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Employability Partnership Manager

The University of Southampton is committed to excellence in all we do, applying our insights and inventiveness to solve the most complex societal and environmental challenges. As a world-leading, research-intensive university, with a strong and high-quality educational offering, we are renowned for our innovation and enterprise and are within the top 1% of universities worldwide.

Careers, Employability and Student Enterprise is an essential part of the University, responsible for supporting our student and graduates to plan their future career paths and develop essential enterprising skills. It’s an exciting time to join the team as with the backing of the University, we are expanding from 35 to approximately 55 staff over the next few months.

You will be responsible for the leadership, operational management and development of careers, employability and student enterprise activity across a whole faculty. You will take the lead in proactively engaging with faculty colleagues and using analysis of relevant data sets, and expertise in diagnosing responses to improve graduate outcomes, to make recommendations for future actions. You will work with senior faculty staff including the Associate Director Faculty Engagement in embedding employability and enterprise in the curriculum, supported by faculty facing careers consultants.

You will possess a recognised professional qualification or postgraduate degree in careers and employability along with significant experience within HE careers and employability sufficient to demonstrate expertise in careers guidance and credibility with faculty colleagues. In addition, you will have a proven understanding of the wider strategic picture in relation to HE careers and employability and the graduate labour market.

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As well as additional benefits that will make your life easier, such as a generous holiday allowance and additional university closure days, we will support your long-term future too, with access to the Universities Superannuation Scheme (USS), subsidised health and fitness facilities and a range of discounts.

We believe equality, diversity and inclusion are fundamental to making the University of Southampton a welcoming, vibrant, and successful organisation. Having a diverse workforce, inclusive of people of all ages and beliefs, from different racial, educational, and social backgrounds opens up a wealth of possibilities, makes us more creative and accelerates our impact on society. We welcome applicants that value the diversity of our community and are willing to play their part in supporting the mission of inclusivity.

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