Careers Advice & Transitions Lead

Job reference: 640

Fair Ways is a not for profit organisation where we pride ourselves on getting the best from our staff and young people which we encourage through training, engagement and delivery.

We are looking for a skilled and motivated Careers Advice & Transitions Lead to join our Totton School. The primary function of the role will be to create and implement a careers advice programme to support the children’s transition to higher education and/or employment.

What will you be doing?

  • Help young people draw up action plans for employment, education and training and support them to achieve these goals. This will include a high standard of planning and delivery of the programme whilst supporting the individual needs of the students.
  • Provide advice on writing CVs, applications, job hunting, interview techniques and topics related to personal development either in one to one or small group sessions.
  • Advise students on how to source relevant training courses or qualifications and what funding might be available.
  • To observe, assess and monitor young people’s health, development and emotional wellbeing initiating proactive responses and interaction.

What do you need?

  • To be a qualified to A Level or equivalent. A Level 4 Diploma in Career Information and Advice or a Level 6 Diploma in Careers Guidance and Development would be desirable however this is not essential.
  • To actively contribute towards the maintenance of a positive culture within all Fair Ways services and the ability to engage with young people, staff and members of the public, in which teamwork thrives.
  • The successful candidate will have experience and knowledge of child protection procedures and be confident on reporting, recording and information sharing.
  • Ability to time manage own workload effectively and work as part of a team, promoting a positive culture.
  • In addition, you will be required to demonstrate excellent organisational skills, verbal, non-verbal and written.

Full Time: 37.5 hours per week

Salary: Band F £19,464-£22,725 per annum

Closing date: 2nd February 2020

If interested in joining a forward-thinking and caring organisation, download the job description and an Application Form today!