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Placements Officer (Fixed Term)

Job title Placements Officer (Fixed Term)

Department Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences

Salary Starting from £27,116, rising to £33,309

Grade Grade 6

Placed on Thursday 28 April 2022

Closing date Wednesday 18 May 2022

Interview date To be confirmed

Reference CH9351

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We are looking for a hardworking, motivated individual to join the busy Placements team within our Faculty. 

As a team we play a vital role in researching and developing opportunities to generate new placements, as well as maintaining positive relationships with current providers, ensuring that services are effective and adapt to changing circumstances. You will act as a point of contact for undergraduate students, staff and employers, dealing with enquiries and providing guidance.

With excellent organisational skills, you will demonstrate a good use of initiative and have the ability to multi-task and prioritise a high workload. 

This role is offered on a full time (36.5 hours) fixed term basis with an expected end date of 16/09/2022.

We will consider applicants seeking full time or part time hours. You will specialise in placements for students of Economics.

Learn more about our Faculty and its programmes here:

For more information, see the attached job description and person specification. For an informal chat please get in touch with Martin Gore at or Emma Watson at

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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Further details:

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 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.