Clare is the Work Related Learning (WRL) Unit Manager at the Faculty of Education, Community and Leisure. Clare manages a team whose main focus includes arranging and supporting the Faculty’s student work placements within businesses and schools and ensuring that the CRB requirements for students are met. The team works with many external organisations and schools in addition to colleagues across the Faculty and organises placements each year for more than 2000 students, many of whom require multiple placements. Members of the team are:
- Linda Collins, WRL Placement Administrator
- Faye Johnson, WRL Placement Administrator
- Karen Ratcliffe, Senior WRL Placement Administrator
- Keith Wright, Senior WRL Placement Administrator
Clare is an LJMU graduate and brings extensive experience of working within the public and private sectors. Since joining LJMU she has contributed to the development of the LJMU+ initiative as a member of the CRB Brokerage Team. Clare is the Advisor to the Faculty Criminal Convictions Panel, which she was heavily involved in establishing and is a member of the Teacher, Education and Professional Learning Directorate; Partnership Management Group; Partnership Advisory Group and the Senior Admin and Technical Team. Clare is also a member of the University wide CRM Placement Project Group and is leading 2 Faculty projects involving placement software and the development of new web resources for students, partners and colleagues involved in student placements.The WRL Unit incorporates the former Partnership Office - Clare and the team welcome students to call into the Unit if they have any queries regarding placements or CRBs.
The success of the team owes much to our partner schools and organisations within the public and private sectors which host student placements, ensuring that our students gain the relevant experience they need for their future success. Work Related Learning is central to the ethos of the JMU+ initiative and LJMU’s commitment to student employability.
There are a wide number of programmes and subject areas on which students undertake placements at various periods throughout the year and prospective placement hosts are invited to contact Clare or the team if they feel that they are able to offer a suitable work placement or would like to find out more about what is involved.