Work Experience Advisor - Maternity Cover

Work Experience Advisor - Maternity Cover

Hours: Full time, term-time only

Contract: Fixed term, Maternity Cover till March 2023

Salary: £21,932 – £23,676 per annum (actual term-time only salary)

Closing Date: 7th July 2022

Location: Hammersmith but cross site travel required

About us:
At West London College, we are committed to championing innovation and creativity, and we invite you to join us on this journey. We welcome applicants who can share our values of Excellence, Ambition, Focus, Accountability, Inclusion and Integrity.

We have four College sites across West London at Park Royal, Ealing, Hammersmith and Southall. By bringing your skills to the College you will have a wonderful opportunity to make a difference to these students’ education and to their future.

As a diverse College in the UK, we offer an exciting, innovative and stimulating work environment with a wide variety of employment opportunities and a culture focused on Fairness, Respect, Equality, Diversity, Inclusion & Engagement.

For further information about the College, please visit our website.

About the role:
We are searching for a Work Experience Advisor to join us on a temporary basis as maternity cover. It is a rewarding role as you assist our learners into the world of employment through work experience placements.

As a Work Experience Advisor, you will develop excellent working relationships with students, employers and colleagues, be understanding of students' needs, and have an understanding of how to equip students with the employability skills needed to undertake a successful placement.

Being an effective communicator is essential in this fast-paced role as you will be effectively engaging with local and regional employers, and act as an advocate for learners to ensure that the preparation, delivery and evaluation of placements are meaningful, relevant and sustained to a high quality. Having a passion for helping others and driving real change can have a positive impact on our learners and you will be dynamic individual who is open to a challenge.

The successful candidate will be approachable, friendly, understanding and adaptable as you assist our learners into work experience placements. You will be supported by an experienced Student Services Manager and be able to assist in organising sector specific career events as well as other projects that will be beneficial to our students.

For more information please have a look at the job description which outlines the role and person specification in further detail.

What we offer:
Our team are important to us and we offer a wide range of benefits to recognise the hard work put in to supporting our learners.

As a member of the support team you will receive:

  • Eye care vouchers
  • Cycle to Work scheme
  • Season ticket loan
  • Computer loan
  • Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS)
  • Continuous Professional Development
  • Access to the Colleges Employee Assistance Programme (EAP)
  • Discount at the Colleges on site hair and beauty salon Important Information

Important Information:
The safety and welfare of our learners and staff is extremely important to us and this is why we pride ourselves on our safeguarding procedures. As part of our commitment to safeguarding, successful candidates will be subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check. Please note, it is an offence to apply for this role if you are barred from engaging in regulated activities relevant to children. For further information about our Safeguarding and Prevent policy, please visit our website.

We encourage and welcome applications from individuals, regardless of age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender reassignment or identity, race, religion or belief and marriage and civil partnership.

To apply, please complete an application form before the closing date specified, as CVs will not be accepted. Please ensure you also include a supporting statement as part of your application that reflects the criteria set out in the person specification. We may close the application deadline earlier than expected, so please ensure you submit your applications as soon as possible.