Join us Work for us National Careers Service - Careers Advisers Salary: £22,927 - £28,864 (depending on experience) Location: Various across the Thames Valley, Wiltshire, Gloucestershire, Bristol and South West England Your base: Community based role with the potential for some remote working Hours: Up to 37 hours per week full time Contract type: Permanent Bring us your strong track record in a target focussed environment – and we’ll offer you a career in careers. The not-for-profit sector is all about the customer – and the successful delivery of our National Careers Service contract relies on talented individuals, who can quickly inspire and motivate them to achieve their full potential. You will empower customers, enabling them to overcome barriers to progression, whilst providing information, advice and guidance to adults on a range of opportunities, including learning and career paths and employment. It’s a rewarding role where you can make a real difference to people’s lives – but it’s also a results focussed area of work, so you need to have a high degree of personal resilience and determination to achieve those results. What do we need from you? Your level 4 or Level 6 advice and guidance qualification would be ideal – but if you don’t have that, but do have the right attitude and aptitude, we can train you! Your experience in successfully hitting targets and deadlines would be invaluable Your ability to work on your own initiative, but know when to seek support and guidance, would really help you get to the top of our list! Your desire to want to help and support people to achieve their full potential. See the job descriptions - Level 4 and Level 4-6 What’s in it for you? Adviza – Work for Us Benefits Salary & Pay Progression We know that money isn’t everything, but our salary scales are competitive and regularly bench marked within our sector. Additionally, as a not for profit organisation, we try to invest part of any surplus we generate towards our employees. This can be applied in a number of ways such as an annual Cost of Living Increase, or, for a smaller surplus a bonus gift voucher at the end of the year, for example. Progression through our scales is a proactive process that is dictated initially by you. Twice every year we take applications from individuals for pay point increases based on your personal contribution to the organisation. So, when you and your manager think you are ready, and have the evidence to put forward, you can submit an application for consideration. Your personal development Our vision is for all young people and adults to make better decisions that help them to progress in learning and work and achieve their full potential. That visions also applies to our colleagues, and so we actively encourage continuing professional development for every individual that works for us. We do this in a variety of ways, from funding to achieve qualifications through to allocated time in everyone’s caseload/ working hours, that is dedicated to training and development. Pensions Helping others prepare for the future is our core business and that applies to our colleagues too. Our pension scheme, provided through Legal & General, is an industry leading product – and as your employer, we go above the minimum requirements by matching your own level of contribution up to 10% of your salary. Holidays We recognise that time away from work is an essential part of maintaining a healthy work life balance. As well as ensuring you have your statutory bank holidays we offer 25 days holiday per year (for those who work full time) at the start of your career with us. This rises to 30 days once you have been with us for 5 years. Rest assured that time simply flies by! Work/ Life balance – our genuine commitment to flexible working We have always been an exceptionally flexible employer and have always supported colleagues who wish to work part time or term time, for some roles, or compressed fortnightly working patterns for others. Currently 51% of our workforce works part time or term time and over 90% work outside of the 9-5 tradition - so long as you can get the job done we have no preconceived ideas about the “right way” to organise your time. The COVID-19 pandemic really brought our flexible approach to the fore front with quite a bang! Practically overnight we moved to a home based workforce and, whilst that naturally limited our “business as usual” delivery, we do not intend to lose the incredible benefits that being denied office space brought with it - now that things have moved on. So, we welcome and support hybrid working where we can. Don’t need to go to the office every day or every week? That’s fine, so long as we all stay in touch – and get the job done! Our culture We sometimes refer to ourselves as an organisation that is “small but perfectly formed” - but in reality we are reflective enough to understand that are not completely ” perfectly formed”. We are, and have always been, committed to equality, diversity and inclusion, but we recognise that being committed sometimes isn’t quite enough to broaden our appeal and ensure that we are a truly and actively diverse and inclusive place to work. That means we know that it’s not just what we say that matters - but also that what we do. We want to listen to all voices, take action where we need to and proactively include everyone to enable a sense of belonging. We have recently commissioned an honest and open review of our equality, diversity and inclusion organisational health; and we have some very positive recommendations to take forward to build on. Our report recognised that the team members in Adviza are “incredibly caring and focussed on getting things right for their clients” and we know that this can be readily extended to colleagues. Now for the Perks!! Sometimes we all just need a little treat and access to some online support and resources. As part of our employee benefits package all Adviza colleagues have a subscription to Perkbox Sapphire (their top package) + Medical. This is taxable benefit, but as your employer we will fully cover that cost ourselves so it doesn’t impact on your take home pay. Your Perkbox Sapphire subscription offers, among many other benefits, free access to Aura, the mindfulness app, magpie for personalised professional development, Boxx for online workout and wellness classes, Through Perkbox we also offers access to confidential counselling support and through the Medical package online access to a GP 24/7. You also get a free “birthday box” (on your birthday naturally!) and other weekly treats – who isn’t up for a free Greggs sausage roll or drink from Café Nero? There are also a whole host of discounts on shopping and other purchases to stretch your salary that little bit further. How to Apply It’s simple really – just send in your CV with a covering statement to tell us why you are applying and why you think this is the role for you - as well as your location so that we can match you to any vacancies we may have, and send to:[email protected]. This is an open advert so we have no closing date – if we have something suitable we will get in touch to have an initial chat – so please include up to date contact details. We also host regular webinars so that candidates can find out more about us. If you are interested in attending one of these then give us a call on 0800 100 900 and we can book you in. Adviza is committed to encouraging equality, diversity and inclusion among our workforce, and eliminating unlawful discrimination. Our aim is for our workforce to be truly representative of all sections of society and our customers, and for each employee to feel respected and able to give their best.