Micro-Placements Programme Coordinator

City, University of London - Professional Services - Student and Academic Services

Background
City, University of London is a global university committed to academic excellence with a focus on business and the professions and an enviable central London location.

City attracts around 19,500 students (35% postgraduate), is top in London for student satisfaction (Complete University Guide), well above the sector average for graduate employability in most subjects and eleventh in the UK for starting salaries. City joined the University of London in 2016.

In the last REF, City doubled the proportion of its total academic staff producing world-leading or internationally excellent research.

Led by President, Professor Sir Paul Curran, City has made significant investments in its academic staff, its estate and its infrastructure and continues to work towards realising its vision of being a leading global university: it has recently agreed a new Vision & Strategy 2026.

The Micro-Placement Programme (MPP) is an award-winning scheme which started as a pilot with the City Law School (CLS) in 2016. The MPP seeks to bridge the gap between the educational environment and the demands of professional life, to strengthen the development of transferable skills and to enhance the retention of our students by providing short term work placements with organisations throughout Central and Greater London. The programme has now secured funding from the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) to deliver several Micro-Placements across many departments at City and seeks the support of a Project Coordinator for a fixed term contract up to 31 March 2019.

Responsibilities
Working closely with the Employer Engagement Manager and Adviser (Micro-Placements) and named academics within Schools will be essential to the success of this project. Your responsibilities will include: supporting student registration processes for MPP workshops and administering attendance through CareersHub. Promoting MPP via email, social media etc. collecting feedback and data analysis, screening applications, assisting with student interviews and providing constructive feedback. Occasionally assisting with the delivery of advice workshops, meeting students to monitor their progress and helping to set action plans in collaboration with the Adviser. Occasional evening work will be required.

Person Specification
You will be an experienced project coordinator / administrator, ideally familiar with a Client Relationship Management system such as CareersHub. You will have excellent written and verbal communication skills and experience of using social media for marketing purposes. A good eye for detail and a proactive, tenacious approach to obtaining information and completing tasks will be essential to meet deadlines in this busy environment. You will be a confident and diplomatic communicator; comfortable dealing with internal and external stakeholders across all levels.

Additional Information
City offers a sector-leading salary, pension scheme and benefits including a comprehensive package of staff training and development.

Closing date for applications: 23:59 on 25 September 2017.

For more information, please contact Mona Vadher on 020 7040 4682/ 07973 903 367.

Actively working to promote equal opportunity and diversity.

Academic excellence for business and the professions.

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