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Placement Co-Ordinator

PVC Students

Location:  Aston University Main Campus
Salary:  £24,285 to £26,396 per annum
Grade:  Grade 06
Contract Type:  Continuing
Basis:  Full Time
Closing Date:  23.59 hours BST on Sunday 14 August 2022
Interview Date:  Thursday 25 August 2022
Reference:  R220484
Release Date:  Wednesday 27 July 2022

Employability is central to our university mission, and always has been. Our employability offer and performance is an important part of the University value proposition and is a key student recruitment and attraction tool.  It is also intrinsically connected to the student experience, our alumni offer and learning and teaching as well as research and knowledge exchange.  More widely it is part of the commitment Aston makes to students and graduates which transforms lives. 

Your contribution to Aston’s mission, exploitable research and employable graduates will be to support the Careers and Placements Team’s strategic aim of maximising positive graduate destination outcomes for all students, with a particular focus on increasing placement uptake. We are seeking a highly motivated individual to join our busy, multicultural and friendly team to facilitate increasing numbers of students into placements in the UK and overseas. Reporting to the Lead Placement Coordinator, you will have responsibility for your own student cohorts. You will market placements to students over the phone, virtually and face to face to stimulate and increase demand as well as deliver student preparation activities through Caseload Management, recruitment and selection technique sessions and skills development workshops.

You will also work closely with other internal stakeholders, such as Aston’s Employer Engagement Team, in order to market UK and overseas placements to students to stimulate and increase demand. An important part of this role is Caseload Management to ensure students are placement-ready, as well as designing the delivery of face to face and online innovative student support.

Educated to A Level or equivalent experience with excellent interpersonal skills, you will need to enjoy working under pressure, achieving targets and solving problems creatively. It is essential that you demonstrate a flexible and collaborative approach in a fast-paced environment.    

Please note that anonymous shortlisting will be carried out for this role as part of Aston University’s commitment to equality and diversity and ensuring a fair and consistent approach to recruitment. Personal details that are included on application forms, including the candidate’s name and address will not be disclosed to the shortlisting panel.  We kindly ask that candidates do not send CVs or cover letters as these will not be considered. Please note that only answers that fall within the application form questions will be assessed.

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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 are committed to the principles of the Athena SWAN Charter, recognised by a silver award, and we are a Disability Confident Employer Level 2. 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:

As users of the disability confident scheme, we guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for the vacancy.

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