Induction & Progression Officer

We are looking for an enthusiastic and passionate, Induction and Progression Officer to join our team.

The primary focus of this role will be to lead and deliver around year programme of learner recruitment and progression activities and cultivate productive referral and employer partnerships. The activities will be focused on 16 to 19-year olds within a further education setting.

The role will also include the delivery of a first-class induction to Nova Training, attendance at careers events and information, advice and guidance support. You will also be responsible for all administrative duties associated with the role.

Key Responsibilities include:

Being the first point of contact for new learners. Coordinating and delivering an induction programme and ensuring all learner vetting information is accurate and compliant.

Addressing questions from learners, ensuring clear information is shared and learners are supported within their first few weeks on programme.

Acting as a mentor for learners providing Information, Advice and Guidance as appropriate. Supporting the Centre Manager with home visits where required.

Supporting the development of referral and employer partnerships.

Ensuring learners and employers receive high-quality IAG that leads to positive outcomes.

Creating strong relationships with Colleges and other organisations that act as key progression routes.

Liaising with employers and learners in placement, maintaining positive relationships encouraging progression into an apprenticeship where appropriate.

Updating our internal systems with induction details ensuring compliance with our statutory obligations as an FE provider.

Ensuring full adherence to our Safeguarding Policy and practices.

Implementing KCSIE practices in all areas of your work.

Tracking induction activity ensuring learners engage with the programme and are retained.

Ensuring processes are adhered to and that all documentation is completed to a high standard and is compliant with the relevant ESFA funding rules and internal standards.

Essential Skills/Experience

To be considered for the role, candidates must have;

Level 2 Literacy, numeracy and ICT.

Excellent technical ability with systems, including PICS, E-Compliance or equivalent education monitoring software

Previous experience in a similar role with a proven track record in supporting and mentoring young people in education

A passion for supporting young people to achieve their educational goals

The ability to work in ambiguous situations and provide clear/best fit learner-focused solutions.

Excellent time management skills, ensuring inductions are well organised, professional and timely.

Be proficient in Microsoft Office including PowerPoint, Word, Excel and Teams.

Ideally, candidates will have worked in the FE sector with learners who may have EHCPs or additional needs. A mentor qualification would be advantageous but is not essential.

Employee Benefits

25 days holiday entitlement (excludes statutory holidays) entitlement increasing to 30 with the length of service and the option to purchase additional holidays

Continuous Professional Development

Contributory Pension Scheme

Access to an employee assistance programme for yourself and your family

Employee rewards programme offering discounts at major retailers and venues

35p mileage rate for travel outside of own home centre

Paid volunteering option for all staff

Annual salary review

Employee of the Month reward scheme

Two Business Improvement Days

Cycle to work Scheme

If you feel that you would like the opportunity to work for an Outstanding training organisation and support and motivate young people, then please apply. We recommend you read our Ofsted Report of 2016 and also peruse our website for more information on the many programmes we can offer young people.

As part of company policy at Nova Training, every candidate must be screened in Maths, English and ICT skills. Applicants will be asked to undertake assessments during the interview screening process and will be required to demonstrate a level of competence, to qualify for employment within Nova Training.

Nova Training places the highest priority on safeguarding all of our learners and staff. If you are applying for a job with Nova Training be aware that we are a Safer Recruitment employer. All job applications will be subject to detailed scrutiny and relevant statutory checks.

Applications for employment must be made on NTS1d Employment Application Form which you will be sent if you are called for an interview.

All relevant employment documents will be seen and verified. An identity check will also be carried out and entitlement to work in the UK will be verified. A DBS application and 2 reference checks will be undertaken as part of the recruitment process following a face-to-face interview.

NB:Only original or certified documents are acceptable.

Hours:37.5 hrs per week, Mon-Fri

Contract: Full-time/Part-Time, Permanent

Salary:Up to £27,000.00 pa (depending on experience & qualifications)