Birkbeck, University of London

Birkbeck, University of London

Careers Programme Coordinator

United Kingdom

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Careers Programme Coordinator

We are looking for a highly motivated and skilled individual to join our exceptional Careers and Enterprise team as Careers Programme Coordinator.

Salary range

£36,374 - £41,348 per annum

Contract type

Fixed term


Full time



Business Unit

Registry Services

Closing date for applicants


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We are looking for a highly motivated and skilled individual to join our exceptional Careers and Enterprise team as Careers Programme Coordinator. You will play a key role in developing strong relationships with employers, helping Birkbeck students and graduates discover valuable roles and secure opportunities with organisations.

Salary: £36,374 - £41,348 per annum. This is a fixed-term contract for one year from January 2024 – January 2025. Full time (35 hours per week with occasional weekends and evenings).

Birkbeck's Careers & Enterprise team supports our diverse student cohort through bespoke programmes tailored for our students' needs. We are in an exciting period of development, with two new credit bearing career modules being offered to students for the first time, and you will be part of our ongoing success to continue to grow and innovate our service.

You will be an integral part of the development of our micro-placement offering, which sits across a range of programmes including our Digital Careers Programme, Ability Programme, as well as our dedicated micro-placement module this year.

You will have demonstrable experience building relationships with employers, as well as supporting a wide range of individuals from various backgrounds. You will be working with a diverse student body providing them with support during their placement journey and helping them to achieve their career goals.

You will be a relationship builder, forging connections with employers and industry experts to encourage them to host micro placements and engage with exceptional Birkbeck student talent.

You will be a proven communicator, listener, and collaborative team player. To be successful in this role you will also have excellent time management, organisational and interpersonal skills, along with a pro-active approach to creative problem solving, and the ability to work independently.

This role is varied and will give you the opportunity to develop and stretch your skills and experience so you will be committed to ongoing learning and professional development, this includes staying up to date with industry trends and best practice and contributing to the development of the service and shaping the movement of the University.

This is an exciting opportunity for someone with a keen interest in careers, looking to take on a role where they have a meaningful impact in the lives of individuals from all backgrounds helping them achieve their career aspirations.

Birkbeck Careers and Enterprise ensures students are supported throughout their time at Birkbeck whether it is through facilitating their first step into employment, career change, progression to senior management or starting their own business.

We are part of Student Services within Registry, which combines a range of support services - Student Advice Service, Wellbeing Services (Counselling, Disability & Dyslexia and Mental Health Advisory Services) and Birkbeck Careers & Enterprise.

Closing date: 3 December 2023 – please submit a CV for application.

Interviews held: 11 & 12 December 2023. Interviews will include a presentation.

For more details, please see Job Description Pack. Or contact Samantha Commons – Head of Careers & Enterprise - [email protected]

If you have technical issues or difficulties using the recruitment portal, please contact [email protected] providing your name and the job reference number of the position. While we are happy to respond to all informal enquiries, only formal applications through the online system will be considered.

Birkbeck offers a competitive salary and pension scheme, 31 days paid leave, flexible working arrangements and some of the most generous benefits in the HE sector, all while being located right in the heart of Central London.

We welcome applicants from all sections of the community. The College is committed to improving the gender and cultural diversity of its workforce, holding an Athena SWAN award and operating Disability Confident & Mindful Employer schemes.

Job details


Careers Programme Coordinator


Birkbeck, University of London


United Kingdom


November 17, 2023

Application deadline

December 03, 2023

Job type



Business and Economics,Education

About the employer

Established in 1823, the Birkbeck University of London is an open research university that was founded by George Birkbeck. It is associated with the Commonwealth Universities, Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, European University Association, and the University of London. Earlier, the university was known as the London Mechanic's Institute. In 1830, it started admitting female students which resulted in an increase in the number of enrolments.

In 1858, the university began to offer undergraduate degrees to its students. In 1866, the university's name was changed to Birkbeck Literary and Scientific Institution. Later on, it was shortened to Birkbeck College and then it was given the status of the university and it became the Birkbeck University of London. In 1904, the Student Union was developed where a council was elected to manage the organization. The student union of Birkbeck is the first to be a Founding Member of the National Union of Students.

The campus of the university comprises of a number of teaching hospitals, scientific institutes, and laboratories. The School of Arts and the Department of Humanities and English is also located within the premises. Moreover, it houses residence halls for students, provides all the facilities required by them. Some of the renowned residence halls are Vanessa Bell, Lydia Lopokova, and John Maynard Keynes. In addition, the campus features a Birkbeck cinema hall and Peltz Gallery. It is known to be nearby cafes, restaurants, departmental stores, and shops for the convenience of students. Considering the growing number of students, the university decided to expand its faculties and the campus. In 2013, a new campus in East London was opened. And, many of the institutes were constructed at this campus.

The university offers undergraduate and postgraduate degree programs. The school of humanities was built in 2004, which is known to be a well-known faculty of the university. Also, the university collaborated with the London Knowledge Lab for research studies. The academic structure of the university includes a variety of subjects that are categorized into 19 departments. Some of the notable departments are the Department of Criminology, Department of Planetary Sciences, Department of Media, Film & Cultural Studies, Department of History, Department of Mathematics, Department of Applied Linguistics and Communication, and the Department of Computer Science & Information Systems. Not just this, faculty members of the university are known to be well-experienced and co-operative.

The Birkbeck University of London has a list of notable alumni that includes Bear Grylls (Television presenter), Ramsay MacDonald (First labor Prime Minister of the United Kingdom), Aaron Klug (Nobel Prize in Chemistry), Eric Hobsbawm (Famous historian), and Daisy Ridley (Renowned Actress).

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