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Careers Consultant (Part-time, 30 hours per week)

Key Information

BPP | Birmingham


Permanent (Part-Time, 30 hours per week)

Application Deadline: 12 April 2021

Vacancy Description:

Careers Consultant                      

Department: Education Services

Location: Birmingham

Contract: Permanent (Part-Time, 30 hours per week)

Salary: Competitive

Supporting and providing students with remarkable Career Guidance

With your experience of working within a university careers service, you will be responsible for supporting and providing BPP students with outstanding career guidance. Through providing one-to-one support and guidance you will help cultivate students who are confident and ready to take the next step on their career path.

What you’ll be doing

  • Providing key services to Birmingham, including one-to-one appointments & drop-ins (in person and online), responding to CareerHub questions, quick queries, and document reviews
  • Delivering a range of careers workshops, employer events, fairs and other activities, both within academic programmes and independently
  • Assisting in the development of printed and online guides on a range of careers and employability issues
  • Providing the highest standards of customer care always
  • Working closely with other members of the department to share knowledge and best practice as well as ensure a consistent service is provided
  • Developing and reviewing teaching and learning resources on a range of careers and employability issues, for students on Law and Business programmes
  • Maintaining awareness of current developments in relevant subject areas
  • Flexibly approaching your workload and undertaking any other duties as required
  • Accurately recording data on services provided and producing reports and statistics when needed

Join the BPP Family

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Committed? Passionate? Self-determined? Now is your chance to be part of our exciting world.

Find more about joining the BPP family here.

What we’re looking for

  • Ideally 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
  • Highly motivated with experience of delivering services on a one-to-one basis as well as to groups.
  • Ability to demonstrate confidence in dealing with difficult or sensitive situations professionally
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Evidence of direct work with employers, including successfully delivering events
  • Ability to work well on own initiative as well as part of a team while meeting strict deadlines and under pressure
  • Ability to adhere to defined policy and procedures
  • Understanding of the need to share knowledge and build relationships within a team

Evening work will be required occasionally, and weekend work very occasionally.  

Please note that the successful candidate will be required to undergo an enhanced DBS check.

Please note that this post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and therefore the successful candidate will be required to declare any convictions, cautions, reprimands and final warnings that are not protected, as defined by the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (as amended in 2013).

Sound like the perfect fit? Apply today.