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Placements Officer

Careers and Employability

Location:  Egham
Salary:  £24,551 per annum - including London Allowance
Closing Date:  Sunday 20 June 2021
Interview Date:  Tuesday 29 June 2021
Reference:  0521-149

Full-Time, Permanent

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

The Careers Service at Royal Holloway is responsible for delivering a wide range of employability services to all students and recent graduates to improve graduate destinations. The new College Strategy re-emphasises the importance of employability and graduate outcomes, and confirms the Careers Service as a core team.

Reporting to the Head of Placements and Student Experience, the post holder will have responsibility of coordinating and delivering a range of work-based learning activities and programmes, with a focus on short-term placements, including student recruitment, building strong relationships with businesses to source suitable work experience opportunities, undertaking administrative processes associated with placements, assisting academic staff in the development of work-based learning programmes as well as supporting students and employers throughout the placements process. Increasing the number of students who engage with experiential opportunities that improve graduate employability is a strategic priority for the College, so the post-holder will join the Careers 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

The post is based in Egham, Surrey where the College is situated in a beautiful, leafy campus near to Windsor Great Park and within commuting distance from London.

To view further details of this post and to apply please visit https://jobs.royalholloway.ac.ukFor queries on the application process the Human Resources Department can be contacted by email at: recruitment@rhul.ac.uk 

The College cannot apply for a Certificate of Sponsorship for this post. Candidates applying for this position need to have their own permission to work in the UK based on UK Visa and Immigration requirements.

Please quote the reference: 0521-149

Closing Date:   Midnight, 20 June 2021  

Interview Date: 29 June 2021

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. 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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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.


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