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Careers Adviser PGRs and ECRs (fixed term, part time)

Careers & Employability Service

Location:  University Park
Salary:  £33,966 to £45,585 per annum (pro-rata if applicable) depending on skills and experience. Salary progression beyond this scale is subject to performance.
Closing Date:  Thursday 29 February 2024
Reference:  REG009624

Applications are invited for the post of Careers Adviser (PGR and ECRs) within the Careers and Employability Service, University Park. The successful candidate will be joining a large service which is committed to working together to combine the skills, insights and experience of teams working directly with students, academics, employers and other stakeholders, with those of our enabling teams to develop and deliver a consistently high level of service and professional standards. 

As Careers Adviser based within the PGR (Postgraduate Researcher) and ECR (Early Career Researcher) team, you will support activities related to skills and career development. This will be informed by the needs of researchers, stakeholders, the University of Nottingham’s Concordat strategy and recruitment trends. 

The Careers Adviser will work across the team, Careers and Employability Service and University to support the employability of researchers through the design and delivery of teaching and learning resources, online and face to face workshops, and group and individual coaching.  

The key to success in these roles is flexibility in handling the variety of projects and the ability to engage and collaborate with service, academic and other professional service colleagues to deliver against multiple agendas. In addition, experience and skills in developing innovative and engaging learning resources and programmes in both one to one and group settings will be essential to success in the role.  

Due to a focus of our work being on supporting researchers who identify as under-represented in academia, we would particularly encourage applications from these backgrounds. We are dedicated to building a diverse and inclusive workplace, so if you’re excited about this role but your experience doesn’t align perfectly with every requirement in the job description, we encourage you to apply anyway 

Our University is a supportive, inclusive, caring and positive community. We welcome those of different cultures, ethnicities and beliefs – indeed this very diversity is vital to our success, it is fundamental to our values and enriches life on campus 

If you are excited by the opportunity that this role presents and are keen to play a key role in shaping the future success of the Careers and Employability Service, we look forward to hearing from you. 

This position is offered on a part time (21.75 hours per week), fixed term contract until 30 April 2026. Roles will typically start at the bottom of the grading, except in exceptional circumstances. Hybrid working options are available, with an expectation that the successful candidate will spend 60% of their time working on campus.

Interviews will take place in person on University Park on Tuesday 12th March 2024.

Requests for secondment from internal candidates may be considered on the basis that prior agreement has been sought from both your current line manager and the manager of your substantive post, if you are already undertaking a secondment role.

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Kirstin Barnard email or Lucie Whitfield Please note that applications sent directly to this email address will not be accepted.

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Our university is a supportive, inclusive, caring and positive community. We welcome those of different cultures, ethnicities and beliefs – indeed this very diversity is vital to our success, it is fundamental to our values and enriches life on campus. Learn more about the university commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion.

We are delighted to share that we are the first university to have achieved Athena Swan Gold Award.

We want you to succeed in our recruitment process and have published Candidate Guidance for you to access information and support on application and interview process.

We offer a range of benefits, visit Your Benefits website to learn what we can offer you.

We welcome applications from UK, Europe and from across the globe and we want to make your transition to living in the UK as smooth as possible. Visit the Moving to Nottingham page to find out more.

Your application will be considered on an equal basis, subject to the relevant permission to work in the UK as set out by UK Visas & Immigration.



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