Employability Support Officer (Penryn Campus)

University of Exeter - College of Life and Environmental Sciences

A full-time Employability Support Officer is required within the College of Life and Environmental Sciences (CLES) to assist with identifying work placement opportunities, handling all work placement paperwork and providing administrative and event support to the academic Employability Officer based at the Penryn campus in Cornwall. This role will be full-time for 12 months and is part of the Graduate Business Partnership scheme.

The University of Exeter manages paid internships for graduates, placing them with small, medium and large organisations or companies. For more information on the scheme please visit www.exeter.ac.uk/internships.

It is increasingly important that we fully support our students to prepare themselves for the job market upon graduation. There is a clear relationship between the ability of graduates to find suitable employment and engagement with work-based opportunities during the course of their studies. This role will administer the process of placing students with employers on Work-Based-Learning modules and professional placement years, overseeing completion of all relevant placement paperwork. The post will also support the identification of work placement opportunities with both local and national employers for CLES. Additionally the postholder will support the student employability committees and various annual projects such as NatureWatch and WildFilmFest among other adhoc activity, working alongside other colleagues from Student Employability and Academic Success and the Global Engagement and Development to help with the implementation of employability activities within CLES.

Applicants will be organised and methodical graduates, preferably in a science subject, who are experienced users of MS Office,  in particular Excel, with excellent interpersonal skills, both verbal and written, and an ability to communicate at all levels. Applicants should also have an inquisitive and analytical style with an attention to detail, be able to work on own initiative and as part of a team, and also have the ability to prioritise work, applying a flexible/ responsive approach to work demands. Previous experience of sourcing, analysing and providing relevant datasets to an end user and evidence of past networking is also required. Interviews are scheduled for 1 may 2018

For further information and details of how to apply click here or email internships@exeter.ac.uk.

The University of Exeter is an equal opportunity employer which is 'Positive About Disabled People'. Whilst all applicants will be judged on merit alone, we particularly welcome applications from groups currently underrepresented in the workforce.

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