Salary: SCP 21- 25 (£20,138 – £22,658)
Hours: 40 hours per week, (Including 1 hour daily lunch break).
Contract Type: Permanent
Responsible to: Education / SEND Manager
Job Location: The main place of work is Greenbank, Greenbank Lane, Liverpool L17 1AG but all employees are required to be flexible in their approach to working conditions and expected to work at other sites when required.
Closing date: Friday 28 June 2019-12 noon
Interview date: Thursday 4 July 2019
To work as part of an Employability Support Team to establish and maintain employer links. You will enable Greenbank College to secure, develop and co-ordinate industry placements within local employers. To undertake placement H&S risk assessments and match Greenbank students to placement vacancies. Provide ongoing support for students whilst on placement, and monitor and review their progress.
Main Duties and Responsibilities
- Forge links with local employers, matched to Greenbank’s work related sectors. Manage and maintain a database of placement providers and work related opportunities available for Greenbank students.
- Develop and maintain links with employer forums / LEPs / Liverpool City Region and other strategic groups, to ensure that Greenbank can adhere to, develop and lead on best working practices.
- Work with Greenbank’s management and employability support team to ensure Greenbank’s employer engagement strategy reflects Liverpool City Region labour market trends and priorities.
- Maintain a database of local employers and monitor employer trends to inform the development of opportunities.
- Responsible for carrying out safeguarding and health & safety checks at employer premises for the purpose of student placements. Ensure placements are matched to student needs and all statutory requirements for the placement are met.
- Responsible for setting up initial placement agreements; undertake regular reviews of student progress and record on Greenbank’s electronic files.
- Assist in the assessment and monitoring of industry placements linked to T Level qualifications/preparedness
- Liaise with internal colleagues and external partners, parents and carers, as required, to maximise the student’s placement outcome.
- Ensure the development and maintenance of processes and procedures which promote health, education and social life chances for students on placement.
- Undertake administrative duties, maintaining confidential records, monitor, review and evaluate work in line with quality standards and Greenbank’s policies and procedures.
- Comply with all of Greenbank’s policies and procedures and other legislative requirements.
- Work as part of a team, sharing resource development and promoting good practice; attend team and staff meetings as required.
This job description is an outline of the main duties of the post. The duties/responsibilities listed above describe the post at the time of writing and is not intended to be exhaustive. The Job holder is expected to accept reasonable alterations and additional tasks of a similar level that may be necessary.
This job description may be reviewed when necessary in line with the development of the organisation.
Greenbank is an Equal Opportunities employer and applications are particularly welcome from disabled people.
Applicants should note that the successful candidate will be asked to apply to the Disclosure and Barring Service.
Further information about the Disclosure Scheme can be found at https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/disclosure-and-barring-service
Candidate’s suitability will be measured by assessment in the following ways:
A – Application: I – Interview: R – References: O – Observation:
The main duties, qualities, skills, qualifications and experience required:
|Experience of working with employers to establish and monitor work experience placements.||A/I/R|
|Good knowledge of local labour market trends, occupational structures and able to draw upon relevant data and information as required.||A/I/R|
|Relevant professional qualification or equivalent experience as a placement officer.||A/I|
|Good negotiation, communication and presentation skills.||A/I/O/R|
|Good understanding of T level qualification assessment requirements.||A/I|
|The ability to work on your own initiative and prioritise workload.||A/I/R|
|Good assessment and diagnostic skills||A/I|
|Good organisational, computer and administrative skills and ability to prepare reports as required.||A/I/R|
|Ability / willingness to travel between different venues locally to meet with employers and monitor student progress.||A/I|
|Positive attitude towards equal opportunities and ability to demonstrate commitment to the development of all students.||A/I/O/R|
|Hold basic health and safety qualification (NVQ L3 D and G units) or have equivalent experience.||A/I/O|
|Experience delivering job search programmes and applying for learning and work opportunities.||A/I|