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Work Experience & Placement Officer
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Salary: NG5 - £34,422 per annum (Inc. LWA)

Department: Student & Academic Services

Location: Central London

The University of Westminster boasts a rich history and has been providing students with academic excellence, cultural engagement and personal enrichment since its inception as Britain’s first polytechnic in 1838.

Today the University of Westminster has approximately 20,000 students hailing from every continent and spanning a wide range of disciplines. There is a strong focus on diversity, global engagement and inspiring future professionals. Resulting in the University being named the most diverse university in the UK in the Hotcourses Diversity Index in 2016 and the Careers and Employability Service being shortlisted for Best Careers/Employability Service at the NUE Awards in 2017.

The Work Experience and Placement Officer is an important and varied role that will involve working with students, university staff, employers, recruiters and partner organisations to design, deliver and monitor the provision of work based learning at the University. Working within the Work Experience and Recruiter Engagement Team (part of the Careers and Employability Service previously the Career Development Centre), alongside two other Work Experience and Placement Officers and two Recruiter Engagement Officers, with line management responsibility for 2 members of staff, the Work Experience and Recruiter Engagement Coordinator and Administrator. 

We are recruiting for a Work Experience and Placement Officer to primarily support the newly formed College of Design, Creative and Digital Industries (Previously the School of Media, Art and Design, Architecture Department, Computer Science and Software Engineering Department, Tourism and Events Department). This post will be based at both our Harrow and Central London Campuses. 

The successful candidate will have experience of working in a similar role in an academic or relevant business environment, successful relationship management, advising individuals and/or groups and supervising and/or managing staff. They will be able to demonstrate an excellent business acumen and knowledge of good practice in relation to employability and work based learning in Higher Education, excellent interpersonal and organisational skills, a pro-active and flexible approach and an ability to work under pressure whilst ensuring quality and attention to detail. 

In return, the University offers a generous remuneration package including 35 days of annual leave per year, opportunities for personal and professional development, and a central London location.
If you have any questions or for an informal discussion about the role please e-mail Clare Adams, Employability Manager on c.adams@westminster.ac.uk 

To apply for this vacancy, please click above. Further information is included in the job description and person specification, which can be accessed through link below. 

Closing Date: Midnight on 30 September 2018

Interviews are likely to be held on: 10 October 2018

Administrative contact (for queries only): Recruitment@westminster.ac.uk 

Please note: We are unable to accept applications by email. All applications must be made online. CV’s in isolation or incomplete application forms will not be accepted. 

We are fortunate to receive a large number of applications for our vacancies. Regrettably, we are not able to provide feedback to those job applicants who are not shortlisted, as it simply would not be manageable to do so. 

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