Meet the Team


Head of Careers

Jacqui Howe – Head of Careers Centre.

Senior Manager, managing the strategic outcomes of the Careers Centre

Careers Advisers

Careers Advisers offer confidential, bookable 30 minute appointments (Mon to Fri) and our ‘Careers Express’ 15 minute drop-in service every day. They also work with specific departments and subject areas providing inputs into the curriculum.

Sue Taylor – Senior Careers Adviser

Subject areas:

  • Business
  • Nursing
  • ODP
  • Midwifery
  • Paramedics

Emma Bonati – Careers Adviser

Subject areas:

  • Criminology
  • Law
  • Psychology
  • PGCE Early Years

Becka Colley-Foster   – Careers Adviser

Subject areas:

  • Sport & Physical Activity
  • English, History & Creative Writing
  • Media
  • Undergraduate ITT Secondary Education
  • Secondary PGCE

Alistair Shimmin – Careers Adviser

Subject areas:

  • non-ITT Education courses –  part time / Foundation Degree/Top up courses
  • Applied Health & Social Care courses
  • Medical School
  • Social Work
  • Social Sciences

Debby Murray – Careers Adviser

Subject areas:

  • Geosciences
  • Media
  • Performing Arts

Joanna Nutt – Careers Adviser

Subject areas:

  • Computer Science
  • non-ITT Education courses – Full time and PG courses
  • Undergraduate ITT  Primary Education
  • Primary PGCE

Nicola Critchlow – Careers Adviser

Subject areas:

  • Biosciences
  • Performing Arts
  • PGCE Teaching in Further Education and Training
  • Performing Arts.
  • Non-ITT Secondary Education
  • Sport & Physical Activity

Clare Gilby – Careers Adviser

Subject areas:

  • ITT Undergraduate Early Years QTS

Employer Liaison Team

This is a dedicated employer liaison team helping  employers to connect with our students. They liaise with graduate and part-time employers and advertise vacancies and volunteering opportunities to our students, they also organise a variety of employer focussed events such as careers fairs throughout the year

Paul Ledsham – Employer Liaison Manager

Paul works directly with graduate employers to raise the profile of Edge Hill and seek out appropriate graduate vacancies and other opportunities for the employers to work with the University.

Abi Cattlin – Employer Liaison Adviser


Paula Kendall – Employer Liaison Assistant

Paula assists  Paul and the Employer Liaison Adviser in their roles and works with employers advertising roles via our vacancy service.

Student and Community Engagement Team

This team is dedicated to helping our students to engage with the local community either through part-time work, volunteering or other work experience.

Sue Norris – Careers Administration Manager

Sue is responsible for the general back-office administration of the Careers Centre, the Graduate Outcomes Return and website updating.

Katharine McKinnon – Employment Adviser

Katharine assists students by offering workshops to help students to write CVs and applications for part-time jobs and vacation work, giving advice on using social media and providing general advice and information to help students with job searches.

Helen Rimmer/Jennie Owen – Volunteering Advisers

Helen and Jennie assist students in seeking suitable volunteering opportunities, providing general advice and information to help students with their searches for suitable roles.

Kelly Rigg – Employment Adviser

Kelly is able to offer bespoke support to students who may wish to discuss issues around potential barriers to paid work or other work experience they may have.

Contact Us

Email query form
01695 650800 (Catalyst Helpdesk)

Location: Ground floor, Catalyst

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