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Director of Student Futures

  • £75,000 - £80,000
  • Permanent
  • Newcastle, UK
  • 17017
Keele University is a world class campus-based university committed to providing the highest quality learning and living environment in which our students and staff can flourish. Keele is renowned for its exciting approach to higher education, innovative research, beautiful campus, commitment to sustainability, strong community spirit and excellent student experience. With a turnover in excess of £160 million, over 10,000 students and a total staff of approximately 2,000, the University provides high quality teaching across a wide range of academic and vocational subjects. Keele has ambitious plans for its future growth and development, building upon its reputation as a research-led campus University with a broad academic base.
We are seeking to appoint to the crucial role of Director of Student Futures. The Director of Student Futures will be responsible for the strategic oversight and continuous improvement of a range of services, delivering a high-quality experience for all our students, which maximises their employability potential and achieves excellent outcomes.
The role holder will be responsible for ensuring the University delivers an inclusive, joined-up and adaptive approach to our employability provision for all Keele students, including undergraduates, postgraduates, home and overseas students, full time and part time, and online only learners. Delivery will be informed by student voice and strong partnerships with employers.
The post calls for an exceptional communicator who can demonstrate a track record of engaging senior figures from industry, business and the public sector, as well as having the ability to translate strategy into action and command the respect of the academic community.
The successful applicant will have an inclusive, determined and inspirational approach to leadership, encouraging ideas, initiative and innovation in others whilst establishing a cost-effective and high-performance culture based on continuous improvement. They must be able to build strong and purposeful relationships with partners and potential partners and play a key strategic role in enabling our schools to fulfil their potential.
The role offers the chance for an ambitious individual to play an influential role in the continuing success of a unique, pioneering university in a beautiful campus setting. The candidate brochure can be viewed at
For a confidential discussion please contact our retained advisors Sian Gardiner ( / and Ben Duffill ( / 07976125010) at MRG University People.
Keele University values diversity, and is committed to ensuring equality of opportunity, and to proper and fair representation across its senior decision making groups. In support of these commitments, the University particularly welcomes expressions of interest and applications from women and from individuals of Black, Asian and ethnic minority backgrounds, for this post.
Closing date for applications is 17th July 2022.

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