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Careers and Employability Manager (5658)

About the Department:

The Careers and Employability Service plays a crucial role in helping students to compete and succeed in a competitive graduate job market. We support students and graduates with the development of employability skills, advice on career options, applying for jobs and work experience, meeting employers and finding graduate job opportunities.

About the Role:

In this role you will provide leadership and management of all faculty focussed Careers and Employability Service work to make a significant impact on the employment prospects of our graduates. You will align multifaceted service provision to current and emerging strategic priorities and use a data led approach to ensuring best practice development as part of a programme of continuous improvement.

You will be the senior single-point of contact and coordination to represent the Careers and Employability Service partnership with the Faculty of Business and Law and oversee management of faculty requests, including placements and work based learning support. In this role you will bring careers and employability expertise to the process of developing, implementing and evaluating faculty and departmental action plans. You will also contribute to the development of strategic Careers and Employability Service projects, including career literacy activities and placement/ internship schemes, to enhance graduate outcomes. 

You will manage a faculty based careers team to plan and deliver a schedule of work. You will also work closely with colleagues across the Careers and Employability Service to ensure that opportunities to expand employer engagement, student enterprise, placement and work-based learning activities are maximised.

This role contributes to shaping and delivering our programme of careers and employability support to students and graduates including online learning development as part of a digital first orientated approach.

About You:

You will have the qualities required to lead and manage teams, services and projects to deliver measurable improvements in graduate outcomes.

You will also have:

  • Personal initiative with a solution led approach to problems and challenges together with a drive for results.
  • Evidence of collaborative working within a complex organisational setting and the capacity to be an effective and constructive team player.
  • Good research, statistical and data manipulation skills with the ability to assimilate, interpret, and determine effective recommendations that will have a substantive impact on key objectives.
  • A good understanding of strategies and techniques that will support graduate skills development within a curriculum setting or other formal framework.
  • Experience of working with a diverse range of customers to deliver an outstanding service preferably in a higher education context.

This post is fixed term until January 2024. If interested, you should submit your CV with a Covering Letter detailing your suitability for the role. Interviews for this role are planned for the 16th of December 2022.

For enquiries about this role, please contact Julian White


In recognition of staff contributions to the University's achievements during the 2021/2022 academic year, an additional discretionary payment of 2% per annum will be added to your salary until 31/07/23 in order to ensure consistency amongst existing and incoming staff.  This additional 2% will be paid pro rata in equal monthly installments, on top of your salary each month until 31/07/23.

Manchester Metropolitan University is committed to supporting the rights, responsibilities, dignity, health and wellbeing of staff and students through our commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion.


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Manchester All Saints Campus
Oxford Road, Manchester, UK, M15 6BH
  • Location:
    Manchester All Saints Campus
  • Faculty / Function:
    Professional Services
  • Salary:
    Grade 9 (£44,737 to £51,805) until 31/07/23 an additional 2% will be paid (£45,632 to £52,841)
  • Closing Date:
    4 December 2022
  • Contract Type:
    fixed term
  • Contracted Hours per week:
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