Vacancies available across:
North Tyne Team – North Tyneside (North Shield), Newcastle
South Tyne Team – Gateshead, Sunderland, Washington
Job type: Permanent full time roles (part time will also be considered)
Salary: £24,331.00 per annum FTE for Trainee (£26,208.00 for Qualified)
Do you want to support people to change their lives? Are you looking for a new challenge or wanting to change your career? If yes, have you considered the role of a Careers Adviser at Education Development Trust?
At EDT we provide the support, training and qualifications needed for you to become a fully qualified Careers Adviser. This role will deliver the National Careers Service contract within local communities to a wide range of adults. Employing a person-centered approach, we help individuals recognise their strengths and skills, improve their employability, and explore and manage their available career opportunities. Working together, we support people to take positive steps in achieving their career goals.
As an organisation EDT provide a wide range of services that help transform the lives of people around the world. Our National Careers Service contract provides world class Careers Advice and Guidance to more than 100,000 adults annually across a range of community settings within England.
- Provide careers advice and guidance in a one-to-one setting or group workshops to support customers with their career aspirations.
- Help customers identify and consider the range of choices available to them and outline possible ways forward, using a range of tools and resources.
- Undertake administration duties to ensure that all delivery evidence is complete and compliant in line with contract and quality standards.
- Meet targets for number of customer appointment, percentage of customers into learning and work to support contract delivery commitments.
- Produce an action plan for employment, education, and training to help customers achieve their goals.
- Discuss with customers how to overcome any barriers to reaching their goals and signpost them to other agencies for advice where appropriate.
- Attract new customers and partnerships to the service, e.g. community organisations, Job Centre Plus, training and Higher Education providers.
- Demonstrate genuine curiosity in the customer, their needs and their aspirations.
The right person:
- Enjoy working with people to help them achieve their ambitions.
- Comfortable working in a target driven environment.
- Have a professional and friendly attitude.
- Have an open-mind and be non-judgmental.
- Want to make a difference and be able to bring out the best in others.
- Be approachable and articulate.
- An ability to organise, prioritise and be methodical.
- Have excellent administration and IT skills.
- Produce work to a strong written standard.
- Committed to studying towards a Careers, Information & Guidance qualification if you don’t already hold the Level 4 qualification in CIAG.
Deadline: Midnight Thursday 25 January (Please note, we reserve the right to close our vacancies early if sufficient applications are received).
Assessment Day will take place on Monday 29 January at our Team Valley Office.
To give us and you the best chance of ensuring the job is right for you, we run assessment days to support the selection process. These will include an introduction to EDT and the Careers sector. Where possible we prefer to run these in-person to give you opportunity to interact with hiring managers and other members of staff, as well as other candidates. This may not always be possible in which case we may run a virtual assessment centre.
If you are shortlisted, we will request attendance on a specified date and are grateful for your efforts to attend on that date, but where required and possible we will support you to manage existing commitments by providing an alternative option, if doing so will achieve the aims, ensuring a fair and equitable selection process for all candidates.
In most cases, individual interviews will be arranged only after success at the assessment day. These will usually be conducted online to minimise disruption for you, but we will do what we can to support your individual needs. Where possible, we will offer a selection of days/times to enable you to choose that most suitable for you. In some cases, interviews may be scheduled on the assessment day itself, in which case you will be informed beforehand.
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 for applicable roles, successful candidates are subject to relevant criminal record checks with national police authorities or the UK’s Disclosure and Barring Service.
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.