Chelmsford College is using its own application form, please click the button below to download and view it as Essex School Jobs cannot automatically fill out an application form that has been created by a school. You will need to download the application form before you are able to complete it.

Download Application Form

Warning - This Vacancy is now Closed!

Job Ref No. ECC0-1052 Position Type: Administration Pay Range: Between £30,159 & £32,998 per annum
Position Start Date: Immediate Contract Type: Full-time Contract Term: Permanent
Application Close: 14/04/2024 Midnight Date of Interviews: TBC  

Job Description

Download printable version

We have an exciting opportunity for a Careers Adviser to join our Careers Advice Zone at our thriving, inclusive Further Education College in Chelmsford. You will provide professional career guidance services, in person, by phone and email including personal guidance interviews and group delivery. Thorough knowledge of education, employment, training, the labour market and personal opportunities that are available for young people is essential to support learners so they can navigate their way through the maze of decisions regarding their future.

You will be educated to degree level or have significant relevant experience in Careers and hold a Level 6 qualification in Careers Advice and Guidance. Knowledge of the CDI Framework and Gatsby Benchmarks is essential. Newly qualified Careers Advisers will be considered although it would be preferable to have experience of working in, or providing an information, advice and guidance service within a post-16 setting together with experience of apprenticeships and supporting the UCAS through the provision of up-to-date advice and guidance to students and staff.

The successful candidate will possess the ability to engage with and inspire young people who may be vulnerable and disadvantaged or have SEND as well as their parents and carers. You will undertake administration duties to ensure that all delivery evidence is completed and compliant in line with the Matrix quality standards. Our Careers Advisers are expected to work flexibly and independently but will be supported as part of the wider team. There will be evening work at the College Showcase Events and other School and College Careers Fairs. Job share and flexible working hours may be considered.

Effective communication skills including written and verbal, together with the ability to relate to a wide range of people and organisations are also key. If you are passionate about supporting learners to achieve their full potential and want an exciting role in a highly supportive environment, then we would love to hear from you.

The College is committed to equality and diversity and to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. We expect all staff to share these commitments.

Starting salary may be dependent on qualifications, skills and experience. This post is subject to an enhanced DBS check.

If you have any further questions or if you wish to apply, please email

Applications will be considered upon receipt.

Closing date for receipt of completed applications is 23rd February 2024.

Information about the School

Chelmsford College Group

Chelmsford College has a wide range of opportunities for about 450 full and part time employees making us one of the largest employers in Chelmsford.

At Chelmsford College, we put the learner at the centre of everything we do. We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and we expect all staff and volunteers to share these values. Our commitments to our learners are reflected in the breadth of employment opportunities we offer.

Whether you are an experienced teacher, or possess good vocational qualifications and experience in industry and are considering either full time or part time teaching in further education, we would be pleased to hear from you.

We also have opportunities in a wide range of learning and business support activities such as student support, learning technologies, technician roles, IT support, finance, estates, human resources and staff development, student admissions, and general administration.

Chelmsford College offers exceptional personal and professional development opportunities. Other benefits include final salary pension schemes, competitive salary and annual leave arrangements, on site sports & fitness centre, free courses, staff discounts arranged with local retailers and highly flexible working arrangements for many of our positions.

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.


Please be aware that some uploaded documents may require special software such as Microsoft Word or Adobe Acrobat Reader to view.

Information about the school

Contact Information

Julie Williams
Moulsham Street Campus
102 Moulsham Street, Chelmsford
Essex, CM2 0JQ
Telephone: 01245 265611