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Careers & Placement Officer

University of Hertfordshire - Enterprise and Business Development - Careers & Employment Service

Location: Hatfield
Salary: £25,642 to £28,762 p.a. UH5
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 5th August 2022
Closes: 18th September 2022
Job Ref: 044077

FTE: Full time position working 37 hours (1 FTE).

Salary: UH5 £25,642 - £28,762 pa

Location: College Lane Campus, Hatfield

Main duties & responsibilities

The Careers and Employment Service are seeking a proactive candidate to join our innovative new Career Operations and Placements Team, to provide tailored support to students and employers. We are a friendly, positive team focused on student outcomes and creating opportunities for all. We offer flexible work locations across our two campuses including within our brand-new Careers Studio that is designed to provide an informal and supportive student environment. The successful candidate will work across the university SBUs and in co-creation with our students to ensure a co-ordinated and efficient service is provided to students and academic schools in relation to placement management and approvals. The role has specific responsibility for working with students undertaking placement opportunities during their degree course with a focus on assisting our PG international students.  

You will deal with student, academic and employer enquiries for all aspects of placement activity including ensuring the smooth running of the administrative function of placement approvals, alongside working proactively to encourage take up of placements through activities such as phoning or emailing. The role also includes supporting students and graduates with the development of CVs, covering letters, general recruitment processes and directing them to further sources of help within the wider team. 

You may be required to line manage a Placements Administrator within the team.

The role contributes to a range of innovative additional services within the Careers & Employment Service, to ensure UH students and graduates are fully supported with all aspects of employment related activity.

Skills and experience required

Experience of working in an administrative role is essential, as is providing a front-line service to clients/customers. You must have strong administrative skills, excellent attention to detail, strong communication skills and a good understanding of customer care.

Qualifications required

Applicants must have A-levels (or equivalent) or have proven professional work experience.

Please view the Job Description and Person Specification for a full list of the duties and essential criteria. Please use your Personal Statement to show how you meet each of the essential criteria in the Person Specification.

We particularly encourage applications from men and BAME candidates who are under-represented in the University in this area.

Contact Details/Informal Enquires: Please email Katharine Outhwaite – K.Outhwaite@herts.ac.uk

Closing Date: 18 September 2022

Interview Date: TBC

Our vision is to transform lives and UH is committed to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion and building a diverse community. We welcome applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of their protected characteristics, and recognise there are different ways applicants may achieve the criteria in this document. We offer a range of employee benefits including generous annual leave, flexible location opportunities within the UK, discounted Sports Village memberships, personal and professional development and family-friendly policies. #GoHerts

Apply online at https://www.herts.ac.uk/staff/careers-at-herts

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