Placements Officer Ref 7311

School/department: Student Experience Division – Careers and Entrepreneurship
Hours: Part time, considered up to a maximum of 29.2 hours per week. Requests for flexible working options will be considered (subject to business need).
Contract: Permanent
Reference: 7311
Salary: starting at £26,341 to £30,497 per annum, pro rata
Placed on: 22 June 2022
Closing date:  07 July 2022.  Applications must be received by midnight of the closing date. 
Expected interview date: TBC
Expected start date: TBC

Job description

Steered by the goals of the University’s World Readiness and Employability Strategy, the mission of the Careers and Entrepreneurship team is for all Sussex students to be ‘world ready’ on graduation. Co-creating with students and colleagues in academic schools, the team delivers engaging careers and entrepreneurship education, alongside a distinctive menu of real world learning opportunities to help students build skills, experience, confidence and employer connections.

The role of the University of Sussex Business School Placements Officer is to maximise the number of students engaging with support and successfully securing a placement.

Key responsibilities

1.  Build a ‘buzz’ around placements in the Business School to maximise the number of students engaged in the Placement Preparation Programme.

  1. Design and deliver a high quality and engaging Placement Preparation Programme to maximise student success in securing a placement.
  1. Provide support to Business School students whilst they are on placement and when they return to campus for their final year of study.
  1. Collaborate closely with colleagues in the Business School, reporting regularly and effectively, and responding to stakeholder feedback.

5.  Ensure timely and accurate records management and compliance with University regulations, employment law and quality standards.

6.  Proactively engage with employers to grow the number of placements available to Business School students.

Please contact Andrea Wall, for informal enquiries.

The University of Sussex values the diversity of its staff and students and we welcome applicants from all backgrounds.

You can find out more about our values and our EDI Strategy,  Inclusive Sussex, on our webpages.

Download job description and person specification Re 7311 [PDF 157.32KB]

The University requires that work undertaken for the University is performed from the UK. 

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How to apply

Download our professional services application form - Dec 2020 [DOC 203.00KB] and Personal Details and Equal Opportunities Form [DOC 119.50KB] and fill in all sections.

You must email your completed application, and personal details and equal opportunities form, to

You should attach your application form and all documents to the email in PDF format (we are unable to accept applications as or .pages) and use the format job reference number / job title / your name in the subject line.

You can also send your application by post to Human Resources Division, Sussex House, University of Sussex, Falmer, Brighton, BN1 9RH.

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