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Head of Careers & Volunteering

Student Services

Salary:   £57,183 to £64,357
Release Date:   Friday 17 June 2022
Closing Date:   Sunday 10 July 2022
Interview Date:   Monday 18 July 2022
Reference:   SS189

The University of West London (UWL) is one of the top 40 universities in the UK and the top modern university in London according to the influential Guardian University Guide 2021*.

We were also named University of the Year for Student Experience in The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2021, being described by the editor as “regularly among the top-performing universities” and proving that “it is possible for a London-based institution to achieve outstanding levels of student satisfaction beyond other universities”.

Over the last few years, we have invested more than £150 million into our campus to create an inspiring social and learning environment for students. The University puts our students at the heart of everything we do: dedicated to providing an excellent student experience delivering positive, life-changing outcomes - a combination of career focused courses and tailored pedagogic care delivered within a supportive community. 

The Department

The William Brake Student Services department is an award-winning team which consists of Careers, Volunteering, Placements and Employment, Student Welfare, Wellbeing & Student Advice & immigration.  The careers department has been successful in winning bids and awards and works collaboratively across the University with all stakeholders.  The services plays a key role in supporting students/graduates to achieve to their full potential, by offering advice and guidance to help reduce any barriers to their success. Our student body is extremely diverse and because of the variety of support needs that our students have, our work can be fast-moving and occasionally challenging but very rewarding. Student Services is currently in a period of development and growth so it is an exciting time to be joining the team.

The Role 

The main purpose of role is to provide strategic and operational leadership to the Careers & Volunteering service at UWL, the ‘Career University’. A key objective of our strategic plan is to be the university with the highest graduate employment rate in the UK, so it is essential that the postholder should be able to articulate a vision and a strategy to ensure that this vital aspect of our student services is effective and on the leading edge of professional practice. In particular, they should deliver a service that is proactive and embedded into the curriculum wherever possible.The postholder is part of the Student Services Management Team and is required to contribute their ideas and experience to the running of Student Services as a whole.

The Person

The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate a track record of effective leadership and innovation. They will be committed to understanding widening participation student needs and to improving student outcomes. They will be able to articulate a clear vision and will have a strong understanding of current and emerging good practice within the sector and the national agenda.

How to Apply 

To apply click on ‘Apply Online’ and fill out the application form. Further information about the application process can be found here: 

Please email  if you need any assistance with the application process.

Interviews are expected to be held 18th July 2022.

Additional Information 

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Our department is under-represented in terms of staff from BAME (Black, Asian and minority ethnic) backgrounds, of LGBT+ identities, and with disabilities. UWL is committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce, supports the gender equality Athena SWAN Charter, and is a Disability Confident Employer as well as a Diversity Champion for Stonewall, the leading LGBT+ rights organisation. We welcome applications from all sections of the community, particularly those mentioned above to increase diversity in our workforce.

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