Vacancies on the Postgraduate Taught Task Group

24 September 2018

About the Task Group 

The group is active and enthusiastic and is very keen to welcome new members working in any role within a careers and employability service who share a particular interest in careers provision for postgraduate taught (PGT) students. The group comprises six members and meets up to three times a year to discuss a range of issues connected to supporting AGCAS members working with PGT students. 

Output from the group includes:

  • Introduction to Working with Postgraduate Students; a suite of slides providing useful advice on working with different PGT student groups
  • AGCAS web content to showcase case studies and useful resources for careers staff involved in PGT provision (currently under development)
  • Collaboration and consultations with external organisations such as Graduate Prospects, UKCGE and OfS to provide a PGT lens on projects, publications and initiatives
  • AGCAS training courses; Accelerate: Get your PGTs moving faster (2017), Mastering Expectations (2018), Workshops at AGCAS conference (2017: PGT Transition Shock 2017; 2018: What Do Masters Graduates Do? with Charlie Ball from Graduate Prospects)  

What we are looking for 

We are looking for two new members who will complement the existing knowledge base and experience within our Task Group and enable us to represent the diversity of member institutions. 

We are open to applications from those interested in all elements of the group's work, although we are particularly keen to hear from applicants with an interest in data analysis and research projects, and/or in creating of useful resources for AGCAS members on the website. 

You will need to be able to attend 3 meetings per year, and ideally be able to commit to a 3 year tenure. You will also need to devote time to developing resources/taking part in organising and/or delivering training, etc.  


Please feel free to contact PGT Task Group Chair, Julie Blant with any questions you might have about the task group or for an informal conversation. 

How to apply 

If you are interested in becoming a member of the PGT Task Group please submit your CV and a short application (guideline of around 600 words) explaining your interest in joining, any relevant experience and what you believe you could contribute. A Word document would be preferred, as submissions will be circulated to current group members to read.

Applicants will be expected to have already sought agreement of their potential involvement in the Task Group from their Head of Service/Line Manager before applying. 

Please email your statement of interest to Julie Blant by the closing date of Sunday 21 October 2018.