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Hours: 37 hours per week / 52 weeks per year
Contract Type:
Temporary until 31 March 2025
Salary: Business Support Fixed Point 20: £22,726 per annum

Closing Date: 9am Monday 5 June 2023
Interview Date: To be confirmed

Reference Number: WPCO

An exciting opportunity to join the Commercial and Business Development Team at Blackburn College

The Team

The Commercial and Business Development Team is responsible for organising Work Placements, the promotion, sales and bookings for Professional & Short Courses, and for Apprenticeships.  You will be part of the busy work placement team, supporting work placement targets and delivering excellent customer service to students and employers, via telephone, online and face to face.

You will have a passion for helping others develop and learn and you may already have experience of working in education, careers, youth work or events and sales.

The Role

As a Work Placement Coordinator working within the Business Development and External Engagement Department you will coordinate and monitor work placements across the 16-19 study programme and A-Level provision.

As a suitably qualified individual with experience of communicating with employers of all sizes and sectors and supporting employer relationships, you will liaise with employers to find and develop work placement opportunities and support the quality assurance processes. You will work closely with curriculum tutors to support students to ensure successful work placement outcomes. You will also have the ability to adapt to changing landscapes within FE, both curriculum and government priorities.

As an individual you will be committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults.

Blackburn College values diversity and is committed to creating a diverse workforce.

The Benefits

Generous holiday entitlement of 28 days per annum (pro rata for part time) increasing by one day per annum up to 35 days, plus statutory (eight) days and up to six discretionary days per annum. 

All business support staff have the option to join the Local Government Pension Scheme. 

Next Steps

Should you wish to have a chat about the opportunity in more detail then please telephone Alison Thompson, Work Placement Operations Manager on 01254 292356 or contact us by email on We’d be delighted to invite you to join us for a chat and view our facilities.

Recruitment Documents

Job Description - Work Placement Coordinator
Person Specification - Work Placement Coordinator  
The Small Print - Work Placement Coordinator

How to apply

To apply for this role please complete the application form below. 

We have attached some supporting documents for you to read through when completing your application form, including Recruitment Application Guidelines and our Recruitment of Ex-Offenders Policy.

Completed application forms should be emailed through to

Recruitment Application Guidelines

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Recruitment of Ex-Offenders Policy

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