Client Services Advisor - Employer Engagement Team
Location: Highfield Campus
Salary: £23,879 to £28,452
Full Time Permanent
Closing Date: Sunday 23 October 2016
Interview Date: Friday 11 November 2016
We are seeking an enthusiastic, organised, proactive and highly motivated events professional to join our Careers and Employability Service.
As a member of the Employer Engagement team you will work to develop and deliver a strategic and comprehensive programme of careers fairs to ensure a first class experience for students and exhibitors. The Careers and Employability Service currently runs five successful career fairs over the academic year and this post holder will have responsibility for co-ordinating, marketing and delivering these, along with other smaller events.
The ideal candidate must be able to demonstrate extensive event management experience and will be highly motivated, confident and well organised. You should evidence strong skills in the planning and co-ordination of events and experience in event marketing. You will have a track record of success in prioritising and efficiently conducting administrative support processes associated with events and/or conference coordination.
High-level organisational skills and excellent verbal and written communication skills are required along with a proven ability to manage competing tasks under pressure. You must be capable of prioritising your own workload and be capable of using your initiative and judgement to complete tasks and projects to strict deadlines.
The successful applicant will be expected to build strong, meaningful working relationships with key partners such as large graduate recruiters, local SME’s, and staff within faculties and professional services. You will use your marketing skills to promote activities and raise awareness of fairs across our 25,000 strong student body, and ensure information to employers and students is readily available; regularly reviewing policies and processes to be fit for purpose.
As part of the Careers and Employability Service, you will be a committed team player and will support additional projects aligned to the ongoing development of the Service. A good working knowledge of Microsoft Office and experience in using databases is essential.
The University’s Careers and Employability Service is a fast paced, progressive service providing a range of support to help students build their career portfolio and make a successful transition into employment or further study after graduation. You can find out more about our programmes and services at: http://www.southampton.ac.uk/careers
To apply for this position you do NOT need to have experience in higher education.
urther benefits include 20 days annual leave and access to a number of University employer discount schemes.
If you require further information about this role, please contact Joanne McCarthy on 023 8059 3501.
You should submit your completed online application form at www.jobs.soton.ac.uk. The application deadline will be midnight on the closing date stated above. If you need any assistance, please call Charlene Tyson (Recruitment Team) on +44 (0) 23 8059 6803. Please quote reference 784816EW on all correspondence.