Director, Employer Relations

Job summary

This is an exciting time to join Imperial College Business School (ICBS), as we implement the School’s strategy 2028. The post holder will contribute to this by leading a world class business school Employer Relations team as part of ICBS’ journey to advance from a top UK business school to a top global business school.    Imperial College Business School Careers focuses on two main activities: Building and developing sustainable...

Job listing information

  • Reference BUS00231
  • Date posted 23 January 2020
  • Closing date 16 February 2020

Job description

Job summary

This is an exciting time to join Imperial College Business School (ICBS), as we implement the School’s strategy 2028. The post holder will contribute to this by leading a world class business school Employer Relations team as part of ICBS’ journey to advance from a top UK business school to a top global business school.   

Imperial College Business School Careers focuses on two main activities:

  • Building and developing sustainable on-going relationships with employers that wish to hire our students and/or that our students aspire to work for
  • Preparing our students so they can be competitive in the selection processes run by these employers, and can be effective and successful employees when they graduated from ICBS.

Duties and responsibilities

The Director, Employer Relations will define the employment relations strategy for the next five years for the development and management of global relationships with target employers and current recruiters.  Key priorities are building relationships at senior levels with strategic employers and developing online and in-person programming to present accurate and up to date market knowledge to our students and faculty so we are able to prepare students appropriately to be competitive in employers’ selection processes.  Success will be measured by a range of employment related outcomes, but primarily by the ability to create employment-related opportunities for students within 3 months post-graduation, particularly among the “Top 50” employers. 

This post supports 1500 Masters students and 600 MBA students, studying online or face to face, plus 18,500 alumni.

The post will contribute significantly to the School’s and College’s relationships with major employers in the UK and internationally and will be required to work cooperatively with Corporate Relations, Alumni Relations & Development and College Careers when managing relationships with employers, senior alumni and development prospects. 

Essential requirements

Extensive senior management experience of having shaped and led high performance teams a Higher Education setting or within a corporate environment in human resources, training/learning & development and/or recruitment is essential.   An understanding of world-class business education is an advantage.  

Excellent written and oral communication skills, especially the ability to develop and deliver inspiring presentations to groups of several hundred students, participants or alumni as well as one to one are essential. 

Further information

All appointments will normally be made at the bottom of the salary range.

For an information conversation about the position please contact Sarah Ranchev-Hale S.Ranchev-Hale@imperial.ac.uk

Please state clearly the job title and reference number of the post for which you are applying and ensure that your personal statement consists of no more than 1000 words. 

For technical issues when applying online please email recruitment@imperial.ac.uk

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About Imperial College London

Imperial College London is the UK’s only university focussed entirely on science, engineering, medicine and business and we are consistently rated in the top 10 universities in the world.

You will find our main London campus in South Kensington, with our hospital campuses located nearby in West and North London. We also have Silwood Park in Berkshire and state-of-the-art facilities in development at our major new campus in White City.

We work in a multidisciplinary and diverse community for education, research, translation and commercialisation, harnessing science and innovation to tackle the big global challenges our complex world faces.

It’s our mission to achieve enduring excellence in all that we do for the benefit of society – and we are looking for the most talented people to help us get there.

Additional information

Please note that job descriptions cannot be exhaustive and the post-holder may be required to undertake other duties, which are broadly in line with the above key responsibilities.

All Imperial employees are expected to follow the 7 principles of Imperial Expectations: 

  • Champion a positive approach to change and opportunity
  • Communicate regularly and effectively within, and across, teams
  • Consider the thoughts and expectations of others
  • Deliver positive outcomes
  • Encourage inclusive participation and eliminate discrimination
  • Develop and grow skills and expertise
  • Work in a planned and managed way 

In addition to the above, employees are required to observe and comply with all College policies and regulations.

Imperial College is committed to equality of opportunity, to eliminating discrimination and to creating an inclusive working environment. We are an Athena SWAN Silver award winner, a Stonewall Diversity Champion, a Disability Confident Employer and work in partnership with GIRES to promote respect for trans people.