Work Placement Officer

Eastern Colleges Group
Bury St Edmunds
£23,368 - £24,588 Per Year
14 Nov 2023 13:06
13 Dec 2023 23:59
Further Education
Job Level
Contract Type
Part Time
Organisational Type
General Further Education College
Teacher Training
Teacher Training Not Offered

Work Placement Officer

Work Placement Officer

Job description
  • West Suffolk College, Bury St Edmunds
  • 37 hours per week, 52 weeks per year - Permanent
  • Salary: £23,368 per annum - £24,588 per annum
Due to expansion, we have an exciting variety of Work Placement roles available. For this post, an interest or previous experience in Hair and Beauty would be advantageous but not essential.

You will assess and guide students during their placement and will play an integral part in ensuring they are equipped to develop essential employability skills.

This is an incredibly rewarding position best suited those that enjoy developing strong business relationships and providing exceptional customer service to support business needs. All whilst being effective in engaging with and supporting students and employers - establishing excellent working relationships with students regardless of age, ability, and support needs.

The successful candidate should have the ability to identify opportunities and possess strong persuasion skills. A driving licence and access to a car are essential as the position will involve visiting employers and students on placement.

We also offer a wide range of staff benefits including:
  • Membership into Local Government Pension Scheme
  • Family friendly policies and flexible working
  • Access to our employee assistance programme
  • Employee wellbeing initiatives
  • Free parking
  • Canteen
  • Company Events
  • Memberships and discounts - employees can sign up to various membership cards and discount schemes.
  • Learning and development opportunities - including staff development days
West Suffolk College is one of the country's leading further education and apprenticeship providers. Our apprenticeship results have consistently remained above the national average. We offer many degrees, HNCs and HNDs at our focused and inclusive University Studies Centre . We have around 13,000 students including nearly 2,000 apprentices studying with us.

As a College, our Character Strengths and Mission Statement underpin our expectations of all our students and employees. Please familiarise yourself with these and incorporate them into your personal statement; this will be of benefit if you are invited to attend for an interview.

This is an opportunity to join a hugely supportive organisation where we value, support and facilitate your professional development, as well as offering many other benefits including an attractive pension scheme, staff wellbeing initiatives and employee assistance.

This College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

For further information please contact our recruitment team at: [email protected]

Completed application forms should be made via out recruitment portal - if you have not heard from a member of the HR Team within 14 working days, please presume your application has not been successful on this occasion.

Closing Date: 8:00am on Wednesday, 29 th November

Interviews: To be held on Tuesday, 5 th December

Please note, we reserve the right to close this role before this date, so early applications are strongly encouraged.

We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their race, sex, gender, gender reassignment, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation or age in accordance with the requirements of the Equality Act 2010.

The College is committed to safeguarding children and safer recruitment practices and will undertake all the required pre-employment checks on the successful candidate including an enhanced DBS Disclosure.

All data will be processed in accordance with the Data Protection Act 2018. For more information about how we access and use your information please visit our website.
We reserve the right to bring forward the closing date of the adverts should we receive a sufficient level of interest!