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Employer and Placement Services Consultant

University of Bradford - Professional Services Learning & Teaching & Student Experience

Location: Bradford
Salary: £37,474 to £42,155 per annum
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 8th December 2022
Closes: 5th January 2023
Job Ref: HR0138895

Closing Date: Thursday 05 January 2023

Interview Date: To be confirmed

The University has recently introduced a new curriculum architecture which has a strong emphasis on authentic experiences and future-focused learning. As one of four Employer & Placement Services Consultants in Career & Employability Services the postholder will work across Faculties to develop new models of work-based learning and placement. The initial focus will be on supporting the development of new processes to enable simulated work-based placements and a new placement mentoring model within Faculty of Health. They will also lead the development and delivery of virtual experience placement options, particularly across the Faculty of Management Law and Social Sciences. The role also entails ensuring effective and efficient delivery of placement administrative processes essential to a positive student experience, positive provider experience and delivery of programme requirements. In addition, the postholder will deliver additional business engagement activities to secure placement, curriculum activities and student/graduate vacancies, pre-placement group sessions and support to individual students. Note, this post involves working with full-time academic programmes where learners are students first, ie not employed status programmes such as apprenticeships.

The post requires someone with significant experience of networking and establishing successful relationships with employers, recruitment partners and/or placement providers. Experience of working with academics, students and/or graduates in a higher education environment is particularly desirable, as is knowledge of work-based learning and academic programmes of study. Excellent organisational skills and project management are also required. 

This post is offered on an indefinite contract following successful completion of a probationary period.

Interviews are likely to be held in January 2023. For more information, please contact Alison Hedley, Employer and Placement Services Manager: a.hedley@bradford.ac.uk 

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