Nottingham College

Work Placement Officer

Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
£21,514 per annum
19 Jul 2021
07 Aug 2021
Contract Type
Full Time


  • Kia Car Scheme
  • Annual Travel Passes Scheme
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Access To NEST Pension Scheme
  • Access to Additional Annual Leave
  • Access to NUS/TOTUM Discount
  • Discounts
  • Employee Assistance Helpline


  • Varied Nottingham College Campuses

Supporting documents:

JE268 Work Placement Officer Updated July 2021

Values & Behaviours

This is an exciting opportunity for someone to join the rapidly expanding Work Experience Team at Nottingham College. This is a fundamental role that supports our students, helping them to gain work experience and begin their first steps in their career. Through a number of work experience opportunities our students gain employability and self-management skills along with building on their confidence and gaining a better understanding of the industry.

This role is employer focused and involves building strong working relationships with local organisations and working with them to provide work experience opportunities for our students. These opportunities include work placements and employer enrichment opportunities such as guest speaker sessions and interactive Q&As. 

As well as employer engagement and account management there is also the responsibility to work with a Work Placement Achievement Coach, a member of the team that focuses on the student support aspect of work experience. Working as a pair you will be expected to ensure work experience is relevant to the students’ qualifications and match the appropriate student with the most suitable placements.

This role has a high level of autonomy and therefore self-management, organisation, reliability and professionalism are key at all times. Strong communication, the ability to chair meetings and IT skills are required with a working knowledge of the full Microsoft Office suite. Experience within this sector or an account management background is not essential but would be beneficial.

For more information about the team and what we do please visit

The post will be shortlisted against the essential and desirable criteria at application stage from the person specification. Please ensure that you have a look at this specification attached to the Role Profile and complete your application directly from this, as these specifications are an integral part of the selection process. 

For further details on this post which the job description and person specification cannot answer for you, please contact Tom Walker at

Dates for interviews to be confirmed once shortlisting complete

Our values mean we work together, as One Team. As One Team in our commitment to creating an inclusive environment, promoting inclusivity and respect with a culture that supports our college community of staff and students to achieve their full potential and celebrate all aspects of diversity. Achieving our aim to be an employer of choice will be through striving to lead an environment that is free from discrimination, harassment, bullying and victimisation.

We believe that a diverse workforce leads to an organisation that is more innovative, more creative and gets better results. We want our workforce to represent the diversity of the people and communities that we serve. We also want our workplace to be one where different experiences, expertise and perspectives are valued and where everyone is encouraged to grow and develop. We are happy to consider any reasonable adjustments that successful candidates may need.

Nottingham College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the wellbeing of our students and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Background checks including employer references and an enhanced DBS check will be required for this role.

For further information about the role including job description and application form please visit the vacancies section of our website via the apply link.


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