Employability Tutor, Placements, Sport

Birmingham, United Kingdom
27 Sep 2018
End of advertisement period
15 Oct 2018
Academic Discipline
Life sciences, Sport Science
Contract Type
Full Time

Salary     £30395 - £32236 p.a.
Contract Type     Full-time, permanent
Closing Date     15-10-2018 12 Midday
Support/Academic/Management Support

Hired@UCB provides careers, employability and placement services to our students based upon 6 key themes: GET Started, GET Skilled, GET Experience, GET Hired, GET Enterprising and GET On. We currently have a vacancy for an Employability Tutor (Placements).

The role of the Employability Tutor is to support students undertaking courses which contain either a compulsory or optional placement element to gain valuable work experience and employability skills. Focusing particularly on the further and higher education sports programmes within the School of Sport and Creative Services, such as: Level 3 Sport; Sports Therapy; Sports Management; Strength and Conditioning; and Sports Massage, you will organise work placements, mentor students on placement, provide CV assistance, maintain databases, support with open days and effectively promote the University through a variety of mediums.  You will also develop strong links with UCB Schools and Departments regarding the service as well as engage directly with employers to source and develop partnership and placement opportunities.

The successful candidate will have a good knowledge of the sports sector through experience and qualification, in addition to relevant careers/employability/placement experience combined with experience in a client-facing role. You will have excellent communication and organisation skills, the ability to work with a diverse range of clients, and proficiency in administration and the use of IT. In order to be successful in this application, you will possess a minimum level 5 qualification, preferably in a field relevant to the post.

Flexibility and a willingness to conduct placement visits off-site are essential.

University College Birmingham strongly encourages its staff to engage in continuous professional development in order to maintain skills and standards. Full support will be provided to the post-holder in respect of professional updating.

Note for applicants:

All applicants for employment at the University will be expected to demonstrate an understanding of the principles of Safeguarding and the PREVENT agenda in the context of further and higher education.

Closing date: Monday 15 October 2018 at noon  
First stage interview date: TBC  
Final stage interview date: TBC