Business Unit:
Folkestone College
Location:
Folkestone
Salary Details:
£26,140 FTE per annum
Hours Per Week:
11
Weeks Per Year:
40
Annual Leave:
26 days FTE per annum
Proposed Interview Date:
05/07/2024
Advertising End Date:
24/06/2024

About The Role

**Please note that this role requires the successful candidate to work 11 hours per week, 40 weeks per year during term time and the salary is £5,961.57.

A holiday payment for 5.79 weeks of £863.94 will be paid equally over 12 months in addition to the pro rata salary above**


EKC Folkestone College are seeking an Industry Liaison Officer to join the Group. As an Industry Liaison Officer at Folkestone College you are responsible for securing and monitoring progress of work placements in varied vocational areas for students and to act as the main point of contact for employer relations for these areas. This can include supporting the planning and implementation of employer events for organising employer visits for students.

Your role responsibilities would also include ensuring employers return the required documentation in a timely fashion, following college guidelines and national expectations.

As well as this, you will be working with students on a one to one and small group basis to identify their employability skills gaps, and supporting them to develop to allow them to complete a successful industry placement.

Working at EKC Group is extremely rewarding with excellent benefits, such as:

  • Access to a variety of online discounts for store, retail, restaurants, travel, gym, groceries and more
  • Internal progression opportunities and CPD focus across the group
  • Flexible working requests
  • Cycle to work, car leasing and tech purchasing schemes 
  • Competitive salary
  • Competitive holiday entitlement
  • Generous pension with 18% employer contribution

About You

We are seeking to appoint an Industry Liaison Officer who has excellent interpersonal skills, and who possesses excellent communication skills both verbally and written. You will be highly organised and be able to prioritise work whilst applying a flexible and responsive approach to work demands.

You will have an inquisitive and analytical approach to work. You will be able to display an attention to detail, have the ability to work independently working on your own initiative and as part of a team.

A level 3 qualification in a relevant subject is desirable, alternatively experience of working in a relevant sector and a willingness to obtain a relevant level 3 qualification will be considered.

If you have experience of working in this field along with a passion for sharing your knowledge and expertise with the future generation this position will be ideal for you.

No need to update your CV, just click on 'apply now' and complete our short application form. We respond to all applicants and will let you know if you are shortlisted to an interview. 
 
If you would like more information regarding this role, or an informal chat, please contact the Resourcing Team on [email protected]

About Us

Outstanding Ofsted Provider

East Kent Colleges Group is an Ofsted Outstanding rated provider. It is proud to be the first General Further Education college organisation in the country to have received the Outstanding grade against each of the strands under the new Ofsted inspection framework. An inclusive provider, our colleagues place our students and the communities we serve at the heart of everything they do across EKC Group and this is illustrated in our ‘Strong’ skills grading by Ofsted.

Commitment to Safeguarding

EKC Group is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults and we ensure that all staff are aware of their responsibilities for upholding these principles. The Group’s designation as a ‘designated establishment’ means that all posts within EKC Group are exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (ROA) 1974. We therefore have an obligation to carry out robust checks to ensure that staff are suitable to work with children and vulnerable adults; applicants are therefore advised that appropriate safeguarding checks (including an enhanced DBS check) will be undertaken on all successful applicants; job offers will be made on the basis of satisfactory DBS and other checks, including the receipt of two references. If you are successful in obtaining an interview, your suitability to work with children and vulnerable adults will be explored as part of the interview process. Applicants should note that it is a criminal offence to apply for a post which involves engaging in regulated activity relevant to children if you are barred from doing so. All applicants are required to complete and submit a self-declaration of their criminal record or information that would make them unsuitable to work with children and vulnerable adults.

Commitment to Equal Opportunities

EKC Group is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all members of our communities. We are particularly keen to increase the diversity of our staff body and encourage applications from candidates where there is underrepresentation in our workforce. We are proud to hold the Positive About Disability Award; this confirms our commitment to interviewing all applicants who declare that they have a disability and who meet the essential criteria outlined in the person specification. Similarly, our commitment to Care Leavers means that we will interview applicants who meet the minimum criteria and who have declared on their application that they are a Care Leaver.

We welcome applications from anyone wishing to work flexibly and those considering a return to work from a career break.

We do not engage with agencies for permanent staff and have an in-house recruitment team.

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