Jobs, Apprenticeships & Kickstart

Admin Assistant: Student Engagement - University of Bradford (Kickstart Placement)

Job Description:

Main Purpose of Role
Engaging with students to promote our activities and services and supporting the administration and record keeping (for example Career Ambassador Award and the Active Career Planner Award).

They will experience various aspects of marketing and promotion, communications and customer engagement, and administration.

To support our student engagement activities, to raise students’ awareness of the Bradford Employability Awards and our services, and so enhance the student experience.

Main Duties

Information and Communications:

  • Provide communication and administration support to the Career and Employability Service Team.
  • Develop web and social media content e.g. photos, blogs, videos, etc
  • Assist with creating compelling content to showcase the Bradford Employability Awards and success stories.
  • Communicate with students about the benefits of the Bradford Employability Awards.

Administrative Support:

  • Provide administrative support to the team, e.g. record keeping, organising meetings, minute taking, managing correspondence with students.
  • Data inputting and reporting in Excel.
  • Plan, co-ordinate and support the organisation of face to face and online meetings, events and focus groups with students and graduates.

Training and support

You will experience various aspects of marketing and promotion, communications and customer engagement, and administration. Wider training and development opportunities will be available through University-wide staff development sessions and employability support will be provided through Career and Employability Services.

Weekly Wage:
National Minimum Wage 

Employer Name & Location:
University of Bradford - Richmond Road, Bradford, BD7 1DP

Working week - contracted hours / full time / part time:
25 hours per week - Mon-Fri, to be agreed on appointment 

Number of vacancies & closing date for applications:
1, ongoing 

Duration – Perm / temp:
6 months contract 

Essential and desirable skills:

  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office applications, including MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint and email. 
  • Excellent written and oral communications–detail focused, accurate and clear 
  • Excellent organisational skills and the ability to prioritise work  
  • Excellent interpersonal skills 
  • Innovative, creative, solution focussed and can work independently or part as a team
  • GCSE English


Training provided:
Central and local induction, on the job training, access to various training courses by University’s People Development Team.

If you are interested in this Kickstart Placement, aged 16-24 and claiming Universal Credit, please contact your DWP work coach at your local Job Centre Plus to go through the application process for this placement.