Careers & Employability Consultant Ref: 5199

School/department: Careers, Employability & Entrepreneurship
Hours: Full-time (37.5 hours per week) – requests for flexible working will be considered
Contract: Permanent
Reference: 5199
Salary: starting at £33,797 to £40,322 per annum
Placed on:  17 May 2021
Closing date:  13 June 2021  (applications must be received by midnight of the closing date)
Expected Interview date: wc 21 and 28 June 2021.
Expected start date: ASAP


Job description

Empower the next generation of engineers, developers, analysts…
Join a university attracting global attention for quantum research…
Work in a vibrant campus environment…
Do something different…

The University of Sussex is seeking candidates with a STEM background[1] to become the Careers Consultant to students studying in our School of Engineering and Informatics. We welcome candidates with or without a careers background; where needed, training will be provided, including a fully funded postgraduate qualification.

Working in a friendly team of career professionals and collaborating closely with academics, you will deliver careers training and one-to-one support to students, helping them develop the skills and knowledge needed to transition successfully into the job market on graduation. You will also work closely with local, national and international employers, staying up-to-date with the rapidly evolving graduate labour market and connecting students to jobs. You will support students from all discipline backgrounds, whilst becoming expert in careers support to Engineering and Informatics students.

The mission of the Careers and Entrepreneurship Team at the University of Sussex is for all of our students to be ‘world ready’ on graduation. Co-creating with students and academic schools, we deliver engaging careers and entrepreneurship education, information and guidance, alongside a distinctive menu of placements, internships, events and training to help students build skills, experience, confidence and employer connections. We support students from the time they arrive at the University until three years after they graduate.

We are seeking candidates with strong interpersonal skills, and, ideally, a STEM background[1]. You must be able to swiftly build trust and credibility with an individual, hearing their story and guiding on next steps. Candidates must be comfortable delivering to groups, and be highly organised and collaborative – able to build strong partnerships with academic colleagues, the Careers and Entrepreneurship Team and our students.

The salary range for this position is £33,797 – £40,322. The University offers a compelling employer proposition, including a positive approach to flexible working, significant investment in staff wellbeing and development, a generous pension scheme and annual leave allowance, and access to campus facilities. We warmly welcome applicants from all backgrounds. For informal enquiries, please contact Andy Howard, a.d.howard@sussex.ac.uk.


[1] Either a degree in a Science, Technology, Engineering or Maths discipline, and/or experience working in a STEM role or environment

The University of Sussex values the diversity of its staff and students and we welcome applicants from all backgrounds.

Download job description and person specification Ref 5199 [PDF 572.13KB]

Visa Sponsorship Queries:
If you require visa sponsorship from the University of Sussex to undertake this role, you can find further information on our Visa page or contact HRCompliance@sussex.ac.uk to discuss your personal circumstances and whether you meet the criteria


How to apply

Download our professional services application form - Dec 2020 [DOC 203.00KB] and Personal details and equal opportunities form [DOC 110.00KB] and fill in all sections.

You must email your completed application, and personal details and equal opportunities form, to profservicesrecruitment@sussex.ac.uk

You should attach your application form and all documents to the email in PDF format (we are unable to accept applications as google.docs or .pages) and use the format job reference number / job title / your name in the subject line.

You can also send your application by post to Human Resources Division, Sussex House, University of Sussex, Falmer, Brighton, BN1 9RH


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