Get That Job! Developing Your Career in the

Get That Job! Developing Your Career in the

Get That Job! Developing Your Career in the HE Sector Gillian Urquhart, Joy Whyte, Andy Wilson Some places that we have worked Gillian Urquhart Career so far Department/Organisation Role Dates University of London Warden

1999-2004 (5 yrs) Biochemistry, UCL Research/ Teaching Assistant 1999-2004 (5 yrs) Jenner Institute for Vaccine Research Officer Research Registry, KCL Administrator 2004-2005 (1 yr) PG Admissions, SOAS Admissions Officer

2006 (6 months) Physics, KCL Administrator 2006-2007 (1 yr) Government, LSE Admin Assistant 2007-2008 (1 yr) Law, LSE Programme Administrator 2008-2010 (2 yrs)

Law, LSE Programmes Manager 2011-2013 (3 yrs) Law, LSE Service Delivery Manager 2013-2015 (2 yrs) Methodology, LSE Department Manager 2015- (2 yrs so far)

2006 (3 months) Andy Wilson Career so far Department/Organisation University of Southampton Students Union University of Southampton VCs Office University of Southampton Russell Group Faculty of Medicine Imperial College Faculty of Medicine Imperial College Directorate LSE Role Union President

Dates 2004 - 2006 (2 yrs) Projects Manager Executive Officer 2006 2007 (1 yr) 2007 - 2011 (4 yr) Operations Manager Faculty Management Trainee 2011 - 2012 (1 yr) 2012 - 2014 (18 mths) Projects & Systems Manager 2014 2015 (1 yr)

Executive Officer 2015 2017 (2yr) Joy Whyte Career so far Department/Organisation Role Dates Arts and Humanities Research Board (as was) AHRB LSE, Centre for the Study of Human Rights LSE, Law Department

Research Awards Assistant 1999 2000 (11 months) 2000 2002 (2 years) 2002 2006 (4 years) LSE, Law Department Law Department Manager (Strategy and Resources) Executive Officer; Interim Head 2015 - 2017 (2 years) of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Faculty Operating Officer, Arts Starting in January and Humanities Faculty 2018

LSE Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Taskforce Kings College London Research Awards Team Leader Centre Manager Law Department Manager 2006 2012 (5 years incl two mat leaves) 2012 2015 (3 years) Top Tips for Developing Your Career in the HE Sector 1. Keep Learning 2. Find a Mentor or a Role Model 3. Start Planning Your Next Step Now 4. Request feedback, and get comfortable at giving and receiving feedback (constructively!)

Top Tips for Developing Your Career in the HE Sector 5. Build Your Network 6. Volunteer/Get Involved 7. Be Very Good At Your Job Top Tips for Developing Your Career in the HE Sector 8. Keep Notes of Your Achievements 9. You can be a credible candidate without meeting 100% of the job spec 10. Know the Institution/Sector 11. Keep Moving (or start moving) Top Tips for Developing Your Career in the HE Sector

12. The Only Way is Up! (or is it?) 13. Work Life Balance Parenting, etc 14. Think Creatively About How to Close Any Skills Gaps 15. Take Responsibility for Your Own Career Development Top Tips For Developing Your Career in the HE Sector 1. Keep Learning 2. Find a Mentor or a Role Model 3. Start Planning Your Next Step Now 4. Request feedback, and get comfortable at giving and receiving feedback (constructively!) 5. Build Your Network 6. Volunteer/Get Involved 7. Be Very Good At Your Job 8. Keep Notes of Your Achievements

Top Tips For Developing Your Career in the HE Sector 9. You can be a credible candidate without meeting 100% of the job spec 10. Know the Institution/Sector 11. Keep Moving (or start moving) 12. The Only Way is Up! (or is it?) 13. Work Life Balance Parenting, etc 14. Think Creatively About How to Close Any Skills Gaps 15. Take Responsibility for Your Own Career Development Top Tips For Developing Your Career in the HE Sector Questions? Top Tips For Developing Your Career in the HE Sector Additional notes from the Questions section: Keeping informed of what is going on in the Sector you might

consider signing up to http://wonkhe.com/ Tips from the discussion at the end of the presentation: Look at the person specification of the job you want to get and tailor your learning, personal development around filling any gaps Always have something to talk about in work think about something positive you are doing in the work place so that when someone asks you about your job you have something positive, engaging and prepared to talk about.

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