Careers Adviser – Prisons (HMP East Sutton Park, HMP Maidstone)

Location: HMP Maidstone and HMP East Sutton Park Contract: Permanent - Part - Time (2 days per week) Salary: £26,398 to £31,554 (pro rata) Closing Date: 28th May 2024 Interviews Held: 06th Jun

Do you have a passion for making a difference? Would you like to be part of an award-winning Charity that helps improve the lives of more than 300,000 individuals each year?

If so, CXK is looking for an experienced Careers Adviser at HMP Maidstone and HMP East Sutton Park as part of its expanding and successful in-custody Information, Advice and Guidance (IAG) service covering Kent, Surrey, and Sussex.

As part of a collaborative team, you will provide professional, impartial IAG to prison residents, motivate them, develop their work-related skills, and provide overall support to help them find employment, education, training, apprenticeships, or volunteering opportunities upon their release.

You will also manage and support a caseload of peer mentors and provide inspirational IAG and Employability programmes in both 1:1 and group sessions.

To be eligible for this role, you must hold an IAG qualification at level 4 or above. You must also possess the ability to build effective and professional relationships with individual clients, coupled with a non-judgmental attitude and a desire to support people in fulfilling their potential.

Don’t miss out on this unique opportunity to make a positive impact on people’s lives.

Join CXK’s expanding prisons team and become part of a Charity that is committed to making a real difference and inspiring people to thrive. Apply now to be part of this rewarding and meaningful journey.

Please click here for the full job description and person specification.

**we are open to applications from candidates without a formal IAG qualification but have the relevant and transferable skills and with full support from CXK would be willing to undertake training for an IAG qualification**

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

  • An annual salary of £26,398 to £31,554 pro rata (for a qualified post- and depending on experience)
  • 30-33 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

About CXK

CXK is an award-winning charity that empowers 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 260,000+ beneficiaries that we support each year – empowering individuals and strengthening communities across the South of England.

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 work environment in which are staff are truly valued and invested in.

Closing date for applications: 9am, Tuesday 28th May 2024. Interviews will take place on 6th June 2024 in Ashford, Kent.

**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**


To apply for this role, please email a copy of your CV and supporting statement (max 750 words) to

Your supporting statement should address how you meet the requirements of the job description and person specification. Please note that CVs alone will not be considered.

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