Dean of Graduate Success

Competitive salary
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Transforming lives through excellent educationLondon Met is an extraordinary institution. Equity and social inclusion have always been our driving principles, and it's what makes the University so unique. Our organisation is distinctive, both in its eclectic and diverse community of students and staff, and also for its historical role in serving some of London's most deprived boroughs. Everything we do is underpinned by our philosophy that an individual should have the opportunity to transform their life through the power of education.Equipping our students with the tools for their future is at the heart of our academic offering. We pride ourselves on providing our students with access to a wealth of opportunities and professions. Our graduates benefit personally, but also contribute their unique perspectives to society, culture, public service and the economy in all areas of London, the UK and around the world.Half way through our ambitious Strategic Plan, the University is thriving with many of our aims across research, student outcomes and financial sustainability already met.

We are seeking to appoint a Dean of Graduate Success who will provide strategic direction across the University to drive both student and graduate employability.You will manage and support the Careers and Employability Service and the Work-based Learning/Apprenticeship Teams, effectively embedding employability into the curriculum, overseeing and developing apprenticeship provision and enhancing the University's alumni relationship scheme. You will provide leadership in developing and implementing a new partnership approach with employers and the academic schools and professional services. You will bring knowledge of the current labour market and graduate career journeys to direct and shape a year-round service that informs curriculum development and supports both students and graduates, all contributing to enhancement of London Met's student experience and commitment to the city.You will help to shape Institutional policy and lead on the development of a plan for employer partnerships to ensure graduate outcomes and work with our London Met Lab: Empowering London, to realise our strategic commitment to give back to the city, whilst embedding the Education for Social Justice Framework and Careers Education Framework, ensuring student partnerships, recognising diverse needs and creating good outcomes for graduates and students. You will develop an Alumni Relationship Scheme to create a graduate community to support student and graduate employability progression and opportunities such as mentoring. Take responsibility for data analytics, report on and shape the design and delivery of services and interventions to improve graduate employment outcomes and meet institutional priorities for Graduate Outcomes.

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Closing Date: 31 March 2023
Online group discussion with key staff will be held on 18 April 2023
Interviews will be held on 20 April 2023

As part of our continued registration with the Office for Students (OfS), the successful candidate will be asked to complete a fit and proper persons declaration.Please note that successful candidates will be asked to provide evidence of their right to work in the UK and to complete a health assessment before they start work. The final appointment will be made subject to satisfactory references and proof of qualifications held. At London Met we are building an institution aware of its purpose to drive not only individual social mobility but also broader community actualisation. We recognise that our diverse community is our greatest strength, and as such we strongly encourage applications from anyone who feels they are currently underrepresented within UK higher education. Read more about our diverse community and our commitments to inclusion and equality at: View the benefits of working at London Met on our Information for Applicants page at:

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