Placements Officer (KW11802)

University of Bath
June 23, 2024
Offerd Salary:£29,605
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Contract Type:Open-ended
Working Time:Full time
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Job title Placements Officer

Department School of Management

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

Grade Grade 6

Contract Type Full Time, Open Ended

Placed on Sunday 09 June 2024

Closing date Sunday 23 June 2024

Interview date Friday 05 July 2024

Reference KW11802

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About the role

You will form an integral part of the School of Management's Placements Team, taking responsibility for all aspects of undergraduate placement support, focussing on the BSc Business programme. This world renowned 4 year programme includes two integrated six month placements within a company. The first placement takes place in the second year of studies, and the second in the third year of studies.

The School of Management's Placements Team are based in our brand-new School of Management building, where you will ensure that services are efficient, effective and adapt to changing circumstances. As part of the role you will line management from the School's Placements Manager, and the wider team work together under the guidance of the Head of Placements, Projects and International Studies. The post-holder will also work closely with other Undergraduate Placements Officers, Placements Administrators, plus the Director of Studies who will guide on academic issues.

The role involves account-managing companies, developing placement opportunities, managing students and employer recruitment processes, preparing students, designing and delivering a Professional Development Programme, developing common systems and standardised processes on best practice and ensuring that relevant country legislation, University regulations and procedures are adhered to.

The role is busy and varied involving daily communication with academic and professional services staff, students, and current/potential employers. The post-holder will need to have excellent organisational skills, demonstrate a good use of initiative, and have the ability to multi-task and prioritise. Diplomacy, tact and cultural awareness are key to developing strong links that will provide placements in the UK and around the world.

More information about the School of Management, its undergraduate courses and placement schemes can be found here:

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For any informal enquiries please contact the Placements Manager, Cait Kirkpatrick at [email protected]. All applications must be made via the University of Bath website.

You will have:

  • Experience in a business focussed support role preferably with experience of student administration or equivalent experience working in a busy office in an administrative role
  • Previous experience of customer/client contact especially establishing and developing effective links with companies in the relevant discipline/field
  • Liaison with and experience of industry including the role of placement students within organisations
  • Experience of working with and/or knowledge of professions within the relevant discipline/field
  • Experience in an HR/personnel/recruitment environment or equivalent proven experience
  • Previous experience of employer liaison and negotiation
  • Experience of Higher Education and the student learning experience
  • Experience of mentor/training other staff
  • Good working knowledge of standard IT packages and databases including web-based management information systems and web authoring. Experience of using virtual learning environments
  • Skills in University specific software (including SITS, Business Objects, Moodle)
  • 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.

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    Further details:
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  • Terms and Conditions of Employment

  • 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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