Placements Officer

Job title Placements Officer

Department School of Management

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

Grade Grade 6

SOC Code - Visa Requirements 3564

Placed on Tuesday 05 October 2021

Closing date Tuesday 19 October 2021

Interview date Monday 01 November 2021

Reference OJ8749

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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 Business programme. Students undertake two integral 6 month placements during their BSc Business degree - the first placement takes place in year 2, and the second in year 3.

The role will include identifying, negotiating and organising placements both within and outside of the UK , involving extensive interactions with placement providers at a mid to senior management level. The successful candidate 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.

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. The post holder will therefore need to have excellent organisational skills, demonstrate a good use of initiative and have the ability to multi-task and prioritise.

For any informal enquiries please contact the Placements Manager, Sanchia Jones at sj782@bath.ac.uk. All applications must be made via the University of Bath website.

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:

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 Silver Athena SWAN award. We are 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 employer and are happy to discuss any reasonable adjustments you may require.

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.