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Work Placement Officer

£29707 - £32000 per annum
West End
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Job description

Morgan Hunt are working with Capital City College Group to recruit a Work Placement Officer on a full time permanent basis.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

Key Responsibilities

  • To have responsibility for sourcing work experience and industry placements for full-time study programme learners.
  • To establish and maintain working relationships with employers.
  • Develop and deliver pre-placement employability sessions to prepare learners for placements.
  • To have oversight of work placements, to monitor performance, and to capture best practice.
  • To support students to achieve successful completion of placements.

1) Employers

  • Liaise with local companies and organisations through various methods of communication to source and secure a large number of placements.
  • Establish and maintain detailed database of employer contacts.
  • Co-ordinate employer forums.
  • Provide the first point of contact for employers regarding placement questions, issues and feedback.
  • Establish and maintain working relationships with employers.
  • Ensure employers are provided with all necessary information regarding interviews, induction, review meetings, attendance and safeguarding arrangements throughout the course of the placement.
  • Identify and support with additional training opportunities for employers as appropriate and directed by line manager, in line with business needs.
  • Support employers with applications for Employer Support Funding.

2) Students

  • Develop and deliver a regular employability session to effectively prepare Industry Placement students for long-term placements.
  • Deliver group work experience briefings, and de-briefs to students.
  • Contribute to and maintain accurate and up-to-date management information systems (e.g. Pro Monitor) to log student and placement information and provide regular management reports.
  • Interact closely with students in college to set up high-quality placements which are well- matched to the needs of each student (e.g.: abilities, interests, career aspirations,).
  • Ensure students are provided with all necessary information regarding interviews, induction, review meetings, attendance and safeguarding arrangements throughout the course of the placement.
  • Review, track and monitor the placement, both over the telephone and in face-to-face meetings in the workplace, ensuring that all parties are benefiting from the arrangement and requirements are being met.
  • Offer support and guidance and where appropriate liaise with others as necessary to assist in this support work.
  • Work effectively with tutors and Heads of School regarding placement provision and individual student matters.
  • Meet with learners to provide appropriate support during placement.
  • Identify key strengths, qualities and additional needs of learners to ensure successful placements.
  • To work in partnership with the Careers & Employability team to help students progress.
  • Complete monitoring forms with learners and ensure these are agreed and signed by their supervisor.

3) Administration

  • Develop and maintain high levels of organisation and keep detailed records of interactions with students and their progress with regard to placements.
  • Maintain accurate records in a timely and confidential manner.
  • Provide update reports as required by the Work Placement Lead.
  • Ensure all work experience and industry placement evidence is accurate cross-college.

4) Expectations of the Post Holder

  • To demonstrate model behaviours that, at all times, are consistent with an open, inclusive and participative style.
  • To be proactive in identifying and pursuing opportunities that are appropriate to maintaining his/her professional development, and actively participate in the Group's appraisal scheme.
  • To carry our his/her duties at all times with due regard to the Group's policies, including Safeguarding, Health & Safety, Equal Opportunities, and Data Protection, and participate in training as and when required.
  • To work flexibly and to undertake such other duties that may reasonably allocated by the line manager.
  • Ensure equality, diversity and inclusion are actively promoted and advanced as part of this role within the Group

If this sounds like the role for you, please apply now and we will be in touch!

Morgan Hunt is a multi-award-winning recruitment business for interim, contract and temporary recruitment and acts as an Employment Agency in relation to permanent vacancies. Morgan Hunt is an equal opportunities employer. Job suitability is assessed on merit in accordance with the individual's skills, qualifications and abilities to perform the relevant duties required in a particular role.

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Dana North
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Education Recruitment Team
Milton Keynes
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