Careers and Employability Adviser

SE1 6NP, London (Greater)
Grade 5: £31,411 to £37,474 per annum (plus London weighting allowance of £4,460)
25 Jan 2023
End of advertisement period
19 Feb 2023
Contract Type
Full Time

Grade 5: £31,411 to £37,474 per annum (plus London weighting allowance of £4,460)



An exciting opportunity has arisen for the position of Careers and Employability Adviser within the Careers Team in Student Services at UWS.  You will provide careers advice and guidance to students of all levels and disciplines, contributing to the development of student employability and employer engagement based at our London Campus. 

UWS’ Student Experience Programme seeks to embed employability within the curriculum, creating opportunities throughout the Student Journey and developing world class graduates.  The Careers and Employability Adviser will play a central role in the delivery of this strategy, also providing a consultative role to University Schools in planning and delivering careers activities including core delivery within our new Aspire module, whilst developing student facing employer engagement partnerships.

The successful candidate should have/be able to demonstrate the following:

  • Educated to degree level
  • Possess a post-graduate qualification in Careers Guidance or equivalent
  • Experience of working in a careers advisory post and delivery of career planning/careers education
  • Exceptional communication, negotiation, and presentation skills
  • Up to date knowledge of the graduate labour market
  • Experience of working within FE/HE is desirable.



UWS has had a presence in London since 2015, and our London provision has generated significant interest and seen student numbers grow dramatically over recent years. UWS London Campus, close to one of the world’s biggest financial capitals, is an exciting and vibrant place to work and study offering flexible technology-rich working and learning spaces with panoramic views of Docklands and Canary Wharf.

UWS was named Higher Educational Institution of the Year in The Herald Higher Education Awards 2022 and is officially ranked by Times Higher Education in the top 600 universities worldwide (2022 World University Rankings) as well as in the top 150 universities worldwide under 50 years old (2022 Young University Rankings). University of the West of Scotland is one of Scotland’s largest and most dynamic modern universities. Our reach across the country, together with our London campus, means that UWS is a significant force in global knowledge creation, innovation, and a leading provider of undergraduate, postgraduate and research degree education. Our degrees provide students with a transformational experience; equipping them with highly sought-after graduate skills that set them up for global success in world-leading sectors, industries and businesses.

With cutting-edge courses, modern pedagogy and practical knowledge, we enable our students and staff to experience the joy of learning, teaching, research and innovation, and apply their knowledge for the benefit of others. 

Our professional services teams are the backbone of UWS, providing robust and innovative solutions to support the vast range of work across learning and teaching, and research and innovation. You will join a supportive and dedicated team, playing a key role in a range of work that will help drive forward our ambition to deliver world-leading research, and graduates who will design, shape and build a new future. Find out more about our Professional Services teams.

We offer our staff a caring and supportive environment, across five campuses, and a competitive benefits package which includes:

  • 24 days of annual leave, plus a further 12 days for public/university holidays
  • 19.3% employer’s pension contribution, including death in service benefits on joining the pension scheme
  • A flexible approach to working pattern and work-life balance
  • Employee discount scheme across 3,500 retailers
  • Fitness facilities across our campuses
  • Access to a range of health and wellbeing resources, including occupational health, physiotherapy and access to our Employee Assistance Programme
  • Professional, career and research development opportunities.


Further information, including details of how to apply are available at

Interview Date:      Week commencing Monday 6th March 2023

The University reserves the right to shorten/extend the closing date of any position where a high/low volume of suitable applications are received. Therefore, if you are interested in this role, an early application would be encouraged.


UWS is committed to equality and diversity and welcomes applications from underrepresented groups.

UWS is a “Disability Confident” employer.

University of the West of Scotland is a registered Scottish charity, no. SC002520.

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