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Employment Adviser


Location:  Ormskirk
Salary:  £25,642 to £27,929 per annum pro rata
1 x Permanent, 1x Fixed Term for 12 months
Post Type:  Full Time
Closing Date:  Tuesday 06 December 2022
Interview Date:  Friday 16 December 2022
Reference:  EHA2269-1122
Number of Positions:  2

 We’re here to create and harness knowledge, to deliver opportunity for everyone. 

About the Role

This role is important within our team to provide a positive first impression on students and graduates. You will provide initial information and advice on a wide range of careers and employability issues to current students and recent graduates at Edge Hill University. Alongside staffing our flagship Careers Corner in Catalyst, you will also be responsible for designing, delivering, and evaluating a range of innovative, engaging and exciting activities to enhance the skills of our students and recent graduates and help them to secure a positive graduate outcome. This includes delivering and evaluating our Extra Edge Award.

You will be an enthusiastic and experienced individual with a commitment to embedding and implementing activities and support to students and recent graduates from a wide range of backgrounds. The role is ideal for someone who has a genuine enthusiasm for working within careers in higher education. You will need a friendly and approachable nature, to be a proactive and creative problem solver, to have the ability to deliver a high standard of work within tight deadlines and a commitment to support our students and recent graduates to achieve the very best possible outcomes through a wide variety of interventions.

1 x Full Time, Permanent

1 x Full Time, Fixed Term

For informal enquiries about this vacancy, please contact: Kerry Moore, Careers Administration Manager at

About You

As an Employment Adviser you will:

  • Be an active member of the Careers team, with evidence of impact and measurable positive outcomes, and of making significant contributions to the positive progression and graduate outcomes of students requiring additional support.
  • Have experience of working in Higher Education with students from a wide range of backgrounds and knowledge of issues and barriers relating to progression to highly skilled employment.
  • Have the ability to relate to students from a variety of backgrounds with empathy, sensitivity, and inclusivity.

Internal staff wishing to apply for a fixed term role as a secondment opportunity must discuss this with their existing line manager before applying.

Previous candidates for this role need not apply. 

At Edge Hill University we value the benefits a rich and diverse workforce brings to our community and therefore welcome applications from all sections of society.

Rewards & Benefits

  • A minimum of 35 days annual leave per annum, pro rata (inclusive of bank holiday and University closure days) 
  • Discounted membership to our onsite state-of-the-art sport and leisure facilities
  • Staff benefits scheme, which provides you with discounts across the high street, supermarket shopping, cinema tickets, dining out and more
  • A wide range of development programmes to enhance your career
  • Beautiful award-winning on-campus working environment
  • Automatic enrolment into the Local Government Pension Scheme with our employer contribution of 16.3%

About Us 

At Edge Hill University we believe in the life changing opportunities knowledge can create. Since 1885, we’ve been creating access to knowledge for those who may not have had the opportunity to before. 

Today, the effect we have has a far-reaching impact, not just for those who come to study here but for those who work, invest in, and live in our local communities too. So, if you’ve ever wondered if one person can make a difference, simply speak to our alumni, students, and award-winning staff.

Because for us education isn’t about how much you take in. It’s about what you take out into the world. 

Inspiring minds and changing futures since 1885, Edge Hill University is “A great success story… an institution that improves and impresses year after year” – Times Higher Education. 


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