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Placements Officer (Part Time, Fixed Term)

Job title Placements Officer (Part Time, Fixed Term)

Department Faculty of Engineering & Design

Salary Starting from £27,116, rising to £33,309 pro rata per annum

Grade Grade 6

Placed on Thursday 09 June 2022

Closing date Sunday 26 June 2022

Interview date To be confirmed

Reference CF9508

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We are looking for a motivated individual to join our lively Placement Team in the Faculty of Engineering and Design.

About the role:

Your focus will be supporting Architecture undergraduates who take a 3 – 6 month placement as part of their degree programme or apprenticeship. You will play a crucial 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 good written English skills are essential. In addition, you will be required to deliver skills workshops and talks and must be a confident, engaging presenter to communicate to the student audience. This is a rewarding role supporting high achieving students at the start of their careers.

This role is offered on a part time (22.50 hours per week), fixed term basis from 05/09/2022 with an expected end date of 04/11/2023 covering maternity leave.

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 the architecture industry would be beneficial.

About us:

We are a supportive Placement team of seven embedded within the Faculty of Engineering and Design. You can find out more about out our Faculty and undergraduate Architecture students here: Department of Architecture & Civil Engineering and here Faculty of Engineering & Design

What we can offer you:

We are an equal opportunities employer and have an excellent international reputation with staff from over 60 different nations. We have made a positive commitment towards gender equality and intersectionality receiving a Silver Athena SWAN award.

A family-friendly University with an increasingly agile workforce, we are open to flexible working arrangements. We’re also proud to be a disability confident leader and are happy to discuss any reasonable adjustments you may require.

We offer:

  • 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;
  • an excellent reward package that recognises the talents of our diverse workforce;
  • a wide range of personal and professional development opportunities.

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. 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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Update to our application process:

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 the personal details of all applicants will be withheld at the initial shortlisting stage.