Qualified Careers Advisers

Cardiff, Cardiff (Caerdydd)
£24,482 - £29,583
14 Mar 2018
30 Mar 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Are you looking for a job where you inspire and support people to think about their future career? We are looking for flexible and creative individuals who are equally at home providing services using digital communication as talking face to face with clients in groups or one to one.

Career Choices Dewis Gyrfa Ltd (CCDG) is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Welsh Government. We deliver a remit set by Welsh Ministers and provide the all-age, independent, impartial and bilingual Careers Information, Advice and Guidance (CIAG) service in Wales.

Careers Wales has recently published “Changing Lives” , our strategic vision which sets out how services will be developed, we are currently in year two of this three year plan. It provides detail on how we will deliver services to clients and partners making full use of cutting edge technology and digital services.

Contract:                    Permanent

Hours:                        Full (37 hours) and Part Time Positions

Base:                          Opportunities are available across Wales

Salary:                        Qualified Grade 4 £24,482 - £29,583

                                    Trainee Grade 3 £21,932 - £23,462

                                    Attractive benefits including flexi time, 30 days annual leave, contributory  

                                    pension scheme and health related cash back plan.

Closing Date:             4pm on 30/03/18

Qualified Careers Advisers £24,482- £29,583 Trainee Careers Advisers £21,932 – £23,462

We have opportunities for full time or part time qualified or trainee Welsh speaking advisers who are able to deliver services through the medium of Welsh in Powys, Conwy, Denbighshire ,Wrexham, Newport and Ceredigion.  We are also looking for qualified or Trainee Careers Advisers throughout Wales where the ability to speak Welsh is desirable. 

The successful applicant will be working with variety of clients which could include school pupils, young people in the labour market, young people with special needs and adults, using a variety of approaches (groups, individual interactions, digital communications and advocacy).

Careers Wales support delivery of 6 key outcomes for Wales:

  • Improved efficiency of the labour markets by reducing skills mismatches;
  • Increased participation and attainment in education and training;
  • Reduced drop out and ‘churn’ within post 16 education and training and;
  • Increased take up of apprenticeships.

In addition our support services for partner organisations will help:


  • Other agencies target their services more efficiently and effectively and;
  • Ensure the new curriculum for Wales prepares young people for the World of Work.

Careers Advisers deliver the outcomes through helping clients to:

  • Understand the demands of the labour market and impact on career decisions;
  • Secure the best possible career available for them;
  •  Make effective career decisions;
  •  Become more independent in managing their own careers;
  •  Develop  effective career management competencies
  •  Develop effective employability skills and;
  •  Achieve sustained positive outcomes in education, training or employment.

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.  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 independent learning in the learner’s own time.

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

Please note that we do not accept CV applications. Applications in Welsh or English are welcomed.  An application made in Welsh will not be treated less favourably than an application made in English.

These posts are part funded by the European Social Fund through the Welsh Government. 

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