Vacancies on Employer Engagement Task Group

27 August 2019

The AGCAS Employer Engagement Task Group are seeking to recruit two new members (one on a one-year, maternity cover basis) to join their group. We are particularly looking to recruit members who bring diversity to the group and who are energised about the work we have coming up.

About the Task Group

The principal aims of the Task Group are to:

  • Enhance professional practice in the area of employer engagement.
  • Contribute to the AGCAS strategy and its impact on AGCAS employer engagement members, the higher education careers profession and wider society, including employers.
  • Create a sense of common purpose so all employer engagement AGCAS members feel engaged and represented.

 Some of the Task Group’s most recent achievements include:

  • Organising the 2nd AGCAS Employer Engagement Conference in June 2019, welcoming 130 employer engagement professionals.
  • Working with AGCAS to feed into training and development opportunities aimed at employer engagement staff.
  • Designing an E-Induction toolkit for employer engagement new starters.

 The Task Group’s upcoming plans include:

  • Developing and delivering training and networking opportunities for AGCAS member employer engagement professionals including the biennial AGCAS Employer Engagement Conference.
  • Conducting research, potentially with partners, to enhance professional practice in employer engagement.
  • Creating and sharing best practice case studies to share amongst the AGCAS community
  • Discussing and sharing best practice around employer engagement.

 The Task Group comprises eight members and meets twice a year in person with semi-regular conference calls in between.


Please feel free to contact one of the groups Co-Chairs, Lucy Everett or Andrew Wright with any questions you might have about the Task Group or for an informal conversation.

How to Apply

Nominations are invited from Full Members of AGCAS.

If you are interested in becoming a member of the Employer Engagement Task Group please email a very brief statement (100 words) telling us why you are interested in joining the Task Group and an outline for an idea for an event the Task Group could run or a piece of research we could conduct (100 words).

 These can be sent to either Lucy Everett or Andrew Wright

 The deadline for applications is 9 am on Friday 13 September 2019. 

Additional Information

The next Employer Engagement Task Group meeting is on 2 October 2019 at Leeds Beckett University. Ideally new members would be able to attend.