Senior Student Opportunities Coordinator Sponsorship Available

May 31, 2024
£32.3 - £36.0 / year

Job Description


The position’s holder is in charge of carrying out strategies to locate, manage, and provide a wide range of options for students, including internships and part-time work both on and off campus. In charge of overseeing Student Opportunities’ daily operations and making sure that both employers and students have a positive, end-to-end experience while fulfilling predetermined KPIs and goals to enhance student employability and experience.

Principal Tasks and Accountabilities

1. Create, implement, and oversee policies, procedures, and systems to facilitate the provision of student opportunities, with a particular emphasis on local off-campus and on-campus part-time employment and internships. Advertising, applications, selection, quality control, and reporting will all fall under this category.

2. Encourage the growth of on-campus opportunities by establishing and preserving favourable connections with recruiting managers and pertinent personnel. aggressively seeking out prospects and making follow-up inquiries in order to meet goals and KPIs.

3. Encourage the growth of off-campus employment options in the area, emphasising internships and part-time jobs, by attending networking events and establishing connections with nearby companies.

4. To guarantee ongoing service improvement and a first-rate student experience, proactively seek input from important stakeholder groups such as external employers, academic staff, professional services colleagues, Student Representative Council (SRC), and People & Organisational Development.

5. Assist the Student Opportunities Manager in making sure that student opportunities adhere to all applicable laws, rules, and health and safety protocols. This includes finishing Risk Assessments and making sure that participants follow the specified guidelines.

6. Create networking and marketing strategies in collaboration with the Student Opportunities Manager to increase the number of part-time employment and internships available both on and off campus.

7. Assist in producing reports and papers for internal stakeholders by gathering and evaluating data in order to identify patterns, reach judgements, and offer suggestions for the provision of future educational opportunities.

8. As instructed by the Head of Employer Engagement or the Student Opportunities Manager, collaborate closely with other members of the Careers, Employability & Opportunity team to deliver the aforementioned tasks, as well as take on any other pertinent and necessary tasks.

Experience, Education, Certifications, and Proficiency

Proficiency and Credentials


A1 Either: the capacity to exhibit the competencies needed to carry out the responsibilities of this level of position after gaining the essential knowledge and abilities via advancement in a related role(s) and personal development. Alternatively: Scottish Vocational Qualification level 4 (Higher National Diploma) or its equivalent, Scottish Credit and Qualification Framework level 8, and prior experience of personal growth in a related position.

A2 Understanding of issues pertaining to students’ employability and the graduate employment market.


B1 Proficiency with MyCampus.

B2 System Qlikview knowledge.

B3 System and PowerBI knowledge.

B4 Target Connect Knowledge.



C1 Outstanding planning and organising abilities, including the capacity to act independently, prioritise one’s own task, operate under pressure, and meet deadlines.

C2 Proficiency in written and verbal communication and persuasion to engage and work together with a variety of stakeholders.

C3 Excellent analytical skills for rationally evaluating data and using evidence-based methods for issue solving, process enhancements, and decision making.

C4 Capacity to comprehend industry shifts and market trends in order to support group objectives.

C5 Excellent precision and attention to detail.

C6 Solutions concentrated on streamlining company processes.

C7 Capacity to comprehend and implement applicable rules, laws, standards, and standard operating procedures that are pertinent to the position.

C8 Skillful user of web development software, Zoom, Teams, Excel, PowerPoint, Word, Outlook, and related online programmes.



E1 significant experience managing relationships from start to finish in a customer-focused setting.

E2 Experience putting new procedures and business systems into place to meet team objectives and enhance the client experience.

E3 Teamwork and collaboration experience collaborating with individuals from different organisations.

E4 Proven track record of organising marketing campaigns, meeting role-specific criteria while adhering to organisational and professional policies, and using initiative and independent judgement.

E5 Supporting the accomplishment of goals established for the purpose of corporate development.

E6 Data analysis, evaluation, and interpretation experience to support decision-making and service enhancements.

E7 Event planning, coordination, and presentation experience.


F1 Knowledge of financial management techniques and experience with budget control.

Conditions & Terms

Grade 6 pay will range from £32,332 to £36,024 annually.

This position is open ended and full time (35 hours per week). Assistance with relocation will be given if needed.

Joining Team UofG will allow you to be a part of an inclusive, world-changing community that values honesty, ambition, excellence, and curiosity.

It is the duty of the University of Glasgow to guarantee that every employee is qualified to reside and work in the United Kingdom. To be granted a Certificate of Sponsorship, you must fulfil the eligibility conditions of the visa route if you need a skilled worker visa in order to work in the UK.

Please be aware that if tradeable points are permitted under the terms of the Skilled Worker visa, this position may qualify for sponsorship under the Skilled Worker visa route. Please visit for further information.

As an important member of our team, you should anticipate:

1. An inviting, stimulating work environment where your abilities are recognised and fostered and triumphs are acknowledged and distributed.

2 A fantastic work package with exceptional terms and conditions, such as benefits and discount packages, pensions (see the pensions handbook at, and 41 days of leave for full-time employees.

3 A versatile method of working.

4 a dedication to promoting your health and wellness, which includes providing new hires at the university with a complimentary 6-month subscription to UofG Sport (

We think that everyone’s talents are the only way for us to realise our greatest potential. Our core values are inclusiveness, diversity, and equality. Applications from all of our communities are also encouraged, but we especially encourage those from the Black, Asian, and Minority Ethnic (BAME) community and other protected groups who are underrepresented at the university. Visit this link to learn more about how the University supports and incorporates diversity and equality into all facets of our community:

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