Information, Advice & Guidance Advisor

Manchester, Greater Manchester
£29,068 - £31,715 Per Year, Competitive benefits
15 Jul 2021 13:47
29 Jul 2021 23:59
Further Education
Job Level
Education Studies / Teacher Training
Contract Type
Full Time
Organisational Type
Offenders' Learning and Skills Service (OLASS)

Information, Advice & Guidance Advisor

Are you looking to make a difference?

Are you looking for an exciting opportunity to help others to improve their lives, the lives of their families and to make a positive contribution to their local community? Then prison education is for you.

We are committed to making a difference and we need motivated and passionate colleagues who can make it happen. Novus is a specialist Prison Education provider working across England and Wales, for more information on our team, their story and what we do please visit us at

This Information Advice and Guidance Advisor role is offered on a Permanent basis, working 37 hours per week. You will be based at HMP Styal, working with Adults aged 18 and above, please visit to find out more. If you want to get to know us, and the role a little better, please call the Local Manager on 01625 553092.

The closing date for this job advert is 05.08.2021 however sometimes the job advert may close early if we receive a good response!

As an Information, Advice and Guidance Advisor you will be responsible providing support to the learners in custody regarding the career guidance, career planning, using guidance tools to help prisoners to identify future job choices and formulate/review their skills and develop plans to improve the skills and knowledge.

To do this successfully you'll need to:

Must hold or be willing to work towards a level 6 Information, Advice and Guidance qualifications within an agreed time scale.

Must have Level 2 qualification in Literacy and Numeracy.

Must have relevant experience of delivering careers guidance, using guidance tools, conducting assessments and supporting learning of individuals and groups.

Must have experience of working with groups of learners with a range of abilities.

Desirable Qualifications/Experience:

TAQA Assessor qualification in Level 3 or equivalent

Level 5 teaching qualification or equivalent

Experience of providing IAG services to people with learning difficulties and disabilities.

You may have the skills, passion and attributes which make you the ideal candidate for this role, but you find it hard to evidence all criteria? We consider all applications and we are committed to finding the right person and will invest in their professional and personal development.

If you can help others - we can help you.

We offer an excellent benefits package including a favourable pension's scheme ( role specific), Retail Discounts, Employee Assistance Program, Cycle to Work and Simply Health.

To apply for this role through the Novus website, please click the 'apply now' button where you will be asked to submit a copy of your CV. In your application, please also outline how your skills, knowledge and experience meet the requirements details within the job role profile.

Novus is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes all applications, if you are interested please visit us at for job description and more details.

This role is subject to enhanced clearance and vetting.


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