|Post Title||Recruitment, Progression & Careers Advisor (19+)|
|Salary:||£25,499 – £28,621 (dependent upon experience and qualifications)|
|Contract Type:||Fixed Secondment – Business Support (up to 6 months)|
|Hours:||Full-time, 37 hours per week (1.0FTE)|
|Reporting to:||Assistant Head of Department – Adult Recruitment and Progression|
|Closing date:||Tuesday 21 March 2023|
|Interview date:||Friday 24 March 2023|
If you have not been contacted within 14 days of the closing date of the position, you should assume that, unfortunately, on this occasion your application has been unsuccessful.
The information given below is intended to provide an outline of the workload of the job and its role within Preston College.
The job description outlines the main duties in general terms only and is not intended to be prescriptive.
The post holder will be expected to work in a flexible, proactive manner to carry out such duties as are necessary and to communicate effectively with all work colleagues.
The Recruitment, Progression and Careers Advisor (19+) role will be required to work across all aspects the learner journey from initial enquiry, recruitment and enrolment to progression.
The post holder will be responsible for the provision of high quality Careers Information, Education, Advice and Guidance to new and existing students, through a variety of mediums including Advice Evenings, Careers Fairs, Interview Evenings, Group Delivery and 1:1 meetings.
|Key: A = Application Form, I = Interview||Essential/Desirable||Method of Assessment|
|Recent experience of delivering impartial Careers Education and Guidance within an Education setting.||D||A/I|
|Experience of successful learner recruitment practice which supports the achievement of learner recruitment targets.||D||A/I|
|Demonstrable experience of working with learners to raise their aspirations and support positive progression through the delivery of effective careers advice.||D||A|
|Proven experience of successfully liaising with internal and external agencies in ensuring a positive customer experience.||E||A/I|
|Level 2 English at minimum Grade C or equivalent.||E||A|
|Level 2 Maths at minimum Grade C or equivalent.||E||A|
|Evidence of Continued Professional Development (CPD).||E||A|
|3. Knowledge, Skills & Abilities|
|Understanding of labour market intelligence, with evidence of application to CEIAG.||D||A|
|Ability to raise aspirations of students and improve progression rates to Further Education, Higher Education. training and employment||E||A/I|
|Strong subject knowledge in an identified curriculum area which has supported curriculum growth and development.||D||A|
|Proven ability to work with external organisations in developing positive working relationships and identifying collaborative opportunities.||D||A|
|Excellent administrative and organisational skills.||E||A|
|Excellent customer service skills.||E||A/I|
|4. Corporate Expectations|
|A commitment to the expected corporate behaviours associated with working at Preston College||E||I|
|A commitment to a learner-centred approach and to strategies that will place the learner at the centre of all developments||E||A & I|
|Commitment to ensuring equality of opportunities for all students and for safeguarding their welfare.||E||A & I|
|5. Other Requirements Specific to the Post|
|Willingness and ability to work at any site or location given reasonable notice.||E||I|
|Willingness and ability to work flexibly throughout the week.||E||I|
Please note where the person specification states that criteria will be identified through more than one medium i.e. A / I, you must specify how you meet the criteria clearly at all stages in order to comply with the College’s Recruitment Procedures for Employees and Casual Workers.
Preston College is committed to ensuring equal rights and opportunities for all. Recruitment for positions in the College will be carried out in a manner which accords with best equal opportunities practice. The selection of candidates for interview will be based on the personnel specification and applicants should bear this in mind when preparing their applications and completing the expression of interest form. The post holder will be expected to take a lead role in the promotion of the College policies on Equality and Diversity, Health and Safety and Quality Assurance.
Preston College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All Preston College staff and volunteers are required to undertake mandatory Safeguarding training.
The successful candidate for this appointment will be required to apply for Enhanced Disclosure for Regulated Activity through the Disclosure and Barring Service. Further information on the Disclosure process can be found here.
To promote and deliver the College vision, values and corporate behaviours that are characterised by:
Committed to learning
Respect and Consideration
Integrity and Honesty
Make it Enjoyable