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Assistant Careers Adviser (5677)

About the Department:

The Careers and Employability Service plays a crucial role in helping students to enhance their employability skills to compete and succeed in a competitive graduate job market. We support students and graduates with developing skills and employability, advice on career options, applying for jobs and work experience, meeting employers and finding graduate job opportunities.


About the Role:

In this role you will work as part of a team to contribute to the design, coordination and delivery of a range of Faculty based careers and employability activities. You will provide high quality and responsive services to students.

You will assist students and graduates seeking careers and employability support, including careers information, advice on vacancy sources and help with job applications. You will support with advice work targeted at specific student groups and drive engagement with the provision of careers services

You will assist with the organisation and promotion of careers and employability resources to support students. This will include online learning development as part of a digital first orientated approach.

 This is an excellent opportunity to take your first step into an information & advice role and gain experience within a higher education setting. 

When working on campus, this role will be based mainly in the Brooks Building (M15 6GX).


About You:

You'll be proactive and enthusiastic, ensuring that your support and advice is tailored to meet the students and graduate needs for their future careers.

You will also have:

  • Ability to communicate clearly and professionally, both orally and in writing, as well as excellent interpersonal skills, with the ability to establish positive and effective working relationships.
  • Work experience that has involved managing projects with limited supervision and within set deadlines.
  • Ability to identify student need, provide effective advice & support and/or signpost appropriately to wider university services or teams.
  • An awareness of graduate careers, including what makes an effective job application.

How to Apply:

If interested, you should submit your CV with a Covering Letter detailing your suitability for the role.

Please note, interviews for this will take place on December 19th and 20th.

If you would like to join our people and share our ambition, we would love to hear from you.


In recognition of staff contributions to the University's achievements during the 2021/2022 academic year, an additional discretionary payment of 2% per annum will be added to your salary until 31/07/23 in order to ensure consistency amongst existing and incoming staff.  This additional 2% will be paid pro rata in equal monthly installments, on top of your salary each month until 31/07/23.

Manchester Metropolitan University is committed to supporting the rights, responsibilities, dignity, health and wellbeing of staff and students through our commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion.

We promote applications from all sections of the community, irrespective of background, belief or identity, recognising the benefits that a diverse organisation can bring . We particularly encourage applications from Black and Minority Ethnic candidates, who we recognise are underrepresented in this area.

Hybrid working is offered for this role.  The nature of the role requires presence on campus at certain times of year, but at other times you will be able to complete some work remotely. We recognise the benefits and importance of an environment that supports flexible working and are open to conversations throughout the application process.

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Manchester Birley Campus
53 Bonsall Street, Manchester, UK, M15 6GX
  • Location:
    Manchester Birley Campus
  • Faculty / Function:
    Professional Services
  • Salary:
    Grade 5 (£24,285 to £27,131) until 31/07/23 an additional 2% will be paid (£24,771 to £27,674)
  • Closing Date:
    4 December 2022
  • Contract Type:
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