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Vacancies on the Career Mentoring Task Group

01 November 2019

About the Task Group

Our Career Mentoring task group is looking for three new members to carry forward their exciting remit, allowing them to add value to the AGCAS membership whilst implementing the AGCAS strategy to support career mentoring practitioners. We aim to support Higher Education Institutes (HEIs) in the development, maintenance and optimisation of career mentoring schemes; appropriate to the goals of that institution and their students. As well as broadly enhancing career mentoring provision across higher education (HE).

Task Group plans and outputs

  • Developing training materials and networking opportunities for members to enable the sharing of best practice.
  • Continue the mapping of HE Career Mentoring programmes across the UK and the development of a Career Mentoring resource bank.
  • Providing key updates to AGCAS members, as well as contributing to consultative documents linked to career mentoring in higher education.

What the group is looking for

We are looking for three new members who will complement the existing knowledge base and experience within our task group and enable us to represent the diversity and wide geography of member institutions. Additionally, knowledge of career mentoring CRM or IT systems and experience working with mentoring in a range of contexts would be valuable, though not required.

You will need to attend three meetings per year, of which two are face-to-face, and commit to a minimum of a two-year tenure. The group plans to have a meeting with new members in December 2019. You will also need to devote time to undertaking key research to help inform and co-design/create the development of resources. You will also take part in organising and/or delivering training. 

Currently, task group members are from England and Wales, so we would hope to have representation from outside these regions for at least one of the available positions.

How to apply

If you are interested in becoming a member of this Task Group, please submit your CV and a short statement (approximately 500 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.

Please email your statement of interest and CV to membership@agcas.org.uk by 17:00 on Friday 22 November 2019.

Please note applicants should seek Head of Service / Line Manager agreement on their potential involvement in the Task Group before applying.

If you have any questions about joining the task group, feel free to contact Tania Lyden (t.lyden@reading.ac.uk) and Barnaby Mollett (b.mollett@lse.ac.uk).