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Work Experience & Placement Coordinator

Barnet, Enfield & Haringey Mental Health NHS Trust
£32,720 to £39,769 per annum including Outer London Allowance
Closing date
30 May 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 5
Full Time
Are you passionate about education and career progression? If so, read on.

An excellent opportunity has arisen for an individual to support the Partnership in the expansion of its career progression and placement service. Our Learning and Development team is looking to add a Work Experience & Placement Coordinator to their innovative team, whose focus will be on creating a culture of opportunities and development for our local communities, schools and higher education institutions.

This is an apprenticeship role, with the successful candidate enrolled on an Employability Practitioner Apprenticeship.

Main duties of the job

This post will be responsible for facilitating and supporting the delivery of programmes and activities to meet the apprenticeship and support staff learning needs of the Partnership. These will be adapted as and when policies/guidelines change ensuring relevance and accuracy. The programmes the post will support include but are not limited to the day-to-day arrangements for apprenticeships and support staff learning

o supporting information, advice and guidanceo recruiting and inducting both new to the Partnership apprentices and supporting existing colleagues onto apprenticeship programmeso supporting the procurement and growth of our apprenticeship offero facilitating the promotion of NHS apprenticeships in schools and collegeso monitoring and reporting on apprenticeship activityo providing educational advice and support to apprentices and their manager, and escalating issues to the appropriate channels (HR, Occupational Health etc)o supporting functional skills commissioning and management (signposting to provision)o increasing the Partnership's profile as an employer of apprenticeships by representing the Partnership at career and educational events.

Reporting into the Apprenticeship Lead, the post holder will work collaboratively with peers and colleagues within the Learning and OD team to model a well-functioning and high performing team.The post holder is also a member of the wider People and OD Directorate.

About us

Why choose to join the Partnership?
  • We believe that by working together, our two Trusts can achieve more for the residents of North Central London and our patients than we can by working apart.
  • Transforming and creating a positive environment for our service users, staff and visitors.
  • Creating and working together to become a great place to work for all our staff.
  • We offer flexible working, a wide range of health and wellbeing initiatives, NHS Pension and so much more.
  • Generous Annual Leave Allowance
  • NHS Discounts in a large variety of retail stores and services.
  • We have excellent internal staff network support groups.

The postholder will need to be comfortable working in an environment of complex matrix management arrangements and will at all times behave and align with our Trusts' values and cultural pillars:
  • We are kind
  • We are respectful
  • We work together
  • We keep things simple
  • We empower
  • We are proudly diverse

We are an organisation that is passionate about equality, diversity, and inclusion one that prides itself in developing the leadership capabilities of its employees, looking after their health and wellbeing, creating safe places for staff to speak up and providing opportunities to mentor and be mentored. Our employees are the reason for delivering Good CQC ratings, excellent outcomes, and outstanding patient experiences, so it is our aim to create a happy and healthy working environment where you can thrive and succeed.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please refer to the attached Job description and Person Specification for main responsibilities of the role.

Person Specification

Qualifications/ Registrations


  • Minimum Level 3 qualification (any subject)
  • Teaching or mentoring qualification, or extensive experience GCSE Maths and English or equivalent at Grades A-C (or working towards)


  • Certificate in Advice and Guidance (RQF) Level 3 NVQ
  • Level 3 Award in Education and Training Business Administration qualification (Level 3 or above)

Experience/ Knowledge


  • Recent experience of working with apprentices (including providing advice and guidance)
  • Significant experience of coordinating education and development programmes to a multiprofessional diverse workforce
  • Experience of working with staff at varying levels across organisations
  • Experience of data management and reporting


  • Experience of the apprenticeship levy and using the Digital Apprenticeship Service (DAS)
  • Experience of facilitating sessions remotely



  • Strong written and verbal communication skills - able to present and influence at all levels and build and develop strong trusting relationships
  • Able to successfully deliver on multiple and simultaneous learning design projects can organise and manage own workload.
  • High level of IT literacy including MS PowerPoint, Outlook and Excel


  • Knowledge of the Gatsby Benchmarks of Good Career Guidance

Employer details

Employer name

Barnet, Enfield & Haringey Mental Health NHS Trust


St Ann's Hospital


N15 3TH

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