Careers Adviser

  • Salary: Grade: 3 with a salary scale of £ £21,287 - £29,302
  • Hours: 37 hours per week
  • Closing Date: 28 February 2020 at 11:59 PM
  • Interview Date: 10 March 2020
  • Location: Cambridgeshire and Peterborough

What are we looking for?

Futures are recruiting for a Careers and Employment Adviser to work as part of the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough team to provide careers information, advice and guidance (IAG) to our customers in a variety of organisations and locations throughout the County.

The successful candidate will have a passion for making a difference to people’s lives and promoting social mobility; supporting customers to remove barriers to employment and training, to access opportunities to progress in the world of work, and to manage their careers. It’s essential for the candidate to have a ‘can-do’, proactive and flexible style of working.

Through seeking out local labor market information, this role will provide customers with local awareness of opportunities and trends. The successful candidate will promote the service with local partners and organisations, to build the referrals coming through our service. Flexibility, creativity and the desire to succeed in a target driven environment are key to success in this role.

Who Are We?

Join our team and help us make a difference to people’s lives. At Futures we lead by example. People are at the heart of everything we do and we're determined to help the people we work with be the best they can be. We put people first when it comes to our workforce; a happy and motivated team is vital to us and most of our people have been with us for many years - so we like to think we're pretty good at taking care of them. It’s good for you, it's great for us and even better for the people we support.

We support people and businesses to develop, grow and be the best they can be. Rated by Ofsted as Outstanding, all of our services are clear, enterprising and bespoke. We’re leading a change in career support that focuses on the whole person not just the job applicant. There’s more to life than just a career. So our mission is to be at the forefront of careers advice, skills and support that turn ambition into a successful career and fulfilling life. We’re also showing employers a different way of being and doing. We know that success lies in a happy, motivated and skilled workforce, and so we’re on a mission to transform teams and turnover.

What can we offer?
At Futures, our company-wide values: underpin who we are and what we do and it is essential that all colleagues share these.

  • Have passion
  • Do the right thing
  • Make a difference

Having these values means we work in a culture which is open to learning and improvement, leads by example, is passionate about making a difference.

Having a happy and motivated workforce is critical to our ongoing success. We genuinely care about our colleagues and offer a range of benefits and opportunities to support you in your role and grow in confidence. We will: help you develop in your role, support your career growth, promote positive health and well-being at work, and encourage a good work/life balance

Job Specification Requirements
The successful candidate will:

  • Have a minimum of a level 3 Careers Guidance qualification OR have the equivalent relevant experience and be prepared to take on the qualification whilst on the job
  • Ability to use computers effectively (word processing, databases, email and internet)
  • Experience of advising customers - can be face to face or via the phone and other digital tools
  • Excellent interpersonal skills (particularly effective communication, flexibility, adaptability and initiative skills)
  • Knowledge of how to effectively apply for jobs or training – how to write a good CV and supporting job statement
  • Able to manage time and work in a target driven environment whilst maintaining quality standards
  • Effective administrative, organisational and planning skills
  • A positive, approachable team player with a can do attitude

Job Reference: FUT95

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and we expect all staff to share this commitment and undergo appropriate checks prior and during employment.

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