Education & Student Support – Student Employability and Academic Success

This new full time post is available immediately on a fixed term basis for one year.

Summary of the role

The Student Employability and Academic Success (SEAS) Division of the University of Exeter is seeking to recruit an Employer Engagement Administrator to work on events, placements and student communications.

The post holder will be part of the Employer Engagement and Student Employment team based on the Penryn campus. The role primarily involves providing a student and employer facing administrative service for credit bearing placement modules, ensuring legally compliant paperwork is issued to all parties and that health and safety processes are followed to guarantee a safe and enjoyable placement for the student.

In addition the post holder will support the team’s wider remit of organising employer and alumni focused events both virtually and in-person events on campus. Communications activities such as email newsletters and social media design and scheduling are also a key part of this varied role which seeks to support students into meaningful connections with employers and alumni.

We are looking for someone with excellent organisation skills and attention to detail along with the ability to prioritise and meet deadlines under pressure. The ideal candidate would demonstrate excellent communication and IT skills and also have experience of working in an administration role combined with experience in the Higher Education sector. Experience of organising events and digital marketing knowledge would also be useful in this post.

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The University of Exeter

We are a member of the prestigious Russell Group of research-intensive universities and in the top 150 universities in the world (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2019). We combine world-class teaching with world-class research, achieving a Gold rating in the Teaching Excellence Framework Award 2017.

Our research income in recent years means we’re the fastest growing UK Research University with some of the world’s most influential scientists, and we seek to answer some of the most fundamental issues facing humankind today through this. 98% of our research is of international quality (2014 Research Excellence Framework). We encourage proactive engagement with industry, business and community partners to enhance the impact of research and education and improve the employability of our students. Exeter is one of only a few UK cities to have been designated as a UNESCO Creative City. In 2019, Devon was voted as having the best quality of life of anywhere in England and Wales, making it a popular choice for both work and study.

Equality, Diversity and Inclusivity at Exeter

With over 27,000 students and 6,400 staff from 180 different countries we offer a diverse and engaging environment in which to work. We are an equal opportunity employer, a Disability Confident employer and an Athena Swan accredited institution. Since 2019, the university has also signed an Armed Forces Covenant, demonstrating the University’s commitment to supporting the Armed Forces community. Whilst all applicants will be judged on merit alone, we particularly welcome applications from groups currently underrepresented in the workforce.


We offer some fantastic benefits including:

  • 39 days leave per year
  • options for flexible working
  • numerous discounts at leading retailers
  • onsite gyms on all of our campus’ and a cycle to work scheme
  • sector leading policies around maternity, adoption and shared parental leave (up to 26 weeks full pay), paternity leave (up to six weeks full pay) and a new Fertility Treatment Policy
  • stunning campus environments in Exeter and Cornwall, in the beautiful South West of England
  • Student Employability and Academic Success

    SEAS resides within the Education and Student Support Directorate which is responsible for providing key education and administrative support activities that underpin the student experience. SEAS consists of professional services teams that provide a portfolio of educational activities to assist students with the development of their academic, professional, personal, career and employability attributes throughout their time at University, including global experience opportunities.

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