Careers Consultant - St George's, University of London (0.6FTE)
St George's, University of London

Job reference: 002057

Location: St George's, University of London

Closing date: 06/09/2022

Salary: Starting at £36,999 (pro rata) per annum

Employment type: Open ended

Department: The Careers Group

Sub-Department: University of London Careers Service

Hours per week: 21 hours per week

The University of London Careers Service is recruiting a Careers Consultant to work with students and graduates from St George’s, University of London.

This is an exciting opportunity to join our team working with an interesting and varied student group. As a Careers Consultant, you will help students and graduates to acquire the skills necessary to choose their future path, find employment, and manage their careers successfully. You will achieve this by providing high quality, client-centred careers and employability support through a combination of one-to-one guidance, workshops and events, and other employability-related activities.  These will be delivered both remotely and in-person, all tailored to the bespoke needs of students on the specialised programmes at St George’s. A key part of this role will be for you to build strategic relationships with academic staff, alumni, student representatives, employers and other key stakeholders to design and deliver the best possible employability support.  You will also help develop online resources and learning materials.

The St George’s Careers Consultants are an integral part of the University of London Careers Service and share best practice and support with the other Small and Specialist Colleges within the University, as well as the team supporting the University of London’s distance and flexible learners. The University of London Careers Service is part of The Careers Group, so team members also collaborate with colleagues from across The Careers Group on activities that enhance the quality and effectiveness of our services.

St George’s has adopted a hybrid working model. Although flexible working can be requested, there is a requirement for at least two days per week working onsite (pro rata for part time staff) – which equates to one day a week on campus for the postholder. This model will be reviewed periodically and the postholder will be expected to work to the same model as St George’s staff.​​​​​​​

 An overview of The Careers Group


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, the Royal Veterinary College, SOAS, St George’s Medical School, St Mary’s University, University of London and UCL. There is additional provision for the School of Advanced Study, the Institute of Cancer Research, technē, the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama and London Arts & Humanities Partnership. 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 has over 250 staff and serves a population well in excess of 150,000 students, researchers and graduates.


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.


In October 2020, The Careers Group began implementation of a new action plan for Equality and Diversity, shaped by external expertise in social justice and anti-racism, and led by the new Director of The Careers Group, Dr Kate Daubney. This plan takes both a collective and individual approach to reviewing learning and practice in equality and diversity, striving to improve our understanding of the differences in and the impacts of lived experience, both across our staff community and among our students and other partners. We are seeking to address structural inequality and obstacles to progression in our organisation through a range of actions including: establishing an internal Advisory Panel of staff to inform the Group’s strategic priorities; reviewing our manager progression processes, experiences and data; and embedding approaches to building and maintaining safe spaces for all.

The University of London created a new academic strategy during 2020, which includes the establishment of a new Centre of Excellence for Careers and Employability, which will be one of five new Centres of Excellence in the University. The establishment of the new Centre of Excellence for Careers and Employability will initiate a period of review and reflection for The Careers Group, both senior leadership and colleagues in all member services, to determine how best to use the concept of the Centre and the community of staff to enable services to meet and respond to the swiftly changing landscapes of higher education and work. Part of this review includes developing new approaches to enable The Careers Group, through the senior leadership and staff, to demonstrate our commitment to creating a safe space for all staff and to celebrating and promoting equality and diversity, through our culture, processes and community across all member services.


 Further information


​​​​​​​For more information on the role, please read the Job Description and Job Pack at the bottom of this page.

For an informal chat about the role please contact Gemma Garrett, Deputy Head of Career, University of London Careers Service (Small and Specialist Colleges) on gemma.garrett@careers.lon.ac.uk.

To be considered for this opportunity, please submit your application by clicking ‘Apply for job’ at the bottom of this page before the closing date at midnight on Tuesday 6 September 2022.

Interviews and assessment activities will take place on Tuesday 20 and Wednesday 21 September 2022 (you will only be required to attend on one of these days). Panel interview and assessment activities will take place virtually, via MS Teams.

The University of London is committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive working environment where we can all be ourselves and succeed. We particularly encourage applications from members of Black, Asian, and Minority Ethnic communities as this group is currently under-represented in senior levels within the University. All appointments will be made on merit, based on the criteria identified in the job description.

We look forward to receiving your application.

 

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