Careers and Employability Officer

University of Northampton

Job Type

Full Time Permanent


£22,681 – £24,533 per annum


Waterside Campus

About the Job

Interview date: Week Commencing 16th October 2023

The University of Northampton is seeking a Careers and Employability Officer to join the Careers and Employability Service which is part of the Student Futures directorate.

In this varied and exciting post you will act as the initial point of contact for Student Futures triaging clients to the post appropriate service. You will also be required to offer informed careers information and advice to students and alumni.  This includes providing CV feedback and supporting the delivery of workshops.

The post holder will also be required to provide administrative support to the Careers and Employability Service and Student Futures Directorate through activity such as maintaining the online careers platform ‘Student Futures Portal’ and managing Sharepoint sites.

We want you to be able to carry out your work in a way that best supports UON and our students, but also you as an individual. We understand this may vary between different areas of the university as well as from one person to another.  With Smarter Working you can work with increased flexibility, if you would like to, which can facilitate greater freedom and autonomy.

About You

You will have experience of working with diverse clients/customers in a paid or unpaid environment.

You will have an understanding of the challenges graduates face when entering the labour market and an appreciation of the role careers services have in Higher Education institutions.

You are highly organised and have the ability to manage competing priorities.

The post holder will be experienced with using IT software such as Microsoft Office, be an excellent verbal and written communicator and demonstrate the ability to be able to work in a diverse team with multiple functions.



  • Educated to A Level standard or equivalent, or possessing relevant demonstrable experience.
  • NVQ4 or above qualification in Careers Information and Advice or equivalent, or a demonstrable interest in careers and employability, with a commitment to work towards completing an information and advice qualification where not held within 3 years.



The Careers and Employability Service is an integral part of the new Student Futures directorate. 

Student Futures has the overarching objectives of ensuring University of Northampton students are equipped with skills and experiences to make them future ready, are able to make the transition into graduate employment or further study and can be a changemaker who has societal impact.

As a member of The Careers and Employability Service you will work as part of a specialist team who support a diverse range of undergraduate and postgraduate students and graduates.

About Us

Come to the University of Northampton and you will see that we do things a bit differently.

We are one of the youngest universities in the UK but we are already leading the way in adding value to society, which we call social impact. We have won multiple awards for our work in this area, among others, but what matters the most to us is ensuring that our students and graduates have the opportunity to make their mark on the world too. That’s why we were the first university in the UK to be named as a Changemaker Campus in 2012.

We want to break the mould of what Higher Education can be. This has led us to build a whole new University from the ground up that is designed to reflect the way that students actually learn rather than the way they are expected to learn. Waterside Campus opened in September 2018.

Our commitment to transforming lives and inspiring change is at the heart of all that we do.

Right to Work

All candidates will be asked to provide proof of eligibility to work in the UK at interview. Due to the requirements laid out by UK Visas and Immigration regarding Right to Work in the UK, the University can only accept applications from individuals who currently have a status allowing them to work in the UK for this position. Due to this criteria we regret that we are unable to offer sponsorship at this ti


We welcome applications from underrepresented groups. 

The University of Northampton is committed to providing a vibrant, ethical and sustainable work, study and living environment that values equality, diversity and inclusion.

This commitment, along with our legal and moral obligations, provides an inclusive environment for staff, students and the public who may be affected by our activities.

Together @ UON confirms our commitment to equality and inclusion, underpinned by our belief in taking action. We are dedicated to creating an environment that celebrates equality and harnesses the power of diversity.

Together @ UON demonstrates our pledge to our staff, students and partners to nurture and develop an environment where equality and inclusion can thrive whilst we Transform Lives and Inspire Change

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