Director of Careers - AD8223SB

University of St Andrews - Careers Centre

Start: 1 February 2018 or as soon as possible thereafter

The University of St Andrews is seeking an experienced, data savvy, enterprising, strategic leader for its Careers Centre. The Director will join the Careers Centre and the University at a time of rapid change in the HE environment, in the UK and internationally. As the University continues to innovate to embrace the challenges ahead, the Director of the Careers Centre will be a key player in fulfilling the University’s academic mission and ambitious goals by working with colleagues to create a bold, coherent and effective careers strategy for the future.

There is increased student demand for access to internships and other forms of work experience, student demand for careers advice, guidance and individual information across all years of study, increasing postgraduate and international student numbers, and a need continually to enhance the student experience in a highly competitive higher education environment. This presents an exciting opportunity for the successful candidate to establish a new vision for developing what is already a highly successful Careers Centre, to make better use of data, evidence-based strategic decision-making, and technology, and to adopt an international outlook in enhancing the successful transition of students and graduates to fulfilling employment, further study or other desired outcomes.

Reporting directly to the Vice Principal for International Strategy and External Relations, the successful candidate will be one who strives for excellence, and has the leadership skills to make what is already a successful service even better. Ideally the successful candidate will take up the position on or around 1 February 2018. The position will be a standard appointment.

You are encouraged to contact the Vice Principal (International Strategy and External Relations), vpinter@st-andrews.ac.uk, 01334 463320 or the Director of Strategy and Policy, dosp@st-andrews.ac.uk, 01334 462143 for further information about the post, careers service and institution and to discuss the particulars before applying.

The University of St Andrews is committed to promoting equality of opportunity for all, which is further demonstrated through its working on the Gender and Race Equality Charters and being awarded the Athena SWAN award for women in science, HR Excellence in Research Award and the LGBT Charter; http://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/hr/edi/diversityawards/.

Please quote ref: AD8223SB

Closing Date: 30 October 2017

Further Particulars: AD8223SB FPs.doc

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