Meet the team
The Employer Team comprises of:
Jacqui Measures – Employer and Community Engagement Manager
With a background in corporate and graduate recruitment, Jacqui leads the Employer and Community Engagement team in extending and building long term collaborative relationships with employers, professional bodies, community organisations and external networks. She has an overarching responsibility for driving and shaping the employer and community engagement activity within the service to maximise employment and work experience opportunities for our students and recent graduates whether this be through our Employer Engagement Team, Student Employment Agency or our Volunteering and Community links.
Contact: email@example.com or 01332 592437
Fiona Naismith - Employer Engagement Co-ordinator
Fiona joined the University in 2013 as an Employability Adviser for the Colleges of Education and Health and Social Care. This was a student facing role supporting students with applications, assessment centre practice and interview technique. Prior to this Fiona worked as a Teacher, Exam Assessor, Employment Opportunities Adviser and FE Learning Centre Coordinator. Fiona is passionate about helping students secure graduate roles and as the Employer Engagement Coordinator Fiona will be responsible for helping students access relevant work experience through Derby internships, placements and graduate roles and engaging local, regional and national employers with our talented students at the University of Derby.
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or 01332 592522
Sally Bryan – Employer Engagement Officer
With a background in placements in further education, Sally joined the team in 2014. She is responsible for all employer engagement activity linked to the College of Education, College of Health and Social Care, and the College of Law, Humanities and Social Science. Sally can support organisations looking to work with students and graduates from these Colleges, whether that be through internships, placements or graduate recruitment. Sally’s role also has a community focus due to the vocational nature of the majority of her Colleges, so she also works closely with our volunteering team.
Contact: email@example.com or 01332 592432
Libby Beck – Employer Engagement Officer
Libby has worked in an employability role at the University of Derby since 2000. Her role is linked to the College of Engineering and Technology and the College of Life and Natural Science, so she has a broad range of experience with a number of diverse subjects. Libby also manages the placement schemes for both colleges which can range from 40 hours with an employer to full year-long sandwich placements. Libby works with and supports organisations with their recruitment requirements and can offer information and advice to businesses about internships, placements and graduate recruitment.
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or 01332 591713
Kieran Chester – Employer Engagement Officer
Kieran has worked in employability since 2007, initially in the private sector before joining the University in 2009 to support professionals and graduates in to professional work. Whilst at the University, he has been responsible for student and graduate employability, providing one to one advice, facilitating workshops and working with employers to access our talent. He has worked across a range of courses and Colleges throughout his time with the University, and is responsible for working with Employers to create Internships, Placements and Graduate roles for our students.
Contact: email@example.com or 01332 592220
Hannah Spalding – Employer Engagement Officer
Hannah joined the University as Employer Engagement Officer in April 2017. Passionate about recruitment, Hannah is looking forward to building relationships with local, regional and national employers, to support them in finding suitable candidates from the University of Derby, via Derby Internships, Placements and Graduate roles. Previously, Hannah has worked in various HR roles for both the public and private sector, covering recruitment, training, employee relations and payroll.
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or 01332 592939
Mike Reid – Employer Engagement Officer
Mike joined the University as an Employer Engagement Officer in August 2017. Passionate about employability he is looking forward to creating and maintaining relationships with employers and local organisations attached to the Health and Social Care College, aiding employers engaging with and recruiting student and graduate talent.
Mike’s background comes from the NHS where he worked in a number of roles including coordinating a community health and social care team before moving into nursing recruitment within Nottingham University Hospitals.
Charlotte Evans - Employer Engagement Assistant
Charlotte is a Business Management student at the University of Derby and is joining us for a year on placement as an Employer Engagement Assistant. She is passionate and enthusiastic about her role and developing relationships with both students and employers. Charlotte will be involved in various events for the University throughout the course of the next year alongside continually supporting and helping the team.
Contact: email@example.com or 01332 591795
Lucy Dean - Volunteering Co-ordinator
Lucy joined the Careers and Employment Service in 2013, moving from an administration role into the employer engagement team to coordinate volunteering. Lucy’s background in volunteering, particularly during her time as a student, has provided her with the knowledge and understanding of what students are looking for and how charities can benefit from student volunteers. Lucy is passionate about supporting local and national charities to recruit volunteers and providing students with opportunities to enhance their employability and their experience at University by getting involved in the local community.
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or 01332 592455