Placement Officer

Twickenham, United Kingdom
20 Jan 2020
End of advertisement period
30 Jan 2020
Contract Type
Full Time

Department: Employability Services
Starting Salary: £26,715
Hours: Full time
Term: Permanent

Since 1850, St Mary’s mission has been to provide a high quality professional environment, inspired by its distinctive ethos and values. The University is an inclusive academic community, where everybody is welcomed.

St Mary’s is on an exciting journey of transformation and growth, to benefit students, staff and the wider St Mary’s community. As the University builds on its proud heritage, it will be looking for exceptional people to help shape its progressive future.

Employability Services’ comprises the careers service and the Centre for Workplace Learning (CWL) who are responsible for delivering a wide range of accredited work placement modules at both undergraduate and post graduate level. Our specialised modules include those focussing on a range of subjects including Education, Business, Sport, Entrepreneurship and Leadership. These modules are designed to enable students to develop their employability skills, to enhance professional practice as well as to build an understanding of the workplace.

We are looking to recruit a student-focused and efficient placement officer to play an integral in the delivery of student placements for CWL placement modules and other placement options as they become operational. Candidates should be able to be able to support students to arrange their placements and throughout the placement process. They will need to demonstrate excellent relationship management skills and be in constant communication with a variety of stakeholders, particularly CWL lecturers and placement providers. They will need to be able to prioritise a high volume of work with accuracy and good attention to detail. Above all, we are seeking a real team player with experience of supporting students and the ability to adapt quickly and perform well in the role.

Successful applicants will have:  

  • A good honours degree
  • Experience in the workplace and an understanding of employability and workplace expectations
  • Proven experience of working successfully in a professional, multi-functioning team
  • Excellent written skills
  • Ability to build relationships with individuals and groups within and outside the University
  • Excellent IT skills, confidence in working with databases, spreadsheets and MS Word
  • Ability to work on own without close supervision
  • Possession of a high level of communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to prioritise and organise own workload
  • Ability to work flexibly, respond quickly to changing demands and to meet deadlines
  • Attention to detail and ability to process information and data quickly and accurately
  • Understanding of good practice with respect to diversity and inclusion

 For further information about the role, please click on the link here

Closing Date: 30 January 2020 at 23.59

Interviews are likely to be held on 5 February 2020 

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