Business Unit:
Canterbury College
Location:
Canterbury
Salary Details:
£26,140 FTE per annum
Hours Per Week:
25
Weeks Per Year:
52
Annual Leave:
26 days FTE per annum
Proposed Interview Date:
week commencing 01/07/2024
Advertising End Date:
25/06/2024

About The Role

**Please note that this role requires the successful candidate to work 25 hours per week with a pro rata salary of £17,662.16 per annum**

Do you have experience in the Accounting, Business or Travel & Tourism industries?

Are you looking for a new opportunity to work within Education?
 
This could be the role for you.....

EKC Canterbury College is seeking an Industry Liaison Officer to join the Accounting, Business and Travel & Tourism Department.

As an Industry Liaison Officer (ILO) you would be responsible for securing and monitoring progress of work placements for students of Accounting, Business and Travel & Tourism 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 working with students on a one to one and small group basis to identify their employability skills gaps and supporting them to develop them to be able 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 verbal 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, be able to work independently working on your own initiative and as part of a team. A level 3 qualification in either Accounting, Business or Travel & Tourism is desirable, alternatively experience of working in one of these three sectors and a willingness to obtain a relevant level 3 qualification will be considered.

If you have experience of working in Accounting, Business or Travel & Tourism along with a passion for sharing your knowledge and expertise with the future generation this position will be ideal for you.

 

No need to spend time updating your CV, just click apply and complete our short application form. You can save your progress as you go, and we’ll review all applications and get back to all candidates after the closing date. 

If you are interested in an informal chat about the role, or have any queries, please email us 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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