University of Leeds

University of Leeds

Graduate Opportunities and Engagement Assistant

United Kingdom

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Graduate Opportunities and Engagement Assistant

Are you a recent Graduate from the University of Leeds? Are you a well organised individual, committed to delivering an excellent student experience? Do you want to help to deliver and develop student opportunity within the School of Education?

The University of Leeds is one of the top 75 universities in the world. We have a truly global community, with more than 39,000 students from 170 different countries and over 9,000 staff of 100 different nationalities. Established in 1904, we have a strong tradition of academic excellence, reflected in first-class student education, along with world-leading research that has a real impact around the globe.

You will be supporting key streams of work which contribute to student opportunity and engagement. You will contribute to the development and delivery of UK and international opportunities within the School of Education which integrates co-curricular events and experience. You will also be a key participant in the delivery of new projects for our postgraduate students.

Working closely with the School of Education Careers Manager and key academic staff to ensure the opportunities we offer meet identified needs, we also work together with Student Support in order to enhance the employability offer for students.

You will interact with students, staff and external stakeholders on a daily basis and gain sufficient knowledge and understanding of all areas of Student Opportunity to allow you to discuss and identify student needs and signpost accordingly. You will work flexibly, moving areas of work as necessary to respond to workload peaks. This is a great opportunity to create a portfolio of experience to enhance your employability.

What we offer in return

  • 26 days holiday plus approx.16 Bank Holidays/days that the University is closed by custom (including Christmas) – That's 42 days a year!
  • Generous pension scheme options plus life assurance
  • Health and Wellbeing: Discounted staff membership options at The Edge, our state-of-the-art Campus gym, with a pool, sauna, climbing wall, cycle circuit, and sports halls.
  • Personal Development: Access to courses run by our Organisational Development & Professional Learning team.
  • Access to on-site childcare, shopping discounts and travel schemes are also available.
  • And much more!

    To explore the post further or for any queries you may have, please contact:

    Sarah Shackleton, Deputy Employability and Placements Manager FSS

    Tel: +44 (0)113 343 2366

    Email: [email protected]

    Location: Leeds - Main Campus / Xi'Nan Jiaotong University, Chengdu, China

    Faculty/Service: Faculty of Social Sciences School/Institute: School of Education Category: Administrative and Clerical Support Grade: Grade 3 Salary: £22,214 to £23,144 p.a. Working Time: 35 hours Post Type: Full Time Contract Type: Fixed Term (for 12 months as the post is a clearly defined fellowship or training post) Release Date: Wednesday 15 May 2024 Closing Date: Wednesday 29 May 2024 Reference: ESLED1131 Downloads: Candidate Brief

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    Graduate Opportunities and Engagement Assistant


    University of Leeds


    United Kingdom


    May 16, 2024

    Application deadline

    May 29, 2024

    Job type



    Education,Social Science

    About the employer

    The University of Leeds is a public research university in Leeds, West Yorkshire, England. It was established in 1874 as the Yorkshire College of Science. In 1884 it merged with the Leeds School of Medicine (established 1831) and was renamed Yorkshire College. It became part of the federal Victoria University in 1887, joining Owens College (which became the University of Manchester) and University College Liverpool (which became the University of Liverpool). In 1904 a royal charter was granted to the University of Leeds by King Edward VII.

    The university has 36,330 students, the 5th largest university in the UK (out of 169). From 2006 to present, the university has consistently been ranked within the top 5 (alongside the University of Manchester, Manchester Metropolitan University, the University of Nottingham and the University of Edinburgh) in the United Kingdom for the number of applications received. Leeds had an income of £789.6 million in 2019/20, of which £139.9 million was from research grants and contracts. The university has financial endowments of £82.1 million (2019–20), ranking outside the top ten British universities by financial endowment.

    Notable alumni include current Leader of the Labour Party Keir Starmer, former Secretary of State Jack Straw, former co-chairman of the Conservative Party Sayeeda Warsi, Piers Sellers (NASA astronaut) and six Nobel laureates.

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