Careers and Placement Consultant

Location UK / Belfast

Job Type Not disclosed

Salary See description

Updated 2 days ago

Reference 1406226

 Job Description

Excellent opportunity for a Careers and Placement Consultant based in Belfast

Careers and Placement Consultant

Ref: 19/107418

School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

Queen’s University Belfast is one of the leading universities in the UK and Ireland, with a distinguished heritage and history. With over 24,000 students, 3,700 staff and an annual turnover of some £300m, Queen’s University Belfast plays a unique leadership role in Northern Ireland. As a member of the Russell Group of UK research-intensive universities, Queen’s University Belfast combines excellence in research and education with a student centred ethos.

We are looking to recruit a Careers and Placement Consultant to join our team who provide dedicated careers guidance and placement support to all undergraduate and postgraduate students within the School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. 

The Careers and Placement Consultant will play a key role in the delivery and implementation of the School’s Employability Plan and supporting over 400 students eligible to undertake placement. This includes delivering large group presentations, facilitating workshops and providing one to one career guidance.

Some of the duties will include:

Provide professional careers advice and support to enhance the undergraduate and postgraduate taught student experience within the School, including preparing seeking one year professional placements.

Provide  careers advice to PhD students within the School, partnering with  with the Graduate School  and Careers, Employability skills team.

Network and liaise with local, national and international employers to identify new and develop existing quality placement opportunities and development of employability programmes. This includes assessment and review of placements, supporting students through the placement process,  and resolving problems on placement, visiting students and  and participating in placement assessment. 

The successful candidate must have:

  • A degree or a post graduate or professional qualification in a relevant subject
  • A minimum of 3 years’ recent experience in a career guidance/advice role
  • A minimum of one-year experience in designing, delivering and assessing Careers education and/or skills training and development programmes
  • A minimum of one-year experience in identifying and managing placements and building relationships with employers and other relevant stakeholders in the development of student employability programmes

Anticipated interview date: week commencing 6 May 2019 

Salary scale:  £33,199 – £39,610 per annum (potential to progress to £43,266 per annum through sustained exceptional contribution)

Closing Date: Monday 29 April 2019 

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The University is committed to equality of opportunity and to selection on merit.  It therefore welcomes applications from all sections of society and particularly welcomes applications from people with a disability