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Senior Placement Administrator

Placements Office

Salary:   £21,197 to £23,715 per annum
Closing Date:   Sunday 04 December 2022
Interview Date:   Monday 12 December 2022
Reference:  FIX-747-2022

Full-time, fixed term up to 1 year (MAT Cover)

Bishop Grosseteste University is based in the historic uphill area of the city, just a ten-minute walk away from the castle and cathedral and a range of other cultural and historical attractions. BGU has been awarded a Gold Teaching Excellence Framework Award for its teaching and learning and the unique and positive experience we offer our students is well recognised and evidenced through such key achievements. This is an exciting time of expansion and growth for the institution and BGU will be able to provide you with the opportunity to develop your career and contribute to our ongoing success.

The Placement Service Office at Bishop Grosseteste University is seeking applications from experienced and highly motivated administrators with a passion for providing an excellent service to all stakeholders. Reporting to the Placement Service Manager, and working within a very busy team you will be a regular point of contact for students, local schools and community settings, as well as management and academic staff across the whole of BGU’s Academic Faculty

Senior Placement Administrators are involved in the planning and securing of suitable placements which must comply with the requirements of the course and the needs of the student. The successful candidate will manage these differing requirements for cohorts of up to 200 students at a time, with many overlapping projects and deadlines.   

Applicants should possess significant experience of working in a very busy office environment whilst working under pressure and managing competing deadlines. It is also necessary to have experience of maintaining positive relationships with external and internal contacts and to have effective and accurate office and administrative skills including efficient use of databases. 

Excellent customer service and communication skills, attention to detail and a methodical approach are essential requirements of the post.

BGU offers a generous employee benefits package including:

• 25 days holiday for Grades 1-6

• 35 days holiday for Grades 7+

• Plus 3 additional discretionary days annual leave over the Christmas period

• Various pension scheme options including a Local Government Pension Scheme offering up to a 19.5% Employer Contribution, a Teachers Pension scheme offering up to 23.68% Employer Contribution, and a 10% non-contributory pension for members of staff that do not wish to pay into a scheme.

• Employee benefits app provided by Live Like Loyalty

• Cycle to Work Scheme

• Electric Car Salary Sacrifice Scheme

• 24/7 Employee Assistance Programme including free online GP services and face to face counselling sessions

• Agile Working Scheme to support employees work-life balance

Informal enquiries about this post may be made to Vicki Walker, Placement Services Manager by email:


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Bishop Grosseteste University values people and promotes equal opportunities.

We are committed to equality of opportunity for all staff and applications from individuals are encouraged regardless of age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief and marriage and civil partnerships.

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