An exciting opportunity has arisen in the Student Development Team within the Academic Section for a Careers Information Coordinator.DepartmentThe Student Development service enables an integrated approach towards student skills development, through the delivery of employability and careers services, academic skills support and student engagement expertise, in order to ensure that every student has the skills and experiences necessary for success in securing a good degree outcome and a successful graduate employment outcome.
Duties of the Role
The postholder will support with the delivery of our careers communications and engagement strategies and our high-quality careers information provision to students/graduates through a variety of methods.
They will play a key role in driving engagement through digital communications and in-person activities to raise awareness of our services and create a buzz around careers services. They will also support with the development of online careers information resources and be the first point of call for all those interested in finding out more about what careers support is on offer.
A full list of duties can be found within the jobpack.
This is a permanent, part-time post working 21.6 hours per week (Wednesday to Friday weekly working pattern).
Skills and qualifications required
The successful applicant will have an honours degree or equivalent experience. A qualification in careers advice or relevant professional experience is a desirable requirement to the post.
Additionally, they will have experience of working as part of a team and working independently. It is also essential that they have excellent communication and interpersonal skills with a high level of IT literacy, to deliver innovative and engaging communication strategies, promoting support services and increasing engagement and providing information to individuals on a one-to-one basis. They will have experience of prioritising workload to deal with a range of varied and complex tasks.
A flexible approach to work to assist as and when required (e.g. to cover sickness absence) and a willingness to travel to the University’s campuses in Loughton and Southend are essential.*Previous applicants need not apply*
At the University of Essex, internationalism and diversity is central to who we are and what we do. We are committed to being a cosmopolitan, internationally oriented university that is welcoming to staff and students from all countries, faiths and backgrounds, where you can find the world in one place.
To support this commitment we have our Global Forum, a staff-led network that promotes and celebrates the rich cultural diversity among Essex staff, and our Colchester campus based Faith Centre, which hosts regular services, meetings and events organised by our chaplains and faith representatives.
Please see the attached job pack, which contains a full job description and person specification which outlines the full duties, skills, qualifications and experience needed for this role plus more information relating to the post. We recommend you read this information carefully before making an application. Applications should be made on-line, but if you would like advice or help in making an application, or need information in a different format, please contact email@example.com
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