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Work Placements Tutor

The Work Placements Tutor, with significant support from the Placement Officer, will be responsible for leading all activities related to students undertaking work placements, whether for credit or not. The principal duties of the post holder, which are subject to alteration, are as follows:

  • In conjunction with the Employability Skills Tutor, to liaise with SEECC and, where appropriate, with employers and other organisations regarding employability fairs, careers talks and related events where there is relevance to work placements
  • To report on and implement (in conjunction with the School Director of Teaching and Learning) University policy with respect to work placements
  • To supervise the Placement Officer, where appropriate, in their activities with respect to organising employability and placement related events
  • To supervise the Placement Officer, where appropriate, in all activities related to the building and maintaining of a successful work placement scheme, and to ensure that all necessary documentation is produced, updated and retained
  • To provide information on the work placement scheme as necessary to all interested parties, including current and prospective students and employers
  • To advise current students on effective applications for work placements and on the benefits of undertaking a placement
  • To ensure that all students receive appropriate information about health and safety and responsibilities of a placement student before they embark on their placement year
  • To deal with problems arising whilst students are undertaking work placements, liaising with relevant staff (including the Director of Undergraduate Studies, the Senior Tutor and the Disability Advisor) to resolve quickly any such problems
  • In conjunction with the Director of Undergraduate Studies, to determine appropriate assessments for students undertaking work placements as an integral part of their programme
  • Carrying out site visits to talk to students and their supervisors at least once during the period of placement and producing a report summarising progress, for all placements which are an integral part of a degree programme
  • To organise presentations from all returning placement students and to advise on the general structure of such presentations
  • To mark all assessments from returning placement students, and provide feedback on any reports and presentations.

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