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Careers Advisor

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    Shasta Parveen

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    about 1 month ago

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    Shasta Parveen

Job Purpose: 

To work flexibly across the College & with internal and external stakeholders to provide an effective and high-quality, careers education, information, advice, and guidance service that meets the needs of a diverse range of prospective and existing students. 

To work in a collaborative, partnership focused manner, ensuring the careers programme and student entitlement meets all eight of the Gatsby benchmarks of good practice. 

Main duties and responsibilities:

  • Support the Head of Careers and Work Placement in ensuring the college meets all Gatsby Benchmarks
  • Provide a range of careers interventions throughout the learner journey from enrolment through to supporting progression, including 1:1 guidance, group work, workshops, and events in line with CDI Code of Ethics 
  • Contribute to the development, planning and delivery of an innovative and effective crosscollege careers programme and guidance 
  • Implement relevant interactive activities to driving forward the number of students participating in careers activities at each campus.
  • Proactively support students who are undecided about their intended destination 
  • Support students through progression and who withdraw or are withdrawn from courses ensuring they are referred to other providers as appropriate 
  • Provide careers guidance during the enrolment process and open evenings/preview events to assist prospective students in their course choice and career planning 
  • Develop and maintain a comprehensive and up-to-date careers information and resources and make available for staff, students, parents and partners to access 
  • Support users with careers-related online resources and other appropriate careers and HE related websites. 
  • Coordinate and support UCAS procedures across the College including the UCAS application portal and provide advice to students and staff to ensure the process runs smoothly 
  • Actively research and arrange suitable opportunities for students with regular communication to ensure students and curriculum staff are informed of forthcoming opportunities 
  • Organise in-house and external events/workshops that actively promotes all aspects of careers, developing students employability skills and soft outcomes 
  • Maintain and coordinate effective links with curriculum, external organisations and other support services (internal and external) to ensure the careers provision is consistent, inclusive and facilitates progression for all students 
Person Specification: Level 6 Diploma in Careers Guidance and Development / QCG / DipCG qualification (parts 1 & 2) or working towards 2. Significant experience of working in a careers or advice and guidance role to a wide range of individuals in a careers or FE/HE sector or education sector