Devon and Dorset (North, West, East & Purbeck Localities)
Advertising Salary:
£29,666 per annum FTE
Careers Site Advertising End Date
30 Sep 2024

About the role

Qualified School & College Careers Advisers – across Devon and Dorset (North, West, East and Purbeck localities (onsite delivery only)

We are currently recruiting for experienced L6  (CIAG) Qualified Careers Advisers to join our Education Development Trust youth careers team from September 2024 to provide careers advice, guidance and support to individuals and groups of young people at school or college.

Role Type:

We have positions to suit all working preferences; full time, part time, zero-hour, term time, onsite, fixed term & permanent contracts.

Please note that some positions are presently only available, subject to contract.

Key duties:

You will produce tailored careers information, advice, and guidance to meet the needs of young people and support the school in achieving the Gatsby benchmarks. These are face to face, term time only vacancies in schools.

You will have:

  • Level 6 qualification in careers guidance (CIAG)
  • Experience of working with young people preferably in a school or college setting
  • Thorough knowledge of education, employment, training and personal development opportunities that are available for young people/labour market information.
  • Provide careers advice and guidance in a one-to-one setting or group workshop/assemblies to support students with their career aspirations.
  • Arrange career talks and a range of activities for students.
  • Have the ability to engage with and inspire young people with SEND and disadvantaged as well as with their parents/carers.
  • Support the Schools or College Careers Leader to implement and enhance the schools programme to contribute towards meetings the Gatsby Benchmarks.
  • Demonstrate professional commitment to Children's rights, equal opportunities and diversity.
  • Undertake administration duties to ensure that all delivery evidence is complete and compliant in line with contract and quality standards.
  • Experience of working with vulnerable groups and those with special educations needs and disabilities (SEND).

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. 

We would be happy to talk to you about our opportunities. If you would like an informal discussion before you apply, please contact ([email protected]) so we can put you in touch with the relevant Contract Manager.  

Quotes taken from the team about working at Education Development Trust include:

‘I love EDT. I’ve been really happy and supported.  The company and manager have been amazing’

‘Everyone was approachable and flexible’

‘I enjoyed being part of a team and was made to feel part of a larger organisation’

Deadline for applications: 31 August 2024 (Please note, we reserve the right to close our vacancies early if sufficient applications are received)

Dates for interviews to take place will be confirmed in advance.

How to apply: To be considered for this vacancy, applicants are required to complete and submit a fully completed application form through our website.

Salary & Benefits

Salary: £29,666 per annum FTE (this salary is based on being level 6 qualified)

Benefits include:

  • 30 days holiday plus bank holidays (pro rota)
  • Matched Pension Scheme   
  • Life Assurance
  • Discounted gym memberships
  • Health care cash plan
  • Retail discounts
  • Cycle to work scheme.
  • Wellbeing App


Education Development Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and adults whom we work with and come into contact with around the world. All applicants are subject to thorough screening and successful candidates are subject to the relevant level of criminal record checks with national police authorities or the UK’s Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). This will be at minimum a basic DBS check.

At Education Development Trust, we strive to create a workplace where everyone feels valued, can be themselves and knows they can reach their full potential.  We embrace and celebrate our differences through various initiatives and support colleagues through a number of staff networks. We’re committed to building a strong, diverse workforce and making Education Development Trust an inclusive place to work.  If you have specific requirements or adjustments, please let us know if there is anything we can do to support your application.  We are proud to be a member of the Disability Confident employer scheme.


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.
To find out more about the careers service at Education Development Trust, please click here.
Please Clickhere to see our Annual Impact Review for 2022/2023, which highlights the ways in which our work has impacted lives around the world – and the progress we have made since 2021/2022.

Other jobs like this

West London (hybrid)
Advertising Salary:
£33,232.00 per annum FTE
Careers Site Advertising End Date
31 Jul 2024
West London (hybrid)
Advertising Salary:
£28,006.00 per annum FTE
Careers Site Advertising End Date
31 Jul 2024
West London (hybrid)
Advertising Salary:
£33,232.00 per annum FTE
Careers Site Advertising End Date
31 Jul 2024