Careers Consultant (Researchers)
The University of Southampton is committed to excellence in all we do, applying our insights and inventiveness to solve the most complex societal and environmental challenges. As a world-leading, research-intensive university, with a strong and high-quality educational offering, we are renowned for our innovation and enterprise and are within the top 1% of universities worldwide.
Careers, Employability and Student Enterprise is an essential part of the University, responsible for supporting our students and graduates to plan their future career paths and develop essential enterprising skills. It’s an exciting time to join the team as we are expanding from 35 to approximately 55 staff members over the next few months.
As a Careers Consultant for researchers, you will be provide a vital service in identifying and supporting the additional careers and employability needs of PhD students and early career researchers, to prepare for a career both in or outside of academia. You will create and deliver a comprehensive programme of careers, employability and employment support to both postgraduate researchers (PGR) and early career researchers (ECR). Working closely with the Doctoral College and the Centre for Higher Education Practice (CHEP) and in line with the institution’s strategic priorities, you will support the implementation of the Concordat to integrate the Researcher Development Action Plan.
You will possess a recognised professional qualification in careers guidance along with in depth knowledge of careers and employability and with the current challenges facing researchers in HE and developments within the graduate labour market.
For a fuller understanding of what it is like to work within Careers, Employability and Student Enterprise, before applying via the University of Southampton website, please click https://TalentEdu.com/UoS/CESE.
We are committed to supporting our staff and students and we are open to a flexible and hybrid working approach. We give full consideration to applicants that wish to work flexibly and those who have taken a career break.
As well as additional benefits that will make your life easier, such as a generous holiday allowance and additional university closure days, we will support your long-term future too, with access to the Universities Superannuation Scheme (USS), subsidised health and fitness facilities and a range of discounts. All our benefits can be viewed here: https://www.southampton.ac.uk/hr/services/benefits-explained/index.page
We believe equality, diversity and inclusion are fundamental to making the University of Southampton a welcoming, vibrant, and successful organisation. Having a diverse workforce, inclusive of people of all ages and beliefs, from different racial, educational, and social backgrounds opens up a wealth of possibilities, makes us more creative and accelerates our impact on society. We welcome applicants that value the diversity of our community and are willing to play their part in supporting the mission of inclusivity.
Assessment centre to be held on 18th and 19th April 2023.
We believe equality, diversity and inclusion are fundamental to making the University of Southampton a welcoming, vibrant and successful organisation. Having a diverse workforce, inclusive of people of all ages and beliefs, from different racial, educational and social backgrounds opens up a wealth of possibilities, makes us more creative and accelerates our impact on society. We welcome applicants that value the diversity of our community and are willing to play their part in supporting the mission of inclusivity.
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