Vacancy on Skills Award Task Group

27 January 2020

The AGCAS Skills Awards Task Group is seeking to recruit a new member. 

About the group

The group currently comprises five full time members and meet two or three times a year to represent the key central functions and staff in HE institutions that are responsible for coordinating institutional employability and personal development awards. The group consolidates existing research, shares good practice and formulates new research, enhancing sector awareness and understanding of existing award schemes.

The group informs the wider AGCAS community through the production of materials and the provision of workshops, webinars and events while externally developing collaborative networks with employers and sector bodies for the benefit of the wider community.

Task Group plans and events

Following a successful networking event held in June 2019, for the 2019/20 academic year the group will be focusing on:

  • organising a webinar in spring 2020
  • organising a national Skills Awards conference in summer 2020
  • continuing with existing research to explore the impact of Skills Awards and developing a Directory of Skills Awards.

What we are looking for

We are an active and enthusiastic group and are keen to welcome new members who want to contribute to national work on Skills Awards including research, dissemination, and organising events to raise the profile of Skills Awards and explore their position and impact within a rapidly changing HE and employability landscape.

You will need to be able to attend up to three meetings per year, two of which are face-to-face. You will also need to devote time to developing resources and taking part in organising and/or delivering training and events.

We are particularly looking for representation from London or the South East region or non Russell Group universities to ensure a diversity of institutions are represented.

Applicants will be expected to have already sought agreement for their potential involvement in the task group from their Head of Service and/or line manager before applying.


Please feel free to contact Task Group Co-Chairs Jessica Jung or Maxine Sims with any questions you might have about the group or for an informal conversation. 

How to apply

If you are interested in becoming a member of the group, please complete an application form and submit to by 17:00 on Friday 21 February.