Employability Adviser

  • £27,511 to £30,942 per annum
  • Canterbury, Kent
  • University Of Kent

Employability Team

Location: Canterbury

Salary: £27,511 to £30,942 per annum

Grade: Grade 6

Post Type: Full Time

Contract Type: Permanent

Release Date: Wednesday 25 August 2021

Closing Date: 23.59 hours BST on Sunday 12 September 2021 (unless otherwise stated)

Interview Date: Thursday 23 September 2021

Reference: OTR-125-21-R

If you have experience in a recruitment, events or careers setting, coupled with experience and/or understanding of the graduate labour market, this exciting opportunity to join the University of Kent's award-winning Careers and Employability Service could be just right for you.

The role will see you supporting students to prepare for their future lives through the delivery of a dynamic programme of events, activities and one-to-one support services. The work requires exceptional organisation and planning skills and an ability to work flexibly and cooperatively with a team as you will be responsible for delivering a high volume of one-to-one support for students within your two allocated Academic Divisions.

As Employability Adviser you will:

deliver high quality, industry informed workshops to students and graduates, both within the curriculum and on a co-curricular basis, to help with the development of employability skills

support students on a 1-2-1 basis with job applications, interviews, assessment centres and more broadly, job hunting

work with industry on a regular basis, including reaching out to relevant companies and employers to understand their recruitment needs and provide platforms for them to promote their opportunities

define, design and deliver projects and activities that support students, particularly those from widening participation backgrounds

To be successful in this role you will have:

a first degree and/or substantial experience in a similar or related role

experience of working with a diverse client group encompassing a broad age-range and from diverse ethnic and cultural backgrounds

experience of building positive relationships with internal and external stakeholders to help meet strategic goals

effective written and verbal communication skills with good listening and empathy skills

The Careers and Employability Service offers a range of information, advice and guidance services free-of-charge to undergraduate and postgraduate students at the University. These services encompass many aspects of career development and planning and provide the opportunity for students to realise their vocational potential.

The University of Kent is a distinctive and attractive place to work. We employ around 6,000 staff, including academic and research staff and a full range of support and administration staff. Our stunning main campus in Canterbury, Kent was founded in 1965 and is set among green and tranquil open space overlooking the spectacular Cathedral. Our staff enjoy competitive salaries, an occupational pension scheme, generous holiday entitlements and a great working environment.

Previous applicants to OTR-125-21 need not apply.

Please see the links below to view the full job description and also to apply for this post. For further information regarding the application process, please contact the Resourcing Team at [email protected] quoting ref number: OTR-125-21-R

We particularly welcome applications from black, Asian and minority ethnic candidates as they are under-represented at this level in this area

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Please note that we prioritise applications from current University of Kent redeployees. We will let you know if this post is to be filled by a redeployee as, in this instance, your application will unfortunately not be taken forward

Applications must be made via the University’s online application system; CVs or details sent directly to the department or via email cannot be considered.

The University of Kent values diversity and promotes equality at all levels

Due to the current COVID-19 outbreak, all interviews will take place remotely.

From 1 January 2021, non-British and non-Irish nationals who do not already hold a UK immigration status will be required to obtain a visa in order to be able to work in the UK. A new points-based system will be implemented which will treat EEA and non-EEA citizens equally. For further information please visit the UK Visas & Immigration website.

  • Advertiser: Direct Employer
  • Reference: OTR-125-21-R