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Careers Adviser

  • Permanent
  • Kingston College & Carshalton / Merton College
  • £17,023 - £25,599 per annum (FTE: £34,046 - £36,570 per annum), plus up to 40 days + Bank Hols
  • Salary: £17,023 - £25,599 per annum (FTE: £34,046 - £36,570 per annum), plus up to 40 days + Bank Hols

Website Blue Octopus Recruitment Limited

x 1 Permanent, 0.5 FTE at Kingston College – £17,023 – £18,285 per annum
x 1 Permanent, 0.7 FTE at Carshalton/Merton College – £23,833 – £25,599 per annum

Here at South Thames Colleges Group, we have two exciting opportunities for Careers Advisers to join us!

The Careers Advisers Team are based in the Student Support Centre and work alongside Student Services colleagues to provide a holistic, one stop shop package of support and enrichment to enable students to achieve their full potential.

The Careers Adviser will provide effective impartial advice and guidance regarding future study and career choices at both sites across the College to all internal clients. You will deliver services through drop-in, appointments and the Tutorial support programme. Of paramount importance for internal clients will be advising students at all levels regarding their progression opportunities which could include Higher Education, Apprenticeships, employment, and courses within or outside of the South Thames Colleges Group. To support this and other functions, online resources will be produced by the service to promote provision and inform clients of their options. You will also be involved in key Open and Curriculum Events, to provide effective advice and guidance.

We’re looking for someone who has proven experience as a qualified Careers Adviser, providing advice and guidance to individuals and groups of all age ranges. Your qualification will be at Level 6 as a minimum and be QCG/D or PGDip in Careers Guidance. You’ll be a good team member, able to liaise with Curriculum and be able to provide assistance with the work of others when required. It goes without saying that you’ll need to have excellent communication and interpersonal skills and be competent in the use of IT to produce an online Careers platform, effectively marketing and recording all service provision.

Experience of working with a diverse range of students, in particular students with learning disabilities and/or difficulties is desirable, as is a working knowledge of the UCAS application process and delivering guidance to Higher Education students.

Please note that this post is funded for the 2024/25 academic year so the successful candidate would not be expected to commence in post prior to August 2024.

Subject to a cost of living review from 1 August, the successful candidate will be eligible for any subsequent increase in salary.

Closing date for the return of completed applications is 20th May 2024

The benefits package includes generous annual leave of 27 days plus up to 8 additional days over Christmas/New Year as well as an additional 5 days Wellbeing leave to enhance employees’ physical and mental health. There is an excellent pension scheme that receives a significant financial contribution from the employer (Teachers Pensions or Local Government Pension Scheme), subsidised sports facilities and professional development and training plus a salary sacrifice cycle to work scheme.

As part of our due diligence checks on prospective employees, successful candidates will be subject to an enhanced DBS check, satisfactory references, an online search and proof of eligibility to work in the UK.

As outlined in the Public Sector Equality Duty of the Equality Act 2010, we are committed to equality of opportunity for all staff and applications from individuals are encouraged regardless of age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief and marriage and civil partnerships.

The South Thames Colleges Group is made up of Carshalton College, Kingston College, Merton College and South Thames College, which merged on 1 August 2017. South Thames Colleges Group is one of London’s largest providers of post-16 education and training and is an ongoing and significant contributor to its local communities. We aim to put students’ success at the heart of everything we do.

We are looking for hard-working and collaborative people who can join our team and help challenge our students to achieve and progress.

When you click on ‘Apply’, you will be forwarded to the application page which sits on a platform hosted by an external partner called Blue Octopus who support STCG throughout the recruitment process.

Source
fecareers.co.uk

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