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Application Advisor (Casual)

Careers and Employability

Location:  Egham
Salary:  £13.69 per hour - including London Allowance
Post Type:  Part Time
Closing Date:  23.59 hours BST on Sunday 21 August 2022
Reference:  0722-308

Casual, Fixed-Term until June 2023

Please note that this opportunity is only available to RHUL students (currently enrolled on a doctoral programme of study at RHUL, with at least 1 year of study remaining.)

Applications are invited for the role of Application Adviser within the Careers Service

RHUL Careers provides a range of services that aim to assist students in their choice of career, to help them take the initial steps and to support them in the job hunting process, while developing valuable skills along the way. Our team of Application Advisors play a vital role for the careers service, by providing students with tailored advice and feedback on written applications, CVs, and cover letters. Due to increased demand, we are now recruiting for another person to join the team.

Currently appointments take place online through MS Teams and in writing.  At some point in the future this may change to in person appointments. There are a few careers events in the Autumn & Spring term which Application Advisers may be required to support in person.  

This is an Autumn & Spring term-time contract from September 2022.

The Application Advisor will need to commit to up to a minimum 5 hours per week, although there is flexibility on the days when application advisers can be available at the discretion of the line manager. Appointments are offered between 10.00 – 18.00 Monday – Friday and cover will be required for this period. 

Application Advisers will be expected to attend online training sessions at the start of term and on-going training as appropriate.

For this role candidates will need to 

  • Be currently enrolled on a doctoral programme of study at RHUL, with at least 1 year of study remaining.
  • An interest in supporting students and graduates with their professional development
  • Excellent verbal communication skills; building rapport and giving feedback; eliciting client concerns and needs
  • Excellent  written communication skills: the ability to communicate clearly and professionally in writing in order to give effective feedback to students
  • Ability to prioritise, systematise and work to deadlines.
  • Demonstrate diplomacy and understanding others' perspectives and priorities. 
  • Able to use discretion in dealing with confidential information and records.

Applicants must have the ability to run MS Teams appointments via a laptop or PC in a confidential space. 

For an informal discussion about the post, please contact Gemma Seabrook 

To view further details of this post and to apply please visit queries on the application process the Human Resources Department can be contacted by email at: 

Please quote the reference: 0722-308

Closing Date:   23.59, Sunday 21 August 2022 

Interview Date: Interviews will take place online on Monday 5 September 2022

The successful applicant will need to be available from week beginning Monday 19 September for training.   

Please note that it will not be possible for the College to issue a Certificate of Sponsorship for successful candidates as this role does not fall into one of the standard occupational codes deemed eligible for sponsorship by UK Visas and Immigration. Successful candidates will therefore need to be eligible to work in the UK or have limited leave to remain in the UK and associated right to work for the duration of their employment with the College, in accordance with the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006.

Further details:    Job Description     Person Specification    
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Royal Holloway is committed to equality and diversity, and encourages applications from all sections of the community. Read here about structures and initiatives around equality and diversity, including information on staff diversity networks.



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