Work Experience Coordinator - Fixed Term Contract

Job Description

Job role:

We are looking for a dynamic and enthusiastic Work Experience Coordinator to join our Creative Industries faculty and support a caseload of students to develop their employability skills and prepare for a work experience placement relevant to their career plans. 

You will ensure that all placements are accurately recorded on our work experience placement system and proactively support students and employers throughout the placements, ensuring excellent outcomes for all stakeholders.  

The Creative Industries faculty offers a range of courses, such as: Media, Film-making, Performing Arts, Art, Graphics, Photography, Dance, and Fashion. You will work with our Faculty teams of learning professionals to deliver Preparation for Placement' sessions to students and deliver progress tracking sessions throughout the academic year to ensure all students are given the appropriate guidance and support to complete each stage of the Work Experience process. 

This is a full time, fixed term until July 2022, but there is some flexibility around the successful candidates' availability. This role will be based at our Reading and Bracknell and Wokingham colleges. Salary up to £25,209 depending on qualifications and experience.

 

What do you need to be successful in this role?

We are looking for a highly organised and attentive individual who can adapt to the world of education and always work and act in accordance with the group's Vision, Values and Strategic Plan. The successful candidate will have experience of delivering group work sessions or training to learner groups and one to one student support.

You will ideally have job coaching skills or be willing to undertake training, and will have an interest in supporting students to develop their employability skills. The ability to implement and manage complex administration systems is also essential for this role.

 

What are the benefits of this role?

There really is no limit in terms of your personal growth, development and career by joining one of the largest Education Providers in the UK. You will have a comprehensive development program as part of induction together with peer to peer learning, a formal development plan and support at every step of the way to set you up for success.

We offer a buddy system, a digital induction module and a close-knit community of experts and leaders across the Group to support the sharing of best practice and encourage individual growth. We have extensive technology in place to develop digital capability and flexible working arrangements will be considered for the right candidate.

 

What are the benefits of working for Activate Learning Group? 

At Activate Learning we are pioneering education with an unwavering focus on providing talent for business and transforming lives through our award-winning Learning Philosophy. Our student experience is the result of our attention to detail in recruiting, developing and retaining the right staff who match and promote the values and behaviours of our brand.

We reward our employees with generous annual leave entitlements, access to training and development, travel subsidies - bus and train, cycle scheme, onsite parking (first come first served), plenty of public transport options for all sites, discounted membership to the Lifestyle Centre (on some campuses) and Employee Assistance Programme.

 

Applications are reviewed and shortlisted on a rolling basis and we reserve the right to interview, appoint and close adverts early due to the volume of applications we receive.

We therefore encourage you to apply at the earliest opportunity to avoid disappointment as once we have closed a vacancy you will be unable to submit your application form.

 

Activate Learning is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all its staff to share this commitment. Successful applicants will be required to undergo a DBS check at the appropriate level.

Applicants must be eligible to work in the UK as we do not sponsor work permits and work permits from other organisations are unacceptable as proof of right to work in the UK.

Applications are encouraged from all candidates meeting or exceeding the minimum criteria for the role regardless of age, disability, gender, orientation, race, religion or ethnicity.

Activate Learning are committed to employing people with disabilities and will ensure our recruitment process is inclusive and accessible. If you require any reasonable adjustments either at application or interview stage please contact the talent team directly.

If an agency submits an unsolicited CV to any partner or employee of our company, you should be aware that they have no authority to enter into an arrangement with you. Should we require recruitment agency involvement, we will contact the agencies on our preferred suppliers list, and we would ask that you respect the relationships we have already built with these suppliers.