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Placements and Work Based Learning Officer

University of Essex - Academic Section

Location: Colchester
Salary: £27,929 to £31,411 per annum.
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 26th January 2023
Closes: 15th February 2023
Job Ref: REQ07032
 

Department
The Academic Section is part of the University’s Professional Services and is headed by the Academic Registrar. The Section is responsible for managing all aspects of student and academic administration in partnership with Departments, Schools and Faculties. It plays a central role in delivering the University’s commitment to excellence in education across the institution through the development and implementation of the University-wide projects and the development, review and implementation of effective policy in support of the University’s academic mission. The Section is also the guardian of the student experience and leads, promotes and embeds the institutional commitment to putting students at the heart of everything we do.

The Student Life Directorate is part of the Academic Section and encompasses Student Development, Student Wellbeing and Inclusivity, and Student Services; all of which support student progression, success and graduate employability. We are committed to innovation and continuous enhancement within our services and to working collaboratively across all areas of the University, and beyond, for the benefit of our students.

The Student Development service enables an integrated approach towards student skills development, through the delivery of employability and careers services, academic skills support and student engagement expertise, in order to ensure that every student has the skills and experiences necessary for success in securing a good degree outcome and a successful graduate employment outcome.

Duties of the Role
The Industry Engagement and Placements team work closely with employers, students and academic departments to increase the number and range of work-based learning and employer led skills development opportunities available to our students and graduates. This role plays an important function in the development of the university's work placement offer and the individual will be joining the team responsible for the end-to-end processing of student placements.

The post holder will support students in finding and successfully securing placements, through a variety of events, communications and drop ins.

Skills and qualifications required
Educated to degree level or equivalent, you will hold a relevant professional qualification related to employability or have recent, directly relevant professional experience. You will have strong interpersonal skills and be able to offer professional and up-to-date advice to a broad range of client groups, including employers and students. You will have experience of working in a fast paced and process driven environment and have a background or interest in employability and work based learning at HE level.

Excellent all-round communication skills, attention to detail, accuracy and IT literacy are all essential for this post.

At the University of Essex, internationalism and diversity is central to who we are and what we do. We are committed to being a cosmopolitan, internationally oriented university that is welcoming to staff and students from all countries, faiths and backgrounds, where you can find the world in one place.

Please use the 'Apply' button to read further information about this role including the full job description and person specification which outlines the full duties, skills, qualifications and experience needed for this role. You will also find details of how to make your application here.

Our website http://www.essex.ac.uk contains more information about the University of Essex. If you have a disability and would like information in a different format, please email resourcing@essex.ac.uk.

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