Qualified School & College Careers Advisers – across Croydon (onsite delivery with the possibility of some hybrid or remote working within certain schools/colleges)

Onsite opportunities from April 2024 onwards in the following location:

Salary: Starting salary for level 6 qualified is £30,970 within the London Borough’s per annum FTE (annual increments)

Level 4 CIAG may be considered by some of the Education settings (starting salary will be different to the level 6). We can offer training to level 6 through our own Assessment Centre for candidates who are already qualified to level 4 CIAG.

We would be happy to talk to you about our opportunities. If you would like an informal discussion before you apply, please contact (charman@edt.org) so we can put you in touch with the relevant Contracts Manager.

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

Role Type:

We have positions to suit all working preferences; full time, part time, zero-hour, term time, full year, onsite, hybrid, rolling contracts, fixed term contracts, 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:

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.

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: Midnight 30 April (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.

At EDT we pride ourselves on creating an environment that supports a healthy work life balance for all our staff. We provide policies that encourage flexible working around individual needs. We offer a range of benefits including a generous holiday allowance (30 days plus bank holidays), company pension scheme and additional voluntary money saving benefits.

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.