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Careers Advisor (qualified)

Careers Advisor (qualified)

  • Location

    Croydon, Surrey

  • Sector:

    Social Care

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  • Contact:

    Rebecca Russel

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  • Published:

    2 months ago

  • Duration:

    9 months

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Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance Project Leader Required ASAP

As a qualified careers adviser (CEIAG level 6/7) with leadership skills, you'll be able to develop contacts, systems and a strategy to provide up to date information, to Virtual school staff and staff in the boroughs schools that helps their looked after children make realistic choices about their education, training and work.

You'll deal with a range of people, from looked after school children over the age of 13 up to care leaving young adults, and school teachers and social workers who may need advice on guiding their young people to find appropriate help with further education training.

The systems and training you develop, plus the relationships with existing organisations you build will enable The Virtual School to have the right knowledge to support their young people with educational and employment decisions that inform their careers and future plans.


  • Develop a network of organisations and connections relevant to careers and employment advice for young people
  • Identify skills gaps and how to deal with them
  • help school staff to have in place appropriate CEIAG- including action plans for employment, education and training and support young people to achieve their goals
  • conduct an audit of the quality of CEIAG in schools with looked after children
  • research careers, options and support organisations to meet looked after children's specific needs
  • advise stakeholders on how to help their looked after children source relevant training courses or qualifications and what funding might be available
  • Develop training packages for schools and social workers to inform them of appropriate CEIAG info for different ages of looked after young people
  • run small group sessions or larger presentations on all aspects of careers work and topics for schools in and out of borough
  • help people to understand the current job market
  • liaise and negotiate with other organisations on behalf of people
  • use IT for administrative tasks, such as recording interactions with and tracking clients
  • use computer-aided guidance packages, skills assessment tools, career planners, psychometric tests and personal inventories
  • write careers literature or source information products from elsewhere for use within the service
  • plan and organise careers fairs and conventions
  • keep up to date with labour market information, legislation, and professional and academic developments by visiting employers, training providers and training events run by educational and professional bodies
  • Be a self starter- with flexibility, initiative and a creative mind and a can do attitude
  • Be able to engage a range of stakeholders from council staff, school staff and looked after young people
  • Working hours - 36 hours a week, Monday to Friday