Careers Adviser

Skills Development Scotland

  • Sector: Education
  • Location: Inverness
  • £28,232 to £34,993 per annum GBP 28232
  • Hours: Full Time Temporary
  • Contact: Resourcing Team
  • Reference: 1248

About the Role

Working alongside other stakeholders and partners, Skills Development Scotland has a central contribution to make in delivering the governments priorities for action within ‘Skills for Scotland’ – developing people, assisting employers and helping to improve the accessibility and coherence of learning and training opportunities. 

The Careers Adviser will work closely with Scotland’s people of all ages who are experiencing difficulties in their career planning and development. In particular, the Careers Advisers will work directly with young people at school and college, unemployed MCMC clients, adult JSA claimants referred from JCP and employees at risk of redundancy. 

They deliver career information, advice and guidance through a coaching approach, to all age clients through a range of different channels to facilitate the development of career management skills, including lifelong learning ambitions.  As facilitator and advocate, the Careers Adviser will work, through a range of partner agencies, to inspire, motivate and encourage clients to achieve their full potential.

This position is full time, fixed term for 9 months to cover maternity leave and will be based in Inverness.

About SDS

Skills Development Scotland is the national skills body supporting the people and businesses of Scotland in building highly productive workplaces through the development of skills across the range of industry sectors.  SDS plays a key role in driving forward Scotland’s economic future through their delivery of the Scottish Government’s economic and skills strategy.  SDS helps the skills and learning system to better respond to the needs of the economy and help individuals benefit from a variety of learning and skills development opportunities.

About You

The successful candidate will possess a Postgraduate Diploma in Career Guidance and Development (QCGD) or equivalent qualification. The ideal candidate will be able to demonstrate strong interview and coaching skills coupled with a broad knowledge and understanding of policy and practice in the field of career guidance.

Closing date for applications is Tuesday 24th April 2018.

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