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Careers Manager

BARBRI Global Ltd

Location: London
Salary: £40,000 to £45,000
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 12th February 2024
Expires: 12th April 2024

At BARBRI, every student deserves the most effective education experience possible. By working with the global legal profession more closely, we can effectively bridge the gap between university and employment by creating effective learning and development to enhance the qualifications and employability skills of the legal profession and aspiring lawyers.

Responsibilities

As the Careers Manager, you will be part of a talented careers team and contribute to BARBRI’s provision of careers to students and employers. As a self-starter, you will work to deliver the agenda for BARBRI’s position within the Qualifying Work Experience (QWE) space, enhance student employability through multiple interventions and collaborate with universities and employers.

As a legal education and careers specialist, you will help build brand awareness in the BARBRI market, coordinate and manage BARBRI’s community engagement, and enhance employability services offered within the SQE curriculum and more widely.

Reporting to the Head of Employability and Engagement, your responsibilities include:

  • Implementing a career development strategy setting out to increase employer and student engagement, building market awareness of new routes and roles in legal practice, increase usage of careers and employability support services, as well as contribute to increased course enrolments, student employability outcomes and business growth ambitions.
  • Leading on coordinating employer engaged careers guidance and advice to students. This will ensure progress against critical employability indicators and Key Performance Indicators (i.e. post-qualification employment and QWE opportunities) is maintained and built upon.
  • Successfully prepare students to enable them to develop the necessary skills and confidence to progress with their career aspirations.
  • Provide advice to students on the development of CVs and covering letters, commercial awareness and directing them to help for activities such as interviews and other recruitment processes.
  • Conduct mock interviews and application reviews, providing students with feedback and areas to develop.
  • The successful candidate will take a lead role in developing employability projects and collaborations between key external partners and develop new strategic collaborations and pathways to ensure BARBRI careers provision pervades the student journey from school to alumni.
  • Create value-added partnerships across the industry, including but not limited to career guidance professionals and employer engagement teams, careers industry associations, flexible resourcing organisations, legal career initiatives and recruitment agencies.
  • Create a framework to leverage and engage with our alumni and other audiences as part of our BARBRI Community initiative.
  • Lead on identifying and collaborating with partners in the delivery of new QWE opportunities for students. Ensure each partner is evaluated to ensure collaboration is aligned with the overall careers and employability strategy and the growth of the business.
  • Stay up to date on employment market trends, industry changes, and emerging career paths to better advise students on their career journeys.
  • Identify and deliver, within the business and with external partners, career-focused events and workshops and be confident to chair and moderate events as needed. Coordinate all direct communications related to the events and provide analysis and evaluation to assist in delivering effective service.
  • Manage and maintain robust financial records of all costs associated with careers provision and provide a monthly report to help inform budgeting.
  • Track analytics, report lead generation numbers, and evaluate the impact of each career activity.
  • Keep track of all collateral needs and work with the marketing team to organise and supply all relevant marketing assets.

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