Student Adviser (Careers) – Maternity Cover, Wakefield

Closing date:Expiring soon

Wakefield CollegeWakefield

Date posted:
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: £14,204 - £15,506 per annum (actual salary for 22.5 hours per week)
Contract term: Maternity Cover
  • Hours of work: 22.5 hours per week (over 3 days)
  • Job Ref: 3044
  • Location: Wakefield and Castleford Campuses - College wide 
  • Salary: £14,204 - £15,506 per annum (actual salary for 22.5 hours per week)

The post is fixed term to provide maternity cover until January 2021 or upon the return of the post holder, whichever is the earliest. 

This is a fantastic opportunity to join our Student Experience and Services team. 

As a Student Adviser (Careers) you will provide a comprehensive and impartial careers information, advice and guidance service to students. You will also act as a first point of reference within Student Central for any enquiries from students, staff or the public and to signpost students to the appropriate services within college. 

As a Student Adviser (Careers) you will have a pivotal role in ensuring a student experience of the highest quality and to support students to reach their full potential through: 

  • encouraging their participation in appropriate learning opportunities
  • supporting the achievement of the Gatsby benchmarks
  • raising aspirations and self-confidence
  • removing barriers to learning
  • developing their employability

You should be passionate about student’s achieving their potential and putting the facilities and support in place to make sure we prepare students not only for college life but for life and work beyond college. 

It is a diverse role, where you will work in a busy environment and liaise with lots of different staff and stakeholders with the student at the heart of the role. 

As a Student Adviser (Careers) you should have:

  • A qualification in careers guidance e.g. Qualification/Diploma in Careers Guidance, NVQ4/Level 6 in Advice & Guidance
  • Experience in a careers support/advisory role with a wide range of clients
  • GCSE A* - C / 9 - 4 in English and Maths or equivalent
  • Experience of planning and delivery of group sessions

Benefits include:

  • Generous Annual Leave (30 days annual leave pro rata for part time + bank holidays + 5 College closure days) 
  • Personal and Professional Development opportunities, including a comprehensive induction 
  • Discounted Metro Card Scheme
  • Annual Staff Recognition Awards, Staff BBQ, Christmas Party
  • Good Pension Scheme
  • Access to employee assistance programme 
  • Reduced price personal gym membership
  • Access to a wide range of high street discounts (retail, supermarkets and restaurants)

See what we have to offer and come join us. You won’t be disappointed.

For more information about Wakefield College and the opportunity to apply, please click the Apply button and you will be redirected to our college website.

Closing date: 11.00am on Thursday 12 December 2019.

Interview date: Thursday 19 December 2019.

Transforming lives through learning…

…by enabling young people, adults and employers to fulfil their potential.

Wakefield College is committed to safeguarding the welfare of all students and this post will be subject to Enhance Disclosure from the DBS.

We aim to develop a workforce that reflects the diverse community we serve and positively encourage applications from all.






More about Wakefield College
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Phase: Further Education
Age Range: 16+ years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: Wakefield Campus, Margaret Street, Wakefield, West Yorkshire, WF1 2DH, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 1924 789789
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