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Personal Guidance Advisor
  • Employer: Central Bedfordshire Council
  • Reference: CBED/20/9366
  • Published: Mon 31/08/2020, 8:25 AM
  • Closing on: Sun 20/09/2020, 23:55 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours per week
  • Salary: £27,347 - £29,897 per annum
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: Watling House, Dunstable, Bedfordshire

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Personal Guidance Advisor

Team: Youth Support Service

Job Family: Supporting - CBG9

Salary: £27,347 - £29,897 per annum

Hours: 37 hours per week

Base Location: Watling House, Dunstable

Contract Type: 12 month Fixed Term Contract / Secondment

Closing Date: 20th September 2020

Interview Date: 2nd October 2020

More about the role: 

Here in our Youth Support Service, we are committed to helping young people achieve their potential – and you can play your part.  This is your chance to ensure  young people get the futures they deserve.

You will provide careers advice and guidance to a caseload of  young people aged 16 to 18, ensuring robust transition plans are in place. Your focus will be on increasing participation in further education, employment and training, and you’ll work closely with the training providers, colleges and other youth support agencies. Committed to making a difference, you will offer intensive support to those at risk of disengagement and direct young people to a range of specialist agencies in line with their needs and aspirations. Providing robust reports and keeping accurate records will be a key aspect of the role.

Proactive and approachable, you will be a qualified Personal Adviser and have experience of working with vulnerable and disaffected young people in an IAG (information, advice and guidance) role. You will be qualified to at least NVQ4 in learning, development and support services/IAG or hold the Diploma in Career Guidance and Development. Confident working on your own initiative, you will have sound advocacy and negotiation skills. Above all, you will have a genuine interest in working closely with young people to raise their aspirations and improve their lives.

Central Bedfordshire Council has its own vision and values that are integral to everything we do. Our area vision is to make Central Bedfordshire 'A great place to live and work'.

To assess your suitability for the role, you must demonstrate how you meet the key outcomes, accountabilities and competencies. To do this, you’ll need to refer the Family Profile, Role Profile and Competency Framework which can be found in the Recruitment Pack: Personal Guidance Advisor Recruitment Pack

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For an informal discussion about this position, please contact Michelle Wilson Senior Personal Guidance Adviser on 0300 300 5848 or at or Angela Perry on 0300 300 4484 or at

For queries related to the recruitment of this vacancy, please contact: The Recruitment Team at


Central Bedfordshire Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all employees, volunteers and contractors to share this commitment. This post is subject to the disclosure of criminal records.  

Central Bedfordshire Council is an equal opportunities employer. We welcome enquiries from everyone and value diversity in the workplace. We are a Disability Confident employer, we are working to become a Disability Confident leader in our community.

To maintain a fair and consistent approach for applicants, it is Central Bedfordshire Council's policy to only consider applications made via our online application system and we therefore thank you for not submitting your application offline. If you do not have a CV to hand, please look on our website for a CV template that you can use to create your CV to apply for this role.