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Placement Officer

University of West London - Student Services

Location: London
Salary: £36,570 to £41,953
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 15th February 2024
Closes: 25th February 2024
Job Ref: SS241

Interview date: Wednesday 6th March 2024

The University of West London (UWL) is ranked the best modern* university (non-specialist) in London in the Complete University Guide 2023.

We are the top University in the UK for Student Experience and for Teaching Quality in the Times and Sunday Times Complete University Guide 2024 and University of the Year for Social Inclusion in the Daily Mail University Guide 2024.

The UWL community is a diverse body of students and staff who work together to create an environment of success and achievement. We celebrate the diversity of our staff and promote our values in practice through our commitment to inclusivity, progression, and success.

*University status awarded in or after 1992

The Department 

The Placement and Employment Service engage with employers, students, academic schools, central service departments and the local community to expand the choice and quality of employment opportunities on offer across disciplines with the aim of enhancing our students’ exposure to the world of work.     

The Role 

The role is centered on supporting UWL undergraduate and post graduate students to secure work experience as part of their degree. The successful candidate will enjoy brokering meaningful internal and external partnerships, lead a team to support quality work experience provision, employability events, and represent the Placement Service at internal and external events. 

This is a full-time on campus role.

The Person

The successful candidate will have experience working in an operational support team, be experienced in negotiation and service delivery, able to develop close and effective working relationships with colleagues and external organisations.

The successful candidate will have excellent organisational skills, the ability to problem solve and work well under pressure, a demonstrable customer service ethos, and the ability to communicate effectively with a wide range of stakeholders in both written and verbal format. 

The successful candidate will also have proficient IT skills including experience of using and customising CRM database systems to improve service delivery and manage priorities.  The position is an excellent opportunity to make a difference at a high performing modern and diverse London university. 

How to Apply

To apply click on ‘Apply Online’ and fill out the application form. Further information about the application process can be found here: 

Please email hr.recruitment@uwl.ac.uk  if you need any assistance with the application process.

Interviews are expected to be held in person on Wednesday 6th March 2024.

For informal enquiries about the position please contact Christian Fadoju, Placement Service Manager: Christian.Fadoju@uwl.ac.uk 

Additional Information 

Read more about working at the University of West London at www.uwl.ac.uk/about-us/how-university-works/why-work-uwl

Candidates must be able to demonstrate their eligibility to work in the UK in accordance with the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006. This position does not meet the University criteria for Skilled Worker sponsorship.

Please be advised that it is expected that appointment within a grade will normally be at the minimum point.

We will intermittently review the applications as part of this open advert, therefore if successful, you will be shortlisted and contacted at any time.

The University of West London reserves the right to close the role prior to this date should a suitable applicant be found.

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