Student & Graduate Incubation Coordinator

Location:  Sunderland Campus
Salary:  £27,098 to £33,229 per annum
By annual incremental progression
Hours per Week:  37
Closing Date:  Monday 05 December 2022
Interview Date:  See advert
Reference:  0613-22-R

We have an exciting opportunity within our newly created Centre for Graduate Prospects for a Student and Graduate Incubation Coordinator. The post-holder will support the embedding of employability and enterprise across the University of Sunderland, and the creation of confident and motivated students who develop into professional, adaptable, and engaged graduates with rich and rewarding life and career prospects, by ensuring that:

  • Students and graduates have access to and engage with inclusive incubation spaces and support to enable the exploration and launch of independent enterprises and entrepreneurial ventures.
  • CfGP support for entrepreneurial development is delivered as part of a wider University and regional innovation and entrepreneurship ecosystem.
  • Student self-efficacy is developed through supported learning by doing, prototyping, test trading and fail-fast opportunities as part of a supportive and safe peer-to-peer community.

The successful applicant will have knowledge and experience of managing and delivering support programmes for innovators, freelancers, entrepreneurs and/or start-up businesses as well as proven experience of providing mentoring and/or coaching and facilitating constructive peer-to-peer relationships. You will have a first degree or equivalent qualification, or significant relevant experience.

If you are passionate about delivering our vision and supporting our students to achieve life-changing success and make a society-shaping impact, we would love to hear from you. For more details of the role, take a look at the job description, or get in touch with us. Informal enquiries are actively encouraged. For a confidential discussion on the role please contact Gareth Trainer, Head of Centre for Graduate Prospects by email (

For further information and to apply please click here.