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University Advisor

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Posting date: 11 May 2024
Hours: Part time
Closing date: 19 May 2024
Location: WC1V 7PB
Company: InvestIN Education
Job type: Contract
Job reference: f1a581d2-48ed-4974-a5eb-ebde2ce470b7

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Summary

Who is InvestIN?

InvestIN Education is a dynamic educational start-up that provides inspirational career experience programmes for school students. Founded in 2012, InvestIN’s mission is to bridge the gap between school and the workplace, in order to help students choose the right career and maximise their potential.

InvestIN creates the ‘ultimate career experience’ through a combination of interactive simulations, site visits, seminars, networking sessions and career coaching, led by highly accomplished industry professionals. We run career experiences in 15 industries including architecture, art, dentistry, engineering, entrepreneurship, fashion, filmmaking, forensic science, international politics, investment banking, law, medicine, psychology, computer science and veterinary medicine.

We have had over 50,000 students from 100+ countries and 4,000+ schools attend our online and in-person programmes, including our premium Summer Experiences, where students join us for 1 or 2 week immersive experiences across 15 fields and undertake exciting site visits whilst working with industry leaders and building an understanding of their dream career.

InvestIN has a growing international reach, with 45% of our students joining us from countries abroad, including China, USA, Romania and many more. Around 40% of our students stay with us in our central London accommodation, enjoying our exciting social programme and additional opportunities to network with their peers. 

Why work with us?

InvestIN is an exciting, fast-paced and supportive environment, and working with us as part of our Industry Executive network is a fantastic opportunity to share your passion and expertise with the next generation and inspire them to pursue their dream career. Alongside, developing key skills to aid them in their future career such as Events Management, Public Speaking, Communication and Working under Pressure.

About the role

Profile

  • The University Advisor should be a motivated student or recent graduate who is experienced and currently pursuing a career in a subject area linked to one of the 15 industries we cover
  • Previous experience working with young people in a teaching or mentoring capacity is desirable
  • Previous experience working in live events is desirable

Responsibilities:

  • You would be responsible for supporting the Programme Manager with the delivery of the programme and answering students university or career-related questions.
  • You will also be supporting with set-ups, escorting students to the venue, registering attendees and managing queries to deliver an excellent experience for our attendees.

Dates: Our upcoming events are taking place in Spring 2024. There will be opportunities for further work in Summer 2024.

Hours: Event days typically run from 9am - 6pm. Our Summer runs 5 days a week, but your programme manager will inform you of all opportunities.

Location: Majority of our programmes will be held in Central London. There may also be opportunities to work virtually on our Live Online programmes.

Pay: £12/hour.

Offers will be subject to successful completion of onboarding and an Enhanced DBS check. The successful candidate must by the start of their employment have permission to work in the UK.

InvestIN’s Cultural Values

Experience is Truth:

We believe that to learn is to experience. Our mission is to deliver professional experiences to young people that they would otherwise consider a far-flung fantasy. This ‘experiential learning’ appeals to all the senses and requires live in-person interaction; providing a welcome counterpoint to the restrictive and atomised environment of cyberspace.

Empowerment and Ownership:

We treat all of our students as young professionals, not simply older schoolchildren. InvestIN empowers students by thrusting them into a whirlwind of professional-life simulation, and asking them to stand up and be counted. Along with that empowerment comes the valuable lessons of responsibility. Students are expected to take ownership of their careers immediately, as we give them detailed advice about how to plant the seeds for a successful future; starting now.

Action and Urgency:

InvestIN believes that success requires both action and urgency. We have been able to grow at an exponential rate because we move ideas quickly into tangible steps forward and we execute them. InvestIN’s students refuse to be left behind and want to be able to cut through abstract procrastination; becoming empowered to act with decisiveness and urgency.

Ambition:

InvestIN is a fervent supporter of determined ambition. We believe that young people - and whole organisations - must continue to ‘think big’ in order to achieve their potential. We therefore coach our students to believe that there are no limits to their career ambitions, and give them the tools they need to thrive.

Imagination:

InvestIN is not an ordinary organisation. We create interactive simulations of professional life, which requires a commitment to using our imagination to deliver extraordinary experiences for our students. At the same time, we encourage our students to imagine themselves as young professionals now, not at some distant point in the future. We have discovered that tomorrow’s achievements are born from today’s visualisation.

Integrity:

At InvestIN, we understand the great responsibility that we take on in coaching students. Sometimes the simplest sentence or action can have a lasting impact on a young person’s life. We insist on running our operation with the highest level of integrity: from promoting the value of hard work and satisfaction over shortcuts and monetary rewards, to constantly looking at ways to reduce our carbon footprint.

Safer Recruitment, Safeguarding and EDI statement

InvestIN is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff, seasonal workers, and external professionals to share this commitment.

InvestIN are committed to making our recruitment processes as inclusive as possible for everyone. We are committed to promoting equality and diversity and developing a culture that values difference, recognising that employees from a variety of backgrounds bring important and positive contributions to InvestIN’s culture.

InvestIN are a disability confident employer.

This post is exempted under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and as such appointment to work with InvestIN will be conditional upon the receipt of a satisfactory response to a check of Police records via the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). The Disclosure and barring Service helps employers make safer recruitment decisions and prevent unsuitable candidates gaining access to minors or vulnerable adults.

Open Source Searching Guidance

InvestIN are committed to ensuring that we follow and implement legislation and advisories as set out in the KCSIE 2022 framework. Please see the below statement extracted from Harrison Clark Rickerbys Solicitors, regarding the updates within the KCSIE 2022 framework relating to open source searching as part of the safer recruitment process.

KCSIE 2022 states:

“… as part of the shortlisting process, schools and colleges should consider carrying out an online search as part of their due diligence on… shortlisted candidates. This may help identify any incidents or issues that have happened, and are publicly available online, which the school or college might want to explore with the applicant at interview.” (para 220, KCSIE 2022).On the face of it, this new requirement seems relatively straightforward; however, no further guidance is set out within KCSIE, and schools will undoubtedly have questions about online searches from a practical, legal, and regulatory perspective. This note addresses those key questions.

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