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International Employability Officer

University of York - Student and Academic Services

Location: York
Salary: £34,308 to £42,155 per annum
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 22nd November 2022
Closes: 18th December 2022
Job Ref: 11554

Department

Careers and Systems has the leading responsibility for student employability at the University of York. We work to enhance students’ skills, aspirations, experiences and career planning so that all students feel supported in understanding and achieving their potential and goals. In addition, our Careers team work closely with staff in academic departments and across the wider University, our colleges, and with our students’ unions, all of whom are also committed to enhancing students’ employability.

Role

This new role seeks to further enhance the service already offered, specifically with an international student audience in mind. The postholder will conduct a needs assessment of our international students in order to improve our existing offer, and identify areas of new activity. The role holder will then work with colleagues from across the institution to implement the changes identified. The role holder will also develop a plan for how to best disseminate this information to students and staff.

A key purpose of this role is to share actionable insight about international employability with colleagues across the institution, especially within careers and placements. They will review existing services and processes through the lens of an international student viewpoint, and make recommendations on what changes can be made.

The role holder will also work to make our offer embedded into the wider student journey, making sure students are well informed before, during and after their time at York. As such, the role holder will work very closely with Student Recruitment and Marketing, International Recruitment (central and regional offices), both our Student Unions (YUSU and GSA), and the Office for Philanthropic Partnerships and Alumni (OPPA)

Skills, Experience & Qualification needed

  • Knowledge of the Higher Education landscape and trends in international student experience in the UK
  • Ability to undertake research into international employability and communicate key findings to colleagues
  • Understanding the aspirations of, and  issues and challenges faced by international students
  • Ability to work with a wide range of internal and external stakeholders
  • Experience of working with international students
  • Able to plan and deliver an event (online and in person)
  • Thorough understanding of the current graduate labour market and trends related to international student and graduate employment
  • Flexible to occasionally work weekends and evenings
  • Plan, organise and prioritise own workload, taking into account operational needs and changing circumstances of the team over the short to mid term.

Based at University of York campus (with some remote working options available)

Interview date: Thursday 12th January 2023 (Online) TBC

For informal enquiries: please contact Tom Coward via tom.coward@york.ac.uk

The University strives to be diverse and inclusive  – a place where we can ALL be ourselves.

We particularly encourage applications from people who identify as Black, Asian or from a Minority Ethnic background, who are underrepresented at the University. 

We offer family friendly, flexible working arrangements, with forums and inclusive facilities to support our staff. #EqualityatYork

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