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SEPnet Employer Engagement Officer

School of Physics & Astronomy

Location:  Highfield Campus
Salary:   £32,348 to £39,745 Pro rata per annum
Part Time 17.5 hpw Permanent
Closing Date:  Friday 23 December 2022
Interview Date:   To be confirmed
Reference:  2074722WF

You will be based within the School of Physics and Astronomy, actively engaging with industry to develop and maintain a regional and national employer partnership network, which will enhance the employability of Physics graduates and meet the needs of employers. This will include the delivery, at Southampton, of the collaborative regional SEPnet* Employer Engagement programme, with a focus on organising the student placement scheme and physics-specific careers sessions for Southampton students. The role includes championing our students to employers,and working with university careers and placement services.

*The South East Physics Network SEPnet is a network of nine universities in the South East of England, working together to deliver excellence in physics. It formed in 2008 and is overseen by senior representatives of the member universities and external advisors.

You will work under the guidance of the SEPnet Employer Liaison Directors and the Head of Physics and Astronomy.

This is a permanent post offered on a part-time basis (0.5FTE) with a flexible working pattern.

To make the most of this incredible opportunity, you will need have skill level equivalent to the achievement of HND, Degree, NVQ4 or basic professional qualification in science or engineering discipline or equivalent industry experience. You will have great communication skills with the ability to engage both students and external partners.

Committed to tackling gender inequality, the School of Physics and Astronomy is Athena SWAN silver award recognised. We are particularly determined to address the under-representation of women in Physics and Astronomy, so we are delighted to have been awarded Project Juno Champion status.

We are committed to all of our staff achieving a healthy work-life balance, with flexible working hours available. With a generous benefits package that includes a contributory pension scheme, competitive holiday allowance, subsidised health and fitness facilities, a cycle-to-work scheme and a range of discounts, this is a place where you are sure to excel.

To take this fascinating next step in your career, informal enquiries to our Head of Physics and Astronomy, Prof Mark Sullivan on m.sullivan@soton.ac.uk are very welcome.

Application Procedure 

You should submit your completed online application form at https://jobs.soton.ac.uk. Please also upload a full CV. The application deadline will be midnight on the closing date stated above. If you need any assistance, please contact Michelle (HR Recruitment Team) on +44 (0) 23 8059 2750 or email recruitment@soton.ac.uk  Please quote reference 2074722WF on all correspondence. 


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