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Careers and Employability Consultant

Access, Careers and Teaching Support
£33,199 to £39,609
Please quote reference: 
Fixed term contract to 31 July 2020 - 37 hours per week
Closing Date: 
19 July, 2019 - 12:00

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

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.

​To apply, please complete the application form and email to and include your CV and 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.

​Interviews will take place on 29th July.

Please note: If you have not heard from us within a week of the application closing date, please assume that on this occasion you have not been selected for interview, however we thank you for your interest in The Open University and encourage you to apply for future positions.

An application form and job related information are available from the links below.  Details for disabled applicants are available from Resourcing Hub by e-mail  

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

Job related information: 
PDF icon Job Description CEC Scotland. .pdf114.51 KB

Application for Employment form

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Microsoft Word

Application for Employment form (Microsoft Word)

If you prefer to complete your form on computer, or you'd like to save your completed form for subsequent applications, the file-type best suited to your needs is Microsoft Word.  If you need to undo the form file protection please see instructions under "completing the application form" section here:

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

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Application for Employment form (Adobe Acrobat)

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* You can download Adobe Acrobat from here:  Download Adobe Acrobat Reader (free)

Terms and Conditions (None Attached)

These roles are covered by various terms and conditions and will be made available to successful candidates

Posting Date: 
28 June, 2019 - 08:45