“Shaw Trust promotes team spirit, inclusiveness and it is an organisation where everybody is somebody. I am proud to be part of this great organisation.”

At Shaw Trust we believe everyone has the right to live a decent and dignified life and an opportunity for rewarding work. We are a social purpose organisation challenging inequality and breaking down barriers to enable social mobility.

For us being part of the solution is about creating the conditions for this to happen, advocating and delivering services that make a real difference. Working in partnership not competition, we are part of an eco-system of purpose-led organisations, striving for a fairer, more equal society centred on opportunity for all.

National Careers Service Adviser- Kent

(We are recruiting for the following areas in Kent: Ashford, Canterbury and Medway)

Trainee Careers Adviser – Starting at £25,460.00 per annum

Careers Adviser (Level 4 qualified) – Starting at £27,581.00 per annum

Careers Adviser (Level 6 qualified) – Starting at £29,703.00 per annum

The role is to provide careers advice to adults via a range of methods including face to face; telephone; email and other digital means to help them to achieve work or learning goals.

Willing to undertake professional training to maintain standards.

Qualified – Hold, as a minimum, Level 4 Diploma in Careers Information and Advice, NVQ 4 in Advice & Guidance or equivalent

Trainee – All Trainee Careers Advisers will receive training to gain a Level 3 Award in Information, Advice and Guidance during their initial induction and will then be expected to undertake, and complete within one year, Level 4 Diploma in Careers Information and Advice.

High level of competency, effective operation and use of ICT including its wider application e.g. use of social media

Excellent communication and presentation skills

Download the Job Description for full details.

Employee Benefits

As well as helping to make a positive difference to the lives of young people, as an employee of Shaw Trust you will have access to the following benefits:

25 days annual leave per year (plus bank holidays), with incremental increases post 3 years’ service up to 28 days, and the option to purchase additional holiday

2 days paid volunteering leave each year

An enhanced pension scheme after 6 months

Life Assurance at 3 times your annual salary rate

Access to a suite of learning and development opportunities including paid for apprenticeship and masters’ levels qualifications, and management development programmes

Opportunities to connect with our employee diversity networks (LGBTQ+ Support Network, Racial Equality Network, Disability Equality Network, Women’s Network)

Health and Wellbeing initiatives including internal support, employee assistance programme and health cash plan

Our Strategy

To find out more about Shaw Trusts aims in our 2030 Strategic Directive available here: https://www.shawtrust.org.uk/content/uploads/2020/09/Vision-2030-Strategic-Directive-5-9.pdf

Join a diverse and inclusive organisation

Shaw Trust is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive working environment, where every employee, regardless of their background or lived experience, feels that they belong and can progress in their career.

In our most recent colleague survey “86% of our colleagues say we demonstrate a true commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion”.

In addition;

We are proud to be certified as an employer who meets the National Equality Standard, the accepted standard for inclusiveness in business across the UK

We are Disability Confident Leaders, support the guaranteed interview scheme and use of the government’s Access to Work scheme

Living our values, we are keen to reflect the diversity of UK society at every level within our organisation

We welcome applications from all sections of the community including from people with lived experience and/or knowledge of disability or social exclusion

If you have accessibility requirements and/or would like further information about the role, please contact: Resourcing@shaw-trust.org.uk

Shaw Trust reserve the right to close this vacancy early if sufficient applications are received .

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