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Placement Service Manager

Student Services

Salary:   £37,746 to £45,854
Release Date:   Friday 17 June 2022
Closing Date:   Sunday 17 July 2022
Interview Date:   Thursday 28 July 2022
Reference:   SS190


The University of West London (UWL) is one of the top 40 universities in the UK and the top modern university in London according to the influential Guardian University Guide 2021*.

We were also named University of the Year for Student Experience in The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2021, being described by the editor as “regularly among the top-performing universities” and proving that “it is possible for a London-based institution to achieve outstanding levels of student satisfaction beyond other universities”.

Over the last few years, we have invested more than £150 million into our campus to create an inspiring social and learning environment for students. The University puts our students at the heart of everything we do: dedicated to providing an excellent student experience delivering positive, life-changing outcomes - a combination of career focused courses and tailored pedagogic care delivered within a supportive community. 

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 

The University of West London are seeking an enthusiastic and Placement Service Manager to manage work experience recruitment projects and employer provisions to increase work experience opportunities for our students. The successful candidate will manage internal and external stakeholders whilst supporting the development of our growing work experience provision. This is a fantastic opportunity to manage a team and shape the next phase of development for the UWL Placement and Employment Service. 

 The role is centered on our mission to support UWL students and graduates to achieve graduate level employment and is an incredibly rewarding and varied position within the university. The successful candidate will enjoy brokering meaningful industry partnerships, lead a team to support high-level institution-wide events, represent the university at a range of internal and external events, play a key role in the development of our work experience offering.

The Person

The successful candidate will have excellent organisational skills, the ability to problem solve and work well under pressure, a demonstrable customer service ethos, and the ability to communicate effectively with a wide range of stakeholders in both written and verbal format. 

You will also have proficient IT skills including experience of using and customising CRM database systems to improve service delivery and manage priorities.  The position is an excellent opportunity to make a difference at a high performing modern and diverse London university. 

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: https://jobs.uwl.ac.uk/display.aspx?id=1253&pid=0 

Please email hr.recruitment@uwl.ac.uk  if you need any assistance with the application process.

Interviews are expected to be held in person on Thursday 28th July 2022. 

For informal enquiries about the position please contact John Charlton, Employer Engagement Manager pes@uwl.ac.uk  

 Additional Information 

Read more about working at the University of West London at https://www.uwl.ac.uk/about-us/how-university-works/why-work-uwl

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.

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