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SOAS University of London - Careers

Location: London
Salary: £41,004.82 to £48,168.82 per annum inclusive of London Weighting
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent, Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 11th December 2023
Closes: 13th January 2024
Job Ref: AS945741BloCCX

SOAS University of London is the leading Higher Education institution in Europe specialising in the study of Asia, Africa and the Near and Middle East.  SOAS is positioned to play a leading role in reimagining higher education globally, with a new strategic plan in place as the basis for the renewal and revitalisation of the School which commits SOAS to both student responsiveness and research intensity. SOAS is moving towards a new model of international partnerships which is responsive to the transnational character of our global challenges.  

SOAS Careers:  
 
This is an exciting time to join SOAS Careers. If you’d like the challenge of a fast-paced role with fantastic colleagues, we’d love you to join our team. SOAS Careers provides careers education to current SOAS students and graduates, as well as recruitment solutions for employers. We have just constructed a new SOAS Careers Strategy which has a strong focus on: embedding diversity, equity and inclusion at the centre of all our work; supporting students and colleagues to understand the importance of a career plan; developing the capability and employability of our students by enabling them to identify and articulate the value of their degree; and enabling collaborative, impactful partnership working. 

For more information please visit: https://www.soas.ac.uk/careers-services 

About the Role 

You will work with academic partners and other stakeholders to design and deliver effective careers education, information, advice, guidance and other support, helping clients to acquire the skills and resources necessary to plan and manage their careers and to secure appropriate employment or further study.  

Clients may include any or all of current undergraduate and post-graduate students, graduates, pre-entry students, post-doctoral students, early career researchers and other staff of the institution. You will collaborate with colleagues on activities that enhance the quality and effectiveness of SOAS Careers Service. Additionally you will represent the service and institution to internal and external stakeholders.  

We are recruiting for one full-time permanent role and one full-time maternity cover. Please indicate in your application which of these opportunities you are interested in. Part-time and job-share applications are welcomed. You will join a team of around 11 Careers professionals, and be line managed by the Careers Consultant Team Leader. 

Your responsibilities will include: 

  • Develop clients’ careers management skills through designing and delivering career development learning activities 

  • Develop and maintain strategic relationships with colleagues, academic staff, administrative staff and other stakeholders  

  • Conduct a range of short and long guidance/coaching interactions to support clients with all aspects of career decision making and career development 

  • Gather, analyse and use research and data on clients’ career development needs and employment destinations  

  • Develop and maintain appropriate professional knowledge and awareness of the graduate labour market 

  • Undertake collaborative projects to create products and services that enhance career management skills  

You can find further information on the key criteria for the role in the Job Description and Person Specification, along with a full list of duties and responsibilities, which can be found on the SOAS website. 

How to Apply:  

Please apply by completing the application form and uploading a CV & Personal Statement.

Closing date for application: 13th January 2024 

Interviews to be held: w/c 5 Feb and 19 Feb  2024

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