Career Development Consultant
|Job Title:||Career Development Consultant|
|Contact Name:||Aileen Fitzgerald|
Maternity Leave Contract:-
To work with students and recent graduates in order to deliver professional and effective careers education, information, advice and guidance. In addition to acting as line manager for a number of staff, including careers advisers and the Information Officer, the post holder will also manage the cross functional Student Delivery Team. This entails the development of an innovative range of career events, workshops, seminars and careers education each semester. This will require the development of excellent relationships with University staff, employers and student representatives. The Career Development Consultant will also manage a case load aligned to a specific college providing career support and a range of career events for the relevant student cohort. The post holder will play a key role in the achievement of the Career Development Centre operational plan, specifically in relation to the Employability Strategy and WBL goals.
MAIN DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Career Development Learning:
Information and Research:
An undergraduate degree in any discipline and a postgraduate qualification in career guidance recognised by the Institute of Guidance Counsellors or a UK equivalent with successful completion of a formally recognised career counselling or advanced guidance module.
Proven ability to thrive in a target-driven environment and to work under pressure.
Three years recent and relevant experience in second level/further or higher education.
Experience in managing the performance and development of staff
Evidence of innovative teaching, facilitation and group-work skills and experience
Excellent communication skills, particularly persuasion, motivation of others, listening and the ability to develop rapport with students.
Flexibility, determination and ‘can do’ attitude.
Teamwork and collaborative skills – with colleagues in the Career Development Centre and with other stakeholders.
Organisation, project management and time management skills.
ICT skills with expertise in the use of social media.
Must be willing to work unsocial hours e.g. evenings and weekends on occasion. Time-in-lieu will be given in line with University policy.
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