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Careers and Professional Practice Advisor

University for the Creative Arts

Location: Canterbury, Epsom, Farnham
Salary: £36,382 to £42,150 per annum
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 13th October 2021
Closes: 21st October 2021
Job Ref: 21-AAAA4415-0400-3

UCA is the No.1 Specialist Creative University in the Guardian League Table 2021. 

As the second largest provider of creative education in Europe, UCA has been producing exceptional graduates for the creative industries worldwide for more than 150 years. We have more than 7,500 students studying on 120 creative arts, business and technology courses at campuses in Canterbury, Epsom, Farnham, Rochester, Hampton Court and Maidstone, as well as through distance learning. Our exceptional team of world-class teaching and research academics are equipping the next generation of creators, innovators and leaders with the skills they need to thrive in the creative industries.

As well as enjoying an international reputation for its HE provision, UCA is unique in that it helps students make a career in one of the most dynamic, significant and fastest-growing sectors of the economy. We are ideally positioned to lead the way and provide the talent for a new-look future, and we hope that you’ll bring your skillset to our cause – creating the perfect environment for the next generation of creatives, entrepreneurs and makers to thrive.

Careers & Professional Practice Advisors Farnham/Epsom/Canterbury with some home working

Full Time Post: 36.25 hours per week

The Careers & Professional Practice Advisors (CPPAs) work within the Careers & Professional Practice Hub to support, develop and prepare Creative Arts graduates for future employment, further study, lifelong learning, and a sustainable creative life.  This work will fall into two main equally weighted areas:

Firstly, to Integrate, develop and oversee live briefs, placement with respective School Academic Leads and a Student Facilitator to work together to achieve the transformation of our employability offer, bringing consistency of offer, and sharing of best practice. Alongside traditional placements, CPPAs will oversee civically themed placements/live briefs and programmes across three areas, co-created by the School’s, Student Facilitator, and alumni/industry.

Secondly, work with colleagues across the University to identify and embed an inclusive, holistic programme of careers education, information, advice, and guidance that will equip students with the knowledge, skills and graduate attributes for highly skilled employment including self-employment, further study, and creative life. Working collaboratively with key stakeholders, develop courses across HE and PG provision and whilst working specifically to one HE School, they will also support other Schools.

We have posts available at Farnham, Epsom and Canterbury campuses, please specify on your application which campus you wish to apply for.

Those who are part of UCA’s transformation project, please contact HR@uca.ac.uk for more information.

Further details and applicant guidance are available at Current Vacancies - Jobs at the University for the Creative Arts (ucreative.ac.uk)

The closing date for receipt of applications is 21st October 2021. Please note UCA may close a vacancy early in the event of high numbers of applications being received.

Interviews will be held on 1st November 2021.

The University for the Creative Arts (UCA) aims to be a welcoming and inclusive University that is truly representative of all sections of society. We particularly encourage applications from people from minoritised ethnic groups and people with disabilities who are currently under-represented within the University.

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