Head of Student Employability
All campuses

Job reference: 008811

Location: All campuses

Closing date: 17/05/2021

Salary : PM Grade 1 (£64,109 - £69,083 p.a.)

Employment type: Fixed-term contract

Department: Professional Services

School/Section : Employability – Student Development

Forward thinking careers professional needed to lead our high performing team.

Additional Information - This role is fixed term until 31 December 2021.

NTU is a great place to work. We take care of our colleagues with flexible and competitive packages, and the opportunities for genuine professional progress. We respect and value all our staff, because we know that it takes a strong and diverse workforce to maintain the kind of success we’ve achieved.

Our award-winning research is celebrated around the world, and we’re proud of our strategic partnerships. It’s all down to the ability of our people to shape, create and innovate, in whatever capacity they work with us. Our continued success — underpinned by the number of prestigious national awards we’ve won — has hinged on two commitments: creating excellent global collaborations, and harnessing the talents of all our people.

NTU is a university at the peak of its powers, but we know we can still go even further. Join us in our mission to become ‘the university of the future’ — seize the challenge and adventure of working with an organisation where progress never stops. This is your career, reimagined.

An exciting opportunity has arisen to lead our Student facing Employability service at NTU. We are seeking a dynamic senior manager who will continue to improve our quality of service with high student engagement, delivering an exemplary employability service to our students and graduates. In this role you will manage a large team of 70+ colleagues across 5 university sites and champion our employability offer, ensuring the service meets the needs of and exceeds expectations of all stakeholders within NTU and externally.  NTU is an exemplar within the HE Sector and you will be able to enhance the reputation of NTU as one of the most successful universities for preparing graduates for the world of work and lifelong learning.

As part of the role you will oversee all team operations and be accountable for a number of initiatives focused on supporting the social mobility and success of our students.  You will work closely with the Director of Employability and the two Senior Managers responsible for academic delivery and business engagement.

The role will require you to have experience of leading a high performing team within HE Careers and Employability and you must demonstrate creativity, innovation and a drive to succeed.

Interviews will take place on the 24th and 25th May 2021.

​​​​​​​If you have any specific queries in relation to this position, please contact Debra Easter - Director of Employability (Interim), on +44 (0)115 848 8495, or via email debra.easter@ntu.ac.uk

Successful applicants will usually be appointed to the base of the advertised salary grade, except in justifiable circumstances.

Applications from candidates who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK will be considered alongside other applications. However, candidates who require sponsorship will not be appointed if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled settled worker is available due to the UK Visas & Immigration requirements for sponsorship. For further information on this please visit the UK Visas & Immigration website.