Part-time Careers Consultant (Maternity Cover)

5 days left

£29,799 - £32,548 per year Pro Rata
13 Sep 2017
01 Oct 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Summary

Robert Gordon University has an outstanding National reputation for producing highly employable and successful graduates. It's Matrix quality assured Careers Centre has an exciting new opportunity for a highly motivated, enthusiastic and enterprising Careers Consultant to join an energetic and innovative Careers Team. The Careers Centre delivers guidance, lectures, information and skills sessions to undergraduate and postgraduate students along with a range of services to graduate recruiters.

A degree is essential. In addition, you should be able to demonstrate a sound understanding of the graduate recruitment market and be able to contribute to all aspects of service development, including the delivery of a career management skills programmes.

In addition to the advertised salary, this position carries an Attraction and Retention Payment (A&RP) of £3,697.80 (full time equivalent £6,163). Please note that A&RP payments are continuously reviewable and are therefore temporary in nature unless specifically approved.

Salary on appointment is normally to the bottom of the scale but in exceptional circumstances, appointment higher up the scale may be considered.

Closing Date: 1st October 2017

A Disclosure Scotland check will be requested for the successful applicant. For more information, visit:

Job Description

RESPONSIBLE TO: Careers Team Lead

RESPONSIBLE FOR: No supervisory responsibility


To provide a careers guidance and information service to students and graduates of the University to enable them to develop and improve their employability, reach informed career decisions and manage their future career development.

To identify and develop excellent relationships with actual and potential employers of RGU students and graduates


Work with Students and Graduates

- undertake individual careers guidance interviews
- provide a drop in careers consultancy service
- develop and deliver career planning talks, lectures, workshops and career management programmes to enhance employability
- be receptive to innovative ways of developing service delivery
- develop enhanced services to international students actively seeking engagement with potential employers

Work with Academics and the Student Association

- liaise with academic staff to develop and deliver career planning skills for students
- support and advise the Student Association in the development of a student volunteering programme
- develop credible and highly productive working relationships with academic staff and employers

Enhancing Employability

- advise employers on graduate recruitment strategies
- contribute innovatively to the ongoing development of employer and professional body liaison
- participate in the organisation and development of Careers Fairs
- constantly review and develop professional practice activities in developing students and graduates' understanding of their employability
- liaise with academics in developing on course employability input
- contribute to the development and delivery of PDP
- liaise with employers and professional bodies to develop LMI
- develop materials to enhance student employability
- support and enhance employability initiatives across the University

Project Work

- undertake specific projects as allocated by the Line Manager

Other duties

- maintain appropriate records and statistical data
- report writing
- undertake regular professional development
- contribute to the efficient operation of the Careers Centre
- assist with the collection of the Destination of Leavers of Higher Education Statistic
- any other duties as may be required by the Line Manager

Person Specification


Qualifications and Professional Memberships

Degree in a relevant subject

Knowledge and Experience

Genuine interest in students.
Knowledge and interest in graduate and postgraduate recruitment market


Qualifications and Professional Qualifications

Diploma in Careers Guidance or equivalent/CIPD qualification/or significant experience in training, teaching or related field

Knowledge and Experience

Experience of work in Higher Education or experience of graduate recruitment


Behaviour 1: Service Delivery - Experience of exploring and adapting a service to meet customers' expectations and also identifying ways of improving standards

Behaviour 2: Pastoral Care and Welfare - Experience of calming and reassuring those with work/study related problems who may be experiencing distress and dealing with difficult welfare situations or confidential matters

Behaviour 3: Communication - Ability to receive, understand and convey both straightforward information, and information requiring careful explanation, in a clear and accurate manner

Behaviour 4: Decision Making - Experience of using own judgement to make decisions, making collaborative decisions with others to reach conclusions and providing advice or information that will influence the decisions of others

See also:
Part-time Careers Consultant (Maternity Cover) September 2017.pdf