Magdalen is responsible for supporting the delivery of The Careers Group mission through the management of people, budgets, projects, processes and third-party relationships that directly support service delivery in and between, our member institutions, and through the effective promotion of the collective to internal and external audiences.
She works with the Director and other members of the Group Strategic Leadership Team in determining and implementing strategic objectives and projects (where appropriate) to develop and strengthen The Careers Group as a membership organisation. She has line management and strategic leadership of central teams providing support for direct student and employer facing activity - currently Vacancies, IT, and Content and Information. Magdalen takes a lead in managing due diligence, procurement and contracting processes, quality assurance and supports the Director in the management of overall group finances and business continuity planning and risk.
Karen has been Director of UCL Careers since 2004, managing the 60-strong careers team. Reporting to the Vice Provost (Education & Student Affairs) and a member of the Education Leadership Team at UCL, she has responsibility for the strategic development of employability education across UCL as well as the operational delivery of all aspects of careers support for the c.42,000 students at UCL, c.5,000 postdoctoral staff and recent alumni.
The careers support given by Karen and the careers team is two-fold. There are core services of benefit to all, such as large careers fairs and skill development activities and there are bespoke activities, situated as a partnership with academic departments, tailoring the provision of careers education and guidance to the individual student cohort.
Gemma manages the careers service at City, University of London. Gemma leads a team of over 25 staff working in all functions of the careers service; careers guidance, employer engagement, the Unitemps recruitment agency and information. Gemma leads strategic planning within the university in regards to the career development and employability of City students and recent graduates. Gemma has worked in diverse Higher Education careers services since 2009.
Her educational background is Occupational Psychology including psychometric testing and she has completed the Postgraduate Certificate in Careers Education, Information and Guidance in Higher Education. Gemma is part of The Careers Group Senior Management Team and the Senior Leadership Team of the Student and Academic Services directorate at City.
Victoria heads up the Careers Services of the ten specialist University of London institutions, Doctoral Training Partnerships and non-federal institutions that make up Education Consultancy. She is responsible for strategic management and operational delivery as well as managing a split-site teams.
Victoria builds and maintains relationships with institutional stakeholders and works in conjunction with her team to ensure that they provide transformational, student-focused services.
Victoria also sits on the Senior Management Team and has responsibility for key strategic projects run by the central team. Victoria has worked for The Careers Group since 2011 and prior to this, she was Associate Director for a Market Research organisation.
David’s role is to enable The Careers Group achieve its mission of making our member services the best they can be by putting in place strategies, structures and systems that encourage excellence.
This involves developing our capacity to undertake and apply research to our activities, encouraging ongoing professional development and sharing of best practice, and ensuring that we have up-to-date resources and innovative methods for delivering our services. In practice, that means he spends a lot of time finding ways to make it easier for talented but busy people to do things that increase their expertise.