Placements Officer

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Egham, United Kingdom
£24,551 per annum - including London Allowance
06 Nov 2019
End of advertisement period
19 Nov 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Careers and Employability

Location: Egham
Salary: £24,551 per annum - including London Allowance
Closing Date: Tuesday 19 November 2019
Interview Date: To be confirmed

Full time, Permanent

Applications are invited for the post of Placements Officer in the Careers & Employability Service.

The Careers & Employability Service, located in the prestigious new Library & Student Services building at the heart of the campus, is responsible for delivering a wide range of employability services to all students and academic departments of Royal Holloway to improve student satisfaction and graduate destinations. The service provides over 20,000 employability interventions including placements activities, on campus employer events, vacancy sourcing and promotion, the Royal Holloway Employability Award and targeted careers delivery in all academic departments.

Reporting to the Head of Placements and Student Experience, the post holder will have responsibility of coordinating and delivering student recruitment activities for work-based learning activities, in particular short-term placements, to build strong relationships with businesses to source suitable work experience opportunities and to support students throughout the placements process. Furthermore, the successful candidate will support the Student Experience Officers in the provision of excellent customer service delivery at the Help Desk. Increasing the number of students who engage with work experience that improves graduate employability is a strategic priority for the College, so the post-holder will join the Careers & Employability Service at an exciting period of ongoing investment.

The appointee will require a high level of planning and organisation skills, the ability to work under pressure and to resolve problems effectively. The successful candidate will also have experience of working to targets and deadlines, building effective relationships and of working in a strongly customer-focused environment. Excellent communication, negotiation and analytical skills are also essential as is computer literacy in MS Office.

In return we offer a highly competitive rewards and benefits package including:

  • Generous annual leave entitlement 
  • Training and Development opportunities
  • Pension Scheme with generous employer contribution 
  • Various schemes including Cycle to Work, Season Ticket Loans and help with the cost of Eyesight testing. 
  • Free parking

To view further details of this post and to apply please visit For queries on the application process the Human Resources Department can be contacted by email at: or via telephone on: +44 (0)1784 414241.

The College is unable to obtain permission to work in the UK for this post.  Therefore all applicants must be able to demonstrate their right to work in the UK if they wish to apply.

Closing Date: Midnight, 19 November 2019 
Interview Date: TBC

Royal Holloway is committed to equality and diversity, and encourages applications from all sections of the community. Read here about structures and initiatives around equality and diversity, including information on staff diversity networks.

Please note that it will not be possible for the College to issue a Certificate of Sponsorship for successful candidates as this role does not fall into one of the standard occupational codes deemed eligible for sponsorship by UK Visas and Immigration and the pro-rata salary will not meet the minimum threshold set by UK Visas and Immigration. Successful candidates will therefore need to be eligible to work in the UK or have limited leave to remain in the UK and associated right to work for the duration of their employment with the College, in accordance with the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006.

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