Work Experience Coordinator

Hoe Valley School
Woking, Surrey
Contract Type
Part Time, Term Time
£15,000 p.a. (actual)
Start Date
2nd January 2024
4th December 2023 12:00 AM
Contract Type
Job ID
Start Date
2nd January 2024
  • Contract Type :Permanent
  • Job ID: 1387452

The School

“Hoe Valley School is an inspiring environment at the heart of its community where every student’s experience is personalised. Our students will learn to think independently, pursue their ambitions and achieve to their highest potential.”

Hoe Valley School is

● An oversubscribed secondary school which opened in September 2015 to serve the local community of South Woking

● Rated ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted in June 2018

● Delivering innovative and exciting lessons to years 7-13

● Committed to ensuring our students leave us with excellent academic outcomes, the skills to be ‘work-ready’ and the traits of excellent global citizens

● Following the national curriculum offering an extended day allowing time for additional Maths and English along with time for all students to complete their homework during the compulsory day

● A Google School with ICT fully embedded in all curriculum areas

● Growing its new STEAM focussed academic Sixth Form, which opened in September 2023

● Committed to learning which is relevant with links to the ‘real world’ of business, higher education and the local community

● In a state of the art new School completed in September 2018 on Egley Road, Woking

● Committed to supporting our staff to have a good work / life balance by offering longer school holidays, bespoke CPD programmes, minimising paperwork and meetings and ultimately by trusting our staff to deliver excellent outcomes

The Role

Are you good at working with different employers?

Are you passionate about helping students to reach their potential and develop new skills, knowledge and behaviours to be successful in their chosen industry?

The Work Ready Agenda at Hoe Valley School continues to meet or exceed statutory obligations in terms of Career Information Education Advice and Guidance. However, to enable the School to meet the Gatsby Benchmark 6, we are seeking a dynamic, energetic and enthusiastic Work Experience Coordinator to lead on all aspects of work experience, helping support and monitor meaningful placements for students across a range of curriculum areas.


The post holder will report to the Head of Work Ready and Digital Skills Faculty

Core Responsibilities

The role requires the post holder to

● Organise work experience opportunities for Year 10 and Year 12 students

● Engage with local employers to establish and develop strong, long-standing relationships

● Site visit the employers to vet and induct them

● Be the first point of contact for students, parents/guardians and employers during the work placement period

● Have experience to carry out thorough risk assessments and conduct assessments of student progress while they are on work placement, as well as ensuring that accurate Health and Safety checks are carried out to ensure students are safe when out on placement

● Manage DBS checks for those employers

● Perform related tasks related to the Work Ready Agency, such as using those business community contacts to help organise careers talks and fairs

● Produce reports on KPIs relating to work experience placements

● Deputise for the Head of Work Ready programme

The above list is not exhaustive and may be subject to amendment in due course, in discussion with the relevant employee.

The Details

● Contract type:  Part-time and Permanent

● Salary:  £15k per annum (actual)

● Working hours: 24 hours per week, across 3 days i.e. 8 hours per day (excluding 30-minutes unpaid lunch)

● Start date:  2nd January 2024

We offer an incentive package which includes

● Commitment to supporting our staff to have a good work/life balance by offering longer school holidays

● On-going investment into your career development through bespoke CPD programmes

● Access to the Cycle 2 Work scheme allowing a discount on the cost of bikes and equipment

● Corporate membership to the Sportsbox Leisure Centre, located next to the School

● On-site parking


Safeguarding Statement:

The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All successful appointments are subject to a satisfactory Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Enhanced check. Applicants must have the right to work in the UK.