Employer Engagement Officer

University of Derby

Inspire, Innovate, Impact.

At the University of Derby, people are at the heart of everything we do. As a major, local employer we not only offer one of the region’s most competitive reward packages, but we are also constantly recognising and rewarding individual contribution, as well as helping to develop colleagues both personally and professionally. We take pride in being a really friendly, supportive and innovative workplace and we are genuinely committed to offering colleagues the opportunity to develop a fantastic, long-lasting career here with us.

We encourage applications from a diverse workforce who can help us achieve our desire to be the ambitious student’s natural choice for quality, support and achievement.

About the role

We are seeking to recruit a motivated and experienced officer who is passionate about delivering valuable and tailored services to employers on a local, regional and national scale. Working with employers looking to recruit Derby students and graduates and to develop our employer engagement offer, you should be confident communicator with working knowledge of recruitment practices and experience in developing meaningful stakeholder relationships.

This post will develop and maintain relationships with employers to increase the recruitment of University of Derby students and recent graduates to work experience and graduate employment. Opportunities created will include internships, placements, mentoring, projects, volunteering, campus visits and events. The role will support the work of the wider service via promoting the benefits of engaging students in industry. Outcomes for students, graduates and employers will be captured in order to measure impact and inform future development.


  • Accessible location; Derby is a thriving, multi-cultural city with easy access from any location within the UK
  • Competitive rates of pay
  • Competitive, family friendly reward packages
  • Access to the Local Government Pension Scheme
  • Discount savings scheme and extensive staff discounts on accredited courses for yourself or family to study here at the University
  • Cycle2Work scheme and subsidised travel
  • Vast programme of training courses and secondment opportunities
  • Local recognition scheme

Application procedure

For more information and to apply on-line, please click the “Apply” button below.


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