Careers Adviser ( Work Coach) - Elgin

Regional Operations - North
Vacancy Type
Part Time Permanent
Driving Licence required
PVG required
Closing Date
Ref No

About the Role

Working alongside other stakeholders and partners, Skills Development Scotland has a central contribution to make in delivering the governments priorities for action within ‘Skills for Scotland’ – developing people, assisting employers and helping to improve the accessibility and coherence of learning and training opportunities.

North Operations are seeking applications from individuals who have enthusiasm and motivation to work with people of all ages who are experiencing difficulties in their career planning and development. You’ll deliver a range of coaching services across our customer groups e.g. young people at school and college, unemployed MCMC clients, adult JSA claimants referred from JCP and employees at risk of redundancy.

You will initially provide a Work Coach service.  Once fully qualified, Careers Advisers deliver career information, advice and guidance through a coaching approach, to all age clients through a range of different channels to facilitate the development of career management skills, including lifelong learning ambitions.  As facilitator and advocate, the Careers Adviser will work, through a range of partner agencies, to inspire, motivate and encourage clients to achieve their full potential. 

This is a permanent, part time role (24.5 hours per week) based in Elgin, Moray.

About SDS

Skills Development Scotland is the national skills body supporting the people and businesses of Scotland in building highly productive workplaces through the development of skills across the range of industry sectors.  SDS plays a key role in driving forward Scotland’s economic future through their delivery of the Scottish Government’s economic and skills strategy.  SDS helps the skills and learning system to better respond to the needs of the economy and help individuals benefit from a variety of learning and skills development opportunities.

About You

You’ll possess a minimum of a degree qualification and you must also have extensive and relevant work experience in working with customers to develop their employability skills.  You will also be able to demonstrate strong coaching skills coupled with a broad knowledge and understanding of policy and practice in the field of career guidance.

You need to be willing to make the commitment to study the Post Graduate Diploma in Career Guidance and Development and QCD which is the CDI UK recognised professional accreditation.

Closing date for applications is 22 July 2018.

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