Careers and Placements Officer

University of Hertfordshire
April 07, 2024
Offerd Salary:£27,181pa
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Contract Type:Permanent
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Post Title: Careers & Placements Officer

SBU/Department: Office of the Vice-Chancellor, Careers and Employment Service

FTE: 1.0 fte (working 37 hours per week)

Duration of Contract: Permanent

Salary: UH5 £27,181pa to £30,487pa dependent on skills and experience

Annual Leave: 25 days plus standard public holidays and an additional 4 days including the closure of our office between Christmas and New Year

Location: College Lane Campus, Hatfield

The Careers and Employment Service are seeking a proactive candidate to join our innovative Career Operations and Placements Team, to provide tailored support to students and employers. We are a friendly, positive team focused on student outcomes and creating opportunities for all. We offer flexible work locations across our two campuses including within our-new Careers Studio that is designed to provide an informal and supportive student environment.

Main duties & responsibilities

The successful candidate will work across the university SBUs and in co- creation with our students to ensure a coordinated and efficient service is provided to students and academic schools in relation to placement management and approvals. The role has specific responsibility for working with students undertaking placement opportunities during their degree course with a focus on assisting our PG international students.

You will deal with student, academic and employer enquiries for all aspects of placement activity including ensuring the smooth running of the administrative function of placement approvals, alongside working proactively to encourage take up of placements through activities such as phoning or emailing. The role also includes supporting students and graduates with the development of CVs, covering letters, general recruitment processes and directing them to further sources of help within the wider team.

You may be required to supervise a Placements Administrator within the team.

The role contributes to a range of innovative additional services within the Careers & Employment Service, to ensure UH students and graduates are fully supported with all aspects of employment related activity.

Skills and experience required

Strong administrative skills are essential, as is providing a front-line service to clients/customers. Candidates must also have excellent attention to detail, strong communication skills and a good understanding of customer care.

Qualifications required

Applicants must have a minimum of A-levels (or equivalent) or have proven professional work experience.

Please view the job description and person specification for a full list of the duties and essential criteria. Please attach a personal statement showing clearly how your skills and experience match the Person Specification.

We particularly encourage applications from men and BAME candidates who are under-represented in the University in this area.

We regret that we are unable to offer UKVI sponsorship for this post; applicants will either hold UK Right to Work, or demonstrate access to UK Right to Work, before an offer is made.

Contact Details/Informal Enquires: Nick Brown, Senior Careers & Placements Officer, [email protected]

Closing Date : 7 April 2024

Interview Date: To be confirmed

Reference Number: 058115

Date advert placed: 15 March 2024

Our vision is to transform lives: UH is committed to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion and building a diverse community. We welcome applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of their protected characteristics, and recognise there are different ways applicants may achieve the criteria in this document. We offer a range of employee benefits including generous annual leave, flexible location opportunities within the UK, discounted Sports Village memberships and free Active Staff sessions, personal and professional development and family-friendly policies. #GoHerts

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