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Careers Advisor - Secondary School

Job Description

Job Advert: Careers Advisor

Location: Watford, Hertfordshire

Employer: Dunbar Education

Position: Careers Advisor (Secondary School)

Start Date: September 2024

Are you passionate about guiding young minds towards their future careers? Do you have a knack for inspiring students and helping them navigate their educational and vocational pathways? If so, we have the perfect opportunity for you!

Dunbar Education is proud to represent a leading secondary school in Watford seeking a dedicated and dynamic Careers Advisor to join their team. This is an exciting role where you will play a pivotal part in shaping the future of students by providing comprehensive careers guidance and support.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Career Guidance: Provide one-on-one and group career counseling sessions to students, helping them understand their career options and make informed decisions.
  • Workshops & Events: Organize and deliver workshops, seminars, and career fairs to expose students to various career opportunities and higher education pathways.
  • Resource Development: Develop and maintain a library of career resources, including brochures, digital content, and informational guides.
  • Collaborative Efforts: Work closely with teachers, parents, and external organizations to create a supportive network for students' career development.
  • Individualized Plans: Assist students in creating personalized career plans and setting achievable goals.
  • Monitoring Progress: Track and monitor students' progress and provide ongoing support and adjustments to their career plans as needed.


  • Qualification: A relevant qualification in career guidance or counseling (e.g., QCG, DipCG, or equivalent).
  • Experience: Previous experience in a similar role within an educational setting is highly desirable.
  • Skills: Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to engage and motivate students.
  • Knowledge: Familiarity with current labor market trends and higher education opportunities.
  • Organizational Skills: Strong organizational and time-management skills to manage multiple tasks and responsibilities effectively.
  • IT Proficiency: Competency in using digital tools and platforms to enhance the delivery of careers education.

What We Offer:

  • Supportive Environment: Join a welcoming and supportive school community dedicated to student success.
  • Professional Development: Opportunities for continuous professional development and training.
  • Competitive Salary: A competitive salary package commensurate with experience and qualifications.
  • Impactful Role: The chance to make a significant impact on the lives of young people, helping them to achieve their full potential.

How to Apply:

If you are enthusiastic about this role and meet the requirements, we would love to hear from you! Please send your CV and a cover letter detailing your experience and why you are the ideal candidate for this position to Dunbar Education at .

Closing Date: 31st July 2024

Dunbar Education is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff to share this commitment. An enhanced DBS check will be required for the successful candidate.