0367-24 Employer Engagement Officer – Jobs at Aston

July 11, 2024

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Aston University John Cadbury House

£29,605 to £34,980
per annum
Grade:  Grade 07
Contract Type: 
Fixed Term


Full Time
Closing Date:  23.59 hours BST on Sunday 28 July 2024
Interview Date: 
Wednesday 14 August 2024
Reference:  0367-24
Release Date:  Thursday 11 July 2024

Aston University’s Careers and Placements Team is seeking a highly motivated Employer Engagement Officer to support the delivery of Higher Level Skills Match (HLSM) Plus.

This role will support the delivery of the new HLSM Plus project, funded by the Birmingham Enterprise Zone via Birmingham City Council, which will help local companies secure the skills they need to sustain economic growth by recruiting and retaining more local graduates.  

HLSM Plus will be delivered by Aston University and our partners at Birmingham City University, University College Birmingham and the University of Birmingham, with full endorsement from the Graduate Re-Tune programme and its delivery partners: Department for Work and Pensions’ (DWP) Birmingham and Solihull Jobcentre Plus District (JCP), and Prospects, the National Careers Service contractors for the West Midlands.  

Working with a multi-institutional team, the Employer Engagement Officer will support businesses of all sizes, from micro businesses to large, global organisations, that are primarily based in the Birmingham Enterprise Zone. You will identify the skills they require to support business growth and source graduate level vacancies for the project’s caseload of unemployed graduates. You will work closely with the Graduate Employability Consultant to assist the matching of graduates to job vacancies, and support the tracking of job retention and progression through effective account management. The Employer Engagement Officer will be responsible for coordinating a proactive approach to supporting business growth through graduate employment.  

You will be educated to degree level or equivalent and have experience in business support, employer engagement or business development within a professional setting. You will have experience in recruitment, B2B relationship management and/or business development, networking and maintaining effective links with employers. You will also have a good understanding of the protected characteristics of the Equality Act 2010, and experience of actively ensuring that those with protected characteristics are treated equally and fairly. 

 This is a fantastic opportunity to join our fun, friendly, and hardworking Careers and Placements team at an exciting time. We play an important role in Aston’s recently launched 2030 strategy with plenty of opportunity for growth and innovation.  Well known for being pioneers of placement programmes and currently runner up for University of the Year for Graduate Prospects (Sunday Times, 2023), our work centers around the delivery of outstanding graduate outcomes and equipping business and communities with the skills for the future. You will collaborate with like-minded colleagues, develop new skills, and be a part of a supportive work environment that values diversity and inclusivity. 

What we offer

  • Aston University is a dynamic and vibrant campus located within Birmingham city centre, which has excellent transport links via bus or train.
  • Dynamic working is possible for this role, which means working both on campus and from home dependent on the activity. Further information on dynamic working can be found here.
  • Excellent training and development opportunities.
  • A generous annual leave scheme with 30 days bookable leave and a further 13 days bank holiday and University Closure days.
  • Everyday discounts to a number of activities and retailers
  • Great family friendly policies
  • On site gym and pool with discounted staff membership available
  • Further information on our Benefits and Rewards can be found here 

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 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

We recognise the value of flexible working.  Please contact the recruiting manager to discuss what flexible working options are available for particular roles.

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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