Director of Careers & Employability - maternity cover
City University London

Job reference: 001604

Location: City University London

Closing date: 01/03/2020

Salary: Negotiable

Employment type: Fixed Term

Department: The Careers Group

Sub-Department: Careers Group

Hours per week: 35 hours per week

We are seeking to appoint a Director of Careers & Employability who will have the professional leadership experience and skills to take forward the implementation of City's agreed strategic plan for employability. This will focus on working in close partnership with senior academic and professional colleagues across the University to successfully embed curriculum and non-curriculum activity to best meet the needs of our students. The individual will be an empowering leader for the Careers & Employability department, be confident in leading a team of specialist experts and possess a collaborative and open style that enables team cohesion and delivery of service excellence.

The post holder will also be a member of the Group Strategic Leadership Team of the Careers Group, University of London. For this, we require someone who sees the benefits of collaboration and is able to contribute to taking this forward in the federal context of the University of London. This will involve contributing strategic thinking, being open to the ideas of colleagues and maximising the benefits of our unique collective approach for City and its students and graduates.


There is shared accountability to the Director of the Careers Group, University of London and the Director of Student and Academic Services at City, University of London. We would strongly recommend an informal discussion with either or both of us:


Dr. Bob Gilworth, Director of the Careers Group, University of London 020 7863 6052

Susannah Marsden, Director of Student and Academic Services, City, University of London 020 7040 8015



The Careers Group, University of London was established over 100 years ago and is the largest network of higher education careers services in Europe. Its mission is as follows:

Our Group exists to make each of our member services the best that it can be strategically and operationally in the context of its institution and to ensure that each service is demonstrably better as a member of the group than it would be if it were not.

As a collective, our Group will be highly visible as thought and practice leaders in higher education careers and employability nationally and globally. In turn, the leading edge thinking and practice will enhance delivery in member services and bring reputational benefits to the University of London centrally and to member institutions.

The Careers Group, University of London is an expertise-led, collaborative membership organisation, set up to serve predominantly, but not exclusively, the member institutions of the University of London. The Group comprises the careers services of City University London, The Courtauld Institute of Art, Goldsmiths University of London, King’s College London, the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, Queen Mary University of London, Royal Holloway University of London, the Royal Veterinary College, SOAS, St George’s Medical School, St Mary’s University and UCL. There is additional provision for the School of Advanced Study, the Institute of Cancer Research, Glasgow Caledonian University London, techne and University of London Worldwide. All the institutional services are closely aligned to the learning and teaching, student experience, employability and enterprise strategies of the institutions that they serve.

The Group HQ is at Senate House and contains the Director's office and a small central team which supports the institutional services by coordinating recruitment and resourcing, providing training and professional development, supporting research and evidence-based practice, overseeing the creation and curation of shared resources, and undertaking special projects on behalf of member services and the Group as a whole. Senate House is also the base for the Head of College Careers Services for the smaller specialist institutes of the university.

The group has over 260 staff and serves a population well in excess of 150,000 students, researchers and graduates.



To be considered for this opportunity, please submit your application (by clicking ‘Apply for job’ at the bottom of this page) before the closing date at midnight on Sunday 1 March 2020.

Interviews will take place on Tuesday 10 March 2020 at City University of London.

If shortlisted, please notify us on before booking an interview if you are likely to incur travel expenses as part of your involvement in our selection process, as we will only cover these if agreed in advance.

We look forward to receiving your application.

Please note that the University of London will be unable to sponsor candidates for a visa for this role. Therefore, successful applicants must be able to demonstrate their right to work in the UK for the duration of their employment.


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