Apprenticeship Adviser (ASK)

Location: Home-based with regular travel across agreed delivery areas within Kent & Medway Contract: Full time or Term Time Only Salary: £25,372 to £28,576 (pro rata for TTO) Closing Date: 09th October 2023 Interviews Held: 24th Oct

We are offering an exciting opportunity to join the ASK (Apprenticeship Support and Knowledge) team delivering to schools and colleges in Kent & Medway, to ensure the support needs of students, parents and teachers are met in upskilling and informing them about apprenticeships and other technical education routes.

As an Apprenticeship Adviser, you will:

  • Undertake planning meetings with schools and colleges to determine their needs.
  • Deliver both virtual and face to face presentations to students from small groups to larger assemblies to raise awareness of apprenticeships, and other technical education routes.
  • Deliver bespoke sessions to students in supporting them to register and apply for apprenticeships.
  • Deliver awareness raising sessions to parents, teachers and local stakeholders.
  • Support the coordination and booking of school events, working with teachers and careers leads to assess their school/college apprenticeship delivery to date.
  • Work proactively with key partners and stakeholders promoting CXK across the region.

You will have:

  • Some experience and knowledge of the work-based learning sector and wider routes into Apprenticeships but full training and support will be given to build upon this experience and update knowledge.
  • Planned, delivered, and evaluated virtual and face to face sessions engaging students, teachers and parents.
  • A network of stakeholders and partners across the region to enhance the support to schools, colleges and partners.
  • A proven track record of successfully working towards targets and KPIs.
  • The ability to engage confidently and sensitively with schools at a range of levels of seniority up to and including head teacher level.
  • An articulate and confident approach with experience of presenting to and engaging with an audience of children/young people.

This is an exciting opportunity for a confident and innovative individual with a passion for supporting young people to make informed choices about their future and who wants to join an organisation that improves the lives of more than 300,000 individuals every year.

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About ASK

The Apprenticeship Support and Knowledge for schools and colleges programme (ASK) has been in development since 2015 to ensure that a professional, high quality and consistent programme of information about apprenticeships and other technical education routes is in place for all schools and colleges across England. At CXK, we have responsibility for delivery across the South of England.

About CXK

CXK is an award-winning charity which supports young people and adults to build the skills and confidence they need to move into sustainable education, employment, or training. We continually strive to provide the best services to meet the needs of the 260,000+ beneficiaries that we support each and every year – empowering individuals and strengthening communities across the south of England.

With continuous growth driven by numerous long-term contracts, CXK is a charity that prioritises innovation and investment in both our staff and services. Our solid financial security, underpinned by substantial reserves, ensures we can offer a stable environment for our team. Choosing a career at CXK means you will join an organisation that supports your development and provides opportunities for you to take part in rewarding work. As a result, our staff are able to make the most of their potential.

Passion, innovation, and integrity are at the heart of our culture. Therefore, we’re dedicated to bringing together highly skilled people who are passionate about making a difference. In return, we offer a flexible, professional, and friendly working environment in which our staff are truly valued and invested in.

In return for your skills and experience, you’ll receive the following benefits:

  • An annual salary of £25,372 – £28,576 (pro rata )
  • 28-31 days holiday, plus bank holidays (pro rata if)
  • Defined contribution pension scheme (matched by CXK up to 10% depending on length of service)
  • Death in service life assurance policy (3 x annual salary)
  • Flexible working
  • Generous sick leave benefits
  • Enhanced maternity and paternity leave
  • Comprehensive training and development programmes
  • Mental health first aiders
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Interest free season ticket loans
  • Interest free parking permit loans
  • Employee Assistance programme

To apply for this role all you need to do is download, complete and upload the CXK application form.  Please note that CVs alone will not be considered.

Closing date for applications: 9am, Monday 9th October 2023. 

**Please note that we reserve the right close this vacancy early if we receive sufficient applications for the role.  Therefore, if you are interested, please submit your application as soon as possible**


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