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Placements Officer

University of Bath - School of Management

Location: Bath
Salary: £29,605 to £36,024 Grade 6, per annum
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 14th June 2024
Closes: 23rd June 2024
Job Ref: KW11802

About the role

You will form an integral part of the School of Management’s Placements Team, taking responsibility for all aspects of undergraduate placement support, focussing on the BSc Business programme. This world renowned 4 year programme includes two integrated six month placements within a company. The first placement takes place in the second year of studies, and the second in the third year of studies.

The School of Management’s Placements Team are based in our brand-new School of Management building, where you will ensure that services are efficient, effective and adapt to changing circumstances. As part of the role you will line management from the School’s Placements Manager, and the wider team work together under the guidance of the Head of Placements, Projects and International Studies. The post-holder will also work closely with other Undergraduate Placements Officers, Placements Administrators, plus the Director of Studies who will guide on academic issues.

The role involves account-managing companies, developing placement opportunities, managing students and employer recruitment processes, preparing students, designing and delivering a Professional Development Programme, developing common systems and standardised processes on best practice and ensuring that relevant country legislation, University regulations and procedures are adhered to.

The role is busy and varied involving daily communication with academic & professional services staff, students, and current/potential employers. The post-holder will need to have excellent organisational skills, demonstrate a good use of initiative, and have the ability to multi-task and prioritise. Diplomacy, tact & cultural awareness are key to developing strong links that will provide placements in the UK & around the world.

More information about the School of Management, its undergraduate courses and placement schemes can be found here:

http://www.bath.ac.uk/management/

http://www.bath.ac.uk/management/courses/undergraduate/

For any informal enquiries please contact the Placements Manager, Cait Kirkpatrick at chk41@bath.ac.uk.

All applications must be made via the University of Bath website.

You will have:

  • Experience in a business focussed support role preferably with experience of student administration or equivalent experience working in a busy office in an administrative role 
  • Previous experience of customer/client contact especially establishing and developing effective links with companies in the relevant discipline/field 
  • Liaison with and experience of industry including the role of placement students within organisations
  • Experience of working with and/or knowledge of professions within the relevant discipline/field 
  • Experience in an HR/personnel/recruitment environment or equivalent proven experience 
  • Previous experience of employer liaison & negotiation
  • Experience of Higher Education & the student learning experience
  • Experience of mentor/training other staff 
  • Good working knowledge of standard IT packages & databases including web-based management information systems & web authoring. Experience of using virtual learning environments 
  • Skills in University specific software (including SITS, Business Objects, Moodle) 

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