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Information, Advice and Guidance Specialist
  • Employer: Medway Council
  • Reference: CSC486RJ
  • Published: Thu 25/11/2021, 10:25 AM
  • Closing on: Sun 12/12/2021, 23:55 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours per week
  • Salary: Range 3 - £20,526 - £26,450
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: Chatham, Kent, Kent

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Information, Advice and Guidance Specialist

The IAG Team provide careers information, advice and guidance to young people and their families in Medway. We provide free support to young people aged 16-18 years (up to 25 years with an EHCP, who need help to access education, training and employment opportunities. We support with all areas of career searching and assist with career planning. This support is offered in a number of ways, including face to face, online and collaborative working. The IAG Team is also responsible for reporting NEET statistics to the DfE. 

Are you passionate about supporting young people? Are you dedicated to enabling to young people to achieve positive progressions? We are seeking an excellent individual, with experience of working with young people in a careers related capacity, has good knowledge of provisions in Medway and thinks in a creative way to enable young people to achieve positive outcomes. Has excellent IT skills and confident with using databases.

This position will be responsible for contributing to DfE Targets, working with a caseload of young people supporting EET statuses, using social media as a means of communication and promotion, working with partners and internal teams to support young people.

A minimum of Level 4 in information and Advice and Guidance is desirable and you must be willing to work towards a Level 6.

Excellent communication skills are essential.

In return for your commitment, we offer a comprehensive benefits package including –

  • Generous annual leave entitlement
  • Excellent local government pension scheme
  • Access to wider training and development qualifications
  • Flexible working scheme
  • Travel plan discounts
  • Access to CAREFIRST advice & counselling service
  • Employee discount scheme for national and local retailers

For an informal discussion please contact Tarnya Cregeen on 01634 335599.

Interviews are likely to be held on 15th December 2021.

This post is subject to an enhanced Children’s DBS check.

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Please note that all recruitment correspondence, including interview letters and contracts of employment will usually be sent out via email, if you require documentation/correspondence in hard copy format, please contact the Children's Services Recruitment Team on 01634 332878 or email 

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