Employability Adviser

  • £27,924 to £31,406 per annum
  • Canterbury, Kent
  • University Of Kent

Location: Canterbury

Salary: £27,924 to £31,406 per annum

Grade: Grade 6

Post Type: Full Time

Contract Type: Permanent

Release Date: Tuesday 17 May 2022

Closing Date: 23.59 hours BST on Sunday 05 June 2022 (unless otherwise stated)

Interview Date: Tuesday 14 June 2022

Reference: OTR-150-22

Do you have experience of supporting individuals into employment and an understanding of the graduate labour market?

We are seeking an Employability Adviser to join our award-winning Careers and Employability Service. 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 allocated Academic Divisions.

As Employability Adviser you can expect to get involved in:

delivering 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

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

working 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

defining, designing and delivering projects and activities that support students, particularly those from widening participation backgrounds

What we are looking for in the right candidate:

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

What we can offer you:

a friendly, open and collaborative working environment and support in your development and wellbeing, along with a range of great staff benefits including:

43 days' leave per year (personal leave, bank holidays and additional days allocated for the Christmas period, pro rata for part-time staff)

an excellent pension scheme with generous employer contributions

on-campus cinema/theatre, sports facilities, library, nursery and food outlets, set among green, open space overlooking the Cathedral

study while you work discounts, cycle to work scheme, local business discounts

on-site parking

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-150-22

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

  • Advertiser: Direct Employer
  • Reference: OTR-150-22