Qualified Careers Adviser - Part Time

Activate Learning
Reading,United Kingdom
£25,000 - £30,000 Per Year
15 Sep 2022 11:24
13 Oct 2022 23:59
Further Education
Job Level
Careers Advice
Contract Type
Part Time
Organisational Type
General Further Education College

Qualified Careers Adviser - Part Time

Who we are:

Activate Learning is a pioneering education group with a global reach, committed to transforming lives through our approach to 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.

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.


Activate Learning now have an exciting opportunity for a qualified Careers Adviser to join our Activate Careers team to provide impartial, information, advice and guidance. You will be supporting young people to learn about the world of work and to plan their next steps.

In this incredibly rewarding role, every day is different. You could be:

  • Delivering Career Planning and Options group sessions 
  • Working with students on their UCAS or Apprenticeship applications
  • Supporting students in their job search and application process
  • Collaborating with employers to add value to our Careers Education programme

And of course, at the heart of our support, providing impartial guidance interviews.

This role is part time (25 hours per week, term time only), based at Reading College, with occasional travel to other campuses to support with cross campus delivery.

Annual salary range between £27,007 - £28,649 per annum pro rata, depending on experience.


What do you need to be a successful Careers Adviser at Activate Learning?

We are looking for a qualified careers guidance professional with excellent communication, organisational and time management skills.

The ideal candidate will have:

  • L6 qualification in Careers Guidance.
  • Experience of delivering interactive group sessions.
  • Experience of delivering 1-1 guidance interviews and SMART action plans
  • Knowledge of qualification types and routes
  • An understanding of the Gatsby benchmarks and the CDI framework

In addition, you will have the ability to develop effective relationships with students, staff, employers, and other external partners to assist our delivery of a varied careers education programme.

We are a great team so if you’d like an informal chat with Sally Cunningham (Head of Activate Careers) prior to applying, please do get in touch with us.


Why work with the Activate Learning Group?

Here are some of our benefits:

  • Enrolment into generous pensions schemes
  • Generous annual leave entitlement
  • Excellent on-site facilities including free onsite parking, refectory facilities, Hair and Beauty salons
  • An extensive Learning and Development programme with a range of CPD opportunities
  • Specialised support and development for teaching staff
  • Access to qualified coaches for all staff
  • Leadership and Management development programmes
  • Flexible working opportunities, where appropriate
  • A comprehensive wellbeing programme including access to the Fika and Everymind app
  • Mental Health support including access to Mental Health First Aiders
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Employee resource groups
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Refer a friend vacancy incentive
  • Access to student discount programmes


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.