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Careers and Employability Consultant (Learning and Teaching)

Access, Careers and Teaching Support
£32,548 to £38,833
Please quote reference: 
Closing Date: 
23 November, 2017 - 12:00

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

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

This is an opportunity to develop innovative services including the proactive delivery of online forums and webinars, and to develop partnerships with other units in the University, with a particular focus on the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Faculty, and on the University’s Open Programme. You will work with academics to support the embedding of employability and PDP related activities into the curriculum.

You should have a first degree, and a professional careers qualification or a Postgraduate Certificate in University Teaching and Learning, or equivalent. You should have experience of curriculum development at HE level, and an understanding of the issues affecting student employability.  Proven experience in delivering careers advice and guidance preferably within higher education and in delivering services through online media would be beneficial.

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.

Closing date:  Midday on 23 November 2017

Interview date:  7 December 2017

An application form and job related information are available from the links located below.  For detailed information and how to apply go to or email the Recruitment Co-ordinator at quoting the relevant reference number.

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


Job related information: 

Long application form (with CV)

Which file-type best suits my needs?

Microsoft Word Screen Reader Compatible (Microsoft Word) Adobe Acrobat *
Application form (Microsoft Word) Application form (Microsoft Word /Screen Reader Compatible) Application form (Adobe Acrobat)
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:


We also provide a screen reader compatible version of this file. For the screen reader version to function correctly the file must be downloaded to your computer and opened using Microsoft Word.  To save the file on your computer right click on the link and choose "save link as" or "save target as". If you don't have Microsoft Word on your computer, or you prefer to complete your application form by hand, the file-type best suited to your needs is Adobe Acrobat (pdf).

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

Thursday, November 2, 2017 - 09:00