The Association of Colleges

The Association of Colleges encompasses around 120 professionals who are passionate about the work of our member colleges and are committed to getting the best for them, their staff and students. Our employees pride themselves on the integrity they bring to their work both individually and as an organisation. We believe in colleges' ability to transform individual lives through education. We come to work knowing we can make a difference by supporting, representing and promoting colleges.

Our member services span policy development, advice, advocacy, events and networking and we have many varied and interesting job roles in these areas. AoC is a strong career choice for a range of professionals including education policy experts, communications and public affairs, project managers, events professionals and administrators.

At the Association of Colleges we take equality, diversity and inclusion seriously. We are acutely aware of the inequalities within the FE sector, and the need for more urgent, concerted work to ensure an inclusive enviroment, better diversity and equality of opportunity is embedded throughout all we do.

Our ambition for a fairer society in line with our values in which everyone can succeed will only be achieved with a continued effort towards increasing the diversity of leadership and governance, creating an inclusive, open and diverse culture which supports students and staff and actively promoting faireness and respect across the sector.

We know that to best support students now and in the future, we need to reflect the communities we serve. While work has been undertaken in the past to address the underrepresentation of protected characteristic groups, there is a need for more urgent, concerted work to support and increase diverse leadership. This year we have committed to work on policies and practices that have a positive impact on all protected characteristics.


Jun 24, 2022
Full time
£34,000 - £40,000 yearly
The Association of Colleges Remote
We are looking for a proactive and knowledgeable Industry Placement Adviser to support T Level providers in understanding their roles and responsibilities for the successful delivery of industry placements. As an Industry Placement Adviser you will be a part of the Industry Placement Support Programme team and responsible for supporting providers to implement plans and processes to ensure they are confident in their preparedness to deliver high-quality industry placements. To be successful in this role you will have strong knowledge and understanding of different provider approaches to T Level industry placements, at a national level in a variety of different provider settings which will enable you to share good practice with your caseload. The ideal candidate will have the skills and knowledge to contribute to the design and delivery of events and to the development of practitioner materials including case studies and guidance resources. The ideal candidate will be...
Regional: £34,000. London: £40,000