In Careers, at the University of Reading, we work in an institution which values us as teaching and learning partners. On our beautiful green campus in Berkshire, our values of sustainability and community are a vital part of our work and we collaborate in building University reputation alongside student success. We are now looking for an impactful Careers Consultant who can offer the right balance of digital and face-to-face career learning and coaching, strategic and data driven consultancy to academic departments and the ability to manage employability related projects.
We are looking to appoint a strategically minded and outcome oriented Careers Consultant who will work in an agile and collaborative way to develop our students. This is a busy, complex and varied role, drawing on a range of contrasting skills and abilities in which the post-holder will:
- Provide both digitally supported and face-to-face career learning workshops, lectures and one-to-one career coaching;
- Build relationships and work closely with designated Schools and departments, developing and delivering teaching and learning interventions and projects to enhance student employability and refine student career identities;
- Provide consultancy, expert labour market analysis and advice for academics to enhance the skill development and employment outcomes of their students;
- Organise, analyse and communicate quantitative and qualitative data relevant to their caseload;
- Lead on the design and delivery of our comprehensive Graduate Support Programme, and
- Play a full and collaborative role in the Careers Centre and contribute to the ongoing evolution and enhancement of the service.
The ideal candidate will:
- Be a sophisticated communicator, both written and orally, who can influence and build relationships with a wide range of people at different levels of seniority.
- Be able to demonstrate significant relevant CPD and teaching and learning experience, including small and large group work, face-to-face and remotely and the career coaching of individuals.
- Have completed (or be working towards) a relevant professional qualification to provide them with the theoretical understanding required.
- Be skilled and experienced in effectively managing employability related projects in Higher Education requiring up to date knowledge of the labour market and HE trends.
- Be able to evidence data informed practice and the ability to handle data through a good working knowledge of Excel.
- Be a team-player, confident in managing and prioritising a complex workload to meet objectives.
Interested applicants are welcome to contact the Director of Careers and Employability, Anne Delauzun, or Careers Consultant Daniel Mitchell, to discuss the role prior to applying.
Interview Date : 11 October 2021
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Applications from job seekers who require sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. By reference to the applicable SOC code for this role, sponsorship may be possible under the Skilled Worker Route. Applicants should ensure that they are able to meet the points requirement under the PBS. There is further information about this on the UK Visas and Immigration Website.
The University is committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce, supports the gender equality Athena SWAN Charter and the Race Equality Charter, and is a Diversity Champion for Stonewall, the leading LGBT+ rights organisation. Applications for job-share, part-time and flexible working arrangements are welcomed and will be considered in line with business needs.