Level 6/7 Career Development Officer

Posted 3 weeks ago

Job aim

Future Careers are seeking Career advisors to help work alongside the team in providing Careerplan, private careers advice, guidance and planning to children aged 12 to 18 via video app through our innovative careers platform.

Main tasks and responsibilities

  • Counselling individuals to discuss career or education options available
  • Identifying skills gaps and how to deal with them
  • Helping young people to draw up action plans for employment, education and training and supporting them to achieve their goals
  • Researching careers and educational options available to meet the individuals needs
  • Running small group sessions or larger presentations on all aspects of careers work and education related topics
  • Helping individuals to understand the current job market
  • Using computer aided guidance packages, skills assessment tools, career planners and personal inventories
  • Using IT for administrative tasks, such as recording interactions with and tracking clients
  • Planning and organising careers fairs
  • To keep up to date registers and advise Future Careers of any student movements, such as new student arrivals, and so on.

Key competencies:

  • Problem solving skills
  • Planning and organising skills
  • Decision-making
  • Communication skills
  • Influencing and leading
  • Team work
  • Negotiation
  • Conflict management
  • Adaptability
  • Stress tolerance


  • Career Guidance and Development (Level 6/7) or equivalent (a must)
  • Bachelor’s Degree level (minimum) Essential
  • Experience of working in a similar role (Desired)
  • Recent DBS check (formerly CRB) (Essential)


  • Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing
  • Recognize variations in student backgrounds, abilities, and learning styles
  • Interact in a friendly and patient manner with students from different cultural backgrounds, students of all levels of language proficiency, and students who may have disabilities
  • Listen actively and effectively in order to identify and solve problems, facilitate understanding for students, and build student confidence
  • Develop and communicate career progression plans for service users

Job Features

Job CategoryInternal
EmployerFuture Careers

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