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Careers and Employability Consultant

Academic Services
Salary £33,199 to £39,609
Please quote reference: 
16002 - Nottingham - part-time 29.6 hours per week, 16044 - Milton Keynes - 37 hours per week
The salary quoted is on a full time basis
Closing Date: 
27 May, 2019 - 12:00

Careers and Employability Consultant (16002)

(Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies) 

Academic Services, Access, Careers and Teaching Support

Permanent, part-time 29.6 hours per week  

Based in Nottingham


Careers and Employability Consultant (16044)


(Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences) 

Academic Services, Access, Careers and Teaching Support

Permanent, full-time - 37 hours per week  

Based in Milton Keynes


Need a new challenge? Come and help us deliver careers and employability services at the Open University.


Our students’ circumstances vary widely including those with caring responsibilities, from widening participation backgrounds, in prison and with disabilities. You will support students at every career stage.


This is an opportunity to stretch your online delivery skills, develop innovative services including the proactive delivery of online forums and webinars, and develop partnerships with other units in the University and with employers.

You should have a first degree, a professional careers qualification, or equivalent, and proven experience in delivering careers advice and guidance preferably within higher education and in delivering services through online media.


As part of Careers and Employability Services you need to be able to adapt rapidly to change, show initiative and solve problems creatively. An understanding of the needs of adult or distance learners is an advantage.


For detailed information and how to apply go to or email the Resourcing Hub at  quoting the relevant reference number.

In addition to a completed application form and CV you must provide a covering letter with a maximum of 1,000 words, outlining how you meet the criteria in the person specification.  This is an important element of the application process. Please ensure that you provide relevant examples as evidence to support your statements. 


Closing date: 27 May 2019 - 12:00


Interview date: 13 June 2019 in both locations


Interview panel (Nottingham) will be -

Chair: Ros Johnston, Senior Careers and Employability Consultant

Panel member: Sara Ebbett, Head of Service Delivery

 Panel member: Leigh Fowkes, Careers and Employability Consultant


Interview panel (Milton Keynes)  will be -

Chair: Beverley Mason, Senior Careers and Employability Consultant

Panel member: Ayesha Perran, Careers and Employability Consultant

 Panel member: Katie Weeds, Senior Careers and Employability Consultant

An application form and job related information are available from the links located below.  Hard copies and access details for disabled applicants are available from the Resourcing Hub on +44(0)1908 655544  or by email (on the link above), quoting the reference number.

We promote diversity in employment and welcome applications from all sections of the community 

Job related information: 

Application for Employment form

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Microsoft Word

Application for Employment form (Microsoft Word)

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Screen Reader Compatible (Microsoft Word)

Application for Employment form (Microsoft Word /Screen Reader Compatible)

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Application for Employment form (Adobe Acrobat)

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Posting Date: 
3 May, 2019 - 14:00