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Employability Manager (Wales)

The Open University

Location: Cardiff
Salary: £35,333 to £42,155 per annum (Grade 7)
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 1st December 2022
Closes: 20th January 2023
Job Ref: 20515
 

Role Details

Working Pattern: 37 hours per week

Duration: Fixed term until 31 July 2023

Location: Hybrid working, with weekly visits to the OU in Wales office

Closing Date for Applications: Friday 20th January 2023, 12 noon

About the Role

The Employability Manager will manage the successful delivery of a new employability programme within The Open University (OU) in Wales. The programme is funded by the Higher Education Funding Council for Wales (HEFCW) and will support the students and graduates most removed from the labour market to access employability and work experience support. This is an exciting new role that has the potential to transform the lives of OU students.

The post holder will manage the strategic development of engagement with employers and providing oversight to the work of Employability Advisors. You will have the opportunity to shape the new programme, supporting an initial caseload and leading on collaboration with OU colleagues and key external stakeholders.

You will identify and promote employment, volunteering and placement opportunities for OU students and alumni, championing students from underrepresented groups, and forge strong relationships with internal partners and stakeholders who also work with employers, to ensure an integrated approach across the university.

Welsh Language skills are desirable

Our Team Values

Our values are important to us, and we expect our colleagues to conduct themselves in a way which promotes these.

Trust

We trust and support each other to do our best work and take personal responsibility for our unique roles within the team

Compassion

We act with compassion towards our students, each other, and in the decisions that we make.

Inclusion

We are inclusive, embrace diversity and celebrate individuality – you do you!

Development

We are always learning and evolving what we do to create the best experience for our students and our staff.

How to Apply

Please send an application form, CV and cover letter to wales-recruitment@open.ac.uk.

If you have not heard from us within a week of the application closing date, please assume that on this occasion you have not been selected to interview for this position, however we thank you for your interest and encourage you to apply for future positions.

Applications received after the closing date will not be accepted.

If you have any questions about this role please contact Tom Poultney on 029 20 26 27 16 who will arrange a convenient time for the hiring manager to contact you for a chat.

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