Job Title: Postgraduate Careers Adviser Salary: £35,469 - £43,622 per annum, depending on qualifications and experience (salary can progress to £50,569 per annum, subject to performance) Location: Nottingham University Business School Responsible to: Director of Administration Location: Nottingham University Business School, Jubilee Campus Job Summary: To engage with employers to facilitate opportunities for Business School postgraduates and to provide a comprehensive careers service to postgraduate students and alumni. Main Duties and Responsibilities: EMPLOYER LIAISON To proactively cultivate relationships with employers at local, regional, national and international level in order to facilitate postgraduate student engagement with businesses through work placements, projects, internships, information and networking events in order to maximise employment opportunities and experience. To work closely with academic internship co-ordinators in order to ensure that opportunities for dissertation linked projects are maximised. To promote Nottingham University Business School and its postgraduate students/alumni to employers. To develop and maintain an active programme of employers’ presentations, skills workshops and other recruitment activities for postgraduates within the Business School, in liaison with the Undergraduate Business School where appropriate. To encourage employers to advertise vacancies to postgraduates, advising on content/relevance where necessary, in order to facilitate the acquisition of appropriate jobs for Business School postgraduate students and graduates. SKILLS DEVELOPMENT To research, write, deliver and annually update the Career Management Skills Programmes for Business School postgraduate students comprising structured lectures/workshops on strategies and skills for career management, career development and job search. To assess, negotiate and organise professional development talks and workshops, involving external expert speakers where necessary. To facilitate Business School postgraduate students’ understanding of their employability and the processes involved in career decision making and career management to achieve optimum performance in employers’ selection processes. CAREER GUIDANCE To provide careers advice and in-depth, individual guidance to enable Business School postgraduates to make timely and effective career decisions based on assessment of their specific needs. To deliver careers services through appointments, quick query drop-in sessions and by email and telephone. To offer advice and guidance to a diverse international student cohort on job search strategies and self-promotion. To offer guidance in the use and interpretation of interactive career guidance packages such as Prospects Planner, Career Leader and Career Leader College. To respond to careers related queries from prospective students, via e-mail, telephone, or ‘face to face’ at open days and recruitment events. CAREERS RESOURCES To enable Business School postgraduate students to make effective career and occupational decisions based on current and accurate employer, occupational and careers information. To develop and maintain, in conjunction with other members of the Postgraduate Careers Service, specialist information resource areas, tailored to the needs of postgraduates in the Business School, taking into account the international dimension of the student audience. To research, develop and update discrete and bespoke careers guides and materials for the use of postgraduate students and alumni. To contribute to the development of the Service’s online resources including podcasts and videos. DATA ANALYSIS AND MARKETING To analyse, interpret and present first destination data for use in the Business School. To monitor recruitment trends and demands of labour markets and use labour market information to inform careers service activities with current and prospective students and with alumni. To evaluate service delivery by gathering and analysing feedback to inform future developments within the Postgraduate Careers Service. To contribute to the School’s involvement in external surveys and rankings where careers service provision and career progression feature. To contribute to accreditation assessments such as AMBA, EQUIS and others identified by the School. To represent and promote Business School postgraduate programmes to prospective students at events such as MBA and Postgraduate Study Recruitment Fairs and School Open days, in order to assist in the recruitment aims of the Business School. INTERNAL AND EXTERNAL LIAISON To develop effective working relations at a strategic and operational level with colleagues in the School and University. This includes: Working with members of the Postgraduate Careers Service, External Relations Manager, Corporate Development Manager, Alumni Manager and Undergraduate Learning Officer to ensure that all corporate relationships/links/contacts are developed and managed in an integrated fashion. To work with the School’s Database Programmer and Process, Quality and Systems Manager to further the strategic development of the careers databases and online resources. Liaison with postgraduate office staff and academic colleagues within the Business School to ensure internal awareness of Postgraduate Careers Service activities. To liaise with colleagues, where relevant, in several areas of the University including the Centre for Career Development, Graduate School and the International Office. To network with fellow professionals in other Business Schools in order to facilitate market research, competitor analysis and sharing of best practices. To improve professional capability and expertise through continuous professional development and to attend relevant conferences, training courses and to keep abreast of research relating to: the guidance process; job search techniques and labour market information, in order to update and improve the necessary professional skills underpinning the role. Any other duties appropriate to the role and level. Person Specification: Essential Desirable Qualifications/ An Honours Degree and a recognized Education professional qualification in career guidance/coaching and/or a proven track record of relevant work experience. Knowledge/ Excellent networking skills. British Psychological Society Skills/Training Excellent presentational and teaching (BPS) Level A. skills. Trained in the use of Myers Briggs Effective guidance skills and group Type Indicator and/or Level B work facilitation. Qualified (BPS). Articulate and persuasive. Excellent negotiating and influencing skills. Sound planning and organisational skills. Good statistical and analytical skills (non-specialist). IT literate and good understanding of database management. Experience Experience of networking and building Experience of developing relationships with employers and relationships with international professional bodies to deliver organisations. effective collaborations. Understanding of the business Experience/understanding of the school environment. Higher Education employability Experience of working as a agenda. careers guidance practitioner in Experience of providing career Higher Education. guidance to individuals. Experience of working with Experience of working with a postgraduate students. culturally diverse student community Understanding and experience of and an appreciation of employment international student issues. differences between the UK and elsewhere. Creative with a high level of entrepreneurial flair. Enthusiastic and highly motivated. Ability to work independently and to exercise initiative. Collegiate and effective team player. Ability to meet and deliver results against tight deadlines. Sensitive, discreet and diplomatic. Other Awareness of the implications of legislation on equal opportunities and data protection for career guidance. Informal enquiries may be addressed to Miss J Blant, Postgraduate Careers Service Manager, tel: 0115 846 6478, Email: Julie.Blant@Nottingham.ac.uk Please note that applications sent directly to this Email address will not be accepted. Please quote ref. SM/32555L.
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