Work Placement Officer

Harlow College, Harlow

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Job Ref No. ECC0-509S Position Type: Administration Pay Range: Starting Salary £24,609 per annum
Position Start Date: Immediate Contract Type: Full-time Contract Term: Fixed
Application Close: 23/06/2024 Midnight Date of Interviews: TBC  

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Are you passionate about bridging the gap between education and industry? Do you thrive on building meaningful connections with employers and ensuring students have valuable work experiences? If so, we have the perfect opportunity for you!

Work Placement Officer

Starting Salary £24,609 per annum

Located in Harlow

Full time

Fixed term Mat Cover up to 1 year

Closing Date: 23/06/2024 23:59

About the Team:

Our Work Placement Team is the driving force behind creating crucial links with industries, securing enriching work placements for our learners, and maximizing the benefits of these experiences. We foster collaboration between students, employers, and teaching staff to guarantee the best possible outcomes. All team members receive comprehensive initial and ongoing training to excel in their roles.

About the Role:

As a Work Placement Officer, you will play a pivotal role throughout the learner journey, working closely with both staff and students. Your responsibilities will include:

  • Supporting college staff in developing students' work readiness.
  • Sourcing work experience and industry placements for students.
  • Cultivating new employer and industry contacts while nurturing relationships with existing partners.
  • Articulating the benefits of offering work and industry placements to Harlow College learners to potential employers.
  • Maintaining accurate records through a state-of-the-art work placement software platform.

What We Are Looking For:

We are seeking a candidate with the following qualifications and attributes:

  • Proven track record of successfully engaging and developing relationships with employers, clients, or customers.
  • Experience in a customer service or client-centred environment with excellent telephone skills.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills, coupled with a willingness to forge new contacts.
  • Experience in using technology, along with a willingness to understand new technology.
  • Ability to problem-solve, flexibility in managing work priorities, and a track record of meeting deadlines and targets.
  • Safeguarding Level 2 qualification or a willingness to work towards it.
  • Level 2 qualification in Maths and English

What We Can Offer:

Join our efficient and professional Work Placement Team, where collaboration is key, and mutual support is a priority. As a successful candidate, you can expect:

  • Funding for any training required for the role.
  • Investment in your professional development.
  • Opportunities to advance your career within the college.
  • An excellent benefits package, including 30 days of annual leave plus bank holidays (Pro-Rata).

If you would like to pop in or have an informal discussion to find out more, please contact Victoria Clayden Smith on 01279 701428 or

To apply, please click on the link below or copy and paste the URL


Closing date for applications is23/06/2024 23:59

This vacancy may close early dependant on the volume of applications received, we therefore encourage you to apply ASAP.

This college is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post is subject to an enhanced DBS check.

As an equal opportunity employer, we welcome applications from all sections of the community.

All appointments are subject to safer recruitment requirements to ensure the safeguarding of children and young people. All positions will involve appropriate checks and clearances.

Information about the school

Contact Information

Louise McFarland
Velizy Avenue, Harlow
Essex, CM20 3EZ
Telephone: 01279 868 033

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