So if you are a guidance professional or experienced recruiter who enjoys working to targets and under pressure, who likes to innovate, is great at working in a high energy collaborative team environment, is not afraid of administration, has a track record of achieving and exceeding expectations and a genuine passion for career development and helping students whose career trajectory is forward to achieve their career goals then we would love to hear from you.
Career Development & Employability Manager
- Director of Student Services
- Career and Opportunities Officer
- Deans & Faculty
- School Co-ordinators and administrators
- External Clients
- Work Placement Supervisor
- Designing and delivering weekly careers classes, providing expert advice (individually, in group sessions and via webinars and other online means) in areas including career development, employability, job applications and job search strategies.
- Working with students in groups and individually to achieve their career goals – implementing the necessary interventions to make this possible and then tracking progress and reporting on same.
- Designing, delivering and assessing a range of interventions including online modules, employer events, careers fairs, industry panel events, mentoring programmes, career development modules that positively impact graduate outcome data.
- Pro-actively developing strategic employer and alumni relationships, identifying work placement opportunities for students and managing the entire recruitment process achieving weekly and monthly KPI’s.
- Developing a range of opportunities for students to interact and network with relevant alumni and employers.
- Researching, writing, updating and editing career information and labour market intelligence materials.
- Develop the capacity of the service to use technology to deliver careers education and employability initiatives.
- Develop innovations in delivery and service in line with international best practice.
- Graduate with 3-5 years’ experience within careers advisory work / agency recruitment.
- Work placement
- Agency Recruitment
- Targeted in house recruitment
- Training/ Facilitation
postgraduate qualification in Guidance, Counselling, Careers /Career Coaching
or a commitment to securing same once in role.
Approach to work:
- Positive, enthusiastic, solution focused approach to work with the ability to self-manage and contribute positively to a team environment that is focused on continuous self-improvement.
- Ability to work on multiple tasks simultaneously, operate flexibly and shift focus with changing priorities and demands and to deliver the outputs required within NCI Careers Team.
- Track record of meeting and exceeding targets.
- Ability to use translate stakeholder requirements into engaging and impactful career interventions (e.g. Modules, resources, events.).
- Commitment to delivering best in class service to students.
- Excellent ability to build and maintain strong mutually beneficial working relationships with staff, faculty, employers, industry bodies and peers in other institutions.
Guidance and Advice:
- Ability to support, guide and advise students, graduates, NCI staff, employers innovatively and flexibly whilst making effective use of high impact initiatives.
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills together with the ability to deliver presentations, seminars and workshops to a high standard.
Reporting, Data & IT Skills:
- Strong reporting abilities – the role holder will be required to report regularly on progress of all projects and activities.
- A keen interest in using data and impact measures to continually develop the service.
- Excellent IT skills and a strong understanding of social media and experience of using it in recruitment.
€37,271 - €53,839 (Specialist/Senior Administrator Band)
24 Days per annum pro rata
Hours of work will be generally 9.00am to 5.00 pm. A willingness to work flexibly to cover some events and activities outside of usual working hours is required. Hybrid work available subject to departments needs.
Please apply with a CV and cover letter both in PDF format ONLY, quoting reference number: NCI 1091 to: firstname.lastname@example.org by 5:00 pm, 21st of November 2023. In the cover letter (max 1 page) please highlight briefly how you meet the criteria in relation to work ethic, initiative, attention to detail, customer service and social media skills.
Note: The functions and responsibilities assigned to Careers and Work Placement 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 College.
The successful applicant will be subject to Garda Vetting and must not have any convictions under the Sex Offenders Act 2001.
National College of Ireland is an equal opportunities employer
The Importance of Confidentiality
We would like to assure you that protecting confidentiality is our number one priority. You can expect that all enquires, applications and all aspects of the proceedings are treated as strictly confidential and are not disclosed to anyone, outside those directly involved in that aspect of the process.
In submitting a completed Curriculum Vitae and supporting documentation, candidates are declaring:
- That all the particulars furnished in their application are true and correct without omission and that they are aware of the qualifications and particulars for this position.
- That to the best of their knowledge that there is nothing in relation to their conduct, character or personal background of any nature that would adversely affect the position of trust in which they would be placed by virtue of this appointment.
- Their irrevocable consent to NCI making such enquiries as deemed necessary in respect of their suitability for the post in respect of which their application is made.
- Their acceptance and confirmation of the entitlement of NCI, as appropriate to, reject their application, or to terminate their employment (in the event of a contract of employment having been entered into on foot of this competition) if they have omitted to furnish NCI with any information relevant to their application or their continued employment or where they have made any false statement or misrepresentation relevant to this application or their continuing employment with the College. #
Candidates should note that they may be required to submit documentary evidence in support of any particulars given by them in their application for the post.
Data Protection Acts 1988 to 2018 and the Freedom of Information Acts 1997 to 2014 as amended
Data collected for the purposes of recruitment activities
NCI conducts recruitment processes to fill vacancies within the college. When applying for these competitions applicants are asked to submit a range of documents, e.g., a completed application form, CV and/or a personal statement or cover letter. For the purposes of recruitment activities, we will not collect any personal data that we do not need to assess your candidature for a role with us.
Legal Basis for Processing
NCI ’s legal basis for the processing of this data is a combination of individual consent, contractual necessity and legal obligations.
Withdrawal of Consent
Applicants can withdraw their consent for the processing of their personal data at any time by notifying the College. It is important to note that withdrawal of consent prior to the completion of the process will be considered as a withdrawal of the application.
What we do with your data
People who are directly employed by NCI and are based in Ireland process all the personal data collected for both recruitment and HR purposes.
HR draft up the shortlisting documents and provide the initial screening to determine if a person meets the essential criteria of the competition. A shortlisting panel is generally made up of two senior grade staff members from the relevant department for which the role is being recruited.
Sharing of your data
Where you have been successfully shortlisted for a post, each interview panel member will be furnished with a copy of the relevant information of those who will be attending interview in order that they can review applications in advance of the interview process. All such information will be returned to NCI and shredded following the competition process. Some of the interview panel will be external interviewers, who are not employees of NCI but are engaged for the purpose and are strictly subject to the rules and policies of the College.
Applicants can request and receive access to their data at any time and can request and receive a copy of this data, in electronic/transferable format.
Applicants can request the data held be erased. In this case, the application for a position is considered withdrawn.
Applicants can have any incorrect information corrected.
Objection / Withdraw
Applications can object to this information being processed and/or can request to withdraw from the application process
Applicants can make a complaint to our internal Information Governance and Data Protection Officer
NCI Information Governance and Data Protection Officer
National College of Ireland, Mayor Street, IFSC, Dublin 1
Tel (Direct): + 353 1 4498 523 ; Tel (Reception): + 353 1 4498 500
And/or make a complaint to the relevant authority
Data Protection Commission, 21 Fitzwilliam Square South, Dublin 2, D02 RD28
Tel: +353 (0) 761 104 800
National College of Ireland is an equal opportunities employer and is a Member of the Athena SWAN Charter. NCI is committed to serving our diverse community and welcomes applications from underrepresented groups.