Work Placement Co-ordinator
30 hours per week, term-time plus 10 directed days
Band D, point 6. Actual salary is £14,114 progressing through a 2-point scale to £14,396
(full time equivalent salary is £19,312 to £19,698)
Thomas Rotherham College is the largest sixth form college provider in Rotherham, South Yorkshire. We have a tradition of achievement and aim to provide a future of opportunity to all our students.
The College is part of Inspire Trust which includes Oakwood High School and Sitwell Junior School, a truly community-based Trust. As a Trust we are committed to developing a set of shared values through every aspect of our work. These values are the development of respect, responsibility, resourcefulness, resilience, reflection, risk taking and relationships.
This is an exciting opportunity for someone to join our Work Experience Team. This role will be instrumental in supporting the college to provide work placement opportunities for students and help them to gain crucial work experience and begin their next steps into their chosen career. The work of the Work Placement Co-ordinator enables our students to gain fundamental employability and self-management skills along with building on their self-confidence, whilst also supporting the College in meeting the Gatsby benchmarks.
The successful candidate will be required to build strong working relationships with local companies and sell the benefits of supporting a young person on work experience. We are therefore looking for someone that possesses excellent communication and negotiation skills to secure placements with employers.
Whilst working alongside another colleague, the successful candidate should be able to work independently and have strong organisation and IT skills, be reliable and able to represent the College and the Trust in a professional manner.
All staff are required to work in a way that encourages a positive work environment that is solution focused and proactive for all.
We offer a positive working environment, we care about our students and we care about our staff, all of whom know that and appreciate that. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to be part of this, contribute to this culture and develop it further.
Closing date for receipt of applications is Monday 6 July at 12 noon. Interviews will be held on Friday 10 July.
PLEASE NOTE we operate Safer Recruitment and we do not accept CVs or CV attachments. All candidates must complete our online application form in full.
Inspire Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff, other workers and volunteers to share this commitment. The Trust is an equal opportunities employer and operates a no smoking policy in all its workplaces. We undertake to make any reasonable adjustments to a job or workplace to counteract any disadvantages a disabled person may face.
TRC is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. A copy of the child protection policy statement is available on our college website (www.thomroth.ac.uk). This commitment to safer recruitment and child protection demands that stringent checks be made on potential employees.
Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Checks – appointments will be subject to a satisfactory enhanced clearance from the DBS and all employees will also be checked against the Children’s Barred List and Adult’s Barred List. An assessment will be made as to whether an employee can start work before this clearance is received.
Having a criminal record will not necessarily bar you from working for us as we do not discriminate against ex-offenders. We will only take account of previous convictions if the nature of the offence is relevant to the type of work you would be doing. In your application tell us about any ‘unspent’ convictions you may have as defined in the rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974. All Thomas Rotherham College employees who are involved in the recruitment process have been suitably trained to identify and assess relevance and circumstances of offences.
However, if a risk assessment of the post has indicated that the post is exempt from the act, you will need to tell us about all ‘spent’ and ‘unspent’ convictions and cautions as part of your application. If successful at the selection stage, we will conditionally offer you the post while we contact the DBS to assess your suitability for the position.
The advert and the person specification will tell you whether the job is exempt and if a disclosure will be requested.