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Careers Advisor


Reporting to:

Careers Officer & Work Placement Supervisor

Purpose of Position:

The Careers Advisor will work within Career Development & Employability Office reporting to the Careers Officer with responsibility for cohorts of students together with specific responsibility for international students.

The role will include providing 'one to one' support to students and graduates, delivery of employability related workshops and presentations and the development of accredited and non-accredited, employability provision whilst also developing strong relationships with graduate employers.

Key Relationships:

  • Director of Student Services
  • Career Development & Employability Team
  • Registrar
  • Deans & Faculty
  • Students
  • External Clients 


  •  Providing one-to one support to students in relation to
    o Employment – Ireland and overseas
    o Further study- Ireland and overseas
    o Securing part time work
    o Securing a work placement
    o CV reviews for the Irish market
    o Personal statement reviews and guidance
    o Practice interviews on video
    o Work permit/visa issues
  • Creating and delivering specific workshops for students on areas including
    o Intercultural workshop
    o Career planning
    o Employment opportunities
    o Eligibility to work in Ireland for Non EEA Students,
    o CV writing for Irish Employers
    o Interview skills for the Irish Market
    o Personal statements
    o Getting the most out of LinkedIn
    o Networking your way into work
  • Developing and maintaining resources and initiatives e.g. newsletters, leaflets, video interviewing, webinars, website, student portal etc
  • Developing specialized web and student portal content for International Students (information, advice, testimonials)
  • Developing a strong working relationship with domestic and international students and contacting them after graduation for testimonials, alumni involvement etc.
  • Pro-actively developing new initiatives to enhance the employability of NCI students and recent graduates
  • Providing appropriate psychometric testing, assessment and feedback for students.
  • Tracking students after graduation and reporting on their progress for first destination results and marketing initiatives.


  •  Developing new and strengthening existing links with employers to secure internship and graduate job opportunities.
  • Developing strategic relationships with potential employers internationally - Key areas of interest will include China, India and Brazil.
  • Maintaining a thorough knowledge and understanding of a wide range of employers, recruitment procedures, labour market trends and assisting in the dissemination of this information.
  • Organising employer initiatives on campus 

 Links with NCI Staff:

  •  Developing strong working relationships with staff and faculty throughout NCI.


  • Actively supporting and contributing to initiatives within the Careers Development and Advisory Service e.g. CV reviews , careers fairs, events, graduate surveys etc
  • Attending relevant networking events and careers fairs.
  • Assisting with Careers Service marketing and public relations
  • Assisting in the day-to-day office administration as required
  • Producing weekly activity reports
  • Logging all student, graduate and employer activity on NCI360.
  • This is an evolving role and will develop further over time. 

 Key Attributes:

  •  A self-driven approach with a positive outlook and clear focus on high quality and sustainability
  • Ability to multitask and manage multiple concurrent deadlines.
  • Experienced recruiter with a track record of meeting and exceeding targets and of building sustainable relationships with both employers and candidates.
  • Experience of and an understanding of the IT recruitment market would be an advantage
  • Excellent IT skills and a strong understanding of social media and experience of using it in recruitment
  • Excellent networking skills to establish partnerships for work placement and graduate opportunities
  • Advanced computer skills in MS Office and social networking
  • Excellent facilitation, organisation and presentation skills.
  • Strong interpersonal and project management skills
  • Excellent attention to detail with strong writing skills.


Salary: €35,979 - €49,052 per annum
Annual Leave: 21 days per annum
Contract: This is a permanent, full time position.

This vacancy is only open to internal applicants.

The successful applicant will be subject to Garda Vetting and must not have any convictions under the Sex Offenders Act 2001.
Note: The functions and responsibilities assigned to the Careers Advisor are based on the current stated role and objectives of the College. These functions and responsibilities may alter in line with any change in the role and objectives of the NCI.
National College of Ireland is an equal opportunities employer 

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