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Employment Skills Advisor (Maternity Cover)

We would like to appoint an Employment Skills Advisor wishing to join a strong, dynamic, supportive and successful work experience department.

Location: Seevic Campus

Hours: Full-time, 37hrs per week

Salary: FTE £22,511 per annum

Contract: 10 Month Maternity Cover 

(This role is to commence immediately)

As a College, our strategy is Career Focused Learning and ensuring that the learner experience and our relationship within our community, local and regional employers, are at the heart of everything we do.

We pride ourselves on maintaining a high quality workforce to help our students reach their full potential; therefore, we are looking for passionate, innovative curriculum staff to help us achieve our pledge to the community. 

The post holder will promote the USP College work experience programme and will be responsible for identifying prospective work placement opportunities through initiating and developing relationships with local businesses and organisations. The post holder will be required to support the College students through the work experience process and provide group presentations and 1:1 advice/support along with the administration of the work placement process including undertaking work placement health and safety checks (training will be provided).

The successful candidate will have excellent communication skills, IT skills (MS Word, Excel and Outlook), with the ability to work accurately. A confident and professional approach when dealing with students, staff and outside organisations is required.

Although this post is based at the Seevic, Benfleet Campus there may be occasions for travel to the Grays Campus including for training or other College events. A full clean driving licence, access to own vehicle and willingness to travel to surrounding areas is required.

 An understanding of Safeguarding including Prevent and Keeping Children Safe in Education legislation will also be required.

To be considered for this position please forward your current CV and covering letter to Mr Richard Mills, Recruitment Lead –

Closing date for applications 17 January 2020, interviews week commencing Monday 20 January. 

(we withhold the right to close the advert sooner subject to interviewing and recruiting for the position before the closing date)
Additional Information:
USP College is an equal opportunities employer and values diversity. All appointments are based solely on the merit and abilities
of each applicant regardless of age, gender, marital status, religion, sexual orientation, ethnic origin or disability. The welfare of our students and staff is paramount. We are committed to safeguarding (including the prevention of radicalisation). The successful applicant must be able to demonstrate a commitment and knowledge in these areas and will be required to undertake appropriate checks as part of the recruitment process including DBS and referencing, as well as providing proof of your right to work in the UK.  See our website for further information and updates of any other vacancies