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Placement Officer

Student Services

Salary:   £33,826 to £38,803 per annum
Release Date:   Wednesday 10 November 2021
Closing Date:   Thursday 09 December 2021
Interview Date:   Thursday 16 December 2021
Reference:   SS163

The University of West London (UWL) has been named University of the Year for Student Experience in The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2021. The editor of the Guide has described UWL as “regularly among the top-performing universities’ and that we have ‘proved it is possible for a London-based institution to achieve outstanding levels of student satisfaction beyond other universities”. 

Over the last few years more than £150 million has been invested in our campus to create an inspiring social and learning environment for students. 

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The Department - 

Student Services is a large multi-disciplinary team that plays a crucial role in supporting our students.  The Placement and Employment Service engage with employers, students, academic schools, central service departments and the local community to expand the choice and quality of employment opportunities on offer across disciplines with the aim of enhancing our students’ exposure to the world of work.

The Role - 

We are seeking a highly motivated Placement Officer to join our busy team, to facilitate and support the increasing numbers of students into placements in the UK and overseas. Reporting to the Placement Service Manager, you will be responsible for set student cohorts* within the School of Human and Social Sciences, London School of Film, Media and Design and London College of Music. 

You will promote placement opportunities to students as well as deliver student presentations and offer one-to-one support to students looking for work experience opportunities. 

You will work closely with Careers Consultants and academic staff to support students’ before, during and after placement. 

A key part of the role is working with employers to development partnerships and support on campus employer engagement activities.

*industry areas are subject to change depending business needs

The Person - 

You will need to enjoy working in a fast-paced environment and achieving targets. This is a hands-on role that requires an enthusiastic and innovative individual. You must be able to think on your feet, work independently but also as part of a team with ability to enthuse and inspire students.

How to Apply 

To apply click on ‘Apply Online’ and fill out the application form. Further information about the application process can be found here: 

Please email  if you need any assistance with the application process.

Interviews are expected to be held on 16th December.  

For informal enquiries about the position please contact Lisa Fender-Jack, Placement Service Manager, 

Additional Information 

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UWL is committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce, supports the gender equality Athena SWAN Charter, and is a Disability Confident Employer as well as a Diversity Champion for Stonewall, the leading LGBT+ rights organisation. We welcome applications from all sections of the community, particularly those mentioned above to increase diversity in our workforce.

Candidates must be able to demonstrate their eligibility to work in the UK in accordance with the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006.  

Please be advised that it is expected that appointment within a grade will normally be at the minimum point.

Previous applicants need not apply. 

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