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Employability Officer

Careers & Employability Service

Location:  University Park
Salary:  £26,396 to £32,348 per annum pro-rata depending on skills and experience. Salary progression beyond this scale is subject to performance.
Closing Date:  Tuesday 06 December 2022
Interview Date:  Tuesday 13 December 2022
Reference:  REG493722

Applications are invited for the post of Employability Officewithin the Careers and Employability Service. The successful candidate will be joining a large service which is committed to working together to combine the skills, insights and experience of teams working directly with students, academics, employers and other stakeholders, with those of our enabling teams to develop and deliver a consistently high level of service and professional standards.

The Employability Officer will be central to engaging students in careers and employability services and events via various channels of promotion and liaison. The post holder will also arrange workshops, employer events, information presentations and work with relevant student societies and clubs, including engaging with the Students’ Union.  

The post-holder will work across 2 teams within the department, (the Arts faculty team and the Professional Services Partnerships team) to deliver general high-level administration and will be encouraged to contribute to the development of new initiatives and developments. This would give the post-holder experience communicating with students in a specific faculty as well as students from any discipline involved in extracurricular activities. The role also involves some one-to-one work with students and liaison with employers and so flexibility will be required to handle the variety of activities involved. Candidates should be flexible and innovative, seeking to empower students and engage proactively with service, academic schools and professional services across the university.  

The successful candidate may have a background in career development, or other roles that have involved engaging groups of students in positive ways. The role holder will have skills and experience in relationship building, communication, planning and organisation and using their own initiative to deliver high quality work whilst remaining linked to the activities of the wider team and contributing at a service level.

The Careers and Employability Service, Faculty and University has links to employers across a broad range of sectors and the role holder will be expected to be involved, sharing sector insights and expertise and developing opportunities for the students. The role will involve occasional evening and weekend work, according to the needs of the service.

If you are excited by the opportunity that this role presents and are keen to play a key role in shaping the future success of the Careers and Employability Service, we look forward to hearing from you. 

This position is offered on a permanent basis. Hours are full time (36.25 hours per week). The role will typically start at the bottom of the grading, except in exceptional circumstances. Interviews will take place in person on University Park campus.

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Suzanne McGregor email suzanne.mcgregor@nottingham.ac.uk. Please note that applications sent directly to this email address will not be accepted.

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