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International Risk Placement Coordinator

Aston University - PVC Students

Location: Birmingham
Salary: £23,487 to £25,627 per annum (Grade 06)
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 2nd August 2022
Closes: 21st August 2022
Job Ref: R220419

Closing Date: 23.59 hours BST on Sunday 21 August 2022

Interview Date: Monday 5th September 2022

Employability is central to our university mission, and always has been. Our employability offer and performance is an important part of the University value proposition and is a key student recruitment and attraction tool.  It is also intrinsically connected to the student experience, our alumni offer and learning and teaching as well as research and knowledge exchange.  More widely it is part of the commitment Aston makes to students and graduates which transforms lives.

 Your contribution to Aston’s mission, exploitable research and employable graduates, will be to support the Careers and Placements Team’s strategic aim of maximising positive graduate destination outcomes for all students with a particular focus on preparing students for international placement.

We are seeking a highly motivated individual to join our busy and friendly Placement Support team. Reporting to the Lead Placements Approvals Coordinator, you will work closely with, and have responsibility for delivery of information on International placement activities to the cohort of students who wish to take an international work or study opportunity during their placement year.

The main responsibilities of this role include:

  • Overseeing the day-to-day activities of students expressing interest in travelling abroad for their placement year.
  • Coordinate the development and implementation of support to help students identify the risks associated with an international travel as part of their placement.
  • Support  students to overcome any challenges or barriers that impacts their circumstances for travelling abroad and refer as appropriate to the relevant student services.
  • Lead on placement related projects, such as the development of resources pertaining to travel.

Educated to A-Level  and have acquired  work experience , you will need to be able to work to tight deadlines, achieving targets and solving problems creatively. You will have experience in international related matters; with a particular emphasis on obtaining study or working visas, working and studying in a foreign country and / or risk and safety policies. It is essential that you demonstrate a flexible and collaborative approach in a fast-paced environment.  

Anonymous shortlisting will be carried out for this role as part of Aston University’s commitment to equality and diversity and ensuring a fair and consistent approach to recruitment. Personal details that are included on application forms, including the candidate’s name and address will not be disclosed to the shortlisting panel. We kindly ask that candidates do not send CVs or cover letters as these will not be considered

Further details:   Job Details     University Information

Aston University is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.  It promotes equality and diversity in all aspects of its work. We are committed to the principles of the Athena SWAN Charter http://www.ecu.ac.uk/equality-charter-marks/athena-swan/, recognised by a silver award, and we are a Disability Confident Employer Level 2. We strive to have robust inclusivity strategies in place, including race and sexual orientation, to encourage colleagues to have the confidence and freedom to be themselves in the workplace. For more information, visit: https://www2.aston.ac.uk/about/inclusive-aston

As users of the disability confident scheme, we guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for the vacancy.

If you require the job details document or an application form in an alternative format please contact the recruitment team at recruitment@aston.ac.uk

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