Careers Consultant
All campuses

Job reference: 010044

Location: All campuses

Closing date: 30/01/2022

Salary : Grade H (£34,304 - £38,587 p.a.)

Employment type: Permanent

Department: Professional Services

School/Section : Employability

NTU is a great place to work. We take care of our colleagues with flexible and competitive packages, and the opportunities for genuine professional progress. We respect and value all our staff, because we know that it takes a strong and diverse workforce to maintain the kind of success we’ve achieved.

Our award-winning research is celebrated around the world, and we’re proud of our strategic partnerships. It’s all down to the ability of our people to shape, create and innovate, in whatever capacity they work with us. Our continued success — underpinned by the number of prestigious national awards we’ve won — has hinged on two commitments: creating excellent global collaborations, and harnessing the talents of all our people.

NTU is a university at the peak of its powers, but we know we can still go even further. Join us in our mission to become ‘the university of the future’ — seize the challenge and adventure of working with an organisation where progress never stops. This is your career, reimagined.

We are seeking a Careers Consultant, to join our innovative and progressive student development team at NTU. This is an exciting time to be joining the team as we explore and implement new ways of supporting students and graduates across all of NTU. You will have excellent communication and negotiation skills and be motivated to embrace the challenges of developing the employability agenda in higher education.  The NTU Employability Team provides comprehensive employability support to meet the needs of under-graduate and post-graduate students, alumni, employers and the academy.

You must be educated to degree level, or equivalent, and hold appropriate careers guidance qualifications and experience, ideally with knowledge of Higher Education. 

The role will be based across our service you may be required to support on all three campuses.  All Careers Consultants, have responsibility for working alongside other project team members on projects for Widening Participation Students and NTU Graduates. 

As a Careers Consultant, you will be responsible for negotiating an annual plan of activity which reflects the needs of students and employers in supporting successful progression into work experience or graduate level employment.

Within your application you should demonstrate your ability to:

  • engage proactively with students, academic colleagues, professional services and external partner organisations.
  • manage projects involving employability tasks and initiatives, working closely with other employability colleagues.
  • design and deliver a wide range of career guidance activities including lectures, group work and interview support.
  • build strong working relationships across the University to develop innovative and engaging employability programmes.
  • consult with key stakeholders to identify employability needs and negotiate a programme of activities to meet them.

Candidates should be adaptable, forward-thinking and creative with a passion to continuously improve employability services.  You will need to work both online and on campus and prepare resources that reach a broad cohort of students using a variety of channels including social media.

If you would like to suggest a flexible working pattern, please state any preferred working hours and days in your application

Please complete application form and submit CV evidencing how you meet the person specification and what you would bring to this role. 

If you have any specific queries in relation to this position, please contact Carla Campbell - Careers Consultant Team Manager, on 0115 8485386 or via email

Successful applicants will usually be appointed to the base of the advertised salary grade, except in justifiable circumstances

This role is open to non-UK/Irish applicants subject to current UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) rules. Please ensure that you have the appropriate right to work in the UK for this role and consult the Home Office website for further information.

Please note that this role is covered by the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (1974) and successful applicants will be asked to declare any unspent criminal convictions.