Job Title:                      Impartial Careers Advisor

Hours:                          37.5 per week

Location:                      Home Based with UK wide travel

Salary:                          Up to £30,000

Contract:                      12 months – with scope to become permanent

About the Role

Please note this role is based within specialist secondary education and college facilities for young people and adults with Autism or SEND.

Are you dynamic, outcomes focused and ready for a new challenge?

Our specialist schools and colleges are committed to helping our young people build incredible futures, empowering them to make their way in the world. An exciting opportunity has arisen to join a growing team of impartial careers advisors, ensuring some of the most vulnerable young people and adults in England are inspired to explore their full career potential and develop their employability skills.

As an impartial careers advisor, you must be qualified to a minimum of Level 6 in Careers Guidance and Advice and have a proven track record of achieving excellent career and employability outcomes for those you have supported. Experience of supporting young people with additional education needs and/or Autism is essential. Experience within a special school or a specialist provision is also desirable in this role to fully appreciate the difference in needs of the young people we educate from those students in mainstream schools. You will be a child-centered practitioner with an approachable and reassuring manner, have excellent communication skills and be committed to providing the best outcomes for all our students. The students within our specialist college facilities will often transition into adult care, therefore the right person will have experience of transition planning and ensuring the voice of our students is heard in their next journey.

In this role, you will be responsible for delivering high-quality and effective one-to-one student careers advice sessions, group sessions and other appropriate activities related to Careers and Employability in a caseload of schools. You will provide support to school staff both face to face and remotely, plus provide all necessary student reports and help schools with their curriculum planning for Careers and Employability. You will have the ability to shape and steer our Careers and Employability provision, working on additional projects which enthuse and inspire others. Reporting to the Group Careers and Employability Lead, you will enjoy the support of a team who share the goal of improving lives, far beyond school age, and have the benefit of being part of the wider Outcomes Team, a team specifically designed to help our staff and stakeholders deliver on our group pledge to children, young people and adults.

This role involves weekly travel and the possibility of overnight stays (dependent on your home location in relation to the schools you will support), therefore flexibility and your own car is essential. All travel expenses are covered at (£0.45p per mile), including hotels and subsistence whilst travelling.

We are looking for the right person to join a growing team and help to steer a successful Careers and Employability provision with their ideas, commitment and passion. Although initially for a fixed12 month contract, for the right person the role has the scope to become permanent.

Essential Requirements (please do not apply if you do not meet these requirements):

  • Careers guidance qualification at Level 6 certificate or above
  • Experience in supporting young people with special educational needs and autism
  • Flexible in the ability for overnight stays whilst travelling to schools
  • Full clean driving licence
  • Flexible to adapt the role to the needs of the students and school
  • Motivated to the success of the venture and the outcomes of the young people
  • Confident in networking with external providers, to support with the organisation of next steps, work experience and careers fairs
  • Excellent knowledge of labour market information, legislation, and professional and academic developments
  • A detailed personal statement on your application, responding to how you meet the criteria for this role


About the Group:

Outcomes First Group exists to make sure vulnerable children, young people and adults get the opportunities they need, whether that involves providing them with specialist education and residential care or finding them dedicated foster families in which they can thrive.

There are three organisations in our Outcomes First family: Acorn Education and Care, National Fostering Group and Options Autism. Together, we educate, care for, and support children, young people, and adults across the UK, empowering them to be happy and make their way in the world.

Why work for us?

Your wellbeing is important to us. We know that being able to choose the benefits that suit you and your family will support your wellbeing.

Whatever your role and wherever you’re located, you’ll love VISTA, our flexible benefits platform which lets you tailor your benefits package. to suit the needs of you and your family.

And when your circumstances change…no problem. You can flex, trade and add to your benefits package to suit your circumstances.

  • Holidays starting at 25 days per annum with options to buy sell and swap holidays
  • Critical illness cover and life assurance options
  • Company Pension with options to increase your contributions
  • Private medical and dental options
  • 100’s of discount options valid in the UK and abroad
  • Electric Car buying options
  • “Your Wellbeing Matters"- access to a wide range of first-class mental health support services and health checks
  • Career development opportunities
  • Professional support networks

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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