Lead Practitioner and Faculty Advisor

University of Southampton - Careers & Employability Service

We are looking for a dynamic and innovative Lead Practitioner to join our careers service.  

Our award winning Careers and Employability Service, based in Student Services, provides high quality information, advice and guidance to a diverse student body. The service also offers an established programme of employer engagement activities, events and several experience programmes. You can find out more about our programmes and services at: www.southampton.ac.uk/careers

Our Career Practitioner team operates in an exciting, fast paced environment offering expert support to students in relation to their career and professional development. As one of two Lead Practitioners, you will take a lead role in establishing innovative ways to embed careers and employability within the university framework. 

You will be responsible for the line management of a proportion of the Career Practitioner team as well as the design and delivery of a bespoke careers programme for a designated Faculty. Your delivery caseload may also involve preparing and presenting materials using a variety of delivery methods through our central Events Calendar, and working with students on an individual basis. 

To support your Faculty work and that of your team, you will build effective working relationships with Faculty staff and relevant employers, and develop an appropriate knowledge of relevant employment sectors and opportunities.

You will also have the opportunity to lead on and contribute to projects and other activities facilitating the on-going development of the service.

We are seeking individuals with excellent people management, team and project management skills; able to deliver to deadlines and manage multiple activities. You will be a confident, credible and inspirational individual with exceptional interpersonal and communication skills, keen to push the boundaries of traditional careers work.

You will have a recognised qualification in careers guidance, or relevant experience, ideally with recent experience of providing advice and guidance within a Higher Education context. You will be able to provide evidence of sector knowledge and demonstrate successful outcomes achieved through influencing key stakeholders such as senior managers within an education environment or business in relation to employability.

Applicants should be able to commit to evening and occasional weekend work as a requirement of the role. 

This post is offered on a permanent basis offering a salary of £29,301. Further benefits of this role include the opportunity to join the University pension scheme, 30 days annual leave and access to a number of employee discount schemes.

If you would like more information, please email Student Services at studserv@soton.ac.uk.

Application Procedure:

You should submit your completed online application form at www.jobs.soton.ac.uk. The application deadline will be midnight on the closing date stated above. If you need any assistance, please call Hannah Swann (Recruitment Team) on +44 (0)23 8059 4046. Please quote reference 803916EW on all correspondence.

Further details:

We aim to be an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all sections of the community. Please note that applications from agencies will not be accepted unless indicated in the job advert.

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