Work Experience Coordinator

Category: Trust

Closing Date: Sunday 14 April 2024 23:59

Salary: Support Grade 4 £21,189.60 - £26,347.11 (£24,310 - £30,227 FTE per annum)

Location: Trust Academy sites (Hybrid working actively supported)

Role: Monday to Friday, 37 hours per week, term time only.

Interview date: Thursday 18th April 2024

 (Part-time/job share options can be considered)

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Background

The Prospect Trust is a multi-academy Trust based on the Hampshire / Surrey border. 
It provides outstanding education and support for c. 6,000 learners through its family of local academies that include The Sixth Form College Farnborough, Tomlinscote School, Frimley and Frimley CofE Junior School.

We are an ambitious Trust with a relentless desire to improve the educational outcomes and lives of the young people in our local communities. We now have an exciting opportunity for a Work Experience Coordinator to join our Careers team.

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Our ideal candidate

We are seeking an experienced, motivated, and flexible individual with a positive attitude and strong interpersonal and administrative skills, to provide an outstanding service to students from (TPT) academies and to other schools outside of the trust who we provide a work experience service to.

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The role

This is an excellent opportunity to work in partnership with local employers, schools and colleges to secure work experience placements for young people aged 14-18.

The successful applicant will work with the highly skilled work experience team delivering, promoting and expanding our quality service.

The main focus of this role is to:

  • Be a first point of contact and provide a professional, customer focused service to schools, parents and students.
  • Network with and optimise links with local employers.
  • Endeavour to resolve enquiries at the first point of contact and escalate enquiries where necessary.
  • Deliver or assist with student briefings, clinics and parent evenings.
  • Conduct health and safety pre-placement visits when needed
  • Maintain the work experience platform/database and ensure all necessary documentation is prepared, distributed and returned in accordance with the work experience process, ensuring confidentiality at all times.

This position is term time only.  You will need to hold a full driving licence as movement between the sites is an essential criteria for this role.

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How to apply

Please complete the attached application and equality monitoring forms and email all completed applications to recruitment@prospecttrust.org.uk by midnight Sunday 14th April.

Early applications are encouraged as the Trust may choose to interview and appoint a successful candidate on receipt of a suitable application. 

If you would like to have a further discussion before applying for this role please email nikki.coleman@prospecttrust.org.uk.

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Other information

The Prospect Trust takes the control and processing of employee data very seriously
and is committed to acting in line with the GDPR regulations; please read the attached applicant privacy notice which explains how your data is processed.

Prior to the interview, an online search will be conducted by HR, to identify any past or current incidents or issues that might affect your suitability to work with children and undertake this role.  Please note this online search will be carried out only on publicly available information and be limited to issues relating to your suitability to work with children and/or in an educational environment. Issues that arise will not automatically be a bar to your employment at the Trust but may be discussed with you at interview. This is in line with statutory guidance in Keeping Children Safe in Education.

We welcome applications from all suitably qualified applicants, however all disabled applicants who meet our minimum criteria will be invited for interview.

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The Prospect Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all children and young people within our care and requires all staff and volunteers to share and demonstrate this commitment. Any future offer of employment remains subject to satisfactory pre-employment checks, including enhanced DBS clearance,
a health check and references.