Careers Consultant

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Company: BPP University Limited

Salary: Not specified

Hours: Part Time

Contract type: Permanent

Type / Role: Professional or Managerial

Phone: +44-1530 8297393

Fax: +44-1505 9082641

E-mail: N\A


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Who we areThe BPP Professional Education Group is a global education provider delivering world-class professional qualifications.  The group delivers undergraduate and postgraduate degree programmes and professional qualifications across the UK, internationally and through innovative online learning platforms. 

BPP University is the UK’s only university solely dedicated to business and the professions.  We are dedicated to preparing students for a professional career and our programmes are designed in partnership with employers and respected professionals in the fields of law, business, finance and health. 

What you’ll doYou will provide a range of careers guidance activities, including one to one support, workshops and presentations, to undergraduate and postgraduate students at Business School centres. 

You will provide key services – mostly across the London City centre – including but not limited to: 

  • one-to-one appointments and drop-ins (in person and online)
  • responding to emailed requests including quick queries and document reviews
  • a range of careers workshops and other activities, both within academic programmes and independently
  • developing relationships with employers in order to create mentoring mentoring and placement opportunities, and involve them in employer talks, attendance at careers fairs and job vacancy advertisements
  • promoting the service to potential students through open days, to current staff and students, and to employers
  • involving tutors in mock interviews
  • providing consultancy to academic colleagues in preparing their students for working life
  • contributing a professional input to the development of online careers service resources, utilising CareerHub and the VLE
  • supporting, as a team member, the successful delivery of BPP’s ‘Career Ready’ Strategy
  • taking a lead and supporting project-based ‘Lead Responsibility’ work to support enhancements and the development of BPP Careers Service 

You will also assist in developing printed and online guides on a range of careers and employability issues and work closely with other members of the Careers Service to share knowledge and best practice and ensure a consistent service is provided. 

Role requirementsYou will have experience of working within a Careers Service with Higher Education students or in careers guidance services or graduate recruitment, together with an understanding of the labour market aligned to the programmes undertaken by Business School students.  You will also have a clear understanding of the skills and attributes that support ‘career readiness’. 

The successful candidate will have excellent interpersonal, negotiation and networking skills in communicating with a range of stakeholders. 

You will have excellent organisational and time management skills, experience of delivering services on a one-to-one basis as well as to groups, and proven ability of using your initiative and working under pressure. 

The successful candidate will work 2 full days, these days being ideally Wednesday and Thursday.   Occasionally, there is an evening’s work during the week in return for time off in lieu.  The post holder may also be required to work additional weekday evenings and/or weekends, for which overtime will be paid. 

The successful applicant will be required to undergo an Enhanced DBS check. 

Closing date: Weds 6th September

Interview date: Late September 

How to applyFor a full job description and details on how to apply, please visit: 

Closing date: Wednesday 6 September 2017

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