Careers Outreach Adviser
Kingston University are recruiting for a Careers Outreach Adviser to take up and develop this new role, as part of significant investment in careers & employability work.
The post holder will be responsible for developing, managing and delivering a range of careers activities, events and projects aimed at groups that are underrepresented in higher education. They will also work as a key conduit between the outreach & transition teams and the careers & employability team, ensuring that the work of each team informs best practice in the other and thereby contributing to skills development as part of University strategy.
Initiatives will be delivered on campus, in school/college and virtually, often in collaboration with internal or external partners. Evening and weekend work is occasionally required, compensated by time off in lieu.
The ideal candidate will have a thorough knowledge of the full range of progression options for students across stages of education, with a particular awareness of issues relating to the progression of students from under-represented/disadvantaged groups. An up-to-date knowledge of the careers & employability landscape is essential, as is the ability to quickly build and maintain strong relationships and the ability to deliver with confidence to varying audiences.
Be part of a team that ensures all students get equal opportunities in higher education
The Access, Participation and Inclusion team ensure all students have equal opportunity to access, and succeed, in higher education.
Our work with schools, colleges, and other partners increases progression to higher education for people from less advantaged backgrounds. And our transition programmes prepares students for university life.
We promote an inclusive culture, through policies and positive action programmes, such as award-winning KU Cares. Together with organised enrichment activities that encourage all students to make the most of their time at university, participate fully and develop skills for success.
We also design and deliver systems and processes to identify students who may be disengaging from their studies, and appropriately support them to continue and graduate.
Our team’s culture is dedicated, inclusive and supportive. We work collaboratively and offer plenty of opportunity for development.
Awards for our work include the NEON Higher Education Institution of the Year, Highly Commended in The Times Higher Education Award for Widening Participation or Outreach Initiative, and a UK Social Mobility Award.
This is a full time, fixed term role for 3 years with a starting salary of £34,809 per annum.
We are flexible in the starting date for this role, depending on the notice period of the successful candidate and appreciate that this may be subject to longer notice periods for those working in the schools sector in particular. We hope to hold interviews and appoint to the role over the summer period.
Interviews will be held on either week starting 25th July or week starting 8th August 2022.
If you require further information about this role, please contact Ms Amy Horton, Education Liaison & Outreach Manager.
Bring your true self, expertise, and passion to Kingston where we are continuing to strive to build a university where authentic inclusion and belonging is at its heart. Every one of our staff and students’ identities, backgrounds and diverse experiences makes us who we are - so harness and embrace yours by applying today. We welcome applications from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic backgrounds, LGBTQ+ communities and those with disabilities.
Candidates must be able to demonstrate their eligibility to work in the UK in accordance with the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006. Where required, this may include entry clearance or continued leave to remain under the Points Based Immigration Scheme.
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