Job Title: Senior Personal Adviser
Location: Watford, Three Rivers and Hertsmere
Salary Range: £32,234 progressing to £34,728 pa
Hours: 37 hours a week
Contract: Permanent contract
Diversity: We are an inclusive employer and value a diverse workforce
Hertfordshire County Council Services for Young People is the primary provider of youth work; information, advice and careers guidance; work related learning and work experience to young people in Hertfordshire. The Service is a key contributor to the prevention and early intervention / early help agenda including Hertfordshire County Council’s aim of supporting young people to make a successful transition to an economically independent adult life.
The Service delivers targeted prevention and early intervention work to ensure that young people get the help they need early and to reduce the necessity for higher cost specialist intervention. It enables young people to succeed by providing high quality informal education opportunities to promote their personal and social development. It supports young people who are challenged in education, their communities or home life to ensure a successful transition to adulthood.
A highly motivated and experienced practitioner is required to both performance manage staff and deliver information, advice and careers guidance to young people in school and community settings. You will support the work of the Watford, Three Rivers and Hertsmere Team by leading on local projects and key partnership links. You will have a caseload of young people, using guidance techniques to develop clear plans of action.
Flexible in your delivery including some evening and weekend work; you will be able to achieve deadlines and be proactive in supporting both the team and young people.You will be qualified to degree level - either the Diploma in Careers Guidance parts 1 and 2; QCG (Qualification in Careers Guidance) or NVQ Level 6 in Advice and Guidance; and have evidence of relevant continuing professional development and the ability to put learning into practice.
You will be required to travel independently across the county so daily access to a vehicle is essential.You will have good communication and IT skills as you will record data on relevant management information systems, producing reports and correspondence as required.
Closing Date: Sunday 13th February
Interviews: Monday 21st February
For more information regarding the work of Services for Young People please visit www.servicesforyoungpeople.org
Benefits of Working for HCC:
- Flexible Working Arrangements (depending on the role)
- Excellent Career Development
- Salary Exchange for Additional Benefits
- Excellent Pension Scheme with Employer Contributions
- Shopping Discounts
- Support Groups & Wellbeing Schemes
- Lease Car Scheme
How to Apply: Please follow the 'Apply for Job' button at the bottom of the screen. As part of the application you will be required to upload your most recent CV ensuring gaps in employment have been addressed and includes your current, or most recent, employer. You are also asked to provide a supporting statement which is your opportunity to evidence how your skills, knowledge and experience match what we are looking for based on the Person Specification area of the attached Job Outline. If you do not supply a supporting statement, your application will be rejected.
Important Note re Interviews: Where we are able to, and in accordance with current COVID-19 Government guidelines in regard to social distancing, all interviews will be held virtually via Microsoft Teams. Full details on how this will work will be sent to you, should you be shortlisted for an interview.
Safeguarding: Safeguarding children and adults is of utmost importance to Hertfordshire County Council. The Council requires employees to abide by legislation and best practice to enable Hertfordshire to achieve this. This role has been identified as requiring a Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) check. For more information Click Here
Overseas Applications: We will accept applications from all applicants who already have an established right to work in the UK. Unfortunately, we are unable to provide sponsorships for this post.
English Fluency: The ability to converse at ease with members of the public and provide advice in accurate spoken English is essential for the post.
Disability Confident: We are proud to be a Disability Confident employer and guarantee an interview to anyone disclosing a disability whose application meets the minimum criteria for the post.
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Hertfordshire County Council is currently undertaking a review of its pay structure and terms and conditions. The council is undertaking this review as part of its commitment to continuing to be an employer of choice, by ensuring that its pay and terms and conditions are relevant to future working practices. You can read more about this on our website