Careers Consultants (5 Posts)

Job Reference : 000629
Closing Date : 09/01/2017
Salary : Starting at £34,030 per annum
Employment Type : Open ended
Department : The Careers Group
Division : Careers Group
Hours Per week : 35 hours per week

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-looking 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?

Why not join our team of Careers Consultants? We welcome established practitioners and career changers alike.

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


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 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, Heythrop College, 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 and QA Higher Education. 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 210 staff and serves a population well in excess of 150,000 students, researchers and graduates.


The deadline for applications is at midnight on Sunday, 8th January 2017.

Please find below the dates we expect to hold interviews:

1. Telephone interview – week commencing 16th January 2017
2. College based panel interview and selection exercises - week commencing 30th January 2017
3. Assessment day and panel interview at the central offices – week commencing 13th February 2017

Further information

The salary range for this role is AMP level 7, currently £34,030 to £41,137 per annum, inclusive of London Weighting. Please note that starting salary offers for successful candidates without a professional careers guidance qualification which is recognised by The Careers Group will be at the lower end of the scale. Financial support to obtain the required qualification is part of the package for successful candidates in this category.

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 King's College London, School of Management and Business 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.


This position is now closed. We are no longer accepting applications for this position.