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Employability and Placements Manager

Swansea University - College of Engineering

Location: Swansea
Salary: £41,526 to £49,553 per annum together with USS pension benefits
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 14th October 2019
Closes: 14th November 2019
Job Ref: AC03786

Salary: £41,526 - £49,553 per annum together with USS pension benefits

Location:- This position will be based at the Bay Campus, Swansea

College of Engineering is seeking an experienced Engineering professional to join us in the post of Employability and Placements Manager.

This is an ideal role for an individual working in industry or with significant industrial experience, to bring their skills and experience into an educational environment, supporting our students and graduates.

The successful candidate will work in partnership with the College Director of Employability and academic leads to deliver our Year in Industry programme. This will include monitoring and assessing students’ performance during their placement, aligning with UK Engineering Council Competences and the professional development requirements of discipline specific engineering bodies, e.g. IMechE, ICE etc. They will also be responsible for ensuring compliance with legal, health and safety and duty of care responsibilities towards our students.

The post holder will be required to represent the College of Engineering at a local, national and international level, developing and extending a portfolio of existing and new relationships with employers, stakeholders and intermediaries.

The role requires some travel within the UK – this is expected to be typically 40-60 days per year to visit students at their industry placements. Some evening and weekend working will also be required as part of this role to deliver and support events.

Person Specification:

Skills, Knowledge and Experience

  • A degree level qualification in Engineering
  • Significant experience within the Engineering Industry in leadership positions.
  • Experience of confidently managing and chairing meetings and making presentations on complex subjects.
  • Knowledge of the latest technical developments and market trends /drivers in the engineering industry.
  • Significant experience of team and people management and development.
  • Strong self and team motivator to achieve against targets and key performance indicators.
  • Evidence of creating and successful delivery of operational plans, including developing mechanisms to gather data to monitor performance and success.
  • Evidence of excellent organisational skills including managing workload of self and others, to meet deadlines.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, with the ability to engage and build strong working relationships with a wide range of stakeholders, at all levels, both internally and externally to the University.
  • A significant existing network of industry sector related contacts to help deliver the year in industry scheme.

Desirable Criteria

  • Health and safety qualifications.
  • Experience of working at the University/Employer interface.
  • Evidence of Senior Management /Board level experience, showing the ability to influence at an Executive level.
  • The ability to communicate through the medium of Welsh.

Informal enquiries: Further information can be obtained by contacting Dr Gavin Bunting, Director of Employability, 

The University is committed to supporting and promoting equality and diversity in all of its practices and activities. We aim to establish an inclusive environment and welcome diverse applications from the following protected characteristics: age, disability, ethnicity, gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, religion and belief, sex (gender), sexual orientation.

Closing Date: Thursday 14th November 2019

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