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Careers and Opportunities Adviser

Birmingham Newman University

Location: Birmingham
Salary: £30,487 to £32,982 per annum
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 13th February 2024
Closes: 11th March 2024
Job Ref: NU1324-2

Birmingham Newman University is seeking to recruit a Careers and Opportunities Adviser, to play an integral part in the services on offer to students and graduates as part of the Careers Service.

This is an exciting and diverse role, where you will be expected to provide high quality advice and guidance around employment and work experience through professional one-to-one guidance sessions, workshops and presentations. A central part of the role will be taking ownership of and negotiating and managing relationships with employers that result in opportunities for Birmingham Newman University students and graduates. You will be the first point of contact with employers, networks and other key partners, handling difficult conversations and negotiating the best outcomes for students, graduates and academics. You will manage and promote opportunities through our careers portal and will lead and organise a calendar of events, based on informed information and data, to support the progression and outcomes of our students and graduates, bringing employers and students together and integrating activities into the curriculum across both faculties. You will actively promote cross-team collaboration on employer initiatives with relevant academic departments and promote employability skills and professional development opportunities to students throughout their studies.

The successful candidate will have a degree or equivalent level 6 qualification, alongside a relevant professional Careers Guidance qualification (must be level 6 or above). As well as having recent experience in a careers setting, providing high quality guidance around careers and job opportunities, the candidate must have experience of liaising with employers and organisations and delivering employer related events. With knowledge of current recruitment practices, we are looking for an individual with excellent interpersonal skills to develop strong relationships with a diverse range of stakeholders. Excellent leadership and negotiation skills to manage successful relationships and influence employers and academics is paramount. The individual must have excellent organisation and planning skills, the ability to problem solve and make decisions independently, have excellent verbal and written communication skills and have excellent research skills. The Careers Service are a dedicated and collaborative team and we are looking for an individual to be a team player to achieve service outcomes.

Informal enquiries about this opportunity are very welcome. Please contact Melissa Clarke, Careers Manager, at melissa.m.clarke@staff.newman.ac.uk, to discuss the role further.

Please click 'Apply’ button above to be redirected to our website, where you can download an application form and for further details about this role. Please email your completed application form by the advertised closing date to: recruitment@newman.ac.uk

Closing date for applications: Monday 11th March 2024

Interviews will take place on: Thursday 4th April 2024

Birmingham Newman University offers a wide range of staff benefits including 35 days annual leave entitlement plus bank holidays (pro rata for part time posts), pension scheme, chaplaincy and spiritual care, library services, free on-site parking, discounted travel scheme, cycle to work scheme, employee assistance programme, occupational health and counselling services and staff development opportunities. Further details of the full range of staff benefits available can be found on our website: https://www.newman.ac.uk/knowledge-base/staff-benefits/ or please contact the Human Resources Department.

Birmingham Newman University is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Birmingham Newman University is located on Genners Lane, Bartley Green, Birmingham, West Midlands, B32 3NT.

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