WPT Careers Advisor

Vacancy Details

Careers Advisor


About the role

We are looking to appoint an enthusiastic and energetic Careers Advisor to provide learning support to identified students within the Trust. You must possess the skills and determination to make a significant difference to the lives of our students and share our single goal of ‘students first’.

You should ideally have an understanding of learning strategies, have good communication skills, both written and oral, be able to work as part of a team, independently within a classroom setting and 1 to 1.

Main duties:

  • Provide advice and guidance to pupils on career planning to support them to identify and consider the various options available and outline possible ways forward
  • Work with individual or small groups of students to discuss their career options and education plans, listening to their ideas and helping to identify skills gaps and how to deal with them
  • Research careers, options and support organisations to meet students’ needs and draw up action plans for employment, education and training and support clients to achieve these goals
  • Provide advice and guidance to students devising CVs, completing application forms, and helping with job hunting & interview techniques and presentation skills
  • Discuss with clients how to overcome any barriers to reaching their goals and refer them to other agencies for advice where appropriate
  • Provide support in matters of psychometric testing, careers software programmes, skills assessment tools, career planners ensuring individual follow up guidance for students and parents
  • Help to identify potential NEET clients and formulate action plans in conjunction with other stakeholders
  • Collaborate with the Careers Assistant Coordinator and Personal Development Leader in guiding students in their choice of subjects leading to academic qualification, university/ college entrance and apprenticeships
  • Support the development of PSHE in particular the planning and delivery of lessons and activities for careers education as appropriate, including developing employability skills to help students develop their own career management skills
  • Collaborate with the Careers Assistant Coordinator and Personal Development Leader in organising other careers events including the School Careers Fair, options & HE days/ evenings, Employer Insight days, HE fairs etc.

To be considered for the post of Careers Advisor, you must:

  • Hold an appropriate qualification in careers guidance & development (Level 6 desirable, Level 4 essential)
  • Have experience of working within an information, advice and guidance setting
  • Be IT literate particularly around Google, MS Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint, and capability with other technology platforms
  • Have strong organisation skills with the ability to prioritise and manage several different work streams at once without close supervision

How to apply

Head to our recruitment website to apply for this role.

Please upload a supporting statement which should be no longer than one side of A4 (this should not be a CV) clearly demonstrating:

  • Why you are applying for this position
  • How you meet the competencies of this role using examples from your current and previous experience (please refer to the job description on the WPT website)
  • Any information which you consider relevant that you have not already mentioned

This information is important as it will be used in the shortlisting process to identify suitable candidates for interview and assessments.

In line with our commitment to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our students, the appointment will be subject to an enhanced criminal record check and satisfactory references.

Further information about the Disclosure Scheme can be found at www.gov.uk/disclosure-barring-service-check

Please note we operate safer recruitment and we do not accept CVs, all applicants must complete an application form in full.

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