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Head of Careers and Enterprise - Student and Graduate Talent

University of the West of England, Bristol - Careers and Enterprise

Location: Bristol
Salary: £53,333 to £63,673 Grade I, per annum
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 4th August 2022
Closes: 4th September 2022
Job Ref: R04642

About the vacancy

The UWE Careers and Enterprise Team has an exciting opportunity for a Head of Careers and Enterprise: Student and Graduate Talent joining our Careers and Enterprise Leadership team and the Library, Careers and Inclusivity Executive team. This post is leading our Careers and Enterprise teams in their work across the institution relating to innovative employability and enterprise projects and initiatives that enhance teaching, learning and personalised student experience across the University.

The Careers and Enterprise Service works across the university and with external partners to deliver the aims and objectives of the UWE Employability and Enterprise Plan. Employability and enterprise are a shared endeavor across the UWE community. We aim to support the University to ensure that every course is designed to maximise the employability and enterprise of all our students, preparing them to thrive and flourish in their lives beyond UWE.

This role works in partnership with colleagues across UWE Bristol and within our wider service Library, Careers and Inclusivity. This service is made up of the following teams; the Careers & Enterprise Team, the Equality, Diversity and Inclusivity Team and the Library Service. We work in collaboration with the University’s faculties and other professional services departments to provide a comprehensive range of employability support to our students. 

This role is a key, strategic post in our Careers and Enterprise Leadership Team and works with the Head of Careers and Enterprise (Student and Graduate Talent) to ensure teams are collaborating across the service to ensure a comprehensive employability and enterprise offer.

About you

You are an experienced leader of careers and enterprise provision in an educational setting with a track record of leading teams to provide high quality, agile, customer-focused services. As an expert in Employability and Enterprise, you will have experience supporting the development of service strategy, ensuring you are abreast of the latest developments in this landscape. You will use your expertise to help develop University policy and practice, keeping up to date with the latest thinking in careers education and the sector.

You combine advanced expertise, knowledge and understanding of best practice in the design and delivery of effective careers and enterprise activity within the curriculum and throughout the student journey.

Creative and innovative you will be able to demonstrate a commitment to promoting innovation and continuous improvement of services. Resilient, you enjoy working at pace and are comfortable with complexity and uncertainty. 

You will possess the leadership skills to motivate, inspire and empower diverse teams, driving up engagement, capability, and performance to enable us to achieve our ambitions.

You have excellent communication and influencing skills and establish credibility with the people that you work with.

You are passionate about higher education and inspire your teams individually and collectively to be ambitious and deliver the best possible provision for those that we work with, students, staff and external partners. 

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