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Student Enterprise Specialist Practitioner

Careers & Employability Service

Location:  Highfield Campus
Salary:   £30,395 to £37,345
Full Time Permanent
Closing Date:  Friday 28 June 2019
Interview Date:   Friday 12 July 2019
Reference:  1148319EW

We are looking for a dynamic and innovative individual to join our Student Enterprise Team in the University of Southampton Careers and Employability Service, to deliver advice, guidance and support to students in business start-up and social enterprise activity. 

Working with the Head of Student Enterprise, we are seeking individuals with excellent organisational and project management skills, who can deliver to deadlines and manage multiple activities.  You will be a confident, credible and enthusiastic individual with exceptional interpersonal and communication skills, and be able to run training sessions and workshops. You will be able to engage and motivate students. 

Business start-up experience, and/or experience of delivering a programme of support to students in enterprise and entrepreneurship, ideally within a Higher Education context, is desirable for the role. In the role, you will be developing students’ knowledge and awareness of the importance of enterprise skills, and advising and guiding those students who have business start-up ideas through a central programme of support. You will be able to provide evidence of sector knowledge and demonstrate successful outcomes achieved. It is also desirable for you to have a strong interest (or willingness to develop expertise) in social enterprise. 

You may also have the opportunity to contribute to projects facilitating the on-going development of the Careers and Employability Service.  You can find out more about our programmes and services at:  

Applicants should be able to commit to evening and occasional weekend work as a requirement of the role.  

This post is offered on a permanent basis offering a salary of £30,395.  Further benefits of this role include the opportunity to join the University pension scheme, 30 days annual leave and access to a number of employee discount schemes.  

If you would like more information, please email Student Services at

Application Procedure

You should submit your completed online application form at The application deadline will be midnight on the closing date stated above. If you need any assistance, please call Charlene Tyson (Recruitment Team) on +44 (0) 23 8059 6803. Please quote reference 1148319EW on all correspondence.

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We aim to be an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all sections of the community. Please note that applications from agencies will not be accepted unless indicated in the job advert.

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