Part Time Placement Officer - Maternity Cover

University of Bath - Faculty of Engineering & Design

Interview Date: Wednesday 11 January 2017

This is a part time, fixed term post to cover for maternity leave. For internal candidates the role could be organised on a secondment basis enabling you to return to your substantive role at the end of the term.

We are looking for an enthusiastic, motivated individual to join our busy Placement Team. Undergraduates have the option of taking a one year work placement in industry as part of their sandwich degree. You will play a vital role in researching and developing opportunities to generate new placements, as well as maintaining strong professional relationships with current providers in an industry facing role, ensuring that our services are efficient and effective. You will act as a point of contact for undergraduate students, staff and employers, dealing with enquiries and providing guidance. A major part of the role is to provide employability skills support to students, often 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 presenter and communicator to the student audience.

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 engineering disciplines and industries would be beneficial. Placement Officers host companies on campus as well as visit them on site to promote the placement scheme and build relationships within industry sectors such as Aerospace, Defence, Space, Software and Technology. This is a rewarding role supporting high achieving students at the start of their engineering careers. Learn more about our Faculty and its programmes here.

The postholder will be expected to start in March 2017, with an expected expiry date for the fixed term of end April 2018, or the early return of the post holder (whichever is sooner). There may be flexibility on the working hours pattern but essentially this is a three days a week role (21.9 hours per week/0.6FTE)

For an informal discussion, please contact the Placements Manager Alison Ukleja (01225) 383467, e-mail

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