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Senior Careers and Placements Officer

University of Hertfordshire - Lifelong Learning and Employment – Careers and Employment Service

Location: Hatfield, Hybrid
Salary: £31,396 to £33,966 pa with potential to progress to £37,099pa by annual increments on achieving designated skills and experience
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 21st June 2024
Closes: 11th July 2024
Job Ref: 059898

FTE: 1 fte (working 37 hours per week)
Duration of Contract: Permanent
Salary: UH6 £31,396pa to £33,966pa with potential to progress to £37,099pa by annual increments on achieving designated skills and experience
Annual Leave: 25 days plus standard public holidays and an additional 4 days including the closure of our office between Christmas and New Year
Location: College Lane Campus

The Careers and Employment Service are seeking a proactive candidate to join our innovative Career Operations and Placements Team, to provide tailored support to students and employers. We offer flexible work locations across our two campuses including within our Careers Studio that is designed to provide an informal and supportive student environment.  The successful candidate will work across the university SBUs and in co-creation with our students to ensure a coordinated and efficient service is provided to students and academic schools in relation to placement management and approvals.

This is a key role to assist the Careers Operations & Placements Manager in the management of placement activity and in contributing to the development and provision of professional careers, placements and work experience information and advice. The post also includes the line management of a placement related team.

In this role the Senior Careers and Placements Officer will deal proactively with current students to encourage take up of placements and support with all aspects of the administrative placement process. As a senior member of the placements team, the role includes assisting with more complex placement queries supporting the Careers and Employment team and the wider UH community, regularly reviewing processes, making recommendations, and implementing improvements.

The successful candidate will keep up to date with relevant legislation and processes including UKVI regulations and UH specific placement requirements and contribute to activity reporting to senior managers. A range of IT systems including Handshake, Abintegro and Dynamics will be used in the role.

The role includes line management of a placement team using appraisals, action plans, team and individual meetings along with all aspects of training relating to placement activity.

Strong communication skills are vital in this role as the Senior Careers and Placements Officer will deal with a wide range of customers and both internal and external key stakeholders.

A good level of IT skills are a requirement including Windows, Excel and PowerPoint with the ability to learn new systems for reporting activity. As this role works within a busy environment to meet important deadlines, the ability to deal with conflicting priorities and to work under pressure with minimum supervision. A methodical approach and attention to detail is important when dealing with complex placement processes.

Holds Degree or equivalent, or proven experience

Please view the job description and person specification for a full list of the duties and essential criteria. Please attach a personal statement showing clearly how your skills and experience match the Person Specification.

We regret that we are unable to offer UKVI sponsorship for this post; applicants will either hold UK Right to Work, or demonstrate access to UK Right to Work, before an offer is made.

Jevon Cato Careers Operations and Placements Manager, j.cato3@herts.ac.uk.

Closing Date: 11 July 2024
Interview Date: TBC
Reference Number: 059898

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