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Placements Officer

Job title Placements Officer

Department School of Management

Salary Starting from £27,929, rising to £34,308

Grade Grade 6

Placed on Wednesday 27 July 2022

Closing date Sunday 14 August 2022

Interview date Wednesday 31 August 2022

Reference JS9670

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The School of Management at the University of Bath has an exciting opportunity for a Placements Officer to join our team.

About the role:

This position will form an integral part of the School of Management Placements Team, taking ownership for all aspects of undergraduate placement support, focussing on the BSc Management and the BSc Management with Marketing programmes. Students typically undertake a 12 month placement during their third year of the course.

The role will include identifying, negotiating and organising placements primarily in the UK , involving extensive interactions with placement providers at a mid to senior management level. You will support students throughout the recruitment process. This includes planning and delivering a varied and accessible professional development programme, which includes employability presentations to large groups of students, collaborating with employers, as well as providing one to one guidance.

This is a permanent, full time position working 36.5 hours per week.

About you:

The Placement Officer continues to act as a key contact for all parties throughout the duration of the placement itself, through to helping students navigate the transition period back into academic life post placement. Student support and guidance is a core component of this role and experience working with young people and understanding their specific requirements is a feature of this position.

This is a busy and varied role involving daily communication with a range of internal and external stakeholders often at a senior level. You will therefore need to have excellent organisational skills, demonstrate a good use of initiative and have the ability to multi-task and prioritise.

About us:

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The School of Management at the University of Bath is considered one of the most prestigious business schools in both the UK and the world. The School offers a range of courses including undergraduate, postgraduate and PhD, as well as executive education for individuals and organisations. The School currently ranks in the top 10 in the UK in the three main national rankings (The Times & Sunday Times Good University Guide, The Guardian University Guide 2022, and the Complete University Guide 2022). The Complete University Guide 2022 ranks the School 1st for Marketing, a position it's held since 2017. In the latest UK government's Research Excellence Framework, 41% of the School's submissions met the 4* standard (the highest possible). According to the Times Higher Education's REF rankings, the School was placed 8th in the UK for business and management studies. 

For any informal enquiries please contact the Placements Manager, Sanchia Jones at All applications must be made via the University of Bath website.

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;

39 days holiday (annual leave, discretionary days and bank holidays) (pro-rata for part time staff)

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. Please visit the following webpages for more information:

  • Relocation Procedure
  • Visa Reimbursement Scheme
  • Interest-Free Loan Scheme

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:

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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.