Jayne Sharples


University of BirminghamJayne Sharples

Job title

Postgraduate Careers Consultant


Jayne Sharples is Postgraduate Careers Consultant at Careers Network, University of Birmingham. She is the specialist lead for the career development for Postgraduates from across the University and course lead for the Talent Pool and Leading Academics professional development programmes for PhDs. She has considerable experience in Higher Education having worked for 10 years on projects ranging from knowledge transfer, continuing professional development, enterprise education and most recently careers and employability. This followed 15 years in the private sector.

Jayne is a qualified professional coach, with a Level 5 Institute of Leadership and Management qualification in Coaching and Mentoring. She is a coach for the University of Birmingham Coaching and Mentoring Academy. She is a licensed user of the AQR psychometric assessments for leadership and resilience. Jayne has worked as a consultant on the AHRC funded Knowledge Exchange in Design project led by the Birmingham Institute of Art and Design (BIAD) and has delivered leadership training as part of the Vitae Leadership in Action training programme.  She is interested in researching the changing nature of the job market and creative approaches to learning and development.