Faculty Engagement Manager

Requisition ID:  26465

Newcastle, GB

Contract Type:  Open Ended
Working Pattern:  Full Time
Posted Date:  5 Feb 2024

Salary: £33,966 to £44,263 per annum


Newcastle University is a great place to work, with excellent benefits. We have a generous holiday package; plus the opportunity to buy more, great pension schemes and a number of health and wellbeing initiatives to support you.


Closing Date: 03 March 2024



Newcastle University is seeking a dynamic and 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.


We are committed to being a fully inclusive university which actively recruits, supports and retains colleagues from all sectors of society.  We value diversity as well as celebrate, support and thrive on the contributions of all of our employees and the communities they represent.  We are proud to be an equal opportunities employer and encourage applications from individuals who can complement our existing teams, we believe that success is built on having teams whose backgrounds and experiences reflect the diversity of our university and student population.


At Newcastle University we hold a silver Athena Swan award in recognition of our good employment practices for the advancement of gender equality.  We also hold a Race Equality Charter Bronze award in recognition of our work towards tackling race inequality in higher education REC.  We are a Disability Confident employer and will offer an interview to disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria for the role as part of the offer and interview scheme.


In addition, we are a member of the Euraxess initiative supporting researchers in Europe. 

Requisition ID: 26465