / Function:
    Health & Education
  • Salary:
    £11 per day per student (£770 or £1100 per student)
  • Closing Date:
    30 November 2021
  • Contract Type:
    Contract / Temporary
  • Contracted Hours per week:
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