Job details


Student Performance and Engagement

Responsible to

Engagement Officer (International)


Kedleston Road, Derby Campus


£18,278 per annum

Closing date

Monday 30 May 2022

Contract type

Fixed term contract until July 2023

Post type




About the role

The Student Engagement and Enhancement Placement is key to supporting the activities that contribute to enabling an environment where students can thrive and succeed at university. Working with the Student Engagement and Enhancement team (SE&E), you will reflect on their own experiences, student insight gathered from student voice mechanisms and sector research to provide an evidence base to support SE&E. This evidence will be used to identify and co-create activities for all students as well as bespoke groups of students throughout the student journey. These activities will support the student experience and facilitate impactful change across the University. All activities will need to be student-focused, using empathy, understanding and reflection. The role is collaborative and will work across the SE&E team, wider Student Engagement department and across the University.

You will have the flexibility to grow, identify areas of development and will have continued support and coaching throughout the placement with the SE&E team. 

Student Placement year opportunity for current undergraduate University of Derby students only. Fixed Term until July 2023.

Potential interview date June 14th.

Principal accountabilities

  1. Critically reflect on current activities and practices to ensure that these are student focussed, using recent experience of being a University of Derby student and using the University services.
  2. Contribute to collection of student voice through a variety of mechanisms, reporting student insight gathered to provide institutional understanding. Assist with identifying recommendations for enhancements and support with the effective communication of action taken to close the feedback loop.
  3. Use evidence informed approaches through exploring internal and external research on student engagement and enhancement.
  4. Contribute to identifying, planning and the delivery of activities for all students and bespoke activities to specific student groups
  5. Support with recording Student Engagement and Enhancement activity, tracking actions, being a contact point for enquires, organising meetings, and other administrative functions to ensure the efficient operation of the office, in line with policy and procedures.
  6. Follow through the journey of an event, ensuring that logistics, communications, and monitoring impact are embedded.
  7. Network across the institution, and externally, to ensure that student engagement is fully understood, action is taken where necessary, and successes are celebrated.
  8. Support with team projects and ensure that own initiative is used.
  9. Strive to ensure that opportunities for development or alternative ways of thinking are capitalised on and taken forward both within the team and when influencing others.
  10. Undertake training as required, taking responsibility for maintaining and updating knowledge and skills.
  11. Work in accordance with university policies and procedures (including Equality and Diversity and Data Management), promote social mobility, equality and diversity for students and staff and sustain an inclusive environment

Person specification

Essential Criteria



Skills, knowledge & abilities

Business requirements

Desirable Criteria



As well as competitive pay scales, we offer generous holiday entitlement. We also offer opportunities for further salary progression based on performance, and the opportunity to join a contributory pension scheme.

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How to apply

You can apply by submitting an online application. Once you have signed in or registered with us you will be able to begin your application. If you are creating an account for the first time, please ensure you provide an email address that you access regularly as this will be our main means of contacting you regarding your application.

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Please note all applications must be submitted online by Midnight GMT on the closing date of the vacancy.

Important information

Please note that unfortunately, this role will not attract sufficient points to obtain a sponsored Skilled Worker visa under the UK Visas & Immigration points based immigration system; however, applications are welcome from candidates who do not currently have the right to work in the UK, but who would be eligible to obtain a valid visa via another route..

Please consult the Home office website for further information.


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