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Student Development Partner

Student and Academic Services
34,308 - 42,155 a year
Grade 6
Contract status
Hours of work
Based at
University of York campus
Interview date
14 or 15/09/2022
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Role Description


The Student Development and Leadership team is based in Careers and Placements and delivers initiatives that support students in developing, recognising and articulating their employability characteristics (skills) wherever this occurs across their student experience. This supports students' self awareness and confidence, engagement in opportunities that support their career readiness (including work experience), and confidence in pursuing a career they will do well in and enjoy. The team delivers these initiatives both efficiently at scale to the whole student body, and with a particular emphasis on supporting students in leadership or other roles across the student community.

This is an exciting opportunity to join a friendly team and make a significant contribution to a range of high profile initiatives including York Strengths, York Leaders and York Award which support the future success of University of York students.


The role holder will work under the direction of the Head of Student Development and Leadership, in direct collaboration with another Student Development Partner in the team and with a range of colleagues and partners to support the design, delivery and evaluation of a range of high quality, accessible and inclusive learning opportunities for students to support them in their personal and professional development, the development of their leadership capabilities and their readiness to secure a positive outcome on graduation.

Skills, Experience & Qualifications needed

  • Level 3 qualification. (Qualifications at this level include A levels. Please view the full list). We also welcome applicants with equivalent non-uk qualifications or equivalent professional experience.
  • A postgraduate teaching qualification or equivalent professional training qualification (eg PGCE / CIPD/ PGCAP) or extensive relevant experience.
  • Working knowledge of a range of learning development and assessment methodologies with experience of designing, managing and delivering programmes of learning.
  • Ideally you will be familiar with approaches to developing employability in UK higher education, and the skills requirements of graduate employers. 
  • Committed to inclusion, collaborative working, continuous improvement and an effective project manager.

This role is offered on an open contract.

Interview date:  14 or 15 September 2022

For informal enquiries: please contact Chris Tingay on

The University strives to be diverse and inclusive  – a place where we can ALL be ourselves.

We particularly encourage applications from people who identify as Black, Asian or from a Minority Ethnic background, who are underrepresented at the University. 

We offer family friendly, flexible working arrangements, with forums and inclusive facilities to support our staff. #EqualityatYork

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