Careers Consultant

Activate Learning
Reading,United Kingdom
£25,000 - £30,000 Per Year
29 Apr 2022 16:01
25 May 2022 23:59
Further Education
Job Level
Careers Advice
Contract Type
Full Time

Careers Consultant

Job role:

Activate Learning now have an exciting opportunity for a Careers Consultant to join our Careers Guidance team at Reading College.

You will be supporting young people to learn about the world of work and to plan their next steps.  The role is remarkably diverse: you could be delivering a Career Planning session and exploring different career routes, working with a student on their UCAS or Apprenticeship application, supporting students in their job search and application process and working with employers to add value to our Careers Education programme. Every day and all our students are different.

This is a varied and busy full-time role, working 37 hours per week and providing the full range of careers support. Part-time/job share could also be considered.

The role is predominately based at Reading campus with the potential of some cross campus delivery, as well as delivery of an external school Careers Guidance contract in Reading.

We are a great team so if you’d like an informal chat, please email Sally Cunningham ([email protected]) in the first instance.


What do you need to be successful in this role?

The successful candidate will have a L6 qualification in Careers Guidance and the ability to deliver high quality, impartial careers education and guidance through a variety of media, enabling customers to make well informed and realistic career choices.?? 

Experience of delivering interactive group work sessions, 1-1 guidance interviews with SMART Action Plans and supporting young people into employment is essential, and a thorough knowledge of qualification types and routes and an understanding of the Gatsby benchmarks and the CDI framework is a distinct advantage. 

The ability to develop effective relationships with students, staff, employers, and other external partners is central to the role and will assist our delivery of a varied careers education programme.

This is a busy and demanding role so excellent time management and the ability to work flexibility and to prioritise according to requirements is a must. 
What are the benefits of working for Activate Learning Group?

At Activate Learning, we see our employees as individuals, empowering them to make the right choices for their ambitions and careers. We value our people as vital to our continued success and aspire to a diverse, open and inclusive environment that provides the motivation for everyone to pursue their career goals and flourish.

We offer a buddy system, a comprehensive induction module and a close-knit community of experts and leaders across the Group to support the sharing of best practice and encourage individual growth. We have extensive technology in place to develop digital capability and flexible working arrangements will be considered for the right candidate.

When you work for Activate Learning, you’re working for an organisation that provides you with the advantages of a large employer, a trusted partner in your career development, and a transformational way of working whilst also investing in building a community environment for everyone.

Together, we will bring out the best version of yourself.


Applications are reviewed and shortlisted on a rolling basis and we reserve the right to interview, appoint and close adverts early due to the volume of applications we receive.
We therefore encourage you to apply at the earliest opportunity to avoid disappointment as once we have closed a vacancy you will be unable to submit your application form.


Activate Learning is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all its staff to share this commitment. Successful applicants will be required to undergo a DBS check at the appropriate level.

Applicants must be eligible to work in the UK as we do not sponsor work permits and work permits from other organisations are unacceptable as proof of right to work in the UK.

Applications are encouraged from all candidates meeting or exceeding the minimum criteria for the role regardless of age, disability, gender, orientation, race, religion or ethnicity.

Activate Learning are committed to employing people with disabilities and will ensure our recruitment process is inclusive and accessible. If you require any reasonable adjustments either at application or interview stage please contact the talent team directly.

If an agency submits an unsolicited CV to any partner or employee of our company, you should be aware that they have no authority to enter into an arrangement with you. Should we require recruitment agency involvement, we will contact the agencies on our preferred suppliers list, and we would ask that you respect the relationships we have already built with these suppliers.