Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffordshire (GB)
£24,390 - £30,145 Per Annum
27 Feb 2024
12 Mar 2024
Full Time



Job Reference: FEB20249237
Job Type: Permanent
Salary: £24,390 - £30,145 Per Annum
Closing Date: Tue, 12 Mar 2024


Hours: Full-time, 37 per week
Location: Newcastle under-Lyme College
Full and part time positions available
Salary:  Scale points 11-20 (£24,390 – £30,145 per annum)

In November 2019, Newcastle and Stafford Colleges Group (NSCG) became the first further education provider in England to achieve outstanding grades in every area of Ofsted’s recently reformed Education Inspection Framework (EIF).

The inspection report praised all areas of the College’s provision and acknowledged NSCG’s ‘positive, stimulating and safe learning environment’, ‘highly motivated staff’, and ‘learners’ exemplary behaviour and attitudes to learning’.  It also highlighted the fantastic partnerships the College has with industry.

The group is currently home to a population of over 5,000 full-time students and around 300 students on higher education programmes. We have over 4,000 part-time or adult learners and 2,000 apprentices where we work with over 800 individual employers.  Our Sixth Form provision has a reputation for high academic achievement and excellence.

This is an exciting opportunity to join our expanding team at Newcastle College.  This role will involve the placement, assessment and monitoring of students on our Electrical Installation courses as well as developing effective working relationships with a range of providers.

The ideal candidate will hold a relevant qualifications in the field of Electrical Installation and have substantial experience of working in that Sector:

Main Duties and Responsibilities include:

  • To develop and maintain relationships with local employers to develop placement opportunities and monitor students whilst attending these placements.
  • Ensure a minimum of 3 workplace observations and assessment of placement diaries/workbooks are completed per year are completed.
  • Marketing for all employer opportunities and T Level students placements, attend open events, support school liaison and CPD sessions within curriculum teams.
  • To screen all such potential placement providers to ensure they have a clear understanding of the obligations in respect of students.
  • To draw up individual placement plans for students, and to regularly review progress.
  • To ensure that all students receive a comprehensive and thorough induction programme both from the College and their placement.
  • Be a counter signatory for DBS checks (if required)

Required Skills and Experience:

  • Holds a relevant qualification in your specialist area
  • Substantial relevant industry experience.
  • Holds English & Maths GCSE or equivalent.
  • Has the confidence and ability to approach and develop effective working relationships with a range of providers.
  • Has good administrative skills, well organised, able to keep accurate and easily retrievable records.
  • Holds a current driving licence and has use of a car.
  • IT literate, experience of using MS Office software and databases.

What’s in it for you?

The college offers an excellent benefits package which includes:

  • Local Government Pension Scheme (defined benefits scheme with 24% employer contribution)
  • 24 days annual leave, rising to 30 following 5 years’ service (plus bank holidays and Christmas closure period)
  • Electric Vehicle Scheme (Salary Sacrifice).
  • Cycle to Work Scheme (Salary sacrifice).
  • Subsidised Gym Membership.
  • Health-related benefits including a subsidised Health Scheme.
  • Excellent Training and Development Opportunities (supported with a dedicated budget).
  • Free Parking
  • On site restaurant and FREE early morning tea/coffee and toast.

How to apply

To apply for the role of Industry Placement Officer, please click ‘Apply Now’ to complete an online application form.

(If you are applying via a jobs board, you will receive an e-mail and link that will take you directly to our application form on the Newcastle & Stafford Colleges Group website). 

The closing date for completed applications is 12 March 2024.

This college is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All college based positions are subject to enhanced DBS check and are exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act.

As an equal opportunities employer, we welcome applications from all sectors of the community.