Career Development Consultant

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
18 Jun 2019
End of advertisement period
30 Jun 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Application closing date: 30/06/2019
Salary: 32,236.00 - 38,460.00
Package: Excellent Benefit Package

Job description

Further your career with Edinburgh Napier University

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Careers Development Consultant to join the Student Futures Team, which is responsible for making a difference to our students' employment prospects. The role holder will provide career guidance and skills development to support students in pursuing their desired career path.  

At Edinburgh Napier University, we are passionate about ensuring our students find the right path for them. Our Student Futures team help support our students with a range of services, whether it's finding the right role, identifying the right career, equipping students with the skills they need to thrive, or helping them into further study, our overall aim is to provide our students with a meaningful and personalised service.

With over 19,500 students and 1500 staff, Edinburgh Napier University is a leading, modern university with a reputation and impact that stretches far beyond our shores. We are an inclusive University with strong links to industry and are clear that it is our 'applied' focus that sets us apart. Our strategy is set around four key pillars of growing our academic reputation; delivering an excellent personalised student experience; internationalising our work; and building innovation, enterprise and citizenship. It is an exciting place to work with a clear growth agenda.

The role

In this role, you will provide career guidance and skills development to support students in pursuing their desired career path. You will work with programme teams to embed employability opportunities and assist students to develop the professional skills they need to succeed in the workplace.

You will support design and delivery of employability workshops to students as well as offering support face to face. In addition the ideal candidate will have a passion for the development and delivery of digital employability resources to compliment core Student Futures services.

Who we are looking for

Degree or equivalent is essential. A demonstrable history of continuing professional development in the area of Careers Guidance and predicting future job opportunities.

A Post Graduate Diploma in Careers Guidance or a similar post-graduate qualification is highly desirable.

Previous experience of working in delivery of careers education, advice and guidance in a higher education environment, including the design and delivery of learning to groups of students and offering one to one guidance is essential.

You will have excellent oral and written communication skills and well developed interpersonal skills; in particular, you will be confident at presenting to groups.

If this exciting opportunity sounds of interest, please click here to read the full role description.

Benefits we offer

Salary: GBP 32,236 - GBP 38,460 per annum (Grade 5)

In return, we offer a great working environment and competitive benefits, including 36 days annual leave (including bank holidays), a generous pension scheme, professional development opportunities, childcare schemes, discounted access to sports facilities, and a wide range of other staff discounts.

Further information about our benefits can be found here.

Additional information

The closing date for applications is 11.59 pm on Sunday 30 June 2019. Interviews will take place on Friday 12 July 2019.

This role does not meet the minimum requirements set by UKVI to enable sponsorship of migrant workers. Therefore, we cannot progress applications from candidates who require sponsorship to work in the UK. For further information on this, please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website: https://www.gov.uk/browse/visas-immigration/work-visas

The University is committed to inclusion, demonstrated through our work in respect of our diversity awards and accreditations (Advance HE's Athena SWAN Charter) and hold Disability Confident, Carer Positive and Stonewall Scotland Diversity Champion status. More details can be found here.

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