Careers Consultant
London Holborn

Location: London Holborn

Closing date: 18/03/2019

Salary: Competitive

Employment type: Permanent

Department: University Education Services

Role Summary: 50%: To provide a range of careers guidance activities, including one to one support, workshops and presentations, to Law and Health postgraduate, undergraduate and apprenticeship students.

50%: Lead on the delivery and development of employer engagement for the London Law School Careers Team.

Key Responsibilities

The post-holder is expected to:

  1. Provide key services across London Law School and the School of Health including but not limited to:
    • one-to-one appointments and drop-ins (in person and online)
    • responding to email and CareerHub requests including quick queries and document reviews within agreed timescales
    • delivering a range of careers workshops and other activities, both within academic programmes and independently
    • participating in agreed development projects and specialist initiatives, including national ‘Lead Responsibilities’ teams
    • developing relationships with employers in order to promote CareerHub registration, create mentoring and placement opportunities, involvement in employer talks, attendance at careers fairs and supplying job vacancies
    • promoting the service to potential students through open days, to current staff and students, and to employers
    • involving tutors in mock interviews
    • providing consultancy to academic colleagues in preparing their students for working life
  2. Assist in similar provision at other sites as required 
  3. Help develop printed and online guides on a range of careers and employability (‘Career Ready’) issues, with a particular focus on Law and Health School students
  4. Plan and deliver Law Fairs and other key employer engagement events in London
  5. Work closely with other members of the Careers Service to share knowledge and best practice and ensure a consistent service is provided
  6. Represent and promote the Careers Service internally and externally whenever opportunities arise
  7. Record data on services provided, and produce reports and statistics as required
  8. Make suggestions for improvements to and development of the Careers Service, and work on the implementation of changes where required
  9. Maintain an awareness of current developments in relevant areas, and of developments in the practices of peers and competitors
  10. Adhere to the policies of the Careers Service and the wider company, in particular in relation to confidentiality, data protection, health and safety and equal opportunities
  11. Perform from time to time other such duties as may be consistent with the post

 

Skills, knowledge and qualifications required

Essential

  • Educated to degree-level, however applications from candidates with appropriate and relevant work experience or other equivalent qualifications will also be considered.
  • Experience of working within a university Careers Service, careers guidance services or graduate recruitment, together with an understanding of the relevant recruitment markets and employer practices for graduate and postgraduate students
  • Experience of delivering services on a one-to-one basis as well as to groups.
  • Excellent interpersonal, negotiation and networking skills in communicating with a range of students, stakeholders and clients
  • Evidence of direct work with employers, including successfully delivering events
  • Excellent capability to self-organise including time management
  • Ability to set own goals in addition to achieving given targets and deadlines
  • Able to show initiative and work effectively under pressure
  • Aptitude for producing clear and concise written and oral reports
  • Understanding of the need to share knowledge and build relationships within a team

Desirable

  • Completion of (or working towards) the Post graduate Diploma in Careers Education, Information and Guidance (or a similar qualification).
  • Knowledge of the legal recruitment market and the aspirations of Law students 
  • Experience working with international students or clients            
  • Experience in presenting to large groups.
  • Experience in writing and delivering training sessions.

The successful applicant will on occasion need to work one evening per week in return for time off in lieu. S/he will also be required to work occasional weekends or another (second) weekday evening - for this overtime will be paid.

 

 

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