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Careers Consultant

PVC Students

Location:  Aston University Main Campus
Salary:  £34,304 to £40,927
Grade:  Grade 08
Contract Type:  Continuing
Basis:  Full Time
Closing Date:  23.59 hours GMT on Sunday 28 November 2021
Interview Date:  To be confirmed
Reference:  R210469
Release Date:  Monday 15 November 2021

An exciting opportunity has arisen to drive the future of both masters and undergraduate careers management and employability for all three colleges: Business and Social Sciences, Engineering and Physical Science and Health and Life Sciences. Aston University are looking to recruit a motivated Careers Consultant who will proactively design and deliver bespoke employability strategies working collaboratively with their career’s colleagues. There will be an expectation that virtual delivery will play a major part both now and continuing once we are past the current pandemic situation.

We are seeking an experienced HE career professional committed to:

  • delivering guidance to a diverse and demanding postgraduate student population 
  • innovate to challenge our current practice and maximise impact for our students and stakeholders
  • learning from the best postgraduate careers work in the UK and globally and applying new and different at Aston
  • building and managing relationships internally and externally
  • enhance students’ graduate career prospects and the student experience by working closely with academic colleagues in the colleges on employability initiatives both embedded in the curriculum and through wider project work.

The successful candidate will: -

  • have substantial HE experience in a similar role underpinned by professionalism and a student focus.
  • be educated to degree level as a minimum and ideally possess a postgraduate qualification in professional careers guidance or Postgraduate Certificate (or above) in Learning and Teaching within Higher Education.
  • have a detailed understanding of the labour market at a local, national and global level in order to equip students with relevant job-hunting expertise. A sound understanding and experience of working with international postgraduate students is key.
  • Have exceptional verbal and written communication skills, excellent IT skills and the ability to work within a team and on your own initiative. You will be able to prioritise your work, plan in a methodical and organised way, often working to tight deadlines at pace and in line with academic regulations. 

If you have passion for a career supporting students and the drive to succeed in the new blended approach embracing both face to face and virtual delivery we’d like to hear from you.

Please note: Redeployees will be given priority consideration for vacancies.

Anonymous shortlisting will be carried out for this role as part of Aston University’s commitment to equality and diversity and ensuring a fair and consistent approach to recruitment. Personal details that are included on application forms, including the candidate’s name and address will not be disclosed to the shortlisting panel. We kindly ask that candidates do not send CVs or cover letters as these will not be considered.  Please note that the additional information section will not be part of the scoring process, it is your answers that fall within the application questions that are assessed. 


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Aston University is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.



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