Careers Advisor

USP College, Benfleet

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Job Ref No. ECC0-297S Position Type: Administration Pay Range: £32,075 with a pro rata of £22,806
Position Start Date: 19/08/2024 Contract Type: Full-time/Part-time Contract Term: Permanent
Application Close: 28/06/2024 Midnight Date of Interviews: TBC  

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Job Details

Salary: £32,075
Pro-rata: £22,806
Location: Cross Campus,Our bright & modern Seevic Campus in Benfleet, Essex and (or) the historic Palmer's Campus in Grays, Essex
Hours: 30 hours per week, 39 weeks of the year

Contract Type: Permanent

Reference: SR1645


Job Overview:

To promote and deliver dynamic, innovative and responsive Careers Education and guidance (CEG) at the College in accordance with the College's commitment to providing a comprehensive and impartial careers service to potential and existing students, to enable them to make informed choices about the educational and career opportunities that best match their needs, abilities and aspirations.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • To provide a comprehensive careers service to students, offering impartial information, advice andguidance in relation to education, training and employment. This will include one to one interviews, drop in sessions, workshops, presentations and displays.
  • Plan and deliver group sessions to all client groups within the College, both 16-19 and adult students.
  • Collect, analyse and report on tracking procedures as scheduled and provide up to date management information and report.
  • Provide innovative progression and employment guidance for students.
  • Support Colle enrolment and induction procedures as required and requested by Line Manager.
  • Plan and deliver CEG programme as part of the College's tutorial programme.
  • Liaise with appropriate external agencies in order to support the delivery of CEG.
  • Ensure appropriate data is collected and analysed in relation to service delivery and outcomes in order to enable adequate timely reporting.
  • Ensure the Centre is managed efficiently and that resources are kept up to date.
  • Provide data and data analysis to support the completion of the Self-assessment Review and any other key monitoring reports.
  • Prepare high quality, accessible and engaging information and materials for students on topics such as HE applications and financial support. This will include the provision of material for the careers element of the Tutorial Programme.
  • Liaise effectively and proactively with teaching teams and key staff to ensure the dissemination of information and the effective operation of systems.
  • Engage with and utilise IT systems and communication tools in order to support the aims and objectives of the team.
  • Evening duties to include Parents, Open, Interview evenings and other out of hour's activities at Palmer's/Seevic campuses.
  • Provide guidance and training for staff as required and directed the by the Head of Work Experience and Careers
  • Maintain and support the administration of all appropriate tracking systems.
  • Liaise with external bodies such as UCAS, HE institutions, employers, partner schools and local authorities as appropriate and/or as directed by the Head of Work Experience and Careers in order to best support the needs of and offer added value to students at the College.
  • Undertake any work necessary to support applications for quality standards.
  • Attend internal and external events to provide careers advice and to promote the service.
  • Attend relevant courses and meetings in order to keep up to date with current developments in HE, employment and training.

The right candidate will have:

  • High standards of communication and interpersonal skills.
  • The ability to work as a team.
  • A strong attention to detail.
  • The ability to work towards deadlines.
  • The ability to motivate both students and your peers.
  • Highly motivated and enthusiastic.
  • Excellent attendance and punctuality.
  • Experience innovating to deliver the curriculum

Digital Environment

We are the leading college in Essex for technological advancements in education. We are driving the path to integrating technology within our teaching methods and the student experience and development.


Our strategic career-focused approach means our relationship within our community, local and regional employers are at the heart of everything we do.

Individual Training

All staff have access to personalised training packages, whether this is to support settling in to a new role, or leadership and management training to support with progression opportunities.

Why choose us:

Our strategy is to create a Career Focused, Digital Learning environment, ensuring that the learner experience and our relationship within our community, local and regional employers, are at the heart of everything we do. We are proud to be selected as finalists for the AoC Beacon awards for effective use of digital Technology in FE. Providing a high achieving, focused learning environment allowing our students to achieve the grades they need for higher educations, or the skills and aptitude required to secure a suitable role in their chosen career. Our college is set in the leafy suburbs of Essex, with easy access to surrounding areas and amenities, we are based in a well-connected location both by road and rail.

What we offer:

  • A dedicated and friendly team of professionals who are keen to develop and learn.
  • Excellent pension provision
  • Annual Staff Awards
  • CPD days - opportunities to grow and development through mentorship and coaching
  • Free onsite parking
  • Staff appreciation days
  • Eye care vouchers
  • Onsite Starbucks & Restaurant
  • Well-being days & activities
  • Electric Vehicle Scheme*
  • Discounted gym membership.
  • Fully immersive teaching rooms allowing online teaching simultaneously at multiple locations.
  • Hybrid Working available.
  • Free Employee Assistance Programme available 24/7, 365 days offering legal & financial advice, as well as general support & guidance.

*subject to terms & conditions

All appointments are subject to safer recruitment requirements to ensure the safeguarding of children and young people. All positions will involve appropriate checks and clearances.

Information about the school

Contact Information

Millie Ray
Runnymede Chase, Benfleet
Essex, SS7 1TW
Telephone: 01268 756111