BPP UNIVERSITY

Professional Development Manager, Placements

Location
London, United Kingdom
Salary
Competitive
Posted
13 Jan 2020
End of advertisement period
17 Jan 2020
Ref
000014
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Job Profile Student Support - Careers Service

Contract Type Permanent

Job Purpose

  • To develop successful relationships and connections with employers able to offer 6-month work placements to international students studying on MSc Management programmes with PDP. 
  • To maximise numbers of students securing meaningful placements through preparation of students with the skills, knowledge and professional & personal attributes needed to submit a professional CV, be interviewed and subsequently placed successfully.
  • To deliver curriculum sessions to MSc and iMBA students on preparation for work as part of PDP/ESAP modules.
  • To support the Employability Team contribution to cross-University employability projects and service improvement initiatives as and when required.

Key Responsibilities: You will develop relationships with employers able to offer 6-month work placements to international students studying on MSc Management programmes with PDP.

You will maximize the numbers of students securing meaningful placements through preparation of students with the skills, knowledge and professional & personal attributes needed to submit a professional CV, be interviewed and subsequently placed successfully.

You will deliver curriculum sessions to MSc and iMBA students on preparation for work as part of PDP/ESAP modules.

You will support the employability Team contribution to cross-University employability projects and service improvement initiatives.

Please refer to full Job Description for further details.

Department University Education Services - Careers & Pro Bono

Vacancy location

Location UK, London, London Shepherd's Bush

Candidate criteria

Essential

  • Previous experience in a relevant professional field (Careers, work placement services, apprenticeships, graduate recruitment, HR).
  • Understanding of the graduate recruitment market and assessment/selection recruitment practices of employers.
  • Work with international students in an employability setting.
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills, easily able to build rapport, trust and confidence in relationships with others.
  • Experience of teaching in large and small groups.
  • Ability to work collaboratively across multiple teams or services.
  • Strong planning and time management skills.
  • Resilience and the ability to work under competing pressures.
  • Initiative and a ‘can do' attitude.
  • Ability to identify solutions and provide pragmatic, workable solutions.
  • Experience of good client relationship management.
  • Confidence to develop relationships with new and existing employer contacts.
  • Ability to convey a professional image within BPP and effectively represent the organisation in internal and external forums.
  • A track record of working to and meeting targets.
  • Ability to coach and guide on career development (e.g. CV compilation, interview preparation/technique).

Desirable

  • Undergraduate degree or recognised professional qualification in a relevant discipline.
  • Previous experience of researching, compiling and analysing graduate recruitment data.
  • Established network of graduate recruiters and employer contacts

Employment Details

Contract Hours 37.50
FTE 1.00
Salary Competitive

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Full Job Description

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