Work Placement Officer, South Yorkshire

up to £21,451.04 per annum

Posted 3 weeks ago | ref: 275145

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Protocol are working closely with a Further Education College based in East Sheffield in their search for an experienced work placement officer.

About the Role

Hours: Full-time, term time (37 hours per week, working 40 weeks per year)

Duration: Permanent

Salary: £24,249 FTE (Pro-rata £21,451.04) per annum + benefits

As a Work Placement Officer your role will be key in developing the student journey by sourcing high quality placement experiences which complement                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    learning and contribute to a central platform of information to  support work experience opportunities across the Group.


You will work closely with curriculum colleagues to devise a schedule of placements and work with RNN Training to build employer links. This role will work with students directly and indirectly, through a managed centralised platform that students can access for information and guidance on work placements, along with information relating to placements/opportunities available.


You will…

You will have experience of working within an educational environment, ideally within a Further Education/Post 16 environment. You will be responsible as part of a team of Work Placement Officers in building and contributing to a centralised database of employers, which provides information to learners on placements. You will be able to review placement providers in regard to providing a healthy and safe environment.


You will have qualifications in English and Maths at Level 2 (GCSE) or equivalent and a Level 3 qualification. You will have good knowledge of the Health & Safety Act and HSE Standards. You will also be able to demonstrate good customer service skills and be able to work with respect and confidentiality.


Department Info

The role of Work Placement Officer will work within a team on site and with colleagues in similar positions across other RNN Group campus in order to provide a consistent and centralised approach to Work Experience.  You will report to the Student Support Team Leader and work closely with colleagues in the Student Support teams onsite. You will also liaise with curriculum managers and tutors to devise an appropriate schedule of placements. Two posts are based at Rotherham College and one at North Notts College.


Our excellent benefits and rewards package:

  • Access to local government pension
  • Up to 41 days annual leave per year including closure during Christmas period
  • Access to our gyms, restaurants and salons
  • Staff health & wellbeing and benefits schemes including in-house Occupational Health service
  • Full, part time and flexible working hours available in many roles
  • Parking available at all of our sites
  • Fantastic career development opportunities including funding for teacher training, apprenticeships and various other industry recognised qualifications