We will be holding an open online panel session in December giving you an opportunity to hear about the experiences of some current NICEC Fellows. 

You can find out more about what being a NICEC Fellow involves - the responsibilities and the benefits. You will also have a chance to put your own questions to the panel of Fellows. 

The session will be open to anyone who is interested and a recording will be made available on the NICEC website for anyone not able to attend on the day.

Applying to become a NICEC Fellow

Monday 5 December 2022, 17:00–17:45 GMT (UTC+0)

Sign up to attend the session

NICEC is led and run by its Fellows who are appointed on the basis of their ability to support NICEC to achieve its aims. Fellows meet at least six times a year to discuss the running of NICEC and share experiences and expertise. 

Fellows from the UK are also legally responsible as NICEC shareholders and pay an annual financial contribution (currently £80 each). NICEC also has the additional categories of honorary Fellow (International and Emeritus Fellows), who are not shareholders and are not expected to contribute financially. NICEC also has members, who pay an annual membership fee.

Fellows should be able to provide evidence of:

  • a significant impact in the field of career development that may be evidenced by experience in the domains of practice, development, policy or research;
  • a willingness to facilitate or stimulate constructive dialogue across domains of policy, practice, development and research;
  • a commitment to continued learning in this field; 
  • and an interest in joining the NICEC and actively working to develop its activities.

A full role description is available below. 


We anticipate appointing four new fellows at the start of 2023.

We are interested in representing as many types of career development work as possible and having Fellows from diverse backgrounds and communities within the UK. At present we would especially welcome applications from people whose work focuses on primary schools, further education or with employers and also from those who are in current practice or who are involved in managing careers services.


Application process

The deadline for applications is the 9th January 2023

Applications in the form of a CV and an accompanying statement explaining what you are hoping to bring to the role from your experience should be sent to: 

 [email protected]

Shortlisted applicants will be invited to deliver a short presentation about an aspect of their career development work to an online selection panel on Thursday 2nd or Friday 3rd February 2023. This will be followed by a semi-structured online interview / discussion exploring your relevant experience and motivation for becoming a NICEC Fellow.

NICEC Fellow Role Description
National Institute for Career Education and Counselling (NICEC) is registered in England and Wales under company number 06407049 at The Lodge, Willaston House, Cheerbrook Road, Willaston, Nantwich CW5 7EN
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