Work Experience Coordinator

Activate Learning
Oxford,United Kingdom
£20,000 - £25,000 Per Year
22 Sep 2022 13:30
19 Oct 2022 23:59
Further Education
Job Level
Administrator / Coordinator/ Assistant
Employer Engagement / Partnerships
Contract Type
Full Time

Work Experience Coordinator

Who we are

Activate Learning is a pioneering education group with a global reach, committed to transforming lives through our approach to learning.

We see our employees as individuals, empowering them to make the right choices for their ambitions and careers. We value our people as vital to our continued success and aspire to a diverse, open and inclusive environment that provides the motivation for everyone to pursue their career goals and flourish.

When you work for Activate Learning, you’re working for an organisation that provides you with the advantages of a large employer, a trusted partner in your career development, and a transformational way of working whilst also investing in building a community environment for everyone.

Together, we will bring out the best version of yourself.


About the role: Work Experience Coordinator

Activate Learning are recruiting for Work Experience Coordinators to join our faculties and support a caseload of students to develop their employability skills and prepare for a work experience placement relevant to their career plans. 

You will work with our faculty teams of learning professionals to deliver ‘Preparation for Placement’ sessions to students and deliver progress tracking sessions throughout the academic year to ensure all students are given the appropriate guidance and support to complete each stage of the work experience process.

You will ensure that all placements are accurately recorded on our work experience placement system and proactively support students and employers throughout the placements, ensuring excellent outcomes for all stakeholders. 

We currently have full-time or term-time only opportunities available, working 37 hours per week. Part time/job share will also be considered.

Location: City of Oxford College, with travel to placement settings and other campuses required at times. Travel/mileage expenses can be claimed for any travel from your base campus. 

Salary: £24,007 - £26,221 per annum, depending on qualifications and experience (pro rata if part time or term time). 


What do you need to be successful in this role?

We are looking for people who can act as role models for our students and ensure that they leave us with the attributes required to progress in the world of work. If you have a genuine interest in supporting students to develop their work readiness and employability skills, then we would love to hear from you.

Your communication and interpersonal skills will be outstanding and support your ability to deliver inspirational individual or group sessions to learners.  

About you: 

  • Experience of one-to-one student support and delivering group sessions to learner groups
  • Excellent communication skills and organisation skills 
  • Ability to multitask and prioritise competing deadlines
  • Attention to detail

You may not have considered using your skills in this way before, so this could take your career and experience in a new direction and may also present opportunities longer term, to provide you with a varied and fulfilling career path.


Why work with the Activate Learning Group?

Here are some of our benefits:

  • Enrolment into generous pensions schemes
  • Generous annual leave entitlement
  • Excellent on-site facilities including free onsite parking, refectory facilities, Hair and Beauty salons
  • An extensive Learning and Development programme with a range of CPD opportunities
  • Specialised support and development for teaching staff
  • Access to qualified coaches for all staff
  • Leadership and Management development programmes
  • Flexible working opportunities, where appropriate
  • A comprehensive wellbeing programme including access to the Fika and Everymind app
  • Mental Health support including access to Mental Health First Aiders
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Employee resource groups
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Refer a friend vacancy incentive
  • Access to student discount programmes


Applications are reviewed and shortlisted on a rolling basis and we reserve the right to interview, appoint and close adverts early due to the volume of applications we receive. 

We therefore encourage you to apply at the earliest opportunity to avoid disappointment as once we have closed a vacancy you will be unable to submit your application form. 


Activate Learning is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all its staff to share this commitment. Successful applicants will be required to undergo a DBS check at the appropriate level. 

Applicants must be eligible to work in the UK as we do not sponsor work permits and work permits from other organisations are unacceptable as proof of right to work in the UK. 

Applications are encouraged from all candidates meeting or exceeding the minimum criteria for the role regardless of age, disability, gender, orientation, race, religion or ethnicity. 

Activate Learning are committed to employing people with disabilities and will ensure our recruitment process is inclusive and accessible. If you require any reasonable adjustments either at application or interview stage please contact the talent team directly. 

If an agency submits an unsolicited CV to any partner or employee of our company, you should be aware that they have no authority to enter into an arrangement with you. Should we require recruitment agency involvement, we will contact the agencies on our preferred suppliers list, and we would ask that you respect the relationships we have already built with these suppliers.