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									INFORMATION SHEET


POST TITLE:                    MONITORING, PLACEMENT AND ASSESSMENT OFFICER

VOCATIONAL AREA:               HAIRDRESSING
REF NO:                        01076/11
LOCATION:                      Londonderry, Strabane or Limavady
RATE OF PAY:                   £11.84 per hour (Band 5)

CRITERIA

Essential
Applicants must have:
1      At least a relevant* level 4 qualification;
And
2      a current driving licence and access to a car (applicants with a disability who have been
       prevented from obtaining a driving licence due to their disability are eligible to apply).
Desirable
3      Post Graduate Certificate in Education or equivalent.
4      A relevant* level 5 qualification.
*relevant defined as in the vocational area of Hairdressing
If is preferable that applicants have a Level 3 Award in Assessing Competence in the
Workplace e.g. D32 and D33 or A1 or TAQA. If this is not the case, applicants will be
required to achieve this qualification within the first year of employment.
If, as a direct result of a disability you cannot fully meet the essential experience requirement of
the criteria for this post the College will waive this requirement.
Applicants should note that the above criteria are the minimum requirements only and
may be enhanced at the discretion of the short-listing panel.
Under the provision of the Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups (NI) Order 2007 this post is deemed
to be a regulated position.
The College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young
people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

COMPLETED APPLICATION FORMS TO BE RETURNED NOT LATER THAN
NOON ON FRIDAY 22 JULY 2011
NORTH WEST REGIONAL COLLEGE

JOB DESCRIPTION


POST TITLE:                 MONITORING, PLACEMENT AND ASSESSMENT
                            OFFICER

RESPONSIBLE TO:             Principal and Chief Executive

REPORTING TO:               Head of School through the Curriculum Manager

LOCATION:                   The postholder may be required to work at any of the College’s
                            buildings as necessary.

JOB PURPOSE:            To undertake a key role in assisting in the induction, placement,
                        monitoring, assessment and recording of the progress of students
                        in vocational study areas. To act as the primary contact between
                        the college, students, course tutors and employers who provide
                        placement.
______________________________________________________________________

The Postholder will:

1     Inform and liaise with employers, students and staff on all matters relating to the
      progress of students in the work placement setting.
2     Communicate to placement providers the content of courses and the assessment criteria
      which students must meet to successfully complete their course.
3     Prepare relevant documentation and maintain appropriate records on every student.
4     Identify and arrange suitable work placements for students through engagement with
      employers.
5     Ensure compliance with work placement requirements e.g. Health and Safety (including
      risk assessment), insurance cover and other relevant criteria.
6     Ensure that students have relevant vetting documentation prior to attendance at work
      placements.
7     Ensure that students are familiar with their responsibilities on work placement, including
      health and safety and child protection issues.
8     Visit students on a regular basis and complete appropriate reports to ensure that they
      are meeting the requirements of their course and completing relevant documentation.
9     Monitor the attendance of students in work placement and provide a written report to
      tutors on a weekly basis on any issues/ problems arising.
10    Follow up by telephone/ letter any students who have not been attending placement.
11    Contribute to the completion of Personal Training Plans (or equivalent) and monitor
      progression towards achievement of milestones and targets.
12    Provide support for recruitment and marketing initiatives including open days, parents’
      evenings and interviews as required.
13    Interview prospective students.
14    Collect and collate details of accidents at work involving students.
15    Participate in the sharing of good practice.
16    Liaise closely with the Head of School, Curriculum Managers, Course tutors and other
      relevant staff and attend regular course team meetings.
17    Assist in the student disciplinary procedure.
       ASSESSMENT

18     Carry out work based assessment for trainees attending relevant vocational
       programmes in conjunction with awarding body assessment guidelines.
19     Fully brief candidates on the assessment process for the achievement of their
       qualification.
20     Agree and record an assessment plan with candidates.
21     Use a range of assessment methods appropriate to the needs of individual
       trainees/students.
22     Provide regular constructive and accurate feedback on work placement assessment and
       trainee progress to course teams, training manager, trainees/ apprentices and
       employers.
23     Provide support for trainees/ apprentices/ students as required.
24     Maintain comprehensive records and planning grids for/and of trainee/student
       assessments.
25     Complete all appropriate documentation required by the assessment centre and the
       awarding body.
26     Conduct internal verification for candidates.
27     Undertake full responsibility for candidate’s portfolio building, including progress reviews
       meetings when necessary.
28     Where remedial action is appropriate, agree an amended assessment plan with
       individual trainees/students.
29     Attend school meetings as required.
30     Support the completion of trainee/ apprentice PTP’s or student E-ISLA/ILP and progress
       reviews.
31     Undertake continuous professional development as required to meet awarding body
       work based assessment requirements.
32     Report to the course team or relevant manager any issues regarding the ability of an
       individual student to undertake or complete their programme of study, including any
       educational need identified during the conduct of assessments.
33     Report to the course team or relevant child protection officer any concerns or issues
       regarding the safety of individual learners.

       GENERAL
34     Participate in the enrolment cover Rota.
35     Undertake work outside normal working hours on occasions.
36     Provide reports, written and oral, as required.
37     Ensure that all documentation and authorisation procedures are adhered to.

       CONDITIONS

38     Promote the College positively at all times.
39     Abide by all College procedures and ensure these are implemented in area of
       responsibility.
40     Within the context of the post, ensure full compliance with College Health and Safety
       requirements.
41     Comply with and actively promote College policies and procedures on all aspects of
       equality.
42     Undertake any other duties as required by the College’s Principal and Chief Executive or
       persons carrying his delegated authority.

The list of duties is not exhaustive. The postholder will be expected to undertake other relevant
duties in order to meet any changing operational requirements.
PERSONNEL SPECIFICATION


CRITERIA

Essential
Applicants must have:
1      At least a relevant* level 4 qualification;
And
2      a current driving licence and access to a car (applicants with a disability who have been
       prevented from obtaining a driving licence due to their disability are eligible to apply).
Desirable
3      Post Graduate Certificate in Education or equivalent.
4      A relevant* level 5 qualification.
*relevant defined as in the vocational area of Hairdressing
If is preferable that applicants have a Level 3 Award in Assessing Competence in the
Workplace e.g. D32 and D33 or A1 or TAQA. If this is not the case, applicants will be
required to achieve this qualification within the first year of employment.
If, as a direct result of a disability, you cannot fully meet the essential experience requirement of
the criteria for this post the College will waive this requirement.
KNOWLEDGE
Essential:
Professional Practice
Assessment Methodologies

SPECIAL APTITUDES
Essential:
Self Reflection
Customer/Learner Focus
Teamwork
Interpersonal Skills

In addition to assessing the applicant’s ability to perform the duties of the post the interview will
explore issues relating to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people.
Applicants should note that the above criteria are the minimum requirements only and
may be enhanced at the discretion of the short-listing panel.

Applicants should include on their application ALL the information they wish to have
considered, as information not on the application form cannot be taken into account.
Please note that the application form should be completed in full. Applicants are advised
to address each point in the personnel specification and job description.
ATTACHED CVS WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED
TERMS AND CONDITIONS


Terms and conditions of employment are those as laid down by the Non-Teaching Negotiating
Committee for Further Education in Northern Ireland and will include locally agreed terms and
conditions.

Salary Scale
Band 5 - £11.84 to £14.00 per hour.

Hours of Work
The hours of work will depend upon the level of delivery. The hours of duty, which may be on
any of the College sites, will be such as laid down to meet the needs of the College and may
include periods of duty after, as well as before 5.00 pm on any Monday to Friday.

Annual Leave Entitlement
Entitlement to annual leave is pro-rata to 23 days in a full holiday year in addition to 12 public
and extra statutory holidays. Entitlement to leave in the first year of employment is pro-rata to
the number of months completed.

Pension Scheme
There is an Occupational Pension Scheme relating to employment with the College i.e. the
Local Government Pension Scheme (Northern Ireland). However if you have a contract of less
than 3 months or you are employed in a casual nature you will be ineligible to join the scheme.

Other Employment
No other employment should be entered into during the period of employment with the North
West Regional College. No employment by or in the service of another person or body should
be undertaken except with express approval of the Principal and Chief Executive.


CANVASSING AND REFEREES


Canvassing directly or indirectly will lead to disqualification.

The North West Regional College as a public authority is committed to the promotion of Equality
of Opportunity in accordance with the Northern Ireland Act 1998 Section 75.
Under the provision of the Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups (NI) Order 2007 this post is deemed
to be a regulated position.

The College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young
people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

KD/ss
June11

								
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