Dorset Marvels Careers Adviser (part time) – Dorset

Dorset Marvels Careers Adviser (part time)

Education Development Trust



About the role

Level 6 Qualified School Careers Advisers  

Onsite opportunities in Dorset

Salary: Starting salary for a L6 Qualified Careers Adviser £28,184 FTE

We have an exciting opportunity for a Level 6 qualified careers adviser to join our team of careers advisers working on our Marvels Effective Transition Fund Programme in Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole, Dorset. In addition to providing Careers Guidance and Employability Mentoring you will have the opportunity to enable students to gain experience of workplaces and explore apprenticeships and further & higher education opportunities. The programme will continue to support young people as they start apprenticeships, further education, employment & training until February 2024.

This role is part time (0.6 FTE)/full year on a fixed term contract until February 2024. There may be further opportunities to continue to work with EDT after February 2024.

Whilst a Level 6 qualified careers adviser would be preferred, we would welcome applications from candidates who have experience of working with young people and have a desire to study to become a Level 6 qualified careers adviser (starting salary for a trainee careers adviser is currently £24,331).

At EDT we pride ourselves on creating an environment that supports a healthy work life balance for all our staff. We provide policies that encourage flexible working around individual needs. We offer a range of benefits including a generous holiday allowance of 30 days bank holidays (pro rota) accredited training and development opportunities, a 6% matched pension scheme and additional voluntary money saving benefits which include discounted gym memberships, health care cash plan, retail discounts, cycle to work scheme and full access to a well-known wellbeing app. Our Employee Assistance programme is also available to all our UK Employees and can provide counselling, legal and finance advice, management advisory services and provides a portal to help support a range ofdifferent topics and guidance that all our staff can benefit from.

Key duties:

You will produce tailored careers information, advice and guidance to meet the needs of young people including vulnerable groups and those with special educations needs and disabilities (SEND); taking part in reviews as required. Support the school in achieving the Gatsby benchmarks. These are face to face, term time only vacancies in schools. We have both part time and full-time opportunities.

You will have:

  • Level 6 qualification in careers guidance
  • Experience of working with young people preferably in a school or college setting
  • Thorough knowledge of education, employment, training and personal development opportunities that are available for young people/labour market information.
  • Provide careers advice and guidance in a one-to-one setting or group workshop/assemblies to support students with their career aspirations.
  • Arrange career talks and a range of activities for students.
  • Have the ability to engage with and inspire young people with SEND and disadvantaged as well as with their parents/carers.
  • Support the Schools Careers Leader to implement and enhance the schools programme to contribute towards meetings the Gatsby Benchmarks.
  • Demonstrate professional commitment to Children's rights, equal opportunities and diversity.
  • Undertake administration duties to ensure that all delivery evidence is complete and compliant in line with contract and quality standards.

Our Careers Advisers are expected to work flexibly and independently but will be supported as part of the wider team.  Applicants must demonstrate excellent communication and interpersonal skills. 

Job type:Part time (0.6 FTE)/ Full Year / Fixed Term Contract to 29th February 2024

Deadline for applications: 26th March 2023 (Please note, we reserve the right to close our vacancies early if sufficient applications are received)

Dates for interviews to take place will be confirmed in advance

How to apply:

To be considered for this vacancy, applicants are required to complete and submit a fully completed application form through our website.

Education Development Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of vulnerable adults and applicants must be willing to undergo screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure & Barring Service.

At Education Development Trust, we strive to create a workplace where everyone feels valued, can be themselves and knows they can reach their full potential.  We embrace and celebrate our differences through various initiatives and support colleagues through a number of staff networks. We’re committed to building a strong, diverse workforce and making Education Development Trust an inclusive place to work.  If you have specific requirements or adjustments, please let us know if there is anything we can do to support your application.  We are proud to be a member of the Disability Confident employer scheme.

About the organisation

Education Development Trust has first-rate credentials in providing services that bridge the gap between education, training and employment. We have been a leading careers service provider in the UK for over 20 years and have a successful track record of managing programmes delivering careers, employment and skills support.


To find out more about the careers service at Education Development Trust, please click here.


Here is a video of our Director of Careers and Employability, Laura Bell, taking about the benefits of working at Education Development Trust.




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