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Trainee Careers Adviser opportunities across the Yorks and Humber

Yorks and Humber
Salary Details:
Closing Date:
28 Aug 2019
About the role

Are you looking for a career change?  Would you like the opportunity to gain a professional qualification and become a Careers Adviser?  A fantastic career opportunity has arisen for individuals who may already be working with people in a retail, care, customer care, employability or learning environment to join our Education Development Trust careers team.

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 to work with adults on an individual and group basis and be able to establish and maintain effective relationships with other professionals, stakeholders and partners.

You will:

  • enjoy working with people to help them achieve their career goals
  • have a professional but friendly attitude
  • have an open-mind and be non-judgemental
  • want to make a difference and be able to bring out the best in others
  • be approachable and articulate
  • be organised and methodical
  • have excellent administration and IT skills
  • understand the career information, advice & guidance needs of adults
  • have knowledge of the local labour market and issues relating to learning and employment.
  • have demonstratable experience in the use of social media platforms
  • have a collaborative approach and be able to demonstrate building and maintaining effective internal and/or external relationships
  • Have access to your own vehicle

In return we offer a competitive salary, a generous holiday allowance (30 days & bank holidays), a 6% matched pension scheme and a range of other voluntary benefits.

In addition we offer excellent training and family friendly policies to support flexible working and a range of health and discount benefits, including study leave to support your training in careers advice.

Job Type: Permanent/Full-Time/Part-Time/Fixed Term/Casual

Deadline: 28th August

Assessment day: 6th September - Hilton Hotel Neville Street, Leeds, LS1 4BX at 10am

2nd Interviews: taking place week commencing 9th September

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.

About the organisation
We work with national and local funders to deliver high quality careers support to young people and adults. In both the management and delivery of our services, we combine our extensive professional knowledge and experience with up-to-date technology, helping us not only to engage with customers but also to maximise our impact for them. We adopt a joined-up approach with local stakeholders to develop our work, from linking up with employers, schools and colleges to nurturing key strategic relationships with local authorities, local enterprise partnerships (LEPs) and other partner organisations.