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Placements and Business Engagement Adviser

University of Roehampton

Location: London
Salary: £40,049 to £43,372 pa inclusive of London Weighting Allowance
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 14th February 2024
Closes: 3rd March 2024
Job Ref: RU07

Service: Student Support and Success Services

The University has seen a rapid growth in academic programmes that include a placement option at both Postgraduate and Undergraduate level, and we are seeking an experienced employability professional to support our students into graduate level positions.

We are determined to improve the graduate employment outcomes for all our students and have an ambitious strategy to ensure that all students have access to placements or work-based learning opportunities by 2025. The role will principally support the Faculty of Business & Law as Business has seen the biggest area of growth recently for placements, but successful candidates will be expected to support on University-wide employability related events, employability projects and employer engagement as needs arise to ensure maximum flexibility across the wider team.

We are seeking a candidate who can help build our reputation with employers and have strong personal networks to enable this and actively source placement opportunities exclusively for our students. This will include consulting with employers to ensure roles are fit for purpose, are effectively advertised and suitable students are shortlisted for opportunities.

As Placements and Business Engagement Adviser you will also actively contribute preparing students for their placements or other work-based learning activities both in curriculum and in extra-curricular 1-2-1s and group-based activities. You will hold an important role in approving student-sourced placements against set guidelines ensuring they meet programme requirements and are health and safety, and visa compliant.

We are particularly interested in candidates that may have experience in the areas of:

  • University Careers services to include placements and employer engagement
  • Graduate recruitment
  • Talent management & development
  • International student support

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Professional Services on RU7 and above, have access to the University’s Retirement Savings Group Pension Plan, a defined contribution scheme, provided by Royal London. Our full range of benefits are available here.

Further information can be found on the job description. If you would like to apply for this excellent opportunity, please click on ‘apply now’ or visit the working at  Roehampton pages of our website and search ‘Placements and Business Engagement Adviser’. If you have any specific questions on the role, please contact Joanne Okuefuna, Head of Placements and Employer Engagement.

The University is committed to promoting diversity and equality of opportunity and aims to create a culture and environment where students and staff are treated fairly. The University is an equal opportunities and ‘disability confident’ employer.

To apply, please click on the ‘Apply’ button above

The closing date for completed applications is: 3 March 2024 It is expected that interviews will be held on: 12 March 2024

To enable us to respond to the market, we may interview before the closing date, so please don’t hesitate to get your application completed.

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