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Placements Officer

Southampton Business School

Location:  Highfield Campus
Salary:   £28,929 to £33,348
Full Time Permanent
Closing Date:  Tuesday 11 April 2023
Interview Date:   To be confirmed
Reference:  2218923TR

Make a difference to the next generation

We have an exciting new opportunity for a Placement Officer working with the prestigious Southampton Business School.  This is a unique opportunity to support students with the next stage of their careers. Joining a deeply ambitious team in the Business School, you will have the scope to work with academia, employers and students alike, helping our graduates embark on the brightest careers. 

As a member of the Placements team, you will support existing undergraduate student placements, ensuring students receive specialist advice and guidance to make the most of their placements and help them succeed in a competitive employment market.  

This is a role where you can genuinely change lives, working closely with local, national, and international employers to encourage placement opportunities for our Business School students. You will visit students on placement, organise employer engagement events ensuring all activities run smoothly and efficiently.   You will also have an opportunity to meet new students at the university visit and open day events. 

Many students have never experienced a work placement before and so the role is of critical importance as you will be the focal point, guiding them and matching aspirations with employers. 

This is an exciting opportunity to make your mark within a leading Russell Group university. If you would like to apply for this fascinating challenge, you should be ready to answer one important question: 

What do you consider to be the points of engagement in a student’s placement journey and how would you support them at those points of engagement? 

For an informal discussion about this opportunity, please contact Rochelle Clark, Placement Team Leader at 

About You

You will be adaptable, flexible, proactive, and forward thinking. You will have strong interpersonal skills and a positive and enthusiastic approach. Excellent organisational skills with the ability to prioritise and meet deadlines are also essential requirements.  You will have strong IT skills, particularly in the use of Microsoft (Word, Excel).

What we can offer you

As a university we aim to create an environment where everyone can thrive and are proactive in fostering a culture of inclusion, respect and equality of opportunity. We believe that we can only truly meet our objectives if we are reflective of society, so we are passionate about creating a working environment in which you are free to bring your whole self to work. We welcome applications from candidates who are committed to helping us create an inclusive work environment. We encourage applications from candidates from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic communities, people who identify as LGBTQ; and people with disabilities.

As well as additional benefits that will make your life easier, such as a generous holiday allowance and additional university closure days. We will support your long-term future too, with pension scheme membership, subsidised health and fitness facilities and a range of discounts. Our excellent family leave arrangements include maternity, paternity, adoption and parental.

Successful candidates will be able to work flexibly and remotely and will be expected to spend at least 60% of their contracted hours working on campus. Flexibility will be required should the business need require a greater on-site presence. 

 Application Procedure 

The application deadline is midnight on the closing date stated above. If you need assistance, call Recruitment on  +44 (0) 23 8059 2750, or email Quote the advert reference on all correspondence. 

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We believe equality, diversity and inclusion are fundamental to making the University of Southampton a welcoming, vibrant and successful organisation. Having a diverse workforce, inclusive of people of all ages and beliefs, from different racial backgrounds, educational and social backgrounds opens up a wealth of possibilities, makes us more creative and accelerates our impact on society. We welcome applicants that value diversity of our community and are willing to play their part in supporting the mission of inclusivity. 

Please note that applications from agencies will not be accepted unless indicated on the job. 

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