Skills and Opportunities Manager

Human Resources - UK Jobs

The University of Bolton is a “Teaching Intensive, Research Informed” higher education institution whose distinctive high quality, student-focussed, undergraduate and postgraduate programmes attract students from all over the world

We are currently seeking a focused and enthusiastic Skills and Opportunities Manager to lead on the planning and delivery of employment services across the University which contribute and enhance student and graduate employability. 

You will manage and motivate a specialist employment team whose main role is to drive provision of graduate jobs, internships and employment opportunities. You will work collaboratively with, and support colleagues to create and deliver innovative University-wide employment initiatives and projects, that boost student/recent graduates’ employability and improve the University’s graduate outcomes.

You will contribute to the planning and implementation of the University’s Employment Strategy and drive the implementation of the employment strategy by improving the effectiveness of the students’ engagement with the employment market and increasing their employment opportunities and prospects.

Further information can be found in the Job Description Person Specification.  We’re also happy to chat to interested candidates about the opportunities available and what it is like working at the University.  Informal enquiries regarding this role should be made to the Director, Julie Bateman via email in the first instance

Closing date for applications: 12 Noon on Thursday 9 June 2022. Interviews are expected to take place within 4 weeks of the closing date.

A job description and person specification can be viewed on our website: or requested by email:

To apply, please submit your CV along with a short covering letter (no more than two sides of A4 font size 12) explaining your suitability for the role to Please ensure you quote the position reference number on all paperwork submitted.

If an applicant is interested in more than one vacancy, a separate application must be submitted for each vacancy to ensure that the individual role requirements are addressed.

Candidates must be eligible to work in the UK, for more information please visit No agencies.

*Please note, the University reserves the right to shorten/extend the closing date of any position where a high/low volume of applications are received. 

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