Employability and Placements Officer

University of Leeds - Engineering

Contract Type: Fixed Term (Up to 1 year (to cover maternity leave))

Are you experienced in working with students, delivering high levels of service in an employability capacity? Are you organised and capable of working well under pressure with competing priorities? Would you like to join an award-winning service delivering a comprehensive employability programme in a top 100 World Class Faculty of Engineering?

The Faculty of Engineering Employability Team is looking for a pro-active, organised individual who can contribute to the award winning team at the University of Leeds. You will play a key role in the design and delivery of our Work Placement Programme, whilst managing the successful placement of students into industry. You will be involved in the co-ordination of a faculty wide summer internship programme and a range of employability projects within the Faculty.

Excellent interpersonal and communication skills are crucial for this role. You will have the ability to build effective relationships and influence colleagues and groups at all levels. Further, excellent organisational skills, attention to detail and multitasking will be required along with experience of designing and delivering presentations and workshops. 

Additionally, you will have a professional or vocational qualification relevant to the post or equivalent, practical work based experience. You will also have experience of planning, implementing and leading innovations and change and the ability to bring strong strategic vision to the employability strategy of the Faculty.

To explore the post further or for any queries you may have, please contact: 

Emily Timson, Employability Business Development Manager

Tel: +44 (0)113 343 2148 or email: e.j.timson@leeds.ac.uk 

Further information

The Faculty of Engineering is proud to have been awarded the Athena Swan Silver Award from the Equality Challenge Unit, the national body that promotes equality in the higher education sector. Our equality and inclusion webpage provides more information.

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