School Liaison Officer

Hours: 37 hours per week

Weeks: Term Time only - 40 weeks per year

Location: Based at the Castleford Campus, with regular visits to local schools. Following the induction and training period, there may be the opportunity for hybrid working options.

This is a fixed term post covering maternity leave for 12 months or upon the return of the post holder, whichever is the earliest.  Following the maternity cover, additional job opportunities within the College may arise that maybe of interest.

About the role:
We have a fantastic opportunity for a School Liaison Officer to join our dedicated and friendly team where you will promote, develop and co-ordinate links between Wakefield College and local schools and communities.

As a School Liaison Officer, no two days will be the same, your duties will involve;  

  • Delivering activities and presentations in schools to promote and increase awareness of the learning opportunities available at Wakefield College.
  • Coordinate the day to day running of Wakefield College’s School Liaison activity and aim to increase the number of applications and enrolments from local schools in the district and beyond.
  • Lead in the delivery of the College’s Schools Liaison activity and increase the number of school age children visiting the College to participate in activities such as Year 10 Taster Days, General Taster Sessions, Open Events, College visits and tours, and the Wakefield Children’s University days.

About you:

If you are motivated, organised and an excellent communicator and want to make a real difference to young people lives, by promoting and engaging students about the endless opportunities available at the College, then this could be the role for you.

Benefits include:

  • Personal and Professional Development opportunities, including a comprehensive induction
  • Access to Employee Assistance Programme
  • ​Good Pension Scheme
  • Discounted Metro Card Scheme
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Reduced price personal gym membership
  • Access to a wide range of high street discounts (retail, supermarkets and restaurants)
  • Annual Staff Recognition Awards

If you have the skills and experience we are looking for and would like to join us please click ‘Apply Now’, we’d love to hear from you.

If you would like an informal chat to discuss the role, please contact James Pennington, Head of School Partnerships on

Closing date: 11.00am on Wednesday 5 January 2022

Interview date: Week commencing 10 January 2022

Please be aware that this vacancy may close earlier dependent on the level of applications received so if you do wish to be considered we recommend that you complete the application as promptly as possible.

Direct applicants only, no agency CVs / referrals.

Transforming lives through learning …

… by enabling young people, adults and employers to fulfil their potential.

Wakefield College is committed to safeguarding the welfare of all students and this post will be subject to Enhanced Disclosure from the DBS. 

We aim to develop a workforce that reflects the diverse community we serve and positively encourage applications from all.