Work Placement Officer - Part Time

Hours; Part time, term time (30 hrs per week, working 40 weeks per year)

Rotherham College, Rotherham

About the Role

As a Work Placement Officer your role will be key in developing the student journey by sourcing high quality placement experiences which complement learning and contribute to a central platform of information to support work experience opportunities across the Group.

You will work closely with curriculum colleagues to devise a schedule of placements and work with Business Development to build employer links. This role will work with students directly and indirectly, through a managed centralised platform that students can access for information and guidance on work placements, along with information relating to placements/opportunities available.

You will…

You will have experience of working within an educational environment and/or with young people, ideally within a Further Education/Post 16 environment. You will be responsible as part of a team of Work Placement Officers in building and contributing to a centralised database of employers, which provides information to learners on placements. You will be able to review placement providers in regard to providing a healthy and safe environment.

You will have qualifications in English and Maths at Level 2 (GCSE) or equivalent. You will have good knowledge of the Health & Safety Act and HSE Standards. You will also be able to demonstrate good customer service skills and be able to work with respect and confidentiality.

Department Info

The role of Work Placement Officer will work within a team on site and with colleagues in similar positions across other RNN Group in order to provide a consistent and centralised approach to Work Experience.  You will report to the Student Support Team Leader and work closely with colleagues in the Student Support teams onsite. You will also liaise with curriculum managers and tutors to devise an appropriate schedule of placements.

Our excellent benefits and rewards package:

  • Access to local government pension
  • Up to 41 days annual leave per year including closure during Christmas period
  • Access to our gyms, restaurants and salons
  • Staff health & wellbeing and benefits schemes including in-house Occupational Health service
  • Full, part time and flexible working hours available in many roles
  • Parking available at all of our sites
  • Fantastic career development opportunities including funding for teacher training, apprenticeships and various other industry recognised qualifications

What is the RNN Group?

RNN Group’s main goal is to be an ‘outstanding’ education and training provider and this is at the heart of everything that we do. To help us achieve this we are looking to recruit highly motivated and innovative individuals to join our existing teams. To be a part of the team at RNN Group we will expect you to be committed to our values too;

  • We are Inclusive,
  • We have Integrity,
  • We Deliver,
  • We are One Team.

We are OFSTED ‘Good’ (November 2022)

We celebrate diversity and are proud to have been recognised as Investors in Diversity for our work on Equality, Diversity and Inclusion. This means that you’d be working in a supportive environment that encourages, recognises and celebrates effort, achievement and cooperative attitudes. We welcome applications from everyone regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, sexuality, faith or disability. We are also proud to be part of the Disability Confidence Scheme.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, vulnerable adults and young people. All new employees will be required undertake a DBS check.

Closing date: Monday 17 June 2024 - if you are shortlisted for this post you will be contacted within a week of the closing date.

If you require further information about this vacancy please contact the HR department on 01709 722750 or

For further information about the role please apply via the link.