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Careers & Employability Officer

QA Higher Education

Location: London
Salary: Competitive financial package plus benefits
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 22nd March 2019
Closes: 22nd May 2019
Job Ref: 61451

Are you a highly organised administrator working within an educational careers service OR working within graduate recruitment? Do you fancy a new challenge in a fast paced, evolving Higher Education Business School where you can make a difference to our undergraduate and postgraduate students - helping them shape their future career?   

About the role:  As our Careers & Employability Officer you will be the first point of contact for our student enquiries to the Careers Service signposting students to suitable information resources and to ensure that the Service and employability activities are resourced effectively.  You will also be responsible for developing links between external organisations and QAHE, in order to promote and support the Careers Service, Advance Practice Internship Programme and the planning and delivery of alumni activities.

Day to day:  

Act as an initial point of contact and provide first line support for all enquiries to the Careers Service - whether in person, by telephone or email - from students, alumni, employers and faculty.

Help students to access and make the best use of careers resources, using effective listening and questioning skills in order to accurately diagnose each student’s need;

Analyse and interpret student data, producing monthly reports for the Head of Careers;

Where appropriate, encourage students to attend specific workshops or a 1:1 appointment with a Careers Advisor based on their careers/employability requirement, managing the booking system to ensure workshops and appointments are resourced effectively;

Actively develop knowledge of current careers and employability information and contribute to the updating and production of printed and online resources, under the guidance of the Head of Careers and Employability;

Participate in and deliver student activities the Service offers such as workshops and induction events that are relevant to the scope of this role and the promotion of the Service to the student population and faculty members;

Develop links with external employers and extend the numbers of employers who have active relationships with QAHE in order to support and develop work related opportunities for students;

Publicise and promote the opportunities available to students and staff in relation to employers and employability inc; voluntary, work experience, graduate jobs etc.

Work alongside the Internship and Placement Manager to support the provision of internships by undertaking student-facing tasks and other research activities to develop the internship offering; and

Bring your experience:

Candidates will be highly organised with strong administration skills and ideally have experience of working in a higher education setting in a Careers and Employability Service or within graduate recruitment.

Working at QAHE: At QAHE you will be surrounded by staff who love teaching and prioritise the student experience. We specialise in teaching as our main focus and ensuring a good experience for the learner is the number one priority for the team.

How to apply and who to contact: Using the apply link, please submit your details and we will be back in touch shortly or call the recruitment team on 01753 898671.

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