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Faculty Careers Adviser

Key Information

University of Essex | Colchester

£32,548 - £38,832

Application Deadline: 13 August 2018

Vacancy Description:

Academic Section

An experienced careers and employability professional is sought for the role of Faculty Careers Adviser (FCA) to join our award-winning Employability and Careers Centre (E&CC).


Duties of the Role

You will work across the spectrum of employability activities. As part of this highly varied and diverse role you will provide individual advice and guidance to students, deliver career development learning through workshops/lectures in the curriculum, and through co-curricular and extra-curricular activities. You will engage with employers, organising daytime and evening events and work closely with your faculty academic staff to ensure a differentiated and research-led approach to employability.


The post-holder will support the Senior Faculty Employability Manager in delivering the agreed priorities and actions for the departments within the Faculty, by providing consultancy, advice and expert labour market analysis to Faculty staff.


Duties of the post come under two main categories: ‘Consultancy and expert advice’ and ‘Delivery of careers education and guidance’, though other duties will be expected.


A full list of duties and responsibilities can be found within the job pack.


Qualifications and skills required
Educated to honours degree level or equivalent level qualification, ideally you will hold a relevant professional careers guidance qualification though this is not essential.


You will possess a proven record of effectively managing innovative projects; experience of one-to-one careers advice and guidance; and a good knowledge of current issues in Higher Education and Higher Education Careers work (including graduate employability).


Most importantly, you will have an innovative, engaging and effective professional approach. Your previous experience will have equipped you for adapting flexibly to this role and you will be someone who thrives on positive change and seeks new challenges, a self-starter who is able to write your own script and find fresh ways to engage with students, while ensuring your activities are effectively coordinated with your colleagues.

This post is available for an immediate start, or as soon as possible thereafter.


At the University of Essex internationalism is central to who we are and what we do. We are committed to being a cosmopolitan, internationally-oriented university that is welcoming to staff and students from all countries and a university where you can find the world in one place.


Please visit our website ( for a full job description, person specification and more information relating to this post. We recommend you read this information carefully before making an application.  Applications should be made on-line, but if you would like advice or help in making an application, or need information in a different format, please telephone the Resourcing Team (01206 873521 / 873461 / 874588).


Closing date: 13 August 2018

Interviews are planned for: 28 August 2018

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