Careers Advisor

2 days left

Trowbridge, Wiltshire
£15,693 per annum
17 Feb 2021
10 Mar 2021
Job Function
Careers Advice
Contract Type
Part Time

26 hours per week – term time only + weeks (40 weeks per year)

Working within our Careers team you will help to provide a high-quality impartial information, advice, and guidance service to both prospective and current students and adults seeking advice through the National Careers Service. 

You will also manage the online UCAS application process to ensure that timely applications are sent, supporting students and staff through the process. 

The role is 26 hours per week, and we are very flexible with how those hours are structured during the working week.

About the role

Within the position you will support individuals to enable them to explore career opportunities and to research suitable education, training, and employment opportunities. 

Other aspects of the role will include-

  • Guiding individuals to enable them to make decisions regarding the appropriate opportunities available to them. 
  • Referring students to internal and external providers where specialist support is needed. 
  • Where necessary acting in a canvassing/advocacy role with providers of learning/training opportunities.
  • Working with the wider careers team and Student Services to devise activities and arrange visits which support career exploration, career planning and the tutorial programme. 
  • Delivering group work with students on a variety of topics, e.g., career planning, CV writing, Higher Education progression, confidence building, employability skills etc. 
  • Working with the Business and Student Support & Engagement teams to ensure that Wiltshire college achieves and maintains the Matrix standard for Information, Advice and Guidance.
  • Specifically working with applicants and students studying Level 3 and higher education programmes and offer support at key points of application, induction, and transition.
  • Delivering group work sessions and presentations on researching and applying for higher education programmes through UCAS and manage UCAS Apply to ensure that references are added, and applications sent in a timely manner.  
  • Working with local partners including HEI’s, employer, training providers and charities to enhance the careers education programme. 
  • Provide support, training, and guidance to tutorial staff in the delivery of the tutorial system. 

About You

To apply for the role, you will hold a qualification at level 4 or above.  You will have experience of supporting people to meet their agreed objectives and milestones.  You will have knowledge of the UK education and qualification system, together with an understanding of issues facing adults returning to learning. 

A strong organiser you will have excellent written and verbal communication skills as well as developed problem solving and listening skills.   

About Us

The College is home to 13,000 students across four main campuses in Trowbridge, Chippenham, Lackham and Salisbury. We offer a diverse range of apprenticeships as well as a full suite of full-time vocational and higher education courses.

We offer a fantastic salary, 30 days leave, pro rata, plus bank holidays, additional closure days over the Christmas period as well as access to our generous pension scheme – all this plus you will join a supportive and welcoming team.

The College is committed to the protection of young people and vulnerable adults and to safeguarding and Prevent and promoting the welfare of learners and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We are proudly accredited to the Disability Confident Employer award, part of this means a commitment to interview all disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria for a job vacancy and consider them on their abilities.

The Closing Date and Interview

This role will close on Wednesday 10th March 2021.

Vacancies may close early if sufficient applications have been received. Therefore, we would encourage you to submit your application as soon as possible.

Please apply via the link