Work Experience Placement Officer

We are looking for Work Experience Placement Officers

Joining our Journey:

When you join our college, not only will you benefit from an annual reviewed salary but have access to numerous benefits and facilities: 

  • 32 days annual leave per year, plus Bank Holidays, with additional efficiency days and all college Christmas closedown
  • Generous Pension Scheme  
  • Fantastic Staff Benefits and Rewards platform
  • Employee Assistance Scheme
  • Enhanced Maternity/Paternity provision
  • Staff Development days/week (Jan, July, Aug)
  • Free confidential counselling service
  • Staff recognition awards
  • Car Scheme
  • Subsidised car parking
  • On-site Day Nursery
  • On-site hair and beauty salon

The Role:

An exciting opportunity for driven individuals with previous experience in business development to join our Work Experience team. With responsibility for generating and coordinating Work Experience Placements and supporting T level Industry Placements across the College, you will be expected to develop the number and range of work experience opportunities provided for students at Oldham College and to support our internal students to progress onto apprenticeships. Due to the nature of the role, you will need a full driving licence and access to a car to be successful in this post.

Key responsibilities for our Work Experience Placement Officers:

  • To work with the Heads of Faculty and Programme Leaders, in accordance with work experience quality standards to develop an ambitious provision focusing on the key outcomes of employability, developing a strong work ethic and securing successful progression aims for all students.
  • To be responsible for the planning, development, organisation and delivery of specifically- designed work placements for the study programme and employer engagement events that will engage and inspire 16-18 year old students. To support the T Level delivery team in the planning and implementation of Industry Placements.
  • To promote and raise awareness of the whole College employability offer. This includes developing employer relationships and improving the understanding of T Levels, work experience and apprenticeships in the local business community.

To be successful as a Work Experience Placement Officer you will need:

  • To be qualified to at least NVQ Level 3 or above.
  • Experience of working with young people and employers to facilitate work experience opportunities or recruitment brokering experience.
  • The ability to inspire students, staff and employers to participate through the use of exciting and relevant strategies.
  • A full UK driving licence and access to a car.

We anticipate that interviews for this role will be held week commencing 8th July 2024.  

Oldham College is a great career choice for ambitious professionals. With a “good” Ofsted rating, one of the best apprenticeship programmes in the region, excellent 16-18 results and truly outstanding GCSE English results, we are already a high performer.

But we want to deliver much more than this. Our ambition is to be “The Best Place to Learn and Work” and we have a clear Strategic Plan which sets out what this means and what we will do to deliver it. We will keep on improving and innovating, and we are investing in new provision, new facilities, and new technology; including our state-of-the-art clinical simulation suite.

We expect a lot from you, so we want ambitious, open minded candidates, who are ready to give their best.  But we give a lot in return, from training to pensions, our own benefits package, and one of the best and most helpful group of colleagues you could ever wish to meet.  

The role will require you to embed and work to the college’s values; working with Integrity, having Ambition to help our learners succeed and being Inclusive to learners and colleagues alike.

At Oldham College, our mission is to welcome everyone and create inclusive teams. We encourage everyone to join us, as we create a workforce that is as diverse as our wonderful student community. We do monitor responses to our diversity questions in our application, to ensure that we can continue to build a workforce that is representative of the community that we serve.

We understand that not everyone works to the same timetable, and offer a range of flexible working options, including flexible start and finish times, part-time, term-time only or hybrid options, where the role permits.

We will do everything we can to support you during your application.  If you need us to make any adjustments to our recruitment process, contact our HR team who will be happy to advise.

If your application is successful, your personal data may be used for a pre-employment screening check by a third party as permitted by applicable law. Depending on the vacancy and applicable laws, a pre-employment screening could include, employment history, education and other information (such as media information) that may be necessary for determining your qualifications and suitability for the role.

Oldham College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share in this commitment.

Any appointments will be subject to enhanced DBS checks and a check of the DfE Barred List

Further details including a Person Specification are included within the attached Job Description.

This role is exempt from the Rehabilitation Act 1974. It is an offence to apply for the role if the applicant is barred from engaging in regulated activity relevant to children and vulnerable adults.

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