Head of Careers, Employability and Entrepreneurship REF 1446

School/department: Division of Student Experience
Hours: 1.0 FTE (flexibility as to how these hours are worked subject to business need)
Contract: Permanent 
Reference: 1446
Salary: starting at £50,132 and rising to £58,089 per annum
Placed on: 24 July 2019
Closing date: 20 August 2019. Applications must be received by midnight of the closing date. 
Expected interview date: 30 August 2019
Expected start date: As soon as possible


Job description

The University of Sussex is a community of approximately 18,000 students.  Vibrant, innovative, the University community has created a new strategic framework Sussex 2025.  Ambitious and inspiring, co-creation, student development, the creation of opportunities and success feature strongly.  The Student Experience Division are now seeking to appoint a forward thinking, innovative Head of Careers, Employability and Entrepreneurship who aligned with our core values (https://www.sussex.ac.uk/strategy/)  successfully manages and implements the new Employability strategy for the University.   

Employability is very important to us as are ‘world readiness’ skills that can be used in all facets of life, therefore preparing our students for the variety of careers that lie ahead of them or that they indeed create for themselves.  Meaningfully embedding employability and entrepreneurial skills within the curriculum combined with the intention that every student should experience real world learning within or outside of the curriculum is at the heart of the approach.

To achieve our desired outcomes and outputs requires the ability to drive collaborative and effective partnerships across the entire institution and beyond.  The successful candidate will need to demonstrate flexibility, leadership and entrepreneurial flair together with innovative practice, knowledge of the key challenges and opportunities and a ‘can do’ approach to finding solutions.

If you are excited by the opportunity and challenge that this role presents and are keen to play a leading role in supporting our students ambitions and their futures then we look forward to hearing from you. 

For full details please see the Person Specification and Job Description.

For an informal conversation about this role, please contact Therese Reinheimer-Jones, Associate Director Student Engagement and Achievement on 01273 877464 or t.reinheimer-jones@sussex.ac.uk

Download job description and person specification Ref 1446 [PDF 108.67KB]


How to apply

Download our professional services application form [DOC 183.00KB] and personal details and equal opportunities form [DOC 162.50KB] and fill in all sections.

You must email your completed application, and personal details and equal opportunities form, to profservicesrecruitment@sussex.ac.uk

You should attach your application form and all documents to the email (don't use a web-based upload/weblink service) and use the format job reference number / job title / your name in the subject line.

You can also send your application by post to Human Resources Division, Sussex House, University of Sussex, Falmer, Brighton, BN1 9RH.

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