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School Liaison Project Executive

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

About the Role

We are looking for a School Liaison Project Executive , the role will involve being responsible for planning, developing and delivering professional and engaging events to prospective college students and stakeholders across the region (primary and secondary). 

Our events give students an outstanding introduction to college life and will be delivered either virtually or face to face. Your role is to ensure these events develop,  grow and nurture the reputation of the Luminate Education group and highlight the full exciting range of further and higher education pathways available (including vocational, A level, apprenticeships, T levels).

The role includes travel across the North and West Yorkshire region, evening working and occasional Saturdays (a couple of times per year). You will receive time off in lieu for working extra hours.

Access to a car is essential due to travelling commitments.

What You Will Do

  • Line manage School Liaison Officers and ensure that team objectives are met through school and stakeholder relationships and engagement.
  • Initiate, plan and delegate tasks and activities for various projects whilst highlighting key areas of focus (both internally and externally).
  • Produce and analyse reports and data linked to events, as well as school applications. These reports will be used by the School Liaison team and management to help continuous improvement within the team and to ensure targets are met.
  • Liaise with school staff from feeder schools to promote and share the college offer and offering guidance and support for their post 16 option events. 
  • Work with the School Liaison Coordinator to create an annual plan of targeted events and activities. This role requires an innovative and proactive approach and preparation and attention to detail is key.
  • Knowledge of our colleges and the wider group is important in delivering the best standard of events for prospective students. 
  • Attend student recruitment events, such as school assemblies, careers fairs, parents evenings, as well as college open days and recruitment fairs.

About You

  • Previous experience of project management and planning and delivering creative, innovative and engaging activities and events
  • Good general education and willingness to work towards L3 IAG
  • Experience of working with students, particularly aged between 13-17 years old
  • Excellent organisation, communication and administrative skills
  • Experience of working with multiple stakeholders, such as schools, parents and external support agencies
  • Knowledge of barriers and challenges to learning and ways to overcome them, particularly with disaffected young people
  • Experience of producing clear and in depth reports and analysing data effectively to drive discussion and agree appropriate action.
  • Able to use Microsoft Office applications and google applications within a work setting

Benefits

There are plenty of benefits available to our staff members, here are just a few:

  • Annual leave entitlement - If you work full time, you'll get at least 27 days holiday plus bank holidays and up to 5 discretionary closure days at Christmas (pro rata for part time staff).
    • Support Staff 27 days (increasing to 32 days after 5 years service)
    • Academic 37 days
    • Senior Management 37 days
  • Generous Pension schemes
    • Teachers’ Pension Scheme 
    • Local Government Pension Scheme 
  • Memberships and discounts - employees can sign up to various membership cards and discount schemes such as TOTUM card (formerly NUS card). 
  • Travel and commuting - discounted travel available through Metro card, Northern Rail, First Bus, Arriva Bus and Cycle to work schemes.
  • Learning and development opportunities -  including staff development days
  • Employee wellbeing initiatives
  • Flexible and hybrid working opportunities - this will vary depending on role requirements

About Us

Keighley College has excellent modern facilities and provides a professional and friendly environment.  We pride ourselves on working closely with employers, the local community and other stakeholders to provide curriculum and support that meets the needs of our students. Our core purpose is to improve the life chances of our learners. We are passionate about helping our students to achieve their goals. We have state-of-the-art facilities in a central location, close to public transport links and great industry connections.

Choosing to work for Keighley College means that you will be part of an enterprising, inclusive, inspiring, collaborative, empowering, and dynamic environment. We hope that we will be part of the next step in your career and look forward to welcoming you to Keighley College. 

SAFEGUARDING

At Luminate Education Group we are committed to the safeguarding and welfare of all our students including children, young people, and vulnerable adults. We expect all our staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We follow the Safer Recruitment requirements and best practice as set out within Keeping Children Safe in Education statutory guidance. All successful applicants will be required to complete mandatory pre-employment checks which include an enhanced DBS check, online checks and must have two satisfactory references. Please be aware that it is a criminal offence to apply for this post if you are barred from engaging in regulated activity in connection to children.

EQUALITY, DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION

We recognise, value and champion diversity & Inclusion. As we engage with a diverse student population we want to ensure we reflect that in our staff population too. For us diversity is about building happy teams, full of people that want to learn and be inspired by each other, by our different experiences and backgrounds. It is important to us that both staff and students achieve their full potential.  Diversity is important to us, but inclusion is equally, if not more important. It’s not just about having the representation but also providing the people we recruit with opportunities and valuing everyone’s contributions and perspectives. Click here to learn more about our EDI objectives.

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