Careers Consultant (Professional Development)

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Southampton, United Kingdom
£35,333 to £40,931 Pro rata per annum
28 Feb 2023
End of advertisement period
26 Mar 2023
Contract Type
Part Time

Careers Information & Guidance

Location:  Highfield Campus
Salary:   £35,333 to £40,931 Pro rata per annum
Part Time (0.5 FTE) Permanent
Closing Date:  Sunday 26 March 2023
Interview Date:   Tuesday 18 April 2023
Reference:  2192023LR

The University of Southampton is committed to excellence in all we do, applying our insights and inventiveness to solve the most complex societal and environmental challenges. As a world-leading, research-intensive university, with a strong and high-quality educational offering, we are renowned for our innovation and enterprise and are within the top 1% of universities worldwide.


Careers, Employability and Student Enterprise is an essential part of the University, responsible for supporting our students and graduates to plan their future career paths and develop essential enterprising skills. It’s an exciting time to join the team as we are expanding from 35 to approximately 55 staff members over the next few months.

As a Careers Consultant for Professional Development, you will oversee and act as a mentor for the team of Careers Consultants during the completion of their professional guidance qualification. You will work closely with the Careers, Employability and Student Enterprise (CESE)management team to identify training gaps, areas for cross-service training and encourage the sharing of best practice. In addition you will create and maintain a continuing professional development record for all CESE staff to ensure codes of practice are met, training records are maintained and support is provided to members of staff going through training and/or qualifications.

You will possess a recognised professional qualification in careers guidance and significant experience in careers guidance delivery along with knowledge of current challenges faced by students in HE and developments within the graduate labour market. You will also have an understanding of the AGCAS Professional Pathways, the routes to professional qualification in careers guidance and be an advocate for the role of mentoring and peer review in staff development.

For a fuller understanding of what it is like to work within Careers, Employability and Student Enterprise, before applying via the University of Southampton website, please click

We are committed to supporting our staff and students and we are open to a flexible and hybrid working approach. We give full consideration to applicants that wish to work flexibly and those who have taken a career break.

As well as additional benefits that will make your life easier, such as a generous holiday allowance and additional university closure days, we will support your long-term future too, with access to the Universities Superannuation Scheme (USS), subsidised health and fitness facilities and a range of discounts. All our benefits can be viewed here:

We believe equality, diversity and inclusion are fundamental to making the University of Southampton a welcoming, vibrant, and successful organisation. Having a diverse workforce, inclusive of people of all ages and beliefs, from different racial, educational, and social backgrounds opens up a wealth of possibilities, makes us more creative and accelerates our impact on society. We welcome applicants that value the diversity of our community and are willing to play their part in supporting the mission of inclusivity.  

Assessment Centre to be held on 18th and 19th April 2023.

Application procedure

You should submit your completed application form online at The application deadline will be midnight on the closing date stated above. If you need any assistance, please call Lauren (Recruitment Team) on +44 (0) 2380 592750 or email Please quote reference 2192023LR on all correspondence.

For an informal discussion about the role, please contact Leanne Barnes on