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Student Project Bank Officer

Bournemouth University

Location: Bournemouth
Salary: £25,941 to £30,046 per annum with further progression opportunities to £32,817
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 8th June 2021
Closes: 5th July 2021
Job Ref: SSS190

Bournemouth University’s vision is worldwide recognition as a leading university for inspiring learning, advancing knowledge and enriching society through the fusion of education, research and practice. Our highly skilled and creative workforce is comprised of individuals drawn from a broad cross section of the globe, who reflect a variety of backgrounds, talents, perspectives and experiences that help to build our global learning community. 

We are offering an exciting opportunity for an exceptional professional to join the Careers and Employability Team within Student Services. This integrated team is responsible for the delivery of innovative high quality careers and employability support to students and graduates working collaboratively with Faculties and external stakeholders in the implementation of BU2025, the University’s strategic plan. 

In this role, you will manage the development and re-launch of the BU Student Project Bank, an innovative initiative that provides students from across BU with real-world consultancy projects to use as part of their academic studies. You will work with external organisations, academic and professional colleagues to generate appropriate project opportunities for students and coordinate the required project brief, outputs and specifications associated with each project. 

You will have an understanding of the importance of knowledge exchange, innovation and impact throughout the research lifecycle, and project management experience would be desirable. 

You will be customer focused, with excellent communication and organisational skills, as well as have the ability to improve and develop processes. We are seeking a self-motivated individual who is able to deliver to deadlines and manage multiple activities, proactively engage with industry as well as assist and enable students to secure suitable projects in order to maximise their benefit in terms of academic and career development. 

This position is available on a fixed-term basis until 31 July 2022. 

Internal applicants may be considered for a secondment but this would need to be discussed with their line managers prior to application. 

A detailed job description and person specification are available from our website together with an online application form. Alternatively, email quoting the appropriate reference (SSS190).  

For an informal discussion, please contact David Wakeford email at 

BU values and is committed to an inclusive working environment. We seek a diverse community through attracting, developing and retaining staff from different backgrounds to contribute to inspirational learning, advancing knowledge and enriching society. To support and enable our staff to achieve a balance between work and their personal lives, we will also consider proposals for flexible working or job share arrangements. 

Closing Date: (Midnight) Monday 5 July 2021

Interview Date:  26 July 2021

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