Careers and Employability Consultant

University of Plymouth
February 12, 2023
Offerd Salary:£36,386 to £42,155
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£36,386 to £42,155 per annum - Grade 7

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Permanent, Full-time

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Professional/Support Services
Careers and Employability Consultant


The University of Plymouth Careers Service is recruiting a Careers and Employability Consultant to lead on the delivery and continuous development of our Careers Service offer to students across the University. The Careers Service offers a comprehensive range of Faculty/School and centrally co- ordinated activities, opportunities, and support for students to help them develop their skills and experiences in order to be successful in the world of work.

This is an exciting chance to be part of a progressive Careers Service with a clear focus and delivery plan. You will be working in a cutting-edge and dynamic University in a beautiful location, where you can really make a difference.

This role sits within the Faculty Engagement and Careers Guidance team and involves:

  • Leading on the development and delivery of careers and employability programmes across Schools
  • Liaising with academic staff to ensure that careers and employability plans meet the needs of Schools and maximise student engagement
  • Delivering large scale group interventions
  • Providing one-to-one careers interviews as part of a centralised appointment offer
  • Using data to monitor and evaluate careers provision
  • Supporting the work of the wider Careers Service
  • Maximising the use of our innovative careers systems, tools and e-resources to support student engagement with the Careers Service
  • You will:

  • Be an experienced Careers Advisor / Consultant with specific experience of delivering a range of high-quality careers interventions from design to evaluation in a large organisation
  • Be self-motivated and highly organised with proven ability to work on your own and as part of a team
  • Have experience of higher education careers and employability services or a similar environment (desirable)
  • Have group facilitation experience
  • Have Educational attainment at higher education level (or demonstrable equivalent experience)
  • Have Careers guidance qualification (eg. DipCG, QCG, NVQ Level 4 Advice and Guidance or equivalent)
  • Please demonstrate how you meet the essential criteria outlined in the knowledge, qualifications, training and experience elements of the job description in your supporting statement.

    For an informal discussion to find out more about the role then please contact Paul Gillard, Faculty Engagement & Careers Guidance Manager by email [email protected] or telephone 01752 587705

    This role will require a Basic Disclosure and Barring Service Check

    Interviews are likely to take place week commencing Monday 6th March 2023 and you will be notified if you have been shortlisted or not.

    This is a full-time position working 37 hours per week on a permanet basis.

    Flexible working options including job share will be considered.

    We offer a competitive salary package and a generous pension and holiday scheme. We also offer a range of other benefits, including ongoing development opportunities.

    A relocation package may be available to the successful candidate, conditions apply.

    A successful external candidate for this position would be employed by the University of Plymouth Services Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of the University of Plymouth. Employees of the University of Plymouth Services Limited work alongside the University of Plymouth colleagues in delivery of Plymouth's strategic vision, and will adopt the University of Plymouth's HR policies and procedures in full unless otherwise stated.

    The University of Plymouth is a diverse, welcoming community where everyone makes a difference and is encouraged to bring their whole selves to work. To find out more about our inclusive community, initiatives such as Athena Swan and the Race Equality Charter and our range of benefits / support mechanisms such as flexible working, staff networks and enhanced maternity, paternity & adoption leave please visit our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion webpages

    We particularly welcome applicants from under-represented groups such as BAME/BIPOC and LGBT+.

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