Enterprise Coordinator

University of Essex
December 04, 2022
Offerd Salary:£32,348 - £35,333
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Contract Type:fixed-term basis unt
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Enterprise Coordinator

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£32,348 - £35,333 per annum

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Fixed-term, Full-time

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Help us to Make careers education Happen

The role of Enterprise Coordinator is part of a collaborative partnership between Make Happen and The Careers and Enterprise Company. Enterprise Coordinators undertake the work of The Careers and Enterprise Company, whilst being hosted within the Make Happen team at the University of Essex, Colchester.

The Careers and Enterprise Company (CEC) is the national body for careers education in England, delivering support to schools and colleges to deliver modern, 21st century careers education.

Careers Hubs bring together schools, colleges, employers, and training providers in a local area. The goal is to work together and help schools and colleges improve how they prepare young people for their best next steps.

Make Happen is a collaboration between a group of HE institutions, FE colleges, schools, local authorities and charities with a single purpose to raise aspirations and widen participation in higher education throughout Essex. Make Happen is the Essex partnership of the national Uni Connect programme, funded by the Office for Students.

This is an exciting opportunity to join a team committed to widening participation and raising aspiration into higher education across the county of Essex.

Duties of the Role

The Enterprise Coordinator will form a part of the newly established Greater Essex Careers Hub, part of The Careers and Enterprise Company. The role holder will manage a caseload of schools and colleges, working with them to support their careers programme. The role holder will be responsible for recruiting and supporting volunteers from local businesses and industry sectors and matching them with schools and colleges within the region to support the development of their careers strategy and programme.

Please note, this role is not student-facing. The role holder will work with school/college senior leaders as well as businesses to ensure high- quality careers education is in place.

The role will form part of the Essex careers hub but will be based within the Make Happen team at the University of Essex. As part of the role they will work closely with Make Happen to ensure that Uni Connect and CEC are offering a joined-up service across the region.

Skills and qualifications required

We are seeking someone who is committed to supporting schools and colleges to enable young people to succeed in their chosen pathways. We would like a candidate with experience of engaging and building relationships, preferably with leaders from schools, colleges, and businesses.

If you are a relationship manager, account manager, volunteer manager or even as a careers professional, we'd love to hear from you.

You should have excellent communication and relationship management skills and be able to work independently as well as part of a team.

Working arrangements

The Enterprise Coordinator roles are based at one of Make Happen's offices at the University of Essex in Colchester. The team currently works hybrid, with an expectation of spending a minimum of 2 days in the office per week and the rest spent working from home as well as attending meetings at schools and colleges.

Contract term

The contract is on a fixed-term basis until 31st August 2023. This is due to funding for The Careers and Enterprise Company being reviewed/renewed by the Department for Education on an annual basis. The Careers and Enterprise Company has operated in this way since 2015.


Informal enquiries may be made to Natalie Freislich-Mills (e-mail: n.freislichmills@essex.ac.uk). However, all applications must be made online.

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