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Senior Placement Administrator (Counselling) (0.4 FTE)

BGU Placement Service Office

Salary:   £20,092 to £22,847 Pro-rata
Closing Date:   Tuesday 25 January 2022
Interview Date:   Wednesday 02 February 2022
Reference:  PERM-610-2021

This is a permanent, part time role (0.4 FTE). 

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, placement providers as well as management and academic staff across the whole of BGU’s Academic Faculty

Specialist Placement Officers 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 30 students at a time, with many overlapping projects and deadlines and ensure compliance with PSRB requirements

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.

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 also a 10% non-contributory pension for members of staff that do not wish to pay into a scheme.

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

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

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

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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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