Graduate Engagement Co-Ordinator

Updated: 5 months ago
Location: Birmingham, ENGLAND
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 09 Jan 2022

Contract Type:  Fixed Term (23/12/2022)

Interview Date:  Wednesday 19 January 2022

At Aston University, employability is a key element of our strategy, we are currently ranked in the upper quartile for graduate level employability. An exciting opportunity has arisen as a Graduate Engagement Coordinator to support our recent graduates on their journey to secure employment or further study.

 The Graduate Engagement Coordinator is responsible for taking the lead on managing an active ‘caseload’ of recent graduates and supporting them in their pursuit of a graduate role or further study. Working closely with them to understand, guide and support them with a variety of graduate specific recruitment initiatives.  You will do this on a consultative approach to support graduates through 1 to 1 and 1 to many initiatives. You will be responsible for running presentations and workshops as well as encouraged to develop your own content to best support our graduates. With support from the Graduate Employability Consultant, you will also help plan, deliver, and evaluate short term projects either with employers or internally within Aston.

For you to succeed in the role we are looking for someone who either has a background in careers advice and guidance or someone with knowledge of recruitment processes ideally across a range of employers.  You will have experience of providing support in a 1 to 1 or 1 to many environments, ideally in a higher education, further education, HR, recruitment, or similar industry. We would also expect you to have experience in a customer facing role and a can-do attitude.

This role is based on campus and working from home and will continue in this way for the foreseeable future. Support and training will be given on the job, and there is a high chance that the role will be extended after the initial fixed term.

 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.  

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 http://www.ecu.ac.uk/equality-charter-marks/athena-swan/ , 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: https://www2.aston.ac.uk/about/inclusive-aston

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

Please visit our website http://www.aston.ac.uk/jobs for further information and to apply online.  If you require the job details document or an application form in an alternative format please contact the recruitment team at recruitment@aston.ac.uk


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