Careers Advisor and Work Placement Co-ordinator
Arden Care & College

Job reference: NRD-002320

Location: Arden Care & College

Salary: £20,000 to £25,000, depending on qualifications and experience

Employment type: Full time

Hours Per Week:: 37.5

Would you like secure employment where you can progress your career?

If you would like to build a career that gives you genuine sense of achievement and fulfilment knowing that you can have a positive impact on the young people we support, then look no further and apply today!

This role will be based cross-cluster primarily based out of Arden College in Southport, however you will also support at Oliver House School and Progress School in Preston.

Our benefits include exclusive access to reward and discount scheme, comprehensive induction, commitment to your ongoing training and career progression, pension scheme, paid for enhanced DBS, wellbeing support, cycle to work scheme and more!

At Aspris Children’s Services, we are immensely proud of the career pathway and training we can offer you. As long as you can demonstrate the values needed for a role, transferable skills and life experience, we will give you all the training and support you need to progress!

The successful candidate will:

  • Deliver effective and individualised Careers Information, Advice, and Guidance to students aged between 16-25 with SEND at all stages of their education journey.
  • Lead on sourcing and developing work placements for students.
  • Be responsible for ensuring that the correct procedures are in place for work placements, including employers H&S and work placement risk assessments.

Essential requirements:

  • A full UK driving licence
  • A Level 6 Diploma in Careers Information and Advice (or Level 4 and prepared to work towards Level 6)
  • Experience in at least one area of delivery of careers advice to 16-19, Higher Education, Adult Learners
  • Knowledge and previous experience of working with young people with SEND
  • Experience of working with young people with a learning difficulty/ disability during transition, promoting high aspirations and securing positive outcomes
  • Knowledge of available career resources, websites, online information sources
  • Excellent communication, organisational and prioritising skills

Above all, we provide a supportive and collaborative working environment where you can flourish in your career and feel incredibly rewarded by helping those who need it most.

Aspris is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children.  All applicants must be willing to undergo safeguarding screening appropriate to the post, including checks with Disclosure & Barring Service and at least 2 references which cover the last 3 years; for all our services we will request references from where you have worked with either Children or Vulnerable Adults.  Please be advised that references may be requested prior to interview for roles within our Schools.

If you would like an informal chat about this exciting role, please give our helpful recruitment team a call on 0808 258 3729 or email


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