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Work Placement Engagement Officer (3 posts)

Contract:
Vision Business Support Services
Salary:
£22,304 per annum
Closing:
24/05/2022

Please note - applications close at 5pm on the stated closing date.

Start date:
ASAP

A key part of this role will be to ensure students complete work placements and extended or industry placements. It is a mandatory requirement for all full-time students to complete a meaningful work placement as part of their course. This role will support students in specific subject areas.

An essential task will be to engage existing employers to maintain their support and if feasible increase the number of students for each employer. To build links with new employers and match students to the appropriate employer and role. Increasing the number of employers supporting our students with work placements and developing strong working relationships.

Working individually as well as working alongside the work placement team and other college departments to generate and upscale placement opportunities achieving the college’s work placement targets for study programme and industry placements.

You will complete health and safety training to enable you to complete risk assessment paperwork or ensure employers complete the online forms, prior to placements starting, ensuring that students are protected against health and safety risks arising from work activities, at the same time using the opportunity to develop strong links with employers and generate confidence in the college’s professional approach to health and safety.

Developing good relationships with curriculum will be essential to ensure there is an alignment between curriculum planning and industry and study placement provision as well as collaboratively matching students to placements and upscaling to industry placements.

You will contribute to students’ preparation for work placement through projects, developing and delivering resources, being passionate about students’ achievement monitoring completion of relevant and meaningful work placement objectives.

You will use a range of college systems including the college central work placement management system and ensure key employer and student engagement information is captured.

The post holder will be expected to be a self-starter and have a high level of resilience, as the role will involve encouraging students to see the benefits of work placement and engage employers to offer opportunities.

Hold a driving licence. You will be required to travel to conduct risk assessments and attend employer appointments, open evenings, employer networking events and other college sites.

The role will require you to embed the college’s values; Respect, Integrity, Collaboration, High Expectations, Responsibility.

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