The Careers Group, University of London is recruiting a full time Labour Market Researcher (1 year fixed term). This new post will be working at the heart of The Careers Group Central team, linking across already established teams including Vacancies, the Research Unit and Content and information to identify and share essential labour market information to support domestic and international graduate employment. If you have proven skills in gathering, analysing and communicating usable information to different stakeholders, this could be the next exciting step for your career.
An overview of The Careers Group
The Careers Group of the 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
- Goldsmiths, University of London
- King’s College London
- St Mary’s University
- University College London
- The University of London Careers Service
The University of London Careers Service supports both distance and flexible learning students, and those at small specialist colleges in the University’s federation including the Courtauld, Royal Veterinary College, St George’s Medical School, the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and the School of Advanced Study. It also provides careers provision to the Institute of Cancer Research, the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama and the London Arts & Humanities Partnership.
All The Careers Group institutional services are closely aligned to the strategies for education, employability, enterprise and student experience of the institutions that they serve. This means that staff will partner with academics, professional services colleagues and students on creation and delivery of key initiatives that support the future outcomes of students. 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 Stewart House and contains the Director's office and a small central team, which supports the institutional services by coordinating recruitment and resourcing, providing 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. Stewart House is also the base for the University of London Careers Service.
In October 2020, The Careers Group began implementation of a new action plan for Equality, Diversity & Inclusion, shaped by external expertise in inclusion, social justice and anti-racism, and led by the 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 of diverse heritage 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.
From October 2022, The Careers Group will offer a unique new postgraduate online learning module: Strategic Approaches to Careers and Employability in Higher Education. This module will be offered as part of The University of London’s Postgraduate Certificate in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education. The module has been designed for global higher education colleagues with responsibility for or an interest in careers and employability strategy.
For more information on the role, please read the Job Description and Job Pack attached. For an informal conversation about the role please contact email@example.com.
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 Sunday 2 October 2022.
Interviews and assessment exercises will take place during the week commencing the 31 October 2022. All interviews and assessment activities will be conducted online*.
The University will be unable to sponsor candidates for a visa for this role. Successful applicants must be able to demonstrate their right to work in the UK for the duration of their employment.
We look forward to receiving your application.
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.
*Please note: the job pack you will find attached states that interviews will take place in person, however, this has now changed and all interviews will now be conducted online via MS Teams meetings. You will receive a meeting invitation prior to your interview.