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Faculty Engagement Manager

Newcastle University - Careers Service

Location: Newcastle upon Tyne
Salary: £33,966 to £36,024 with progression to £44,263 per annum
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 5th February 2024
Closes: 4th March 2024
Job Ref: 26465

Company description:

We are a world class research-intensive university. We deliver teaching and learning of the highest quality. We play a leading role in economic, social and cultural development of the North East of England. Attracting and retaining high-calibre people is fundamental to our continued success.

Job description:

Newcastle University is seeking an experienced careers professional to join our fast paced and forward-thinking Careers Service as a Faculty Engagement Manager. You will play a crucial role in helping students from across the University to identify and progress into a variety of highly fulfilling career destinations. This newly created position offers an exciting opportunity to build collaborative partnerships across teams and departments, both within the Careers Service and across a collection of Academic Schools within the Faculty of Science, Agriculture and Engineering (SAgE).

For informal enquiries, please contact louise.vincent@newcastle.ac.uk.

The Role

As Faculty Engagement Manager, you will lead a dedicated team of SAgE focussed Careers and Employability Consultants within Careers Service and work closely with colleagues in Education and Business, Innovation and Skills teams within the Faculty. Your primary responsibilities will include developing collaborative partnerships, embedding employability skills in and alongside the curriculum, and leading the delivery of career education initiatives in Schools and centrally within the Careers Service. A member of the Careers Service management team and closely connected into faculty structures, you will work with academic schools, senior managers, students, employers and other Faculty Engagement Managers to ensure our activity plans align with the overall objectives of the university's strategic plan for careers and employability.

Key Accountabilities 

• Act as a key liaison between the Careers Service and the SAgE faculty, identifying opportunities for collaboration in employability and enterprise skill enhancement experiences
• Lead a team of Careers and Employability Consultants to embed employability and enterprise education opportunities within and alongside the curriculum in a scalable and sustainable manner, working collaboratively with the Faculty and your team
• Plan and organize a programme of centrally delivered careers education, advice, and guidance to students, including elective modules, 1-1 appointments, events, workshops, and extra-curricular programs
• Lead and support your team in managing their caseload, providing consultancy services to Academic Schools, and advising stakeholders on the best ways to support students' employability and enterprise skills
• Represent the Careers Service at Faculty level, ensuring understanding of the value it adds and mitigating potential duplication in provision

The Person

We are looking for candidates with a degree (or equivalent) and a professional qualification in careers guidance (e.g., QCG/DipCG) or a relevant professional qualification in teaching and learning (e.g., FHEA). You should have a good understanding of the HE employability landscape/graduate recruitment labour market and the ability to work credibly with senior university colleagues, thinking strategically and innovatively.  

Newcastle University is a global University where everyone is treated with dignity and respect.  As a University of Sanctuary, we aim to provide a welcoming place of safety for all, offering opportunities to people fleeing violence and persecution.

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