Careers Adviser (LUM194/585)
About the Role
The role will be based in Leeds Sixth Form Centre.
This role will be part of the central CEIAG team in Careers, Work Experience & Progression (CWP). CWP supports students through guidance, opportunities, and experience to make informed life choices about their career pathway and destination.
Careers, Work Experience & Progression is part of the Student Life Directorate. The Directorate leads on activities and strategies which contribute to an outstanding further education student experience closely aligned with the college and group strategic objectives. The successful candidate for this role will need to be innovative and collaborative in their outlook, with excellent communication skills. In their professional practice they will need to demonstrate experience of student engagement and knowledge and understanding of post 16 education, as well as local, regional, and national LMI.
The successful candidate will need to have experience and understanding of the higher education sector, including higher level apprenticeships. And will be able to support students to select and achieve aspirational destinations through one-to-one guidance, career education sessions/workshops and career events and presentations.
What You Will Do
- Coordinate, deliver, and support the delivery of advice and guidance, providing flexible help and support for applicants and students on a wide range of careers related issues in individual or group situations
- Lead on CEIAG for Leeds Sixth Form College (LSFC) across Leeds sites, developing resource and intervention to complement the curriculum offer and aspirational progression routes
- Provide one-to-one careers information, advice and guidance to students.
- Produce careers action plans and record information in line with college requirements.
- Work with the central CWP team to develop, share and curate resources to inform and raise aspirations for the LSFC student cohort and curriculum teams.
- Collect and record accurate data to ensure all participation is recorded and input on management information systems, including Pro-Monitor and UniFrog.
- Track the outcomes of interventions and refer to curriculum and pastoral leads to ensure appropriate intervention is put in place for students to support their progression.
- Collate, analyse and log quantitative and qualitative feedback and data from events and activities to inform future planning and quarterly reports.
- Degree or equivalent higher-level qualification.
- Experience of delivering information, advice, and guidance in an education setting.
- Knowledge of careers education, employability, post-16 study programme, Gatsby Benchmarks and the National Careers Strategy.
- Experience of recording, monitoring and analysing quantitative and qualitative data.
- An ability to work on own initiative and as part of a team.
- Proven use of a variety of digital platforms and IT software.
- Ability to source and/or create CEIAG resources.
There are plenty of benefits available to our staff members, here are just a few:
- Annual leave entitlement - If you work full time, you'll get at least 27 days holiday plus bank holidays and up to 5 discretionary closure days at Christmas (pro rata for part time staff).
- Support Staff 27 days (increasing to 32 days after 5 years service)
- Academic 37 days
- Senior Management 37 days
- Generous Pension schemes
- Teachers’ Pension Scheme
- Local Government Pension Scheme
- Memberships and discounts - employees can sign up to various membership cards and discount schemes such as TOTUM card (formerly NUS card).
- Travel and commuting - discounted travel available through Metro card, Northern Rail, First Bus, Arriva Bus and Cycle to work schemes.
- Learning and development opportunities - including staff development days
- Employee wellbeing initiatives
- Flexible and hybrid working opportunities - this will vary depending on role requirements
Leeds City College is one of the largest further education institutions in the country and is one of the biggest providers of apprenticeships regionally.
We provide a vibrant and diverse learning environment, delivering excellent and innovative education which is supportive, inspiring and life changing. Leeds City College’s values put students first and are at the heart of everything the college does.
We are committed to lifelong learning and investing in our staff. You’ll have access to a broad variety of training and professional development designed to help you continually develop and grow. We offer a wide range of job vacancies, and our large size means there are always exciting opportunities to progress.
Join us on the journey to being the best that we can collectively be for our students, apprentices, staff and our stakeholders.
At Luminate Education Group we are committed to the safeguarding and welfare of all our students including children, young people, and vulnerable adults. We expect all our staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We follow the Safer Recruitment requirements and best practice as set out within Keeping Children Safe in Education statutory guidance. All successful applicants will be required to complete mandatory pre-employment checks which include an enhanced DBS check, online checks and must have two satisfactory references. Please be aware that it is a criminal offence to apply for this post if you are barred from engaging in regulated activity in connection to children.
EQUALITY, DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION
We recognise, value and champion diversity & Inclusion. As we engage with a diverse student population we want to ensure we reflect that in our staff population too. For us diversity is about building happy teams, full of people that want to learn and be inspired by each other, by our different experiences and backgrounds. It is important to us that both staff and students achieve their full potential. Diversity is important to us, but inclusion is equally, if not more important. It’s not just about having the representation but also providing the people we recruit with opportunities and valuing everyone’s contributions and perspectives.
For further information about the role please visit the vacancies section of our website via the apply link.