Work Placement Co-ordinator – Penryn

University of Exeter - Student Employability and Academic Success - Employment Services

The University of Exeter is a Russell Group university that combines world-class research with very high levels of student satisfaction. Exeter has over 21,000 students from more than 130 different countries and is in the top 1% of universities in the world with 98% of its research rated as being of international quality. Our research focuses on some of the most fundamental issues facing humankind today. Fifty percent of our organisation is made up of Professional Services support staff that partner closely with the Academic colleges to ensure we achieve our strategy and vision.

Student Employability is a key resource for students, graduates and graduate recruiters. We have over 40 staff working to help improve student chances of getting a great job after they graduate. Through the Career Zone we provide one-to-one guidance and careers information, the service places an emphasis on co-operative working, joining with university alumni and local businesses to help students learn more about their chosen career paths. Academic Success focuses on strategic development with the academic and professional services communities, with particular attention to achieving the goals of the Education Strategy.

The appointment of a Work Placement Co-ordinator will provide oversight and effective communications between all parties engaged in work-based learning aligned to colleges and disciplines and with relevant support teams across Professional Services across our Penryn campus. They will act as a key contact point in ensuring that effective communications, collaboration, employer and alumni contacts, workflow processes and sector specialisms are shared between stakeholders in order to maximise the benefit to Colleges and disciplines.

The successful applicant will have a keen interest in supporting students’ career development. The successful candidate will be highly organised with experience of delivering against targets ideally within the Higher Education sector or the wider careers sector.

The post holder must have the ability to liaise with all key stakeholders both internally and externally and therefore must have excellent written and verbal communication skills.

For further information, please contact Steve Wallers, Employment Services and Placements Manager, email 

The University offers some fantastic benefits including 41 days leave per year, options for flexible working, numerous discounts at leading retailers, an onsite gym, free yoga and pilates, a cycle to work scheme and a stunning campus environment in the heart of Exeter.  If you are not currently in Exeter please have a look at our website ( for some further information on what a beautiful part of the country we are based in.

The University of Exeter is an equal opportunity employer.  We are officially recognised as a Disability Confident employer and an Athena Swan accredited institution.  Whilst all applicants will be judged on merit alone, we particularly welcome applications from groups currently underrepresented in the workforce.

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