This role will lead on building and developing a employability programme in conjunction with our key partners the University of Westminster. The programme will enhance students' transferable skills and graduate outcomes. The post holder will have an understanding for the career struggles that students face whilst studying, as part of this role they will work closely with the training and development coordinator to develop skills-based opportunities to support student's opportunities and remove barriers. The role will support students, so they feel confident about their career paths, and are able to vocalize the skills they have gained during their time at Westminster.
The ideal candidate will have a real passion for supporting students and understand the pressures that students face when leaving University and entering their career path. This is an exciting new role at UWSU where the post holder will the opportunity to shape what the best employability offer looks like for Westminster students. The candidate will work closely between the Union and the University employability team making sure that offering from the Union complements what students can access through the University.
“Enhancing employability is a key focus for UWSU going forward, we are working towards a new belonging strategy and Union wide strategy where employability will play a fundamental role. The successful candidate will be joining UWSU at an exciting time where they will have the opportunity to shape what a great employability offer looks like at Westminster. Chris Rolfe, Student Opportunity Manager.
We are immensely proud to state that we are the only Students Union in the country to score 100% positive employee engagement score in the NUS Employee Engagement Survey, and have recently achieved Investors in People (Gold). We are a supportive, collaborative team at UWSU and take every step to ensure our staff team feel supported and inspired by the amazing work they do.
We are committed to promoting equity and diversity and strive to be an organisation that values difference and inclusiveness. We are happy to discuss any reasonable adjustments individuals may require in the recruitment process, or once in post. We particularly welcome individuals from an ethnic minority background to apply for this post, as they are under-represented at UWSU at this level.
We offer great benefits to reflect our commitment to the development and wellbeing of our staff:
· A very generous annual leave allowance: 28 days, plus winter and spring closure periods of at least three weeks per annum, and your birthday off!
· Religious holiday leave and/or Charity Days in addition to annual leave
· We provide a significant financial and time commitment to your personal and professional development. We actively encourage our staff to take all opportunities available to them.
· A confidential employee assistance programme
· Commitment to helping you achieve a healthy balance between your work and home life through flexible working
· Interest free season ticket and other travel loans
· Opportunity to learn a language through University of Westminster Polylang programme
· Reduced gym membership
· Reduced complimentary therapies through University of Westminster Polyclinic
You will be joining us as we enter a new phase of our strategy, and as we are growing in every area of work.
We are a multi-campus university in the heart of London, we have four main campuses on Regent Street, Marylebone Road, New Cavendish and Harrow. Although we are across four sites, we have the exciting campus feel.
If you would like to know more or are interested in joining our amazing team at Westminster, we want to hear from you!
We are more than happy to have any informal chats about the role or answer any questions, please contact our People Development Advisor Anna. We would absolutely love to talk to you, and if you have any concerns or would like to discuss any flexible working arrangements ahead of the application, please feel free to do so.
Feeling imposter syndrome? Imposter syndrome is a feeling that you may not be worthy of applying for a role, or that you don’t think your achievements are as worthy. It can often appear when applying for jobs, and can disproportionately affect women and people from minority backgrounds. If you identify imposter syndrome symptoms we urge you to recognise this, as we would hate to miss out on a fantastic applicant! You are more than welcome to reach out for an informal chat about the role as mentioned above.