Careers Progression Coach

Full Time £27,511 – £30,046  / Per Annum REF: NU3721-2
Closing deadline for applications: 17/09/2021

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Careers Progression Coach to join a professional careers team to deliver and implement an Office for Students project ‘Transformation West Midlands’ in partnership with the University of Birmingham and University College Birmingham.

You will be working with a caseload of targeted students/recent graduates to provide informed and impartial careers and employability related coaching, education, information, advice and guidance, to enable progress. You will be expected to help identify barriers that locally domiciled students and graduates face, particularly from widening participation backgrounds to support them and motivate them in securing positive graduate outcomes. You will provide students and graduates with individualised support raising aspirations, increasing motivation and empowering action, whilst linking participants to additional provision such as financial allowance. You will also need to be target driven and build effective relationships with stakeholders, employers, training providers and support agencies.

The successful candidate will have a degree or equivalent level qualification, together with a relevant careers guidance qualification. You will also have proven work experience in a guidance setting and the ability to coach, advise and guide students, together with experience of successfully helping students secure jobs. Knowledge of barriers facing students and graduates and the graduate labour market is important. Outstanding skills in communication, IT, teamwork and liaising with stakeholders is also essential.

The working hours will be Monday to Thursday 9-5 and Friday’s 9-4.3 and involve some occasional evening and weekend work. We welcome a discussion about flexible working hours.

 Informal enquiries about this opportunity are very welcome. Please contact Teresa Waring, Senior Progression Coach at:, to discuss the role further.

An application form and further details about this role are available from: or alternatively please e-mail: .

Closing date for applications: 5pm Friday 17th September 2021

Interview Date: Week commencing 11th October 2021, TBC

Newman University offers a wide range of staff benefits including 35 days annual leave entitlement plus bank holidays (pro rata for part time posts), pension scheme, chaplaincy and spiritual care, library services, employee assistance programme, occupational health and counselling services and staff development opportunities. For further information about these and other staff benefits please visit our website or contact the Human Resources Department.

Newman University is an Equal Opportunity Employer

 Newman University is located on Genners Lane, Bartley Green, Birmingham, West Midlands, B32 3NT.