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Careers Coach (Widening Success)

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    Mid, Senior & Expert Level
  • Cardiff
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Cyncoed and Llandaff Campus
Grade 5 A/B, £33,966 - £37,099 per annum pro rata
Fixed-term contract until 31st July 2025
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Part Time
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Job description

The opportunity

This is a key post that will contribute to the ambitions of Cardiff Metropolitan University’s Strategy 2030. The Careers Coach will work as part of the HEFCW funded careers team (Widening Success), who are responsible for delivery of the 2024/25 Targeted Employability Support Scheme business plan. The role will deliver a comprehensive suite of careers and employability services tailored to students and graduates who may face additional barriers to skills development and work opportunities.

This role will be aligned to Cardiff School of Education and Social Policy (CSESP). As our Careers Coach, you will support students studying CSESP programmes and work closely with other professional services staff and academics to deliver a range of quality employability initiatives. More information on CSESP can be found via this link: Cardiff School of Education - Cardiff Metropolitan University - Study Education & Humanities.

What we are looking for

  • Degree educated or equivalent.
  • Good knowledge of the local and national graduate labour market and its skills base.
  • An understanding of the barriers to employability faced by certain groups of students and subsequent support needs.
  • An understanding of how technology can be used to support the acquisition of employability skills.
  • Ability to deliver effective 1:1 appointments related to careers and employability to a range of clients.
  • Interpersonal and relationship building skills.
  • Influencing skills with the ability to inspire others to take action.
  • Ability to explain complex issues clearly to a range of clients and colleagues both verbally and in writing.
  • Teaching or training skills, with ability to create and deliver career-related content in large and small group settings.
  • Solution-focussed and pro-active in problem-solving.
  • Strong written communication skills with a keen eye for detail and ability to analyse data.
  • Passionate about delivering high standards of work and committed to continuous quality improvement.
  • Intermediate skills across the MOS suite.
  • Experience coaching individuals on a 1:1 basis.
  • Experience of working in a careers or employability related environment.
  • Experience of working with individuals or groups who have faced additional barriers to personal growth and development.
  • Experience of developing and maintaining relationships with a range of stakeholders, including senior members of staff.

Why join Cardiff Metropolitan University?

In 2020, the University was named The Sunday Times ‘Welsh University of the Year 2021’; in 2021 it became the Times Higher Education ‘UK and Ireland University of the Year 2022’; and in 2022 it was ranked the top university in the UK in the People and Planet Green League.

In addition, the University offers highly competitive terms and conditions including:

  • Annual leave of 25 days, rising to 30 days after 1 years’ service, plus 12 bank holiday / concessionary days (pro rata if part time).
  • Membership of the Local Government Pension Scheme with generous contributions.
  • Flexible and remote working opportunities.
  • Excellent family friendly policies.
  • Award winning sports and fitness facilities with subsidised membership, plus subsidised physiotherapy/complementary therapy/sports massage.
  • Access to all library facilities.
  • Free family access to our independent specialist wellbeing support provider, Health Assured.

If you would like to talk with us about this opportunity please contact Laura Stutins, Widening Success Coordinator, at lstutins@cardiffmet.ac.uk.

Should a high volume of applications be received, we may need to close this vacancy early. We therefore encourage you to apply as early as possible.

The University is committed to creating a highly inclusive culture. We offer family friendly and flexible working arrangements and a range of staff networks, forums and events to support and develop our people. We warmly welcome applications from those traditionally underrepresented in the higher education sector.

Further information

Please visit our staff recruitment website for information about working for us, our culture, benefits, work-life balance and our career progression and development opportunities.

UK&I University of the Year | Prifysgol y Flwyddyn y DU ac Iwerddon (Times Higher Education 2021)

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Mission & Purpose

We trace our history back to 1865, when the School of Art first opened in the Old Free Library in Cardiff. Since we developed into a university, we have remained rooted in Wales while providing practice-focused and professionally oriented education to students from around the globe. Our vision emboldens this commitment to education, research and innovation undertaken in partnership with our students, governments, business and industry and with tangible benefits for individuals, society and the economy. We are committed to ensuring that every student fulfils their potential to make outstanding graduate-level contributions to their own and future generations.