Nottingham College

Work Placement Coach

Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
£20,051 to £21,763 per annum
22 Oct 2021
05 Nov 2021
Job Level
Job Function
Careers Advice
Contract Type
Full Time


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


Varied Campuses

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Contract: Permanent, Full Time

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 student focused, with the aim of inspiring and motivating our students to undertake work experience opportunities whilst helping them to understand the importance of doing so. These opportunities include work placements and employer enrichment opportunities such as guest speaker sessions and interactive Q&As.

You will need to build strong working relationships with the students in your case load, promoting the work experience opportunities available, supporting them with their applications and helping them to meet their requirements for a work placement. This may include coaching them on basic employability skills and gaining tutor support for any specific technical knowledge they may need prior to their placement. You will also manage student attendance whilst out on work placement and provide any support and pastoral care required. Whilst on their work placement you will be the first point of college contact for the student whilst they are based at the company site.

You will be the link for the Curriculum into work placement and will work closely with Faculty Area Managers and curriculum Tutors, going into Tutorials and presenting to students about the opportunities available for placement and support you can offer.

This role will also involve working closely with your counterpart in the Work Experience Team who is responsible for generating suitable work placement for the students in your caseload. This role has a high level of autonomy and therefore self-management, organisation, reliability and professionalism are key at all times. Strong communication and IT skills are required with a working knowledge of the full Microsoft Office suite. Experience within this sector or a pastoral support 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 Caroline Sheard via email

Interviews/assessments are planned for w/c 15th November 2021

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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