Job offer in england Careers Consultant at Aston University

Location: Aston University Main Campus

Grade: Grade 08

Contract Type: Continuing

Closing Date: 23.59 hours GMT on Thursday 07 March 2019

Interview Date: To be confirmed

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join a busy and expanding careers team in the heart of Birmingham. Aston University is looking to recruit a motivated MSc/MA Careers Consultant who will design and deliver bespoke employability strategies for postgraduate students across a range of disciplines. 

You will enhance students’ graduate career prospects and the student experience through employability initiatives both embedded into the curriculum and through wider project work, provide CEIAG in 1-2-1 consultations and through group interventions. 

Aston has a diverse student population and, as such, you will be expected to understand the labour market at a local, national and global level in order to equip students with relevant job hunting expertise. A sound understanding of postgraduate study and experience of working with international students, particularly from China, is essential.

You will have exceptional verbal and written communication skills, good IT skills and the ability to work within a team and on your own initiative. The successful candidate will be confident working unsupervised, able to prioritise their work and plan in a methodical and organised way, often working to tight deadlines at pace.

The successful candidate will have substantive HE experience in a similar role or relevant experience from graduate recruitment, HR or training, underpinned by professionalism, student focus and confidence whilst multi-tasking in a busy environment. You will be educated to degree level as a minimum, coupled with a professional careers guidance qualification or a related subject (CIPD, QTS) or substantive relevant HE experience. 

If you have passion for a career supporting students and the drive to succeed we’d like to hear from you so please complete the application form to be considered. CVs and cover letters will not be accepted.  

Aston University is committed to the principles of the Athena SWAN Charter, recognised by a bronze award. We pride ourselves on our vibrant, friendly, supportive working environment and collaborative atmosphere. 

Please visit our website for further information and to apply online.  

As users of the disability confident scheme, we guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for the vacancy


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