CERT Officer

Centre for Student and Community Engagement (CenSCE)

Organisation Unit: Collaborative Engagement and Retention Team (CERT)

Department: Centre for Student and Community Engagement (CenSCE)

Location: City Campus

Salary: £23,500 p.a.

Closing date: 1/03/2019

We are currently recruiting for three CERT Graduate Officers. This role is an exciting opportunity to shape the experience of first year students at NTU and make a real impact to student transition into higher education. You’ll be joining a forward-thinking team who want to make your ideas a reality.

The Collaborative Engagement and Retention team (CERT), based within the Centre for Student and Community Engagement (CenSCE), works in partnership with Academic Schools and Professional Services to design, develop and implement interventions aimed to improve the engagement, retention and progression of students at Nottingham Trent University.

We are looking for proactive individuals who have a genuine passion for working with students. They must have a good understanding of the issues associated with students’ transition into and progression through higher education.

Applicants need to be highly organised and have good attention to detail as well as strong communication skills. Experience of working with a range of people to deliver successful projects would also be an advantage. We need team players who are willing to get involved in all aspects of the work led by the CERT team as well as contributing to the wider CenSCE department, from creative student-facing promotion to routine administrative tasks.

As part of this role you will also be joining NTU’s Graduate Development Programme, designed to provide you with an extensive range of development opportunities and lay the foundations to your future career. The programme is personalised and tailored to your skill set, to help you:

  • improve your workplace skills
  • develop your leadership skills
  • build your confidence
  • gain important employment experience.

Don’t forget, you can get support from the NTU Employability team for all stages of the recruitment process. Visit their website or email employability@ntu.ac.uk for more information.

Please refer to the job description and person specification attached to this page when completing your application to demonstrate how you meet the requirements for the role.

All shortlisted candidates will be invited to an assessment centre.

This is a Graduate Development Programme role available for a fixed term of 13 months. Applicants need to be current NTU students in their final year or have graduated from NTU within the last two years (2017 summer graduation).

If you have any questions regarding to this position, please contact Janette Thompson, Collaborative Engagement and Retention Team Manager, via email at janette.thompson@ntu.ac.uk or by phone on +44 (0)115 848 4749.

Opening date: Monday 14 January 2019

Closing date: Friday 1 March 2019

Interview date: From 8 to 18 April (exact date TBC)

If you’d like to speak to a current Graduate CERT Officer about this role, please email Amy Schofield at amy.schofield@ntu.ac.uk or Joel Mashana at joel.mashana@ntu.ac.uk and they’ll be happy to help.

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