Careers Consultant
London Senate House

Job reference: 000430

Location: London Senate House

Closing date: 01/06/2016

Salary: Starting at £33,418

Employment type: Open ended

Department: The Careers Group

Sub-Department: Careers Group

Hours per week: 35 hours per week

If you enjoy helping others learn, building relationships, thinking creatively and are looking for a hugely varied role with opportunities for training and career progression, why not join our team of Careers Consultants? We have openings for professionals with or without careers experience.

We are particularly interested in people with a research background / PhD and those with a managerial or business background. All Careers training will be provided. ?


The University of London is one of the oldest and largest universities in the UK – and the most diverse. Established by Royal Charter in 1836, the University is recognised globally as a world leader in Higher Education. We are a federal institution consisting of 18 self-governing Colleges of outstanding reputation and a number of acclaimed central academic bodies. The University of London offers almost every subject covered in any University curriculum, delivering huge flexibility and choice to its students.


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 UoL 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 is comprised of the careers services of UCL, King's College London, Queen Mary, University of London, Goldsmith's, SOAS, Royal Holloway, St. Mary's University, The London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Royal Veterinary College, St. George's and the Courtauld institute. There is additional provision for the School of Advanced Study and the Institute of Cancer Research. City University is currently an associate member and there is some consultancy provision to a small number of non-member institutions. 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 the enabling functions of research and market intelligence, content and information, professional development and HR. Senate House is also the base for the Head of College Careers Services for the smaller specialist institutes of the university and the careers consultants assigned to corporate consultancy projects and the individual careers guidance service for mid- career professionals.

The group has over 150 staff and serves a population well in excess of 100,000 students, researchers and graduates.


Please find below the dates we expect to hold interviews:

1. Telephone interview – week commencing 13th June 2016
2. College based panel interview and selection exercises - week commencing 20th June 2016
3. Assessment day and panel interview at the central offices – on 28th June or 11th July 2016

Further Information

Please note that we would not normally make a salary offer above the lower end of the scale for candidates without a professional careers guidance qualification accepted by us as appropriate for our organisational needs and/or considerable professional experience. The current list of these qualifications is included in the job specification pack.

The Careers Group, University of London is an Equal Opportunities employer. We positively encourage applicants from all sections of under-represented communities   

Please note that we are currently running another Careers Consultant recruitment for QMUL School of Economics & Finance parallel with this one. Should you wish to be considered for both roles, you will not need to submit two separate applications, however, please indicate this fact in your covering letter.


The closing date for this job has now passed.