Head of Employment and Enterprise

Canterbury Christ Church University - Research & Enterprise Development Centre


Canterbury Christ Church University has recently created an integrated employability, research and enterprise service with four key areas of focus: employment and enterprise; employability and skills; research and innovation funding; research and enterprise integrity and development.

The Role

This post is within the Employment and Enterprise Team, which acts as a triage service for external stakeholders looking to work with the University and our students. It represents and promotes the University’s offer to employers, business and funders and signpost on opportunities to relevant staff and teams internally. The team develops local and national links that will enhance the University’s ability to engage in regional development and growth, as well as brokering external agency partnership opportunities such as work-related experiences; including: placements, internships, industry board membership, live briefs, consultancy, volunteering, part-time work (through Unitemps); and research projects including enterprise and knowledge exchange. The Team comprises a Head, four Employment and Enterprise Managers and two Employment and Enterprise Officers.

The Head of Employment and Enterprise will be responsible for leading and managing the integrated promotion of the University’s offer to stakeholders, employers and businesses, making connections to deliver employment, work experience and volunteering opportunities for students and graduates, and support for staff and student enterprise and knowledge exchange activity across our broad subject portfolio. The Head of Employment and Enterprise will also be responsible for the Unitemps franchise and provide assistance with strategic leadership.


With significant experience in a management role, the successful applicant will have experience of working within Higher Education and of the Higher Education context for enterprise and graduate employment, alongside experience of commercial environments and the demands of working in the commercial sector.

Additional Information

Canterbury Christ Church University is located in the world famous Cathedral city amongst stunning history and heritage. Canterbury is a thriving international destination, with many students and staff choosing to study and work here, making this historic, cosmopolitan city vibrant and culturally diverse.

Our staff enjoy competitive salaries and a great working environment with a number of benefits ranging from the occupational pension scheme to use of the University’s facilities including the library and fitness centre. We are strongly committed to equality and recognise the value of a diverse workforce.

We offer generous holiday entitlements plus eight bank and public holidays, as well as discretionary days over the Christmas period.

How to apply

Interviews are to be held: will follow shortly after the close date

To apply online, please click the ‘Apply for this job’ button below. To gain further details about this post please visit our Vacancies page: www.canterbury.ac.uk

For posts of this nature you will be required to fill in the main details section as well as upload your CV, covering letter and any supporting documents.

If you require further information regarding the application process please contact the Recruitment Team at hr.recruitment@canterbury.ac.uk quoting reference number REN0348 Please note applications must be made online via the University website; details sent directly via email cannot be considered.

No agencies, thank you.

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