Work Placement Officer, Blackpool

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Blackpool Sixth Form CollegeBlackpool
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Start date: August 2018
Contract type: Part Time / Full Time
Salary: Please see job description
Contract term: Permanent

Work Placement Officer 

Work placements are an important part of the learning experience for all of our students here at Blackpool Sixth. After all, they help young people build the confidence and skills they need to get the jobs they want when they finish their studies.

We’re constantly looking to expand our range of work placements, which is why we want to grow our employer network across the local area. It’s also why we need you to take on this varied and hugely rewarding role. Establishing and building excellent working relationships with a wide range of businesses and voluntary organisations, you’ll identify and develop new placement opportunities. On top of that, you’ll liaise with teaching staff and students, match students to suitable placements and manage administration.

So this is your chance to make a real difference to young people as you support them to achieve their goals. Strong communication, influencing and organisational skills are clearly important - and your experience should include dealing with both young people and senior level personnel in business. You must also bring the tenacity and determination to achieve challenging targets, while first-rate IT abilities and a flexible approach to working hours are essential too.

Blackpool Sixth is a high-achieving sixth form college, giving our students an excellent springboard to future success. We educate the whole student, providing all with excellent teaching and opportunities for growth and personal development. We are relatively small in size, with just over 2,000 students, and are recognised by Ofsted as an outstanding sixth form. 

As an Investors in People Gold Award organisation, we’ll give you full support to build your skills and knowledge. You can also look forward to being part of a progressive and forward-thinking college with a continuing £27 million development and exceptional facilities.

There are two posts available. One is a permanent term time only (plus 15 days) post at 36.25 hours per week.  The other is all year and is fixed term for the academic year 18/19 and is 36.25 hours per week. Please express on your application form which post/s you are interested in.

Salary - points 25-28 on the Support Staff Pay Spine currently £18,766 - £20,630 per annum for a term time only, plus 15 additional days. (£20,458-£22,490 full time all year equivalent)

To find out more and apply, please visit please note we will only be accepting online applications for this vacancy which must be submitted via our website

Closing date: 9am on 6th June 2018

Assessment day: 15th June 2018

Unfortunately, due to the large numbers of applications we receive, we can only contact you again if you have been selected for interview. Whatever the outcome of your application, thank you very much for the interest shown in working at The Blackpool Sixth Form College.

The Blackpool Sixth Form College is fully committed to equality of opportunity for all and to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all students, staff and visitors.  All staff will be carefully selected using recruitment and selection procedures designed to emphasise the college’s commitment to safeguarding. All posts, including volunteers, are subject to enhanced DBS clearance.

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