Career Consultant

Updated: about 2 months ago
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 24 Feb 2024

Te Rōpū Rapuara | UC Careers

Te Ratonga Mana Ākonga | Student Life, Services and Communications

  • Full-time at 37.5 hours per week (1.0 FTE)
  • Fixed-Term position, February 2024 - May 2024

He hiahia, he pūkenga nōu ki te mahi rapuara, rapumahi? He pōwhiri atu tēnei nā Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha kia tono mai i te tūranga Mātanga Rapuara.


Āu Mahi | What You Will Do
In this Fixed-Term position, we are seeking a dynamic and experienced Mātanga Rapuara | Career Consultant to assist our students in their career development learning, to help them make informed career decisions, develop their employability, successfully connect with employers and community, and help them to launch their careers with confidence.  Our work widely collaborates with a variety of UC and business stakeholders and seeks to enhance the links between the University and these organisations both nationally and internationally.

The role of Mātanga Rapuara | Careers Consultant is to provide professional career counselling, guidance, resources and workshops to meet the career development needs of students and graduates. This role works in partnership with Faculties to develop career and employability workshops and resources to support academic programmes and work integrated learning opportunities. In addition, developing and maintaining excellent working relationships with staff in Kia Angitu | Student Success, Te Ratonga Akoranga | Academic Services, other central services, Faculties and schools is key to meeting students' needs. You will work closely with students, student associations, career sector professionals and other tertiary institutions as required to perform effectively in the position

Mōu | Who You Are
You will have good understanding of current and emerging graduate and postgraduate labour markets and employer needs nationally and internationally. A proactive, creative approach and excellent communication skills are key capabilities for the role.  You will enthuse in working with diverse groups as well as developing and delivering workshops and online resources. You will have a degree and a career-specific qualification or extensive experience in the career sector, ideally within higher education.  Your skills and experiences will include

  • significant experience in a recognised recruitment, careers centre or customer service environment
  • strong organisational skills, problem solving skills and a high attention to detail
  • experience in researching, collating and analysing information
  • excellent interpersonal and relationship building skills
  • experience in supporting the needs of people from a variety of cultural backgrounds and strong bicultural competencies. 
  • proficiency in te reo Māori will be an advantage. Knowledge of Pacific languages is welcomed.

Mahi Ngātahi | Who You Will Work With
The Careers team are professional and experienced career consultants and recruitment specialists focused on students' career development learning. We offer a variety of services based on your needs as a student, graduate, employer or academic.
For more information about our team, please visit us @ Te Rōpū Rapuara | UC Careers

Ngā Painga o UC | Why UC
Tangata Tū, Tangata Ora - Engaged, Empowered, Making a Difference.
Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha |  University of Canterbury is committed to accessible higher education, service to community and the encouragement of talent without barriers of distance, wealth, class, gender or ethnicity. The University explicitly aims to produce graduates and support staff who are engaged with their communities, empowered to act for good and determined to make a difference in the world.

For information about the range of fantastic benefits that UC offers including flexible work practices, study opportunities and generous superannuation and leave provisions, please visit us:

Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha |  University of Canterbury is an Equal Employment Opportunities (EEO ) employer and we encourage diversity in our staffing profile. Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha |  University of Canterbury actively seeks to meet its obligations under the Treaty of Waitangi | Te Tiriti o Waitangi.

The closing date for this position is: 25 February 2024 (midnight NZ)
Please note, applications will be reviewed as they are received, and interviews may take place prior to the close date. 

How You Apply
Applications for this position must be submitted on our careers website and should include a cover letter and resume. Please note, we do not accept applications by email, however we are happy to answer your queries in relation to the application process, please forward these to [email protected]

You must have Aotearoa New Zealand or Australian citizenship/permanent residency to be considered for this role. If you hold a valid work visa and are physically present in New Zealand then you may also be considered.

Job Details
Reference # 19191
Posted on 12 Feb 2024
Closes on 24 Feb 2024 23:55
Location(s) Christchurch
Expertise Student Services, Tertiary Teaching
Job level(s) Experienced
Work type(s) Fixed term full-time
More details (document) Career Consultant PD 2024.pdf
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