Head of Employability

  • Full Time
  • Durban, South Africa

Armstrong Appointments


The Higher Education industry is seeking the services of a HEAD OF EMPLOYABILITY to join their dynamic team.

Duties & Responsibilities

Main job function

Evaluate, integrate, and manage the company’s employability function

Undertaking all necessary tasks and performing all necessary services to perform the role of Head of Employability

Deliver effective leadership and support including

Gather and build data on employability starting with 2019 graduates

Install Jobs & Careers Office which will include activities for job seeker preparation

CV prep / Interview prep / Job search skills / Internship placement

Set-up and/or oversee all Employability metrics within the organization

Analyze current and future jobs market by sector in order to influence the development of relevant academic offer (including market research)

Support other senior management team members in developing and implementing the general strategy in respect of Private higher education platform

Work with the academic team to embed employability in all company programs

Oversee and work with the careers office to develop students’ employability skills through soft skills programs

Help ensure that graduate attributes are explicitly embedded in all programs

Develop links with employers and extend the numbers of employers who have active relationships with the company

Manage Golden Employers network

Work closely with employers to develop work related opportunities for students

Conduct regular research to determine employers’ skills demands

Serve as the employability liaison for the company at the HUU level

Determine and track ROI through regular research with students

Work closely with students to match them to work based learning and work experience opportunities and ensure that they are well-prepared to undertake them

Liaise with employers and students during placements to ensure that they are working effectively

Publicize and promote the opportunities available to students and staff in relation to employers and employability

Maintain accurate records and management information to report to Management

Use IT databases effectively to support the Unit

Desired Experience & Qualification


Post-graduate qualification


Research skills

Technology skills

Excellent communication skills


Good understanding of job placements

Reporting skills

Problem solving

Soft Skills

Passionate about young people


Business minded

Mature individual

Excellent computer skills

A Consultant will be in touch if you are shortlisted for the position. Please consider your application unsuccessful should you not have been contacted within 2 weeks. We will keep your CV on our database and contact you should you match the criteria of any other vacancies.

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