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Employability and Events Coordinator

LUMS - Careers
Salary:   £22,847 to £26,341 pro rata
Closing Date:   Thursday 23 September 2021
Interview Date:   Friday 01 October 2021
Reference:  N2664

Lancaster University Management School (LUMS) is a quadruple-accredited, world-ranked management school, consistently in the top 20 in three major UK league tables. At the heart of the student experience is our innovative LUMS Careers team, who make a significant impact on the career development and employability of our students. 

The LUMS Careers Team provides a service that is central to the student experience, and this busy team are looking to appoint an Employability & Events Coordinator. The overall function of this position it to take the lead on the planning, organisation, delivery, and review of a growing portfolio of extra-curricular and in-curriculum events and employability initiatives, hosted both in-person and online as required, designed to enhance the graduate prospects of both domestic and international students. This includes careers fairs, networking evenings, presentations, panel sessions, skills workshops, student visits to external events, careers workshops, employer interviews and panel activity. 

This is a part time (0.8FTE), fixed-term post, covering a period of secondment until June 2023. Lancaster University staff members, who are looking for a secondment opportunity, are welcome to apply. However please discuss this with your current line manager before applying.

You will support the development of mutually beneficial relationships with employers and alumni, work collaboratively with key internal stakeholders, and ensure that all LUMS Careers events and employability initiatives align with practical requirements and student aspirations. 

Reporting to the LUMS Undergraduate Careers Manager, we are seeking an individual who enjoys working collaboratively as part of a team, can manage their time effectively, has strong organisational skills, is a confident networker, and possesses a high level of customer service to maintain and deepen positive relationships both internally and externally.

You will be required to work in strict accordance with GDPR legislation, IT security, confidentiality, and event management guidelines. Training will be provided. 

This role will be a blended role with a mix of working remotely through MS teams and working on campus. Access to office space will be on a rota system in line with government guidance. Occasional out of hours work is expected.

Please direct any informal enquiries to Matthew Howard, Undergraduate Careers Manager (

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Please note: Unless specified otherwise in the advert wording, all advertised roles are UK based.

The University provides an environment that strongly supports the individual needs of each employee, whilst promoting the importance of wellbeing for all our colleagues. We have a range of support networks available for our employees, and more information on these can be found on the ‘Working at Lancaster’ information page.


We are committed to family-friendly and flexible working policies on an individual basis. The University recognises and celebrates good employment practice undertaken to address all inequality in higher education.


We warmly welcome applicants from all sections of the community regardless of their age, religion, gender identity or expression, race, disability or sexual orientation, and are committed to promoting diversity, and equality of opportunity.



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