Careers Adviser

By October 6, 2021

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Our client, a leading provider of education services in London is urgently seeking a careers adviser for schools in East London and Kent.

Careers Adviser (Schools)

Start: 11th October 2021

Full-Time : term time only (40 weeks)

£25,000 – £28.000 p/a pro rata

DBS within 12 months or on the update service essential

The Careers Adviser is responsible for preparation and delivery of a planned programme of careers information, advice and guidance for designated educational establishments. This is a key role within the IAG team with responsibility for delivery of services which meet required quality standards including Gatsby Bench Marks.

They provide appropriate information and impartial advice and guidance to assist young people in making a smooth transition into post 16 destinations.

This service is delivered to students including vulnerable groups and those with Special Educational Needs or at risk of NEET. The role will involve  delivering 1:1 guidance and action plans as well as small/large group work activities and presentations.


  • Provide careers advice to young people via a range of methods including face to face, telephone, email, and other digital means to help them to achieve work or learning goals.
  • Support young people to develop career management skills through a range of activities.
  • Work with young people to support their progression into Post-16 education, training or Apprenticeships.
  • To meet personal and team targets including, September Guarantee, Activity Survey, NEET target and other performance requirements, through case load support and a range of follow up activity and tracking, including phone and home visits.
  • Record all interactions with customers on the MI database in a timely manner to meet contract deadlines and evidence requirements.
  • Use and contribute to local, regional, and national LMI to support customer progression in their career.
  • Meet all standards for quality of service, safeguarding, information and data security, and any other contract requirements.

Person Specification


  • Level 6 DipCG or Level 6 NVQ Advice and Guidance minimum OR Level 4 with a good range of IAG experience in schools especially Grammar/SEND or PRU
  • Experience in delivery of careers advice to young people, individually or in groups, employed and unemployed (or similar environment for trainee roles)
  • Demonstrable understanding of the requirements of working with young people in a professional capacity.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with a range of people including colleagues, teachers, parents and young people.
  • Recent experience of working with young people in secondary schools/colleges.
  • Ability to work independently, organise workload and manage conflicting targets and deadlines.
  • Good communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • Experience in working with diverse communities, including the promotion of equality, recognising and challenging stereo types, prejudice and discrimination and ensuring these are embedded in working practices.
  • Ability to work flexibly including some evenings in order to attend events such as parents evening.
  • Detailed knowledge of education, training and social benefit support provision for young people and the national statutory framework for these.
  • Excellent IT skills

To comply with the safeguarding policies taking any action as appropriate in relation to children and young people in matters of safeguarding and welfare

You will need a DBS within 12 months or on the update service to apply. Applications without this cannot be considered.

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