Placements Officer

Job title Placements Officer

Department Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences

Salary Starting from £26,715, rising to £32,817

Grade Grade 6

SOC Code - Visa Requirements 3564

Placed on Monday 07 June 2021

Closing date Monday 21 June 2021

Interview date Thursday 01 July 2021

Reference JB8352

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We are looking for a hardworking, ambitious individual to join the busy Placements team within our Faculty on a full time, open-ended basis. The successful candidate will support students from subjects including Economics, Politics and the Social Sciences.

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

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

Our teaching excellence and real world experience encourage wider thinking. We help our students realise their potential and make a positive impact on society. We offer a diverse range of undergraduate courses covering economics, education, psychology, policy and languages. We also offer a variety of taught and research-based postgraduate courses, from master's to doctorate qualifications. Learn more about our Faculty and its programmes at

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 
  • 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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Further details:

If you think you may require a visa to work in the UK you should refer to our applicant information webpage  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.

The University of Bath is an equal opportunities employer and has an excellent international reputation with staff from over 60 different nations.  We have made a positive commitment towards gender equality and intersectionality receiving a Bronze Athena SWAN award, and we are actively working towards a Silver award. We are a family-friendly University, with an increasingly agile workforce. We are open to flexible working arrangements and we’re also proud to be a disability confident employer and are happy to discuss any reasonable adjustments you may require.