Careers Adviser - West Region

Skills Development Scotland

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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.

You'll work closely with Scotland's people of all ages who are experiencing difficulties in their career planning and development. You'll also work directly with young people at school and college, unemployed MCMC clients, adult JSA claimants referred from JCP and employees at risk of redundancy.

You'll be required to 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, you'll work, through a range of partner agencies, to inspire, motivate and encourage clients to achieve their full potential.

There are a variety of opportunities on offer within the West CIAG Operations region which we are seeking to fill -

  • Fixed Term Contracts based in
  • Byres Road 1 year
  • Paisley 9 months
  • West Dumbartonshire 9 months

Please ensure you note which vacancies you wish to be considered for on your covering letter submitted with your application.

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

You'll possess a Postgraduate Diploma in Career Guidance and Development (QCGD) or equivalent qualification which is the Post Graduate Certificate in Career Guidance coupled with SVQ Level 4 in Careers Advice and Guidance.

You'll be able to demonstrate strong interview and coaching skills with a broad knowledge and understanding of policy and practice in the field of career guidance.

The closing date for applications is Sunday 29th April 2018

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