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Step Up to Social Work Tutor (4323)

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'.

Personal Tutor - Step Up to Social Work (SUSW)

The SUSW course starts in January 2022 and ends March 2023. Personal tutors are engaged by the HEI provider to support students based in Local Authorities within the SUSW regional partnerships. The personal tutor role involves supporting both the academic and practice development of the students by maintaining regular contact, completing individual and group tutorials, undertaking placement meetings and quality assuring portfolio documents.


In this role you are required to have:

  • A recognised Social Work Qualification and be registered with Social Work England
  • Demonstratable experience of supporting and assessing students undertaking practice learning and/or a recognised Practice Educator award for example Practice Educator professional standards 2 (PEPS 2)
  • Demonstratable experience of Social Work practice at experienced Social Worker level
  • A commitment to ongoing professional development, including knowledge of theory and current practice
  • A commitment to adhering to the PEPS values and domains and Social Work England Professional standards
  • Be based in the North East or Yorkshire and Humberside Regions

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 and library. 

This role is payed at £770 for January to August placements (based on 9 sessions) and £570 for September to March placements (based on 6 sessions).

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 the apply now button.

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.

  • Faculty / Function:
    Health & Education
  • Salary:
    Various, please see advert
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