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Work Placements Manager

UCL - Institute for Risk and Disaster Reduction

Location: London
Salary: £36,770 to £44,388 Per annum, inclusive of London Allowance.
Hours: Part Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 19th November 2021
Closes: 5th December 2021
Job Ref: 1880439
 

This post is funded for 9 months in the first instance.

The UCL Institute for Risk and Disaster Reduction (IRDR) is an exciting cross-UCL department, which leads research, knowledge exchange and teaching in the fields of risk and disaster reduction and humanitarian action. The department is in the Faculty of Mathematics and Physical Sciences (MAPS), but works across all UCL’s faculties, spanning natural and social sciences, mathematics and statistics, engineering and development planning, global health, anthropology, the humanities, ethics and laws, and contributes to UCL’s Grand Challenges. It has a leading role in the UCL Humanitarian Institute. It is strongly international with developing partnerships with universities in China, Japan, South Asia, the Middle East and South-east Asia.

The main purpose of the role is to build and maintain relationships with partners and manage employer / host engagement with the IRDR and its students, especially to secure summer placements for BSc Global Humanitarian Studies students. Approximately 60 offers from employers/hosts will be required each year, during the summer between 2nd and 3rd years. The role holder will support students to enable them to source and apply for placements and be the point of contact between students, employers and academic staff. They will contribute to the career development of all IRDR students.

We are seeking a candidate with strong relationship building skills with experience of building and maintaining customer/stakeholder relationships with a range of employers / hosts. They should have knowledge of intergovernmental, governmental and non-governmental organisations, universities, the public sector, consultancies and the private sector, in the UK and internationally, in the humanitarian sphere. They should have excellent and up-to-date working knowledge of social media channels. They should also have excellent networking and negotiation skills, and faultless attention to detail in written and verbal communication. We are seeking a creative and adaptable person able to work both independently and as part of a team, who can use their initiative to deliver results.

Applicants should apply online. To access further details about the position and how to apply please click on the ‘Apply’ button above.

Please contact Dr Rosanna Smith (rosanna.smith@ucl.ac.uk) for informal enquiries about the role, if you require a paper application pack or have any other queries relating to the application process.

To apply please go to http://www.ucl.ac.uk/hr/jobs/ and search using the job reference 1880439. Any candidates unable to apply online should contact the Departmental Manager, email: irdr-enquires@ucl.ac.uk.

The UCL Ways of Working for professional services supports colleagues to be successful and happy at UCL through sharing expectations around how we work – please see www.ucl.ac.uk/ways-of-working to find out more.

Latest time for the submission of applications: 23:59.

We particularly welcome applications from black and minority ethnic candidates as they are under-represented within UCL at this level.

We will consider applications to work on a part-time, flexible and job share basis wherever possible.

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