Programme Primary Placement Officer

St Mary's University, Twickenham - School of Education, Theology and Leadership

St Mary’s University has a long and distinguished history and a very modern outlook. Since its foundation in 1850 it has fostered the intellectual, physical and spiritual development of its students to assist them to have successful careers and flourishing lives.

The School of Education, Theology and Leadership aspires to be a model of collaborative engagement, in which provision for those working in diverse educational settings is characterised by outstanding professional research, practice and our distinctive and yet inclusive catholic nature. This is manifested in a culture which promotes, with integrity, support and challenge, collaboration, partnership and passion in learning, in order to nurture those working with children, young people and their families to be ready to meet the challenges of today and anticipate and shape those of tomorrow.

We are looking for a wonderful person with excellent organisation skills to undertake the Universal placement process for Primary Initial Teacher Trainees in their School Experience placements during the academic year. This complex process of placement is a key role in the academic performance of the Trainee. There are many aspects to consider when placing, including a needs analysis of the Trainee and the school. This role also plays a key part in the excellent relationship St. Mary’s has with Partnership Schools, which underpins both the PGCE and the Undergraduate ITT courses

The Primary Placement Officer works collaboratively with colleagues in the university and in schools to organise and co-ordinate trainees’ placements. Success requires a high degree of organisation and negotiation skills.

The School of Education, Theology and Leadership is committed to supporting staff to develop scholarly and research in their own area of interest.

For more information and to apply please complete an application on our job page at:

The closing date for applications is 23:59 on 27 August 2017.

Interviews are likely to be held in the week commencing 11 September 2017.

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