Work Placement Development Coordinator (Plymouth)

A brilliant opportunity has arisen for a confident and enthusiastic individual to join our client as a Work Placement Development Coordinator.

This role involves increasing the range and quality of work experience opportunities across a broad range of sectors in Plymouth and surrounding area.

You will be a keen networker with a sales/marketing background and a good knowledge of local businesses and culture.

You will be joining a small, friendly, growing team and will be expected to make a positive contribution to the organisation from the outset. You will have an ability to work effectively both as part of a team and independently and possess good communication skills.  This role may require working outside of normal hours.

The role involves:

  • Increasing our client’s base of work placement providers in line with sales forecast and company policy, as directed by the Operations Manager (Work Placement).
  • Identify potential new opportunities by actively generating business through networking, social media, face to face, telesales and lead generation.
  • To represent the company as appropriate at Networking, business development, training or trade events or similar.
  • Completing a search of the client database to find the employer to meet the students request
  • Offering assistance to both clients and students with regard to the work placement.
  • Participate in visits to work placements with accompanying agents/teachers as required
  • Developing a good understanding of client companies, their industry, what they do and their work culture and environment.

There are a number of key skills necessary for the role including:

  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written and be able to cold call potential clients with confidence.
  • Highly motivated.
  • Good administrative skills
  • Ability to work on your own initiative and as part of a team. Able to work unsupervised and with initiative, but within Company Policy
  • Ability to handle multiple priorities and work under pressure.
  • Good problem solving techniques
  • Excellent customer service skills.
  • Willingness to occasionally work outside of normal hours. (Desirable but not absolutely necessary).

 Location:  Plymouth

Hours:  38.50 per week (Job share considered)

Salary:  £20,000 pa