Head of Talent Development

Grade 9: £47,263 - £54,765 p.a.


We are appointing a Head of Talent Development in the Career Development Centre at Oxford Saïd. Reporting to the Director of Career Development you will be responsible for developing an integrated programme aimed at developing students to be the best they can be. The role focuses on developing students’ self-awareness, soft skills and broader professional development delivered throughout the one year MBA. The role ensures MBA students’ graduate equipped with a complete set of hard and soft business skills, ready for careers as managers and leaders in diverse sectors and organisations.

Your key accountabilities will include designing, communicating and managing a comprehensive career and leadership development programme journey focussing on our MBA. The role will develop a strategy to communicate this development programme package that forms a significant part of the MBA students’ co-curriculum, as well as facilitating workshops, group sessions and coaching students. The role will also build relationships with employers to understand their requirements for high potential, promotable MBA talent and create mechanisms for capturing employer feedback to help inform the design of our offer.  You will also work with some of the Said Business School faculty to ensure the career and leadership development programmes are coherent with research and teaching.

To be considered at shortlisting you will have in depth experience of designing and delivering career and leadership development programmes, ideally in a higher education setting, and possess extensive knowledge of the MBA market place gained from the development of relationships with key employers. You will also be an accredited coach and/or facilitator, and have had experience of delivering these programmes to students at the MBA Level or to executive education participants.

All applications are to be made online.

The closing date for applications is noon 26 October 2018 with 1st interviews to be held on 7 and 8 of November.  2nd interviews are to be provisionally held on 15 November.