|Salary:||£27,584 to £33,804 per annum, depending on skills and experience. Salary progression beyond this scale is subject to performance|
|Placed On:||2nd October 2023|
|Closes:||22nd October 2023|
Location: University Park
Interview Date: To be confirmed
Applications are invited for the post of Employability Officer within the Careers and Employability Service, based across our Sutton Bonington and University Park campuses. This post is based within the Science Careers team but will also work with the Medical and Health Sciences team (specifically, with the Vet School). The successful candidate will be joining a large service which is committed to working together to combine the skills, insights and experience of teams working directly with students, academics, employers and other stakeholders, with those of our enabling teams to develop and deliver a consistently high level of service and professional standards.
The Employability Officer will be central to engaging students in careers and employability services and events via various channels of promotion and liaison. The post holder will also arrange workshops, employer events, information presentations and work with relevant student societies and clubs, including engaging with the Students’ Union.
The Employability Officer will deliver general high-level administration and will be encouraged to contribute to the development of new initiatives and developments. This would give the post holder experience of communicating with students in a specific faculty as well as students from any discipline involved in extracurricular activities. The role also involves some one-to-one work with students and liaison with employers and so flexibility will be required to handle the variety of activities involved. Candidates should be flexible and innovative, seeking to empower students and engage proactively with service, academic schools and professional services across the university.
The successful candidate may have a background in career development, or other roles that have involved engaging groups of students in positive ways. The role holder will have skills and experience in relationship building, communication, planning and organisation and using their own initiative to deliver high quality work whilst remaining linked to the activities of the wider team and contributing at a service level.
The Careers and Employability Service, Faculties and University have links to employers across a broad range of sectors and the role holder will be expected to be involved, sharing sector insights and expertise and developing opportunities for the students. The role will involve occasional evening and weekend work, according to the needs of the service.
If you are excited by the opportunity that this role presents and are keen to play a key role in shaping the future success of the Careers and Employability Service, we look forward to hearing from you.
This position is offered on a fixed term contract until 28 February 2025. The post holders will typically start at the bottom of the grading, except in exceptional circumstances Hours of work are full time (36.25 hours per week). There will be the option of working from home for up to 40% of the week, subject to delivery requirements.
Requests for secondment from internal candidates may be considered on the basis that prior agreement has been sought from both your current line manager and the manager of your substantive post, if you are already undertaking a secondment role.
Interviews for this role will be held on Monday 6 November.
Informal enquiries may be addressed to Sally Hall on Sally.Hall@nottingham.ac.uk. Please note that applications sent directly to this email address will not be accepted.
To apply, please click on the ‘Apply’ button above.
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