Meet the team

Meet the Employer Team

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 is through our Employer Engagement Team, Student Employment Agency or our Volunteering and Community links.

Contact: or 01332 592437

Fiona Naismith - 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: or 01332 592522

Libby Beck – 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 Sciences, 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: or 01332 591713

Kieran Chester –  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 into professional work. Whilst at the University, he has been responsible for student and graduates 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: or 01332 592220

Mike Reid – 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.

Contact: or 01332 591938

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: or 01332 592455