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Careers Development Consultant

University of Hertfordshire - Office of the Vice-Chancellor (Career Development)

Location: Hatfield
Salary: £37,099 to £40,521 pa with potential to progress to £44,263 on achieving designated skills & experience, UH7
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 11th December 2023
Closes: 2nd January 2024
Job Ref: 053575

Annual Leave: 30 days plus standard public holidays and an additional 4 days including the closure of our office between Christmas and New Year

Location: Hatfield- plus some flexible homeworking

Main duties and responsibilities

The Careers Development Consultant is a key role in the Careers and Employment team providing careers advice, guidance, information, and support, to University of Hertfordshire students and recent graduates to help them plan for and move forward in their career journey.

You will promote, deliver, and drive engagement of students in a range of activities that will help them develop their career plans.

You will deliver one to one, and one to many sessions, to enable students and graduates to acquire the skills, knowledge and techniques needed to secure graduate-level employment or further study, and to be able to reflect on and articulate these skills to potential employers.

You will be involved in the support of student Career Coaches to deliver peer-to-peer support, and front-line support services whilst maintaining quality provision. You will also enhance the student experience by delivering activities that will help realise the University’s strategic goals, including its performance in the Graduate Outcomes Survey and other key employability metrics.

Skill and experience required

As a Careers Development Consultant, you will have experience of establishing and supporting effective relationships for home and international students and graduates and/ or employers in the context of graduate employment and work experience, with understanding of providing a front-line, customer-facing service.

Working within a team of consultants, we are looking for someone with experience of managing a project, recording project progress and impact, and reporting and evaluation, in a target driven environment.

Candidates will ideally have experience of careers or employer related work in a Higher Education environment, where they have knowledge of designing and delivering employability support programmes specifically for home and international students and graduates.

Ideally you should have excellent social media and networking skills, evidenced by, strong, and active professional social media profiles and a proven ability to carry out research to provide unique insights into student and/or graduate engagement with careers and employability support

You must have strong interpersonal skills including a track record in establishing effective relationships with colleagues, stakeholders, and clients – both internal and external.

Qualifications required

Minimum of a degree, (or equivalent) or with substantial experience. Other relevant qualifications such as in guidance or teaching would be beneficial.

Please view the job description and person specification for a full list of the duties and essential criteria.  Please attach a personal statement showing clearly how your skills and experience match the Person Specification.

We regret that we are unable to offer UKVI sponsorship for this post; applicants will either hold UK Right to Work, or demonstrate access to UK Right to Work, before an offer is made

Contact Details/Informal Enquiries: Jo Eaton – Careers Development Manager j.eaton2@herts.ac.uk

Closing Date: 02 January 2024

Interview Date: To be confirmed

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