Terms and Conditions

The Opportunity Portal is managed by Falmouth University Employability Service and we value the relationships we have with employers.  Our aim is to provide a high level of service to meet your needs and this document outlines the terms and conditions in respect of advertising opportunities in order to maintain a professional and high quality service.

General:

Falmouth University Employability Service will endeavour to assist employers in promoting their opportunities to our students and graduates, but we shall bear no liability for any loss, damage or delay arising from the performance of these services.

Falmouth University Employability Service reserves the right not to promote or endorse opportunities if they could bring the University into any form of disrepute, or if they are deemed in any way not to be suitable or in the best interests of the students and graduates. In particular opportunities which:

  • Do not meet the requirements of national employment regulations
  • Do not meet requirements of the National Minimum Wage legislation
  • Contain misleading, inaccurate or incomplete job descriptions
  • Appear to promote or endorse illegal activity
  • Require any up front financial investment from the applicant or registration with an agency
  • Are connected with pyramid or similar style selling schemes
  • Present an undue health and safety risk to the applicant
  • Are commission only roles with the absence of contracted wages or salary
  • Offer payment in kind as opposed to wages or salary
  • Require a photograph to be submitted as part of the application.

Falmouth University Employability Service reserves the right to edit listed opportunities and promotional copy where necessary and at our sole discretion.  This includes the closing date as timescales of more than 3 weeks for a full-time or part-time job is not recommended.  

As mentioned earlier it is the duty of the employer to meet all statutory legal requirements with regard to students and/ or graduates employed via Falmouth University Employability Service. In particular, the employer is reminded of the following:

- Payment of the national minimum wage

- Working time directive legislation including holiday entitlement

- Payment of National Insurance contributions

- Adherence to health and safety regulations and provision of adequate insurance; Employer’s and Public Liability Insurance

- Compliance with legislation against discrimination in employment on the basis of disability, ethnic origin, gender etc. and with good practice in respect of non-discrimination on the grounds of age.


Unpaid Opportunities:

We believe short-term work-based learning opportunities that relate to students or graduates studies or future career ambitions can be a valuable and important part of their experience.  

We strongly advocate paid opportunities whenever possible, however, opportunities less than two weeks, with a working week of less than 35 hours a week can be advertised at our discretion. 

If unpaid, we would strongly recommend covering expenses relating to travel, materials and lunch. Since the opportunity is to enhance and develop the student's employability we ask that you provide supervision, feedback and a reference/ recommendation.  


Hours:

The employer should be aware of the student's study obligations and as a guide should not ask full time students to work in excess of 15 hours per week, except during vacations or other periods when a student does not have the usual pressure of study.

Falmouth University Employability Service recommend that employers are flexible with timings and dates and try to provide alternative arrangements for the selection processes if and when these clash with exams, submissions or other important academic commitments. 


Falmouth University Employability Service does not support the use of zero hours contracts. Any employer found to be using them will be required to put the student/graduate on a regular contract. Failure to do so may result in the termination of the contract.


Place of Work:

Falmouth University Employability Service reserves the right not to advertise opportunities that are based in private homes.  If the opportunity involves freelance/ commission work we suggest the student or graduate works from home.


Vacancy details:

The employer must make clear the nature of the work/placement offered and specify any necessary skills required, the proposed wages and other terms. If they are able, the employer should also state the number and distribution of hours to be worked, the date that the employment will end and a URL to the company’s website.

All the information you provide for the advert must be true and not misleading in any respect.

When submitting job adverts you are required to take responsibility to advertise details in accordance with employment legislation that may be relevant to each individual opportunity.  Falmouth University Employability Service reserve the right to refuse publication of opportunities which do not comply.


Additional:

It is the employers responsibility to access the suitability of any employees and shall be responsible for taking up any references and checking of qualifications provided by the employee before making a formal offer to the student/ graduate.

It is the responsibility of the employer to let all candidates know the result of an application as soon as possible and to provide the student/graduate with a contact email address/telephone number.

If an employer finds that a student/graduate recruited via the Falmouth University Employability Service does not fulfil reasonable expectations, bearing in mind the job specification notified, please contact us to discuss  re-advertising the opportunity.


Complaints:

If you have any complaints or comments about the Falmouth University Employability Service Opportunity Portal please contact:

Sarah Plunkett, Head of Employability, Falmouth University, Woodlane Campus, TR11 4RH

sarah.plunkett@falmouth.ac.uk