Careers Adviser (HMP Ford)

Location: HMP Ford, Sussex Contract: Permanent, Part-Time (2.5 days/18.5 hrs per week) Salary: £25,880 - £31,554 per annum pro rata (depending on experience) Closing Date: 18th December 2023

CXK is a leading charity that empowers young people and adults to build the skills and confidence they need to move into sustainable education, employment and training.

The charity delivers careers information, advice and guidance (IAG) services in ten prisons across Kent, Surrey and East Sussex; supporting prison residents during their stay in custody.

We are currently looking to recruit an experienced Careers Adviser to be based at HMP Ford. The purpose of this role is to provide residents with professional and impartial careers information, advice and guidance; working with them to develop their motivation and work-related skills in order to enable then to move into employment, education, training, apprenticeship or volunteering on release.

The post holder will also work with the prison staff to recruit, manage, mentor and support a caseload of peer mentors, delivering inspirational IAG and Employability programmes in both 1:1 and group sessions as required.

The successful candidate will need to have:

  • An IAG qualification to level 3 or above;
  • the ability to build effective and professional relationships with individual clients;
  • a non-judgemental attitude with a desire to support people to fulfil their full potential;
  • a high level of organisational skills with good time management.

Please click here for the full job description and person specification 

**Whilst we are recruiting for qualified advisers we are open to applications from unqualified candidates that have relevant experience and transferable skills and who would be willing to undertake a IAG qualification**

This is an exciting opportunity for a passionate individual with a genuine desire to make a difference and who wants to join an organisation that improves the lives of more than 300,000 individuals every year.

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

  • An annual salary of £25,880 to £31,554 pro rata (depending on experience)
  • 28-31 days holiday, plus bank holidays (pro rata)
  • 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 18th December 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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