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Careers Adviser (Part-Time)

Key information

Salary: Starting salary from £25,941 - £30,046 per annum (pro rata) with further progression opportunities to £32,817

Date advertised: Tuesday, February 9, 2021

Closing date: Tuesday, March 9, 2021 - midnight

Please quote reference: SSS182

Bournemouth University’s vision is worldwide recognition as a leading university for inspiring learning, advancing knowledge and enriching society through the fusion of education, research and practice. Our highly skilled and creative workforce is comprised of individuals drawn from a broad cross section of the globe, who reflect a variety of backgrounds, talents, perspectives and experiences that help to build our global learning community.

As a collaborative member of the Careers and Employability team you will contribute to the development of a learning community which is inclusive of students, graduates, academics and external stakeholders by developing innovative and impactful learning and career development opportunities for students through activities hosted by the Careers and Employability Service and via the curriculum.

We are looking for a highly motivated individual who is skilled in offering careers education, information, advice and guidance to clients, or students and graduates which will include one-to-one interactions, drop in sessions, lectures, group work and e-guidance (in person and online). You will work in partnership with a Faculty and will build positive relationships with employers and recruiters in order to assist students to be competitive in the graduate jobs market. Working as part of the wider central team you will proactively lead on certain employability events across the year.

You will need to demonstrate excellent communication skills and the ability to build strong and impactful relationships with university staff and external stakeholders using strong influencing and negotiation skills. You will have an innovative and creative approach to careers guidance delivery along with highly developed presentation and group working skills which maximise student engagement and learning.

You will be educated to degree level, or equivalent, and have, or currently be working towards a recognised Diploma or Qualification in Career Guidance, or equivalent recognised guidance qualification; ideally you will have some experience of providing advice and guidance within a higher education environment, although this is not essential and we welcome applications from guidance professionals currently working in other sectors.

This position does not meet the eligibility requirements for sponsorship under the Skilled Worker Route within the UK Visa and Immigration service’s Points Based System.  Therefore, BU will not be able to sponsor individuals who require permission to work to carry out this position.  

This post is available part-time for 24 hours per week.

For an informal discussion, please contact Rashida Ahmad, Senior Careers Adviser via email at

BU values and is committed to an inclusive working environment.  We seek a diverse community through attracting, developing and retaining staff from different backgrounds to contribute to inspirational learning, advancing knowledge and enriching society.  To support and enable our staff to achieve a balance between work and their personal lives, we will also consider proposals for flexible working or job share arrangements.