Post title: Placement Officer Fixed Term Contract / Maternity Cover
Salary: Grade G, £28,933- £31,473
Hours: Full time – 35 hours per week, Monday-Friday 8.30am to 4.30pm
Location: 39-41 Upper Oldfield Park, Bath, BA2 3LB
Would you like to work for an organisation steeped in history but focused on the future and recognised worldwide as an organisation of excellence? An organisation that promotes a healthy work/life balance and recognises and rewards achievements? If so, then Norland is the place for you.
Our award-winning early years undergraduate degree and integrated diploma programme is world-renowned for delivering outstanding teaching, learning and outcomes for our students. In March 2019 we were also granted Taught Degree Awarding Powers (TDAP) by the Privy Council and now offer our own Early Years undergraduate degree alongside the prestigious Norland diploma. We were recently named the top university in the UK for enhanced graduate outcomes in the 2021 Whatuni Student Choice Awards and were runner up in the 2022 Small Specialist category.
We are looking to appoint a full time Placement Officer to join our busy and thriving placement team this spring. You will work as part of the academic team to help provide a high standard of placement support for all students. You must hold an appropriate Early Years related qualification at Level 3 or above and have recent demonstrable experience working within the Early Years field.
The successful candidate will contribute to the assessment of students by monitoring placements, providing written risk assessments, and preparing reports on student performance. This will involve visiting students on placement in London approximately three times a year. We are looking for someone who is committed and creative who can assist the Placement Manager and wider team in developing new initiatives.
You will need to be a self-starter, with the ability to get on well with people, be highly organised in order to meet deadlines and work to a high level of accuracy. A flexible approach to your work and a friendly, approachable nature are key to being successful in this role.
Norland employee benefits:
- Competitive salaries and pay progression
- Generous holiday entitlement, including an extra day off on your birthday and 4 closure days at Christmas
- Teachers’ Pension
- Free staff parking
- Support with continued professional development both financially and with study days
- Free tea and coffee
- Occasional staff lunches
- Staff and departmental away days
- Life assurance scheme
- Income support scheme with access to an employee assistance programme (EAP)
- Discounts with Sodexo
- Access to a digital mental health and wellbeing service
Complete an application form available on our website and return this, along with a covering letter addressed to the Principal, Dr Janet Rose to [email protected]
For an informal discussion about the post, please contact Jo Brimble (Placement Manager) on 01225 904055 or email [email protected]
Closing Date: 17 March
Interview Date: 28 March 2023
All candidates should ensure that they are available to attend an interview at any time on the above date before applying, alternative interview dates and times are not usually able to be offered.
As part of our interview process, all shortlisted candidates will be asked to complete a psychometric assessment prior to their interview.
Norland is committed to safeguarding and ensuring the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all students and staff to share this commitment.
The suitability of all prospective staff will be assessed during the recruitment process in line with this commitment. All offers made will be on the condition of relevant safer recruitment checks being conducted and in line with the college policies and procedures.
Norland is an Equal Opportunities employer.