Careers Consultant, Academic Section

University of Essex

Do you have experience of providing expert careers guidance and consultancy? Would you like to work with a high performing team that supports student development and graduate employability?

An exciting opportunity has arisen in the Student Development Team within the Academic Section for a newly-created Careers Consultant positions.

This is a management position which combines a student caseload with working proactively with key stakeholders, careers service colleagues and academic departments to provide consultancy, expert labour market analysis and employability advice to support graduate outcomes.

A job share arrangement for this role can be considered.

Duties of the Role

You will join a supportive and growing team tasked with leading the service’s strategic thematic service areas, by developing effective partnerships with key stakeholders and providing expert, evidence-based advice and consultancy. Current strategic priorities include Equality Diversity and Inclusion, International Students, and Postgraduate Students, and it is intended that the new appointee will lead on one of these areas initially depending on prior experience, interest and service requirements.

The role will also be supporting the planning and delivery of Extracted Employability across the Institution, as well as using data to inform the agile delivery of embedded employability.

The post holder will play a key role in ensuring that every student is offered effective and appropriate employability support through designing and delivering embedded employability and delivery of careers guidance, which is aligned with strategic priorities and supports students as they move through the University and prepare for time beyond Essex.

Skills and qualifications required

The post holder will bring considerable, directly relevant and professional expertise and experience to support students to achieve excellent outcomes.

*Previous applicants need not apply*


The Student Development service enables an integrated approach towards student skills development, through the delivery of employability and careers services, academic skills support and student engagement expertise, in order to ensure that every student has the skills and experiences necessary for success in securing a good degree outcome and a successful graduate employment outcome.

At the University of Essex, internationalism and diversity 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, faiths and backgrounds, where you can find the world in one place.

To support this commitment we have our Global Forum , a staff-led network that promotes and celebrates the rich cultural diversity among Essex staff, and our Colchester campus based Faith Centre , which hosts regular services, meetings and events organised by our chaplains and faith representatives.

Please see the attached job pack, which contains a full job description and person specification which outlines the full duties, skills, qualifications and experience needed for this role plus more information relating to the 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 contact [email protected]

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