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Business Engagement Officer

Warrington & Vale Royal College is seeking to recruit a full time Business Engagement Officer to identify, develop and maximise relationships with employers to maximise income opportunities, including enhancing student experience through meaningful, innovative and collaborative opportunities with industry. The role of Business Engagement Officer is to engage with employers and curriculum to ensure an innovative, creating and challenging curriculum is planned and delivered, and actively seek out opportunities to enhance student experience, working closely with employers and industry experts.

We offer an excellent salary and benefits package, which includes:

  • A competitive salary
  • Generous annual leave entitlement (48 days for Business Support Staff, inclusive of bank holidays and Christmas closure days, pro rata for part time)
  • Occupational pension scheme
  • Employee benefits package
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Free on-site parking
  • Full programme of training and mentoring
  • Induction programme and buddy scheme
  • Flexible working, where appropriate
  • Menopause friendly

Where appropriate we will consider flexible working options, such as part time or job share. Please include details of any requests in your supporting statement, and we would be happy to discuss this further at interview.

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In October 2019 the college was officially commended as ‘Good’ by Ofsted, and we celebrated some of the highest pass rates in England, ranking us in the top 10 nationally for the third consecutive year. Our mission is ‘Realising potential, transforming lives’. Our environment is inclusive, friendly and supportive, with high expectations for both staff and students. To thrive in our environment, you will need to be resilient, positive, able to work autonomously, have a strong work ethic, and put our learners at the heart of everything you do.

The college is proud to hold the Gold accreditation in the Investors in People framework. We have been assessed against the criteria of Leading, Supporting and Improving, and the Gold award means that the college has the right principles in place, and our people and leaders demonstrate a commitment to best practice, people management and personal development.

Sustainability is a key priority for Warrington & Vale Royal College, and we are committed to raising awareness and the implementation of sustainable practices in all aspects of college life. Sustainability principles are embedded across the college, and our sustainability action plan and committee are led by senior leaders to ensure that this remains a key focus.

Suitable candidates will have 5 GCSEs or equivalent, including Maths and English, and a Level 3 qualification. Applicants should have an understanding of the Creative, Digital or Engineering industries, and a sound knowledge of current issues affecting the publicly funded training sector and strong research skills to ensure that knowledge and understanding is maintained.

For further information please refer to the attached job description, or if you would like an informal conversation about this role please contact us.

This post is subject to an enhanced DBS check.

Please note that it is college policy that referees of short-listed candidates will automatically be approached prior to interview. One reference should be from your current or most recent employer.

The College operates on 2 campuses – Warrington and Winsford.

This post closes on 26th May 2024; interview date is to be confirmed.

We reserve the right to close this vacancy early if we receive sufficient applications for the role. If you are interested in this post please submit your application as soon as possible.

`Warrington and Vale Royal College is committed to Equal Opportunities and safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all our learners'

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