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AGCAS Liaison Officer vacancy with NHS Health Careers

AGCAS is seeking a liaison officer (ALO) for NHS Health Careers until September 2018.  

What does an ALO do?

An ALO establishes and maintains a mutually beneficial relationship with their link organisation and disseminates industry information to AGCAS members through communication channels including discussion lists, ARENA, the website and Phoenix. They also help their link organisation communicate with our members and better understand the needs of Higher Education careers professionals and their students by alerting them to relevant networking opportunities, including training, events and conferences. 

Most ALOs maintain contact with their link organisation by email and telephone. Although there is budget to allow one or two face-to-face meetings a year. Full guidelines can be provided to the successful applicant.  

Why is an AGCAS ALO important?

NHS Health Careers has a variety of key stakeholders including professional careers advisers and other staff working in a careers information, advice and guidance role. Of these staff, NHS Health Careers particularly values the opportunity to be able to communicate directly with careers professionals working in the higher education sector. 

The NHS recruits a large number of graduates each year into a variety of roles including clinical training through graduate entry programmes leading to professional registration, and annual recruitment cycles into the NHS Scientist Training Programme (STP), as well as the well-established Graduate Management Training Scheme. 

Alan Simmons, Careers Specialist at NHS Health Careers, says:

"With the many structural changes affecting the delivery of NHS healthcare, now perhaps more than ever before, it is essential that graduate careers advisers are able to access up-to-date information about career opportunities and have a channel through which they can ask questions on behalf of their students. The AGCAS ALO provides such a channel. Additionally, The ALO also provides a channel for disseminating information about any reviews as developments occur within NHS Health Careers." 


Please feel free to contact the current ALO, Lorna Dargan with any questions you might have about the role or for an informal conversation about the position. 

How to apply

Please email your CV and a short statement (no more than 100 words) of interest outlining your skills and experience within this area and your ideas for how you could personally contribute to the ALO role, to Marcus Andrews, Membership Manager by Monday 5 February 2018.  

Please note this ALO opportunity is currently fixed term until September 2018 as we are currently reviewing and developing the ALO initiative as part of the current AGCAS Strategy


Created on: 21 January 2018

Last updated: 21 January 2018

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