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1 The Student Placement Visitor will work as a flexible member of the Health and Care department supporting the staff with their assessment of students on work placements. Within this pack or online ( under job opportunities) you will find: 1. An introduction to the College 2. Conditions of employment 3. Job description and person specification 4. An application form with equal opportunities monitoring form 5. Summary information on the Local Government Pension Scheme 6. Policy Statement on the recruitment of ex-offenders 7. Code of Conduct for staff Applications Please complete the College application form including the supporting statement giving details of reasons for your application including experience, skills, training and expertise and how these are particularly suited to the needs of the post. Please refer to the job description, person specification and/or job details as applicable. Please do not write more than two sides of A4. We regret that CVs are not accepted in place of the application form. Application forms are available from under job opportunities and should be returned with the equal opportunities monitoring form by 16 th July 2012 to: Personnel Worcester Sixth Form College Spetchley Road Worcester WR5 2LU Tel: (01905) If you choose to send your application back in an A4 envelope please use a 'large letter' stamp together with a stamped, addressed envelope if receipt of the application is to be confirmed. Interviews are currently scheduled to take place on 19th July 2012 and candidates will be notified by letter and/or phone. If you do not hear from us, we regret that you will not have been included on the shortlist and we would like to thank you for your interest in the College.

2 Terms of Employment General Conditions of employment for support staff are as agreed between the Sixth Form Conditions Colleges Forum and staff representatives at national level in addition to terms agreed at local level. Start Date 28 th August 2012 Status Hours of work Pensions Holidays Permanent post in the College s Support Staff structure Part-time, approximately 8-12 hours per week* (full time is 37 hours per week) during term-time, to be worked flexibly over 1 to 5 days as required (in any one week this could be one day - up to 5 hours - but over the term must cover Monday or Tuesday when the group of students is on work placement and in addition either Thursday or Friday when the other group is on placement). A willingness to attend some departmental meetings - approximately once a term would be helpful. Hours of work would include visits and completion of administrative tasks. Reasonable travel time between placements will be included within the working hours. * Specific hours per week to be confirmed when student numbers are finalised and subject to annual adjustment Access to the Local Government Pension Scheme, administered by Worcestershire County Council, is available for contracts exceeding 3 months duration. Contributions are banded and further information is available under please click on job opportunities and download Local Government Pension Scheme guidance. As a term-time employee, the leave entitlement is paid as part of salary and all annual leave is taken during College holidays. Full year employees receive 25 working days plus 8 public holidays. There is an entitlement to an additional 5 days holiday after 5 years continuous service. Pay Child Protection/ Safeguarding Equality and Diversity A term-time only factor will be used to calculate salary, which is spread equally throughout the year. 2,912-3,110* (8 hrs per week) to 4, * (12 hrs per week based on points ( 16,165-17,263 pro rata) of the sixth form colleges support staff salary spine. * Applicants would normally be appointed to the first point in the range and salary would rise in 3 annual increments. The College and all its personnel are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young persons and vulnerable adults. This position is subject to an Enhanced Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) Disclosure check. Where you have lived overseas in the last 5 years the College is required to carry out an overseas check in addition to the CRB check. Please refer to for further information as to how you can apply for a certificate of good conduct if you are appointed. Where there is a charge applicants will be required to pay for this themselves. The College is an equal opportunities employer and staff, students, volunteers and workers are expected to respect the principles of open access and opportunity for all regardless of age, disability, gender identity, marital status, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation. Applications from members of the ethnic minorities would be particularly welcome as they are currently under represented in our workforce.

3 Terms of Employment Disability Where a disabled candidate is placed at a substantial disadvantage in comparison to a non-disabled applicant consideration will be given to any reasonable adjustments required to enable them to do the job after an offer of employment has been made. Personnel will discuss any reasonable adjustments required for the recruitment process with candidates shortlisted for interview.

4 JOB DESCRIPTION It must be recognised that this job description is likely to change as the circumstances of the College change and the post holder must recognise and actively adapt to these changes as they affect the job described. Job Title: Job Purpose: Student Placement Visitor To visit vocational students on work placement in order to complete assessments as required. Responsible to: Early Years Co-ordinator MAJOR TASKS 1 To work with the Early Years Co-ordinator in the assessment of students for their Professional Practice qualification 2 To negotiate a convenient time with the placement supervisor for visits to be made, endeavouring to plan visits to minimise travelling time and distances. 3 To discuss the placement requirements with supervisors and to give advice on curriculum assignment requirements. 4 To visit students, giving practical support where necessary. 5 To attend student induction and occasional lesson as required. 6 To assess students' practical work at placement, gathering and recording information on the relevant paperwork. 7 To provide feedback to students and to set progress targets. 8 To complete the relevant documentation as required. 9 To develop and extend contacts with employers and the community. 10 To attend departmental meetings as required by the Head of Health, Psychology and Care. General Responsibilities 1. To be responsible for and committed to promoting and safeguarding the welfare of children, young persons and vulnerable adults whether responsible for, or in contact with them. 2. To observe the College Health and Safety policy at all times, taking responsibility within own areas as set out in the policy. 3. To be fully aware of and implement College policies relating to equality and diversity and actively promote positive practice. 4. To comply with all other College policies and procedures. 5. To undertake personal and professional development to meet the changing demands of the position and to participate in appropriate training activities. 6. To undertake any other duties commensurate with this post as the Principal may from time to time decide.

5 PERSON SPECIFICATION STUDENT PLACEMENT VISITOR Requirements /Desirable Assessment Methods Education & Training Appropriate Level 3 qualification in Early years (eg BTEC/NNEB/NVQ or equivalent) A, Q Knowledge & Experience Desirable Relevant employment experience in Early Years, Health or Social Care Recent administrative or IT based experience Knowledge of the assessment requirements for BTEC Children s Care Learning and Development (CCLD) Unit 4 Professional Practice or equivalent Ability to work independently as well as in a team Ability to undertake a variety of practical tasks Skills & Aptitude Other factors Desirable Keyboarding skills Microsoft Office (Word and Excel) Good organisational skills Excellent written and oral communication skills, initiative and a sense of humour Good telephone manner An interest in Further Education and young persons Flexible, supportive and hardworking Diplomatic and friendly manner Honest and trustworthy Current driving licence and use of car insured for their business use A, I, A = Application form, I = Interview, Q = Qualification evidence, R = References If candidates are shortlisted any relevant issues arising from references will be taken up at interview.