Careers Consultant


21/08/2022, 00:00

Salford - Peel Park Campus
Directorate of Student Success, Administration & Support
Full Time Fixed Term
July 2024

£35,333 - £42,155

We are seeking a qualified careers professional (Level 6 in careers advice and guidance or career development) who is enthusiastic and outgoing, an excellent communicator and listener, who enjoys working with people. You’ll be able to make decisions and work independently. You’ll be committed to the highest quality of customer service and student learning, as well as your own professional development, and you’ll be able to demonstrate an understanding of, and empathy to the needs of a large, diverse and international student community.

The role of Careers Consultant (International) is within the Careers & Enterprise team with the objectives of:

  • Ensuring the delivery of a high quality careers and enterprise service that embeds the learning of job seeking, career planning, enterprise and employability skills within the curriculum and through co-curricular activity
  • Providing clear, timely and accessible advice about careers and enterprise to our student population, past and present, and other customers of Student Experience & Support

You’ll be involved in designing and delivering the team’s activities. To deliver an excellent service, it will be vital that you listen to what our stakeholders have to say. The Careers Consultant (International) will respond accordingly to the customer feedback gathered and analysed in relation to their advisory and curriculum development services.

We need a Careers Consultant (International) with creativity, enthusiasm, professional and technical skills and a commitment to providing up to date and relevant advice and guidance to students through curriculum development as well as through a more traditional advisory service. We need people who are full of ideas and the confidence to implement them, who are able to work in a team and work independently with equal ease.

You’ll work collaboratively with internal and external stakeholders to identify and address the employability needs of students and alumni – with a focus on the employability needs of students and alumni from outside the UK (including securing work based learning in the UK, and understanding and taking actions on post-study visa routes), and on the needs of all students and alumni who are seeking work based learning or graduate employment outside the UK.

You’ll work with colleagues to embed relevant skill development within the curriculum and student experience, including bespoke workshops and train-the-trainer work with colleagues, including programmes with significant international student cohorts, to address students’ skill development needs (including employability skills sought and expected by graduate employers, career planning skills, job seeking skills, job application and interview skills).

We recognise the importance of a healthy balance between work and home life. While we need our staff to be available to deliver an excellent service, and some evening and weekend working may be required, we are open to agile ways of working that provide colleagues with flexibility, such as flexible hours and/or some working from home, wherever work commitments allow.

Interviews for this opportunity are planned for Friday 9th September 2022 at Peel Park Campus. You do not need to have previously worked with International students to apply for this role.

This is a 2 year Fixed Term Contract.

For an informal discussion regarding this opportunity, please contact Lee Houghton, Careers & Enterprise Operations and Innovation Manager, by email

In recognition of our commitment to create a diverse team that draws from our widest talent pool we would particularly encourage applications from groups who are currently under-represented in the team, which in this case is Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) applicants and applicants who identify as male. 

What’s in it for you?

With over 200 languages spoken across Greater Manchester, we want to create an inspirational, inclusive learning and working environment, celebrating the diversity of our University community in our everyday conversations. Our student population is already incredibly diverse and we want to ensure this is reflected across our colleague profile as well. 

To help you, we have wide ranging colleague support networks, promoting awareness events throughout the year and giving you the opportunity to share your experiences with others. Our extensive faith centre facilities reflect our continuing commitment to support the student and colleague experience and the beliefs and values you bring to our community. 

There is a varied benefits package available through ‘MySalford’ where you can tailor your benefits to suit your own lifestyle – everything from additional annual leave, savings on High Street shopping, travel discounts as well as health and wellbeing support. To maintain work/life balance (and to help you through this pandemic!) you can connect to work from wherever you are, whether it’s our Peel Park Campus, MediaCityUK or your couch at home, the tools are there for you to do your best work from your chosen location.

However you identify, whatever your pathway has been to get here, come and join us at the University of Salford where we are all proud to belong -  watch us in action here!

This opportunity is closed to applications.