Job Title:          Group Careers & Employability Lead

Location:          Home based

Hours:              Full time

Salary:             £25,000 to £30,000 dependent on experience

Contract:          Permanent


About the group:

Outcomes First Group is the largest independent provider of high quality foster care and special needs education and care. We are a vital part of local communities in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland with a renowned reputation for quality and positive outcomes for the people we care for.

Our specialist care, education and therapeutic services support children and young adults with complex needs and learning disabilities including autism and social, emotional and mental health difficulties (SEMH). Our approach increases the likelihood of positive outcomes by creating an established platform for each pupil, foster child and resident to develop both personally and academically, preparing them for their transition to adulthood.

Our divisional brands include Acorn Care and Education, Hillcrest, National Fostering Group, Options, Pathway Care Residential and Sunflower Fostering.


About the role:

This is an exciting time to join Outcomes First Group in this new role that will be responsible for helping our young people achieve their full potential through employability and careers.

Reporting to the Group Head of Outcomes, the Careers & Employability Lead will be responsible for designing and delivering our Group wide commitment to supporting young people and adults with their future. You will help them to identify their next steps after leaving school and ensure they have access to further education, training or employment opportunities.

You will actively participate in promoting the children and young people’s pledge with particular drive for the fourth one: ‘we will support your future and your next adventure’.


Who we are looking for?

We are looking for someone who is motivated and committed to improving the lives of our young people and adults by ensuring they get access to amazing opportunities

You will have a background in delivering careers or employability guidance to young people and adults and be confident to create training packages on the subject matter. 

You will have a strong understanding of the Gatsby benchmarks and feel confident to advise on their implementation in SEN schools.

It is essential you an extensive knowledge of the labour market and the barriers of entry faced by young people with additional needs.

The ideal candidate will have the ability to build lasting relationships with external and internal stakeholders. You will be liaising with a wide range of audiences, including young people, foster parents, colleagues and local authorities.


Why work for us?

  • Holidays starting at 25 days per annum
  • Extensive training suite
  • Career development across the Group
  • Professional support network
  • Pension
  • “Your Wellbeing Matters”
  • Employee Rewards Hub


If you have any questions about this role or want to find out more please email

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and we expect all employees to share this commitment and undertake appropriate checks.

We are an Equal Opportunities Employer


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