Careers Consultants (5 positions)
London Senate House

Job reference: 001319

Location: London Senate House

Closing date: 31/03/2019

Salary: starting at £35,807 per annum

Employment type: Open ended

Department: The Careers Group

Sub-Department: Careers Group

Hours per week: 35 hours per week

The Careers Group is now recruiting for a Careers Consultant to join their renowned service.

  • Do you want a role where you can help other people to fulfil their potential and where you are provided with constant opportunities to develop yourself professionally?
  • Do you want to work in a forward-focussed organisation surrounded by enthusiastic, innovative and supportive colleagues?
  • Are you capable of developing high-level skills in careers guidance, coaching, teaching and strategic relationship building?

As a Careers Consultant you will help students and graduates to acquire the skills necessary to choose their future path, find employment and to manage their career successfully. You will achieve this through a combination of group teaching, one-to-one guidance and the development of e-learning and other resources. A key part of this role will be for you to build strategic relationships with academic staff, employers and other professionals in order to design and deliver the best possible employability support.

For our general careers consultant roles we welcome established practitioners and career changers alike.

At least one of the 5 posts in this recruitment will be based at Royal Holloway in Egham, Surrey. Further details of this site are included in the job pack. If you are interested in this location, please indicate this in the location question on the application form. Other posts will be based in central and/or east London.



For more information on the Careers Consultant role see the attached Job Pack. The deadline for applications is at midnight on Sunday 31 March 2019.

Please note that the selection process will have the following stages:

1.       Telephone interviews – 10-12 April 2019

2.       Panel interviews and selection exercises – 1-3 May 2019

3.       Assessment day and panel interviews in Senate House – 13-15 May 2019

We are looking forward to your application.


The Careers Group, University of London was established over 100 years ago and is the largest network of higher education careers services in Europe. Its mission is as follows:

Our Group exists to make each of our member services the best that it can be strategically and operationally in the context of its institution and to ensure that each service is demonstrably better as a member of the group than it would be if it were not.

As a collective, our Group will be highly visible as thought and practice leaders in higher education careers and employability nationally and globally. In turn, the leading edge thinking and practice will enhance delivery in member services and bring reputational benefits to the University of London centrally and to member institutions.

The Careers Group, University of London is an expertise-led, collaborative membership organisation, set up to serve predominantly, but not exclusively, the member institutions of the University of London. The Group comprises the careers services of City University London, The Courtauld Institute of Art, Goldsmiths University of London, King’s College London, the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, Queen Mary University of London, Royal Holloway University of London, the Royal Veterinary College, SOAS, St George’s Medical School, St Mary’s University and UCL. There is additional provision for the School of Advanced Study, the Institute of Cancer Research, Glasgow Caledonian University London, technē and University of London Worldwide. All the institutional services are closely aligned to the learning and teaching, student experience, employability and enterprise strategies of the institutions that they serve.

The Group HQ is at Senate House and contains the Director's office and a small central team which supports the institutional services by coordinating recruitment and resourcing, providing training and professional development, supporting research and evidence-based practice, overseeing the creation and curation of shared resources, and undertaking special projects on behalf of member services and the Group as a whole. Senate House is also the base for the Head of College Careers Services for the smaller specialist institutes of the university.

The group has over 260 staff and serves a population well in excess of 150,000 students, researchers and graduates.


The closing date for this job has now passed.