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Date Added: Tue 26/07/2022

Careers Adviser

Selby, UK
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Company: BPS WORLD

Job Type: Permanent, FullTime

Salary: £23000 - £25562/annum

JOB TITLE: Careers Adviser

LOCATION: Home based/Selby, Garforth, Wakefield

BPS World are proud to work with Progress Careers and we are delighted to present an exciting opportunity to join the expanding Progress Careers Team.

The ideal candidate must demonstrate a passion for careers guidance, be enthusiastic and have experience of working in an information, advice and guidance setting ideally with young people.


To provide professional career guidance services, including personal guidance interviews, in order to improve young people's skills, knowledge and understanding for career planning and management.

Specific Duties / Job Description

Personal Career Guidance

* To conduct client-focused, impartial, personal career guidance interviews, supporting students / clients to make informed, realistic career decisions. Delivered in 1:1 interviews and group sessions advisers are expected to encourage clients to demonstrate self and opportunity awareness, raise aspirations, motivate, and generate ongoing career conversations.

* To work closely with the career leads within each educational setting and to generate and maintain client records electronically in support of personal guidance interviews, including the creation and distribution of a summary of guidance.

* Careers Information

* Use expert knowledge of careers information and labour market information and Intelligence to enable students / clients to identify, access, interpret and utilise valid and current information that is relevant to them, including the appropriate use of information technology, e.g. social media and web-based information sources.

* To organise careers fairs and other relevant activities in conjunction with the Careers Leader.

Career Guidance Programmes

* To provide advice to the Careers Leader on the range of resources and the role of opportunity providers, other education, training and employment providers and relevant others e.g. Enterprise Co-ordinator/Adviser in the development and delivery of the career guidance programme in school and the achievement of the Gatsby Benchmarks and where appropriate the Quality in Careers Standards Award.

* To facilitate career-related learning activities in groups with students / clients.

* To assist (where appropriate) with the monitoring, tracking and on-going support of school leavers and destinations, providing timely data to the operational team. Partnerships and Networking

* To refer to specialist services if required to support specific needs of students /clients e.g. young people with SEND.

* To communicate with relevant external agencies and networks for the benefit of students / clients and the enhancement of the career guidance programme.

* To involve parents and carers, where relevant, in the career guidance programme and support provided to their child and attend parents' evenings as required. Professionalism

* To abide by the relevant legislation, codes of professional practice, e.g. the CDI Code of Ethics and school policies.

* To abide by all measures to safeguard young people.

* To actively promote equality and diversity and challenge stereotyping.

Careers Advisers Requirements / Essential

* To hold an appropriate qualification in careers guidance (level 6 or above)

* Experience of working within an IAG setting.

* IT literate particularly around MS Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint, and capability with other technology platforms.

* Ability to work to tight timelines and able to produce high quality work whilst under pressure.

* Strong organisation skills with the ability to prioritise and manage several different work streams at once without close supervision.

* Confident with working across multiple educational settings.

* Numerate with a strong attention to detail, sets high standards for own work

* Good communication skills including written and verbal.

* Ability to build strong working relationships with senior members of staff within schools.

* Keen to learn and develop new skills and capabilities.

* Collaborative team player, supportive of colleagues and committed to the company mission.

* Ability to demonstrate awareness and compliance with GDPR legislation

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