Trainee Careers Adviser – Prisons (HMP Elmley & HMP Standford Hill)

Location: HMP Elmley and HMP Standford Hill Contract: Permanent, Full time Salary: £25,372 per annum Closing Date: 28th May 2024 Interviews Held: 10th Jun

Are you looking for a change in career to one that has a real and fulfilling impact?  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 a Trainee Careers Adviser to work at both HMP Elmley and Standford Hill 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 receive full training and be supported by CXK’s excellent training team to obtain all the skills you need to flourish in the role and achieve an accredited formal IAG Level 4 qualification.   

To be eligible for this role, you must have a willingness to learn on the role and a commitment to obtain your IAG qualification.  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 and at the same time as learning new skills, a formal qualification and opening up great career opportunities for yourself.

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.

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

  • An annual salary of £25,372 (pro rata)
  • 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 10th 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**


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