Highbury College

Work Experience Coordinator

Cosham, Portsmouth
Up to £25,000 Depending on experience and qualifications.
16 Apr 2019
24 Apr 2019
Work Based Learning
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time
Organisational Type
GFE College

Job Title:             Work Experience Coordinator 

  • Fixed term posts available until 31st July 2020 
  • Full time - 37 hours per week/52 weeks per year/ Up to £25,000

Only applicants through our website will be accepted. To apply for the role please visit the link below and complete our application form. CV’s will not be accepted!


An excellent opportunity has arisen at the Highbury College for a Work Experience Coordinator. This role will sit within the Employment Services Team where the selected individual will source and place Highbury Students into extended Work Experience Opportunities.

Main duties and responsibilities:

  • To liaise with employers to secure extended work experience opportunities.
  • To liaise with the Colleges Account Executive team to gain extended work experience placements and provide leads for Apprenticeship opportunities.
  • To maintain records of work placements and students undertaking work placements
  • To liaise with teaching staff and academic departments in respect of work experience
  • Liaise with students and parents.
  • To liaise with the Safety Health and Environment Manager to ensure that appropriate health and safety checks are carried out
  • Act as an ambassador for the College in any external activities so that the College’s good reputation is further developed.
  • To work achieve monthly, quarterly and yearly targets

Qualifications and Experiences:


  • Good standard of education including GCSE English & Maths (Grades A-C)
  • A Levels / Level 3 Qualification or extensive work experience in a relevant field  
  • Evidence of commitment to professional development
  • Previous administration and/or customer service experience
  • Experience of engaging / negotiating / selling to Employers / Clients (B2B)
  • Ability to communicate with professionals and students alike
  • Understanding of safeguarding in the context of education
  • Ability to work on own initiative with minimum supervision
  • Ability to meet targets within agreed timescales
  • Employer engagement and liaison experience


  • A Degree Level qualification
  • A Background in Work Experience
  • IAG Qualification

What we can offer you:

  • You will be working within a friendly and professional team who are specialist experts
  • Competitive market rate salary
  • 24 days’ annual leave per annum, plus eight Bank Holidays and three days Christmas Closure
  • A competitive pension scheme where the College contributes around 19%
  • A canteen, hair and beauty salon and childcare nursery
  • A sports centre with a 50% discount for staff
  • Childcare voucher scheme
  • access to an online discount website (NUS)

Highbury College also offers extensive support to new staff including:

  • Regular support and coaching throughout your first year
  • A Mentor who will help you settle into the College
  • A thorough Induction programme
  • Access to Learning and Development including a Free Course Voucher
  • Employee Assistance Programme

So if you think you have the technical skills, experience and passion?  Then come and join an ‘Amazing College with Amazing Staff’ and drive your career forward ‘The Highbury Way’.

For further information on this role, please download the Job Description.

Don’t miss out on this great opportunity - The deadline for this vacancy is 3rd of May 2019

Only applicants through our website will be accepted. To apply for the role please visit the link below and complete our application form. CV’s will not be accepted!


Please note: If you require any assistance with the completion of your application please contact the Human Resources department on 02392 328910 or email the HR inbox on recruitment@highbury.ac.uk 

Due to the high volume of applications we receive, only applicants being actively considered for this job opening will be contacted for further discussions. We encourage you to visit our web site https://www.highbury.ac.uk/about/jobs/ regularly for new job openings.

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