Careers and Enterprise Consultant

University of Sussex

School/department: Careers, Employability and Entrepreneurship
Hours: Four days a week (29.2 hours per week).Requests for flexible working  options will be considered (subject to business need).
Location: Brighton, United Kingdom
Contract: Permanent
Reference: 20335
Salary: starting at £36,333 to £43,155 per annum, pro rata if part time
Placed on: 30 June 2023.
Closing date: 16 July 2023. Applications must be received by midnight of the closing date.
Expected Interview date: To be confirmed
Expected start date: As soon as possible

Job description

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. 

As one of our Careers and Enterprise Consultants, you will be joining a friendly team of careers professionals, collaborating closely with academic colleagues to help Sussex students develop the skills and experience needed to transition successfully into the job market or postgraduate study on graduation.

You will partner closely with an academic school, liaising with academics and professional services staff, to help enable embedding of employability and enterprise learning into the curriculum in a manner which is appropriate for and sensitive to the discipline cluster. You will also guide and advise students directly, both one-to-one and via group work.

You will engage with local, national and international employers, staying up-to-date with the rapidly evolving graduate labour market and helping connect students to jobs. You will support students from all discipline backgrounds, whilst becoming expert in the career pathways most typical for students within your partner school. 

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 and experienced 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. We welcome candidates with or without a careers guidance qualification; where needed a qualification will be fully funded. 

We warmly welcome candidates from all backgrounds. For informal enquiries, please contact Andy Howard, [email protected] .  

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

You can find out more about our values and our EDI Strategy,  Inclusive Sussex , on our webpages.

Download job description and person specification Ref 20335 [PDF 183.26KB]

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How to apply

Download our professional services application form – Dec 2020 [DOC 203.00KB]  and Personal Details and Equal Opportunities Form [DOCX 65.11KB]  and fill in all sections.

You must email your completed application, and personal details and equal opportunities form, to [email protected]

You should attach your application form and all documents to the email in PDF format (we are unable to accept applications as 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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