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Careers Adviser Level 6 Qualified - West Dorset

West Dorset area
Salary Details:
Circa £26,000 based on experience and qualifications
20 Jun 2021
About the role

West Dorset | Term time only | 34 hours per week

Expressions of interest also welcome at this stage for upcoming opportunities in the wider Dorset area.

A fantastic opportunity has arisen for a Level 6 Qualified Careers Adviser to join our Education Development Trust careers team to provide careers advice, guidance and support to individuals and groups of young people. You will produce tailored careers information, advice and guidance to meet the needs of young people. This is a face-to-face role based across 3 schools commencing in September 2021. Expressions of interest also welcome at this stage for upcoming opportunities in the wider Dorset area

You will:

  • Have an understanding of and a commitment to, equality of opportunity for all, knowledge of the local labour market and issues relating to learning and employment
  • Demonstrate an up to date knowledge of legislation and statutory requirements of working with young people
  • Have a detailed knowledge of relevant developments in Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance
  • Demonstrate professional commitment to children’s rights, equal opportunities and diversity
  • Have a detailed knowledge of education, employment, training and personal development opportunities that are available for young people
  • Have an understanding of working with young people and their career aspirations
  • Have worked with young people preferably in a school setting

Our careers advisers are expected to work flexibly and independently but will be supported as part of the wider team.  Applicants must demonstrate excellent communication and interpersonal skills 

Deadline: Sunday 20th June

Interviews: face to face interviews will take place end of June/beginning of July

Education Development Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of vulnerable adults and applicants must be willing to undergo screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure & Barring Service.

About the organisation
Education Development Trust has first-rate credentials in providing services that bridge the gap between education, training and employment. We have been a leading careers service provider in the UK for over 20 years and have a successful track record of managing programmes delivering careers, employment and skills support.
We know how important it is that young people receive expert, informed advice and guidance as they make the critical transition from school to further learning and employment and we know what works in delivering this. Working with local authorities or directly with schools, we not only deliver careers information, advice and guidance (IAG) to young people but also support with work experience placements and careers education activities. We have delivered careers events supporting thousands of young people and their parents to access a wealth of careers information. Partnership working (with schools, young people and parents, training providers, colleges and universities and other stakeholders) is central to the success of all of our programmes.