Careers Adviser

University of Kent - Student Services

Are you passionate about providing first class advice and guidance to students and recent graduates? Do you have an extensive and comprehensive knowledge and understanding of the graduate labour market?

We are looking for an experienced Careers Adviser to support the University in its mission to provide students with the best possible preparation for their future lives, in line with the University Plan 2015-2020; you will do this by providing careers advice and guidance services to University of Kent students and graduates from the Medway campus and partner colleges to enable them to make informed decisions. Within this role you will be required to maintain good knowledge of the graduate labour market locally, nationally and internationally and of careers guidance and equality and diversity issues.

As Careers Adviser you will:

  • Provide careers education, information, advice and guidance and employability support to University of Kent students and graduates through one-to-one guidance interviews; short drop-in sessions; telephone, Skype and e-guidance; and any other appropriate means of delivery
  • Participate in the development and delivery of a co-ordinated careers and employability programme for University of Kent students
  • Help to review, develop and maintain the professional standards of the Careers and Employability Service.

To be successful in this role you will have:

  • A first degree and/or substantial experience in a similar or related role and a professional qualification in careers guidance (e.g. QCG, DipCG, MA in Careers Guidance)
  • Experience of developing contacts and working with relevant employer networks on behalf of students
  • Experience of working with a diverse client group encompassing a broad age-range and from diverse ethnic and cultural backgrounds

The Student Services Division enables students to fulfil their potential for academic and personal development by offering appropriate guidance and welfare services which support their capacity for responsible and informed decision making. It provides a co-ordinated network of student guidance and welfare services which offer ease of communication and referral across academic, administrative and Students’ Union boundaries. The Division ensures that the network of services on offer by the University is effective, client centred, impartial and confidential.

Closing date for applications: 07 November 2017 or once sufficient applications are received.

Interviews are to be held: 23 November 2017

Please click on the apply button below to view the full job description and also to apply for this post. If you require further information regarding the application process please contact The Resourcing Team on quoting ref number: OTR1770

Please note - applications must be made via the University’s online application system. You will be required to fill in the main details section of the application form as well as upload your CV and a cover letter. Your cover letter should clearly and explicitly address the requirements of the Person specification and you should provide clear evidence and examples in your application which back-up any assertions you make in relation to each criterion. We recommend a maximum of 4 x A4 sides for this document.

CVs or details sent directly to the department or via email cannot be considered.

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