Vacancy details

Job title: National Careers Service Advisor
Job ref: V-CA-04

The Vedas Group are delighted to announce that we are recruiting.

Position:National Careers Service Advisor

Employment type:Full time

Hours: Mon-Fri / 9am-5pm

Salary:Dependent on Experience


National Careers Service Advisor

The Vedas Group are a National Careers Service delivery centre, providing information, advice and guidance to help people make choices about their work, training and education.


As a Careers Advisor you will help individuals to identify their options for careers, build CVs, identify skills gaps, advise on where to search for jobs, help with applications and locate relevant training courses. You will manage a case load of individuals and work with them via a range of media and face to face interactions.

Typical work activities:

Interviewing individuals over the age of 18 to discuss their career or education options

Identifying skills gaps and advising on solutions.

Helping individuals to draw up action plans for employment, education and training to help them to achieve their goals.

Researching different careers, options and support to meet people's needs.

Advising people on how to source relevant training courses or qualifications and what funding might be available.

Providing advice on CVs, applications, job searching and interview techniques.

Helping people to understand the current job market.

Liaising and negotiating with other organisations on behalf of individuals.

Using IT for administrative tasks, such as recording interactions with clients.

Attending careers fairs and conventions.

Keeping up to date with labour market information, legislation, and professional and academic developments

Managing a caseload of clients.

You will need to show:

High level of communication and listening skills

Ability to motivate and build a rapport with people

Flexibility and adaptability

Empathetic, non-judgmental and ethical approach

Ability to work individually or as part of a team

Ability to manage your own caseload

Capability to work under pressure

Organisational skills

Problem-solving skills

Familiarity with information technology

You will hold or be working towards a minimum of a Level 4 in Careers Guidance or Information, Advice and Guidance.

Vedas deliver National Careers Service at venues throughout East Lancashire so the successful applicant may be required to travel to any of these delivery venues.

Shortlisting: If you are shortlisted for this position we will contact you within 5 working days of your application.

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Town/city: Burnley
Region: Lancashire
Country: United Kingdom
Job type: Permanent
Hours: Full-Time
Salary: Dependent on experience
Application deadline: 2 August 2018
Start date: ASAP

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