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Employer Engagement Officer (Postgraduate)


Location:  Aston University John Cadbury House
Salary:  £29,605 to £34,980 per annum
Grade:  Grade 07
Contract Type:  Permanent
Basis:  Full Time
Closing Date:  23.59 hours GMT on Monday 04 March 2024
Interview Date:  To be confirmed
Reference:  0879-23
Release Date:  Friday 26 January 2024

This is an exciting opportunity to join a strategically important team. Working in the Careers and Placements directorate, you will contribute to Aston’s vision for the delivery of outstanding graduate outcomes and equipping businesses and communities with the skills for the future.  

We are seeking a driven and committed individual to join our high-performing, busy but friendly team, to support the development of UK and/or international work/employability opportunities for Aston University students. With business development, recruitment, and/or stakeholder engagement experience, you will report to the Employer Engagement Manager (Postgraduate and International) and play a key role in facilitating employability outcomes for our students and graduates.  

Responsible for generating opportunities for current postgraduate students and graduates, you will offer a consultative approach to businesses, developing new business relationships, and account managing key existing employer relationships, supporting their recruitment activity. You will work closely in collaboration with Aston’s colleges and internal teams to achieve a balance between supply and demand. 

We are looking for highly motivated individuals with previous experience in B2B relationship management, and business development, along with a proven track record of developing strong relationships with a wide range of stakeholders including supporting customers remotely and face-to-face. 

We are a friendly team that is focused on delivering a professional service to all key stakeholders of the University. The ability to work collaboratively across other teams and cultivate good relationships is essential to the role. 

For an informal conversation about the role, please contact Sarah Collins (Employer Engagement Manager) at 

What we offer:

  • Aston University is a dynamic and vibrant campus located within Birmingham city centre, which has excellent transport links via bus or train.
  • Dynamic working is possible for this role, which means working both on campus and from home dependent on the activity. Further information on dynamic working can be found here.
  • Excellent training and development opportunities.
  • A generous annual leave scheme with 30 days bookable leave and a further 13 days of bank holiday and University closure days.
  • Everyday discounts to a number of activities and retailers.
  • Great family-friendly policies.
  • On-site gym and pool with discounted staff membership available.
  • Further information on our Benefits and Rewards can be found here.

Further details:    Job Description     University Information    
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Aston University is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.  It promotes equality and diversity in all aspects of its work. We strive to have robust inclusivity strategies in place, including race and sexual orientation, to encourage colleagues to have the confidence and freedom to be themselves in the workplace. For more information, visit:

We recognise the value of flexible working.  Please contact the recruiting manager to discuss what flexible working options are available for particular roles.

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