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Careers Advisor Ref: 50047697

County Hall, Newport, Isle of Wight / Agile Working

Grade: 9 - £16,936 to £18,711 per annum

Contact: Andrew Mullis - or

Vacancy Reference: 50047697

Closing Date: 08/07/2022

Contract Type: Permanent

Hours: 22.2 per week

Role Overview:

The Island Futures Service, part of Isle of Wight Council, provides careers advice and guidance to schools on a traded basis, as well as tracking participation of post 16 and NEET young people in order to enable and assist post 16 participation in education or training.

The service prides itself on delivering bespoke services to schools across the Isle of Wight and takes a key role in planning and organising events such as Careers Fairs, which all Team members attend. Island Futures has extensive partnerships in place with a wide range of agencies involved in careers delivery and improvement across the Island.

In this role, you will effectively manage a school caseload and carry out a variety of careers related tasks including providing careers information, advice and guidance interviews for young people and may also support young people in the community who are not in employment, education or training (NEET). The role will incorporate working with individuals, parents, guardians, staff within schools and colleges, training providers and employers.

Tasks may also include preparing and delivering group sessions and presentations, preparing resources and organising employer engagement activities.

It is ESSENTIAL that you hold a minimum Level 6 Careers Guidance qualification with experience of delivering careers guidance in a school or college. You will be expected to support activities across a variety of locations across the Island to fulfil the requirements of the service.

Role Responsibilities:

  • To deliver high quality careers advice and guidance to young people in a school and non-school context.
  • To engage with all aspects of Island Futures service delivery to young people, in relation to NEET engagement, tracking and other aspects of work linked to the Careers Advice and Guidance Service.
  • To work with local employers and training and education providers to identify opportunities for young people

Essential Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

It is essential to hold a minimum of a Level 6 qualification (degree level or equivalent) in Careers Guidance.

You will also have:

  • Excellent communication skills
  • Experience of working with young people.
  • Experience of delivering Careers Advice and Guidance (CAG) within schools.
  • Ability to fulfil travel requirements of the role.
  • High level of IT competence and experience of using a database.
  • Ability to work as part of a team but also on your own initiative.
  • Flexibility

Working Conditions in this role may include:

  • Manual Handling: Objects up to 5kg.
  • Display Screen Equipment User.
  • Direct supervision of children and vulnerable adults.
  • Lone working
  • Own vehicle for work purpose.

Vetting Requirements:

This post is subject to a Criminal Records Check. As such please note, we will take up references prior to interview.

Find out more about working for the Isle of Wight Council and living on the Island here.

The Isle of Wight Council protects its employees from discrimination and this is supported by the Unacceptable Behaviour Policy, Employee Code of Conduct and Behaviours Framework. We actively promote the diversity of our workforce and we provide flexible working options (where appropriate) to support the different needs of our employees.

The Isle of Wight Council is an equal opportunities employer, who is proud to encourage applications from all cultures, backgrounds and abilities to better reflect the diversity within our local community. In addition to this, we are also a
Disability Confident Employer. Along with a number of other areas of commitments, this means that providing you meet the basic essential requirements of the advertised role and have declared yourself as disabled, you will be offered an opportunity for an interview within the council.

A relocation scheme of up to £8,000 is available to new employees subject to qualifying criteria. Further details are available upon request.

This council and its schools recruit according to the council’s Recruitment, Policy and Procedure and are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share in this commitment.

This role falls within the strategic partnership between the Isle of Wight Council and Hampshire County Council. The employer will be the Isle of Wight Council and employment is on Isle of Wight terms and conditions. Hampshire County Council has delivered, on behalf of the Isle of Wight Council, all of its children’s services functions and will continue to do so until 2023. The original five-year partnership arrangement under direction of the Secretary of State finished in 2018 but has been extended voluntarily by both local authorities for a further five years.

The management reporting line for this role is ultimately through Hampshire County Council Children’s Services Director/Assistant Director and managers who take operational responsibility for children’s services.

Please view information pack and complete your job application online at Telephone 01983 823134 or email if you need further information about applying. Please note only applications completed and submitted online by the closing date will be accepted.

We often receive a high volume of applicants for our vacancies. If you do not hear from the recruiting manager within three weeks of the closing date, we regret that your application will not have been successful on this occasion. If unsuccessful, we actively encourage you to revisit our job pages and apply to alternate posts that may be suitable.

Closing Date: 8th July 2022

Interview Date: 18th July 2022