• Location: Queensferry, All Wales, CH5 1SX
  • Subject: Careers Adviser
  • Hours: Full Time
  • Contract: Permanent
  • Salary Type: Monthly
  • Salary Range: £27,539.00 - £33,171.00
  • Language: English

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We are recruiting qualified and Trainee Careers Advisers

We are recruiting qualified and Trainee Careers Advisers

Careers Wales
Can you inspire and motivate young people and adults to make positive steps towards fulfilling their ambitions?

Do you want to contribute to the development of skills and future economy of Wales?

Do you want to work for a professional, modern and innovative national organisation and make a real difference to people’s lives?

Careers Wales is an all age guidance service supporting young people in education and customers in the labour market. We are the only national organisation in Wales who offer impartial careers information, advice and guidance services. Our advisers are passionate about helping people achieve their potential.

As part of our Working Wales programme delivery, our careers advisers work with young people and adults to offer assessment and guidance support to help them enter or re-enter the labour market. They work with a range of customer groups, including those who are both long and short term unemployed, economically inactive, people with health and disability barriers and those seeking to change their careers. They also work in partnership with both local and national organisations including training providers, jobcentre plus, prisons, youth offending teams, employers, and other professional organisations to support their customers into education, training and sustained employment.

Advisers use a range of tools and skills to support the work they do and this ranges from one to one support, delivering interactive employability focused group sessions to presenting information using a range of digital technologies.

If you would like the challenge of working with young people and adults of all abilities and backgrounds in the labour market, can motivate and inspire them to achieve their goals, can establish effective relationships with a range of partner organisations, then we would like to hear from you.

We would particularly welcome applications from those who have a background in working with:

• education or training organisations
• health, social care or disability support sectors
• adults returning to the labour market and
• adults or young people from diverse ethnic minority groups, asylum-seekers or refugees.

The ability to speak Welsh is desirable for these vacancies and we would therefore welcome applications from candidates who have the ability to work bilingually to support our customers’ needs.

You are required to travel within Wales and occasionally UK in order to fulfil your duties and/or to attend learning and development events. You are responsible for ensuring that you have adequate transport arrangements to enable you to fulfil your duties and/or to attend learning and development events.

Qualified Careers Advisers must be qualified to QCF Level 6 Diploma in Career Guidance and Development (or equivalent) and be eligible for the Career Development Institute Register of Practitioners.

If you do not already have the QCF qualification, we will provide you with the training and support you need to achieve this valuable qualification.

Trainee Careers Advisers should be educated to degree level or equivalent standard and will complete the Level 6 Diploma in Career Guidance and Development. This is a degree-level vocational qualification, which will be completed in the work place, but will require some independent learning in the learner’s own time.

The successful applicant will be required to have an Enhanced Disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service.

We as a nation thrive when we champion diversity and inclusion. Organisations with a diverse workforce make better decisions, are more creative, are stronger, overall happier, and of course - it’s the right thing to do.

Diversity and inclusion can be transformative, contributing to the delivery of excellent public services, enabling continued improvements in what we do for the people of Wales. We are committed to having a workforce that at all job grades, is representative of the citizens we serve.

No job applicant will receive a less favourable treatment on the grounds of age, disability, gender and transgender status, race and ethnicity, religion and belief (including no belief), marriage or civil partnership status, economic status or sexual orientation.

We aim to promote an environment that is free from all forms of discrimination, and that treats people fairly with dignity and respect. This commitment starts at recruitment and is carried through all or employment practices, and ultimately to our work – supporting and improving the lives of the people of Wales.

Completed applications should be returned to by 9am on 30/01/23. The selection process will take the form of an assessment centre, with successful candidates proceeding to a final interview stage. These assessments will be conducted digitally via Teams.

Please note that we do not accept CV applications. The full job description and application form and Welsh Language Assessment form should be completed in application for the post and are available at

Applications in Welsh or English are welcomed. An application made in Welsh will not be treated less favourably than an application made in English.

The full job description and application form are available at: