Career Development Consultant Job at University of Northampton – in Northampton

Job Description

About the job

Interview date: 17 June 2022

To deliver career development programmes of support and interventions to students and graduates to ensure that UON is above the median for graduates in high skilled roles (SOC1-3) or further study as reported in the Graduate Outcomes survey and raising the level of Graduate Employability as reported in the Graduate Outcomes survey.

The post holder will work at specified subject area level and provide services to individuals and groups via various mediums including face-to-face, telephone/Skype/online, and email guidance and workshops. You will work across the team to engage external stakeholders in development opportunities for students in securing employer input to activities and work collaboratively with colleagues across campus to support students’ professional development both during their time with us and as part of our lifelong careers service.

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

This will be a demanding yet rewarding opportunity for the successful candidate, giving the opportunity to provide a tailored careers offer to our students. You will have significant and recent experience delivering careers coaching information, advice and guidance work in industry or HE institution or have Graduate Recruitment experience. Alongside this you will have

experience of managing successful client/stakeholder relationships.

You will have up to date knowledge of the graduate labour market and its implications for graduate recruitment. In addition you will have a track record of working empathetically with students from diverse backgrounds to enable them to maximise their potential and you will be innovative with the ability to develop new approaches that work in addressing differential

graduate outcomes.

You will have excellent communication and presentation skills.



  • Degree/HND or equivalent
  • Qualification in educational and/or careers guidance, or relevant work experience, or experience in graduate recruitment
  • A qualification/experience in an appropriate, associated, occupational sector/industry

Enterprise and Employability

The Careers and Employability service is part of the Changemaker Hub which also comprises Changemaker, Schools Engagement, Business Support and Unitemps. Our graduate employability vision is to develop knowledgeable graduates, who are socially responsible, digitally proficient and highly employable global citizens – the Changemakers of the future.

To support this vision the post holder will work with specified Subject Level Areas across our three Faculties of Arts, Science & Technology, Business & Law and Health & Society in designing and delivering a tailored careers support offer that will provide our students with the skills, attributes and confidence they need to enter the graduate workplace. The delivery to students will be both on a 1-2-1 and 1-2- many basis.

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.


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 To find out more, please visit: https://www.northampton.ac.uk/about-us/governance-andmanagement/management/equality-and-diversity/

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