Kirklees College

Placement Engagement Officer

Kirklees, West Yorkshire
£22,910.00 - £24,255.00 per annum
31 May 2023
21 Jul 2023
Contract Type
Full Time

At Kirklees College we are always looking for new talent, and welcome applications from all sectors.

Whether in a teaching & learning role or in one of our specialised Business Support functions, you’ll be involved in nurturing and developing the next generation of construction workers, engineers, health workers and countless others.

We’re already a successful college, but we’re continually striving to be better and do better - be part of our story!

In the role of Placement Engagement Officer, you will work across all our Huddersfield and Dewsbury Centres (with hybrid working on occasion) and your focus will be to proactively generating sufficient high-quality placements and other employer lead work experience activities to support students to develop their work skills and raise career aspirations. A driving license and access to a car is essential for this role.

Your key responsibilities will be to liaise with the Work Experience Coaches to identify gaps in provision, proactively generating new business leads, and secure and maintain a wide range of placement and work experience opportunities to meet the needs of students’ study programmes.

You’ll have a track record of generating new business leads through targeted telesales and networking activity, and the ability to develop and maintain quality employer and partnership relationships. You’ll be experienced in driving performance to achieve KPI targets and be confident in using IT systems, specifically CRM databases to support this. It’s important you have the ability to communicate effectively across all areas of the college, build effective working relationships and provide first class customer service. Due to the nature of our work, it’s essential you’re committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults.

We believe learning is not just for our students: it’s an important part of working here too. Staff development opportunities include a mentoring scheme, financial contributions for external qualifications and skills development for current and aspiring managers. You’ll also have access to a range of staff benefits including an employee assistance programme, retail and leisure discounts and reduced Metro travel.

We want people who believe in the value of education, and who can contribute to our culture of supporting and challenging one another.

Hours / weeks: 37 hours / 52 weeks
Actual salary range: £22,910 - £24,255
Closing Date: 21 July 2023
(We do reserve the right to close this advertisement early if we receive a high volume of suitable applications)

Please remember to remove all personal details (name, date of birth) from your CV

If you have any queries about the role or the application process please contact Please check your emails regularly during the recruitment process (including spam and junk folders) as this is how you will be contacted once you have applied.

As an employer we are committed to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion and welcome applications from all sections of the community, regardless of an individuals’ sex, age, religion, race, marital status, disability status, sexual orientation, maternity or care leaver status. We are committed to exploring opportunities for flexible working and ensuring the work-life balance and wellbeing of our workforce. Please note that any job offer is subject to pre-employment checks including a DBS check, online searches and references from former employers, in line with guidance from Department for Education.

For further information about the role please visit the vacancies section of our website via the apply link.

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