The careers IAG adviser would be required to develop and deliver high quality CEIAG in a student first approach College. The post -holder works within the careers IAG team delivering a professional service to faculties and responsible to the Careers IAG manager.
The role includes the core elements of careers guidance and the design and facilitation of career education sessions to develop employability and progression skills. A vital element of the role is to work in close collaboration with faculty teams to meet and maintain the requirements for national benchmarks and the Quality in Careers Standard award and support students with internal and external progression.
In addition other responsibilities include:
• Informing and advising tutors and heads of student experience to support them in their pastoral work with students
• Managing an individual caseload and contributing to the planning, delivery and evaluation of a central careers programme
• Assisting the development of materials and resources for staff and students including for the college website, intranet and the online student hub
• Collating, interpreting and presenting statistical data and LMI in order to establish priorities in terms of work and facilitate the delivery of guidance informed by trends and outcomes
• Undertaking liaison activities with parents as appropriate
• Providing impartial careers IAG at points of transition for students with EHC plans and other SEND and student support needs.
Role holders at this level will evidence professional skills and expertise through professional study and/or extensive experience.
They will provide specialist advice and a defined service to colleagues and other service users within an established policy framework.
This may involve acting as the first point of contact for the delivery of professional services to users; liaison with other service providers and team-working.
In some cases, role holders will manage a team of people.
REPRESENTATIVE WORK ACTIVITIES
Administration Services • Role holders will identify and assess complex information and data needs of their role and manage the collection, use and presentation of data and information.
• May contribute to the management of large amounts of data and information used, for example, in official government or funding council returns.
• May participate in project/research work to improve academic, operational or administrative services under general direction.
Planning and Organising • Will plan and organise workload over longer periods.
• May supervise or oversee the work of a team or monitor the work of contractors.
• May contribute to decisions about the allocation of resources and may monitor budgets and the allocation of other resources.
• May contribute to planning for future developments in own work area or Department.
Initiative, Decision Making & Problem Solving • Typically will work within established procedures and defined College policy using analysis and judgement to select the best approach to problems.
• The role requires the ability to identify where changes are needed and make appropriate recommendations.
• Initiative and judgement will be required to deal appropriately with tasks with no precedent.
• Will be able to deal with changing priorities and situations.
Stakeholder Engagement • Role holders must be able to present technical, legal, regulatory, or procedural information verbally or in writing, in ways that non experts can understand.
• Presentation skills will be needed for the provision of skills based training to staff and/or students.
• Required to liaise in the wider College community.
• There may be contact with a variety of people including those external to the College, on a number of complex but routine issues concerning own work area.
Working with Others • Provide specialist professional activity in support of a Department in conjunction with other colleagues.
• Roles may be required to lead a team.
REPRESENTATIVE SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE & EXPERIENCE
• Role holders are likely to have at least a Level 4 qualification together with significant periods of relevant work experience. Experience is likely to be evidenced through a series of progressively more demanding roles.
• Will have sufficient knowledge and understanding of their specialism in order to provide high level advice, support and services to colleagues and service users without recourse to others on complex but routine matters.
• Will work within policies and procedures but have the knowledge and ability to recognise where change is needed.
• Will have clear and detailed understanding of the regulations and codes of practice relevant to their work.
• Will be skilled in use of relevant specialist and/or complex IT packages.
• Will have awareness of developments in the sector and the external environment.
REPRESENTATIVE PERFORMANCE INDICATORS
• Provide and disseminate specialist professional and/or technical advice on issues relating to an academic, administrative or operational service.
• Provide advice on the procurement of goods and services and monitor contracts for products and services from third party suppliers.
• Develop and maintain processes, procedures or systems within a defined area of activity for a Department or section.
• Manage, or participate in, specific projects for a Department or section, with appropriate assistance and support.
• Lead and manage a team including monitor and maintain accurate records on aspects of staff management.
• Monitor and maintain Health and Safety records, for example risk assessments and accident records.
• Chair appropriate departmental committees/meetings.