Student Placement Programme Manager

  • Full time
  • £33,000
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 6th November 2020

  • Advertised from 2nd October 2020
  • 35 hours a week


Four Square have an exciting new role to develop and manage our Student Placement Programme, an important part of the offer to people we support. Four Square offer students of social work and counselling a rich learning experience working alongside people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness who often are multiply disadvantaged, had many years of adversity and would benefit from the opportunity to engage in transformative relationships with professionals to help them navigate the barriers they face to achieving their goals. Students add to the support Four Square can provide people by being able to offer additional or more intensive 1:1 support or support individuals within groups.

This role is located in the city centre of Edinburgh.

The Role:

The Student Placement Programme Manager is a multi-faceted role which includes being a leader, role model, coach, teacher, mentor, and assessor, with a responsibility of ensuring the supervision, leadership, and development of a learner in the practice-based education environment.

You must be a qualified and experienced Practice Educator of Social Work who can use those skills to support and agency line manage learners from other disciplines, in this case counselling students on placement.

You will work alongside Universities to offer year-round social work student placements within our accommodation and community-based services and act as the students Practice Educator. Students will be undertaking their first or second placements (PL1 or 2) and the Manager should work with the student, their link worker, and teams to ensure they have opportunities to meet their learning outcomes.

Counselling students will join Four Square for 6 or 12 months and work from a community base offering client centered counselling to people who use our services. Counselling students will be offered monthly individual and group supervision in addition to their external clinical supervision. The Manager will work with Universities and other course providers to ensure students are inducted and supported according to the Counselling Practitioners guidance. The Manager will receive referrals and send to student counsellors for screening before allocating to the appropriate student.

A full Job Description and Person Specification is available for download below.

Application notes

If you are an exceptional candidate looking for a challenging and exciting role a job description and application form can be downloaded from our websiteor by emailing

Closing date for applications is Friday 6th November 2020 at 12.00pm.