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Industry Project Advisor

City, University of London - Engineering and Technology

Location: London
Salary: £38,587 to £44,706 per annum
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 9th September 2021
Closes: 26th September 2021
Job Ref: SMCSE00012

Background

Founded in 1894, 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 20,000 students (over 40% postgraduate level) from more than 150 countries and staff from over 75 countries. In the last decade, City has almost tripled the proportion of its total academic staff producing world-leading or internationally excellent research. We are seeking two Industry Project Advisors (IPA) to implement City’s employability development plan, r equiring all students to attain some form of professional level experience. The PLU will support this plan by sourcing and supporting credit bearing industry projects delivered as part of the curriculum. The PLU is a School based function and is responsible for student employability, delivering modules and working with employers to provide work-based learning opp ortunities (placements, internships, projects and team projects). This position offers the post holder a unique opportunity to expand our work and contribute to the development and delivery of credit bearing industry projects, providing students with the skills and training they require to deliver projects and liaising with industry and academics to support and manage these projects. The team hosts networking events, competitions, employer skills sessions and an SME internships fair to encourage different ways for students to gain access to industry. It is expected that the post holder will also contribute and lead on the pla nning and organisation of such events.

Responsibilities

• Source, plan and facilitate student industry projects

• Offer general guidance, advice and pastoral care to students

• Advise all parties on all aspects of project provision, including the systems and processes

• Work with academics to understand suitable projec t requirements

• Organise events to increase industry project participation

• Review student project progress.

Person Specification

The ideal candidate will have: experience of business development activity to generate opportunities for students – ideally within the engineering and tech sector. Communication and interpersonal skills are central to the role and it is essential that the post holder is comfortable speaking to a range of different employers in order to generate new business. The post holder should be comfortable with presenting to large groups of students and experience of d elivering transferable skills and event management would be an advantage.

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: 11:59pm 16th July 2021 City, University of London is committed to promoting equality, diversity and inclusion in all its activities, processes, and culture, for our whole community, including staff, students and visitors. We welcome applications regardless of gender, sexual orientation, disability, marital status, race, nationality, ethnic origin, religion or social class. For more information on our approaches to encouraging an inclusive environment, please see our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Pages. Academic excellence for business and the professions.

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