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Placements Administrator

Job title Placements Administrator

Department Faculty of Engineering & Design

Salary Starting from £22,847, rising to £26,341 per annum

Grade Grade 5

Placed on Wednesday 05 January 2022

Closing date Sunday 30 January 2022

Interview date To be confirmed

Reference CF9023

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We are looking for an eager, motivated administrator to join our busy Placement Team. Our engineering and architecture undergraduates undertake a placement in industry as part of their sandwich degree. This is a varied and vital role in providing administrative support to the Placement Team, academics, employers and students. 

As the first point of contact, you will need excellent interpersonal skills and be confident working in a busy environment as part of a dynamic team. In order to be immediately operational in the role, a high level of proficiency with Microsoft Office and willingness to learn in-house systems (i.e. Moodle) are essential. You will be required to manage and update our IT systems and should be highly computer literate. The role also requires creative skills to develop our online resources. You will need good written and verbal communication skills. You should have high levels of attention to detail to ensure accurate records and systems are maintained as well as the organisational skills for running events. 

As part of a forward thinking team you will be involved in process improvement and the development of new systems using University software.

We are a small and friendly team of Placement Officers and Placement Manager based within the Faculty of Engineering and Design but collaborating with colleagues across other Faculties and the central Careers Service. 

Due to the nature of the role we can only accept applications for a full-time position. 

For an informal discussion, please contact Vicky Hill, Placement Manager on 01225 383467 or

What we can offer you:

Our campus is surrounded by beautiful countryside, and the City of Bath with its historic charm and social activity only a short distance away creates an excellent environment in which to work. We are:

  • a family friendly workplace 
  • open to exploring flexible working opportunities which benefit you and the University. 
  • recognising of the talents of our diverse workforce through an excellent reward package
  • able to offer you a very generous employer contributory pension
  • an employer who wants you to enjoy a work life balance and we offer a generous annual leave allowance to recognise that. 
  • encouraging of your personal and professional development

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.

We aim to be an inclusive university, where difference is celebrated, respected and encouraged. We truly believe that diversity of experience, perspectives, and backgrounds leads to a better environment for our employees and students, creating a learning environment and organisational culture that enhances health and wellbeing across our community. We are very proud to have recently received Ambassadors for Autism certification and are an accredited Disability Confident Leader; committed to building disability confidence and supporting disabled staff.

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Living Wage

We are an accredited Living Wage employer. Appointments at Grade 2, Spine Point 3, 4 and 5 will receive an additional supplement to ensure a minimum hourly pay equivalent to the Living Wage as confirmed on our Bath pay and grading structure page.

Visa information:

If you think you may require a visa to work in the UK you should refer to our guidance on the Skilled Worker Visa before embarking on a job application to ensure that you understand the requirements for sponsorship. You may be eligible to work in the UK via other alternative visa routes such as the Global Talent Visa or by having Settlement / ILR, please refer to our Staff Immigration webpages for further details.

Update to our application process:

We are constantly seeking to reduce the unconscious bias that enters into any assessment process, with the goal of creating an inclusive and equal assessment process. as part of this, where possible, we’d like you to remove all personal details from your CV e.g. your name, date of birth, location details, email address, photograph