Jayne Rowley

Executive director student services


Role

I am responsible for ensuring that our charitable mission to guide all students to a brilliant career is accomplished.

The directorate runs Prospects.ac.uk, the UK’s leading graduate careers and employability platform supporting the work of careers services, educators and employers. As part of our strategic functions for UUK we provide labour market information and research to inform stakeholder policy and develop state-of-the-art career planning tools like Planner and Job Match, working in close partnership with the careers community.

We developed and run the national verification service Hedd, supporting digital portability and accessibility of authentic UK graduate credentials across the globe; promoting education integrity, combating degree fraud and protecting UK learners. We will work closely with the data analytics and trust and identity directorates within Jisc to deliver Jisc’s student experience strategy.



Background

My previous role was CEO of HECSU and Prospects. Over 23 years I helped to transform the business from print publishing to the UK’s leading graduate careers and employability platform supporting the work of careers services, educators and employers.

Prior to this, I worked in marketing roles in the recruitment, wholesale and publishing industries for major UK companies like Hays, Menzies and Macmillan.

I hit the press for putting 30,000 tins of baked beans into Blackwells bookshops (ask me). I graduated in marketing and French from Lancaster University.