Deputy Director, Head of Careers Service


25th April 2019

We are seeking applications for the role of Deputy Director Academic Programmes and Student Engagement & Head of Careers Service.

The University of Sheffield is a leading global university renowned for the excellence, impact and distinctiveness of our research-led learning and teaching. One of the Russell Group of universities, the University has just under 29,000 students, drawn from 149 countries and studying a broad range of subjects across our five faculties.

Our pursuit of academic excellence ensures that our students have access to some of the best programmes, facilities and support across the sector. 95% of our graduates are in employment or further study six months from graduation and we have some of the best performance in the sector in terms of sustained employment and graduate earnings.  We recognise a degree is not just about studying; it is about the skills, attributes and confidence that students acquire as a consequence of their time in higher education.

We invite applications from professional and highly motivated individuals who will play an active role in enhancing the Careers Service for a leading University whilst supporting the future success of Academic Programmes and Student Engagement (APSE) through cross department initiatives. Working with students, academic colleagues, and employers you will lead the way in developing, designing and delivering the services needed to ensure that we are preparing our graduates for life beyond their studies.

You will have significant experience of working at a senior level in a large organisation, with a track record of delivering high quality services. With a business focus, you will have experience of working with a diverse range of stakeholders, and of delivering change and service improvements with evidence of impact at an organisational level. Knowledge of the current landscape within Higher Education Careers and Employability functions is a desirable advantage; change management and an unwavering commitment to providing outstanding service through an innovative approach is essential.

Further information along with details on how to apply can be found here 

Closing date for applications will be Thursday 25th April 2019 at 12pm (noon).