Placement Officer (FM11625)

University of Bath
May 05, 2024
Offerd Salary:£29,605
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Contract Type:Open-ended
Working Time:Full time
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Job title Placement Officer

Department Engineering & Design - Faculty Office

Salary Starting from £29,605, rising to £36,024

Grade Grade 6

Contract Type Full Time, Open Ended

Placed on Friday 19 April 2024

Closing date Sunday 05 May 2024

Interview date Thursday 16 May 2024

Reference FM11625

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About the role

We are looking for an enthusiastic, motivated individual to join our busy Placement Team.

Undergraduates have the option of taking a one-year work placement in industry as part of their degree. You will play a vital role in maintaining strong professional relationships with current placement providers in an industry facing role whilst also proactively sourcing and developing opportunities to generate new placements.

You will act as a point of contact for undergraduate students, academic staff and employers, dealing with enquiries and providing guidance. A major part of the role is to provide employability support to students on a one-to-one basis and so good written English skills are essential. In addition, you will be required to deliver skills workshops and talks and must be a confident, lively presenter to communicate to the student audience.

Placement Officers host companies on campus as well as visit them on site to promote the placement scheme. You could be building relationships within industry sectors such as construction, research and finance This is a rewarding role supporting high achieving students at the start of their engineering careers. Learn more about our Faculty and its programmes here.

This is a full-time, open-ended position starting September 2024. We are open to considering 0.7 or 0.8 FTE.

For an informal discussion, please contact Head of Placements and Partnerships, Vicky Hill on 01225383467 or [email protected].

About you

With excellent organisational skills, you will demonstrate a good use of initiative and have the ability to multi-task and prioritise a high workload. Attention to detail and good administrative record keeping are essential. We work together as a team to achieve overall results and you will need to be a good team player.

An interest in learning about and working with engineering disciplines and industries would be beneficial.

What we can offer you:

  • a very generous employer contributory pension scheme
  • generous annual leave allowance with an additional 5 discretionary days so that you can enjoy a positive work life balance
  • we are a family-friendly University and with an increasingly agile workforce, are open to flexible working arrangements
  • an excellent reward package that recognises the talents of our diverse workforce
  • a wide range of personal and professional development opportunities
  • a number of support options available for new and existing staff to help with the cost of some immigration expenses which you may be eligible for: Relocation allowance, Visa Reimbursement, Interest-Free Loan.
  • Find out more about our benefits.

    We consider ourselves to be an inclusive university, where difference is celebrated, respected and encouraged. We have an excellent international reputation with staff from over 60 different nations and have made a positive commitment towards gender equality and intersectionality receiving a Silver Athena SWAN award. We truly believe that diversity of experience, perspectives, and backgrounds will lead to a better environment for our employees and students, so we encourage applications from all genders, backgrounds, and communities, particularly from under-represented groups, and value the positive impact that will have on our teams.

    We are very proud to be an autism friendly university and are an accredited Disability Confident Leader; committed to building disability confidence and supporting disabled staff.

    Find out from our staff what makes the University of Bath a great place to work. Follow us @UniofBath and @UniofBathJobs on Twitter for more information.

    Further details:
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  • We are constantly seeking to reduce the unconscious bias that enters any assessment process, with the goal of creating an inclusive and equal assessment process. To support this, personal details will be removed from application forms at the initial shortlisting stage.

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