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Director of Student Futures

  • £95,231
  • Permanent
  • Northampton, UK
  • 18445

Director of Student Futures 
Salary £95,231 plus an excellent benefits package
Location University of Northampton Waterside Campus / Hybrid

You will provide inspirational leadership to develop and empower the teams of who contribute to student careers, employability, and other positive outcomes, ensuring the University’s employability services continually evolve to meet the needs of students, alumni and key employers.

You will build coalitions with the academic faculties and other stakeholders who contribute directly to students’ careers and through influence and partnership with academic staff, you will embed the University’s Graduate Employability plan into the curriculum and students’ course experience. 

This is an exciting opportunity for an exceptional communicator who can demonstrate a track record of engaging stakeholders both internally and externally, such as employers and professional bodies, in order to inform our provision, facilitate positive graduate outcomes, and influence future working practices as well as having the ability to translate strategy into action and command the respect of the academic community.

The University of Northampton is one of the youngest universities in the UK, gaining full university status and research degree awarding powers in 2005.  Whilst we may be a ‘new’ University, we have made our impact in the Higher Education sector.   We are committed to making a difference to the world around us and doing things differently; for example, we were the first University in the UK to be named as a Changemaker Campus in 2012 and are dedicated to creating social impact in all that we do.

The candidate briefing pack for the role can be viewed at: Director of Student Futures.

For a confidential discussion please contact our retained advisor Sian Gardiner  
Applications should consist of a CV and Covering Letter and should be sent to

Closing Date for applications is Sunday 10th September 2023.

The University of Northampton is committed to providing a vibrant, ethical and sustainable work, study and living environment that values equality, diversity and inclusion. This commitment, along with our legal and moral obligations, provides an inclusive environment for staff, students and the public who may be affected by our activities.

Together @ UON confirms our commitment to equality and inclusion, underpinned by our belief in taking action. We are dedicated to creating an environment that celebrates equality and harnesses the power of diversity.

Together @ UON demonstrates our pledge to our staff, students and partners to nurture and develop an environment where equality and inclusion can thrive whilst we Transform Lives and Inspire Change.

We welcome applications from underrepresented groups.

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