• The purpose of the post is to coordinate and develop the current system of work placements and work placement opportunities for learners.
Main duties and responsibilities
The successful applicant will be expected to:
• Manage, maintain and develop work experience opportunities and systems for Health, Early Years and Education learners, working with assessors within the Health, Early Years and Education team.
• Contacting employers to generate work experience opportunities for students.
• Working alongside employers to ensure all parties are supported whilst on placement.
• To develop and maintain a broad base of employers to secure suitable work placements and/or identify potential job opportunities post college.
• To work closely with students to identify their work aspirations in order to match them with suitable placements.
• To be innovative and enterprising in arranging work placements to benefit the students.
• To work on one’s own initiative and support the team’s objectives including to facilitate and enable positive destinations for all the students.
• To be flexible particularly in dealing with busy employers.
• Complete DBS checks for all students within the Health, Early Years and Education department.
• Visit and support Health and Social Care students in placement as required.
• To assist with support duties in the Employer Engagement department as may be required from time to time.
• Work closely with course team leaders and course tutors in planning and organising appropriate work placements for each student.
• Act as a point of contact between the employer, students and course teams ensuring that learners have the correct supervision in placement.
• Work alongside course tutors to track students attendance and progress in work placements
• Feedback to learners, Learner Managers on progress of work experience on a regular basis providing reports as requested.
• Assist at College functions e.g open evenings, enrolment evenings, parent’s evenings and placement provider events.
• Attend school/course team meetings as required.
Telford College of Arts and Technology is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.We particularly welcome applications from under represented groups including ethnicity, gender, transgender, age, disability, sexual orientation or religion.