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Unestablished Careers Consultant (Temporary Cover)

University of Cambridge - Careers Service

Location: Cambridge
Salary: £42,149 to £53,348
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 28th September 2021
Closes: 22nd October 2021
Job Ref: DD28283
Temporary cover: This post is fixed-term for 12 months or the return of the post holder, whichever is the earlier.

The University of Cambridge Careers Service is seeking to appoint a Careers Consultant on a 1 year fixed term contract to cover a period of maternity leave.

This role holder will primarily be responsible for providing careers education, advice and guidance to PhD candidates and Postdoctoral Research staff with a focus on those in the Physical Science disciplines.
The role involves working with a broad range of colleagues across the Collegiate University and beyond, with the role holder providing the expertise, experience, and tools to help shape those activities designed to support individuals' career development.

The ideal candidate will be fascinated by the evolving Labour Market, excited by the possibilities presented by digital delivery, and an excellent communicator capable of building and sustaining relationships across the Collegiate University and beyond.
Previous experience of careers work in a Higher Education setting, experience of graduate recruitment or similar professional experience is essential. Evidence of understanding the careers challenges faced by early career researchers would be a distinct advantage.

More detailed information on the role can be found in the Further Particulars document, which is accessible via the link at the bottom of this advert.
Your application should clearly set out how you meet the criteria listed in the Further Particulars along with relevant examples. Candidates will be shortlisted based upon these criteria.

We welcome applications from individuals who wish to be considered for part-time working or other flexible working arrangements.

We expect interviews to be held on Friday 29th October.

If you wish to make an informal enquiry about the post, please contact Jenny Blakesley at When applying please upload your CV and a cover letter outlining your suitability for the role.

Applications are welcome from internal candidates who would like to apply for the role on the basis of a secondment from their current role in the University.

To apply online for this vacancy and to view further information about the role, please visit :

If you have any technical difficulties submitting your online application, please contact the recruitment team (email

Please quote reference DD28283 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.
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