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Sheffield Hallam University Is Expanding

Sheffield Hallam University is one of the UK’s largest and most diverse universities: a community of more than 30,000 students, 4,000 staff and more than 280,000 alumni around the globe.  

They provide people from all backgrounds with the opportunity to acquire the skills, knowledge and experience to succeed at whatever they choose to do.    

As one of the UK’s largest and most progressive universities, their teaching, research and partnerships are characterised by a focus on real world impact - addressing the health, economic and social challenges facing society today. Their ambitious vision is to be the world's leading applied university; showing what a university genuinely focused on transforming lives can achieve. 

Right now, Sheffield Hallam is expanding its Business Engagement, Skills & Employability (BESE) team. BESE is the university's gateway for business engagement, responsible for triaging enquiries, identifying potential new customers and managing relationships to support businesses to understand their challenges, as well as introducing  them to relevant solutions and products. In turn, the team creates new opportunities for staff and students, therefore enhancing employability and graduate success.

BESE enables Sheffield Hallam to be a truly creative and constructive partner, enhancing economic growth, student futures and the quality of life in our region by providing:

  • Employability and enterprise opportunities for students and graduates
  • High-level skills solutions, problem solving and innovation opportunities for employers through a strong understanding of our products, people, and performance
  • A focal point for the University’s input to the regional economic and skills development agenda
  • Operational support and ‘incubation’ for new types of delivery
The key features of BESE are: 
  • Ensuring that students benefit from the breadth of employer relationships and that the offer around student and graduate employability is more holistic and diverse
  • A future focused careers, employability and enterprise team delivering in curriculum and across the institution
  • More strategic engagement across the region in terms of economic and skills development
  • A clear gateway, ensuring that businesses, employers, and regional policy makers have a single point of contact within the University thus enabling regional and national collaborations for graduate success
  • Bringing together product and service delivery teams to allow for clearer strategic alignment of objectives and opportunities, as well as easier cross-sharing of relationships
  • A commitment to gathering feedback, growing product uptake and increasing opportunities for staff, including cross-selling between our product types
As part of our expansion strategies, Sheffield Hallam University is seeking to appoint a champion of student futures. At a key moment in the history of the University, in a dynamic, fast-changing sector, this is a critical role and a unique opportunity for an ambitious, authentic and courageous individual. 
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