Senior Careers Advisor

Discipline: Support Staff
Salary: £29,896 progressing to £31,636
Contact email:
Job ref: 007022
Published: 9 days ago
Duration: Permanent
Deadline for Application: 09 Jun 2023 23:45

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join our well-established Student Services Department, in the Careers and Work Experience Team. The role of the Senior Careers Advisor is to provide outstanding support to students by delivering up-to-date and high-quality careers information, advice and guidance.

The post holder will arrange and deliver individual careers guidance interviews to ensure students are aware of their progression routes into higher education, employability and apprenticeships. They will deliver outstanding sector specific careers workshops, events and activities to prepare students for their next steps.


The Senior Careers Advisor will contribute to careers drop-in sessions, support with careers inbox inquiries, support students with the UCAS process and contribute to careers communications to students and parents/carers.


This role will help develop ongoing processes and procedures related to the CEIAG Policy. The Senior Careers Advisor will help deliver components of the HE careers programme, working closely with the careers leader to deliver an exceptional student experience. The Senior Careers Advisor will also be responsible for supporting and mentoring careers advisors and apprentices within the team.


Ongoing mentoring by an experienced manager as well as opportunities to develop your career through our Learning & Development team.


Responsibilities include:

  • Support and develop the implementation of the FE and HE careers programme
  • Work with the careers and work experience team leader to take an active lead on the coordination and delivery of the HE careers provision
  • Actively engage in business development to support our HE students with graduate employability
  • Mentor and support the trainee careers advisers with their L6 careers guidance qualification
  • Coordinate and deliver annual careers and work experience expo
  • Attend networking events with local, regional and national HE providers and employers
  • Work in partnership with all stakeholders, internal and external, to lead on service evaluation and quality improvement
  • Deliver careers information, advice and guidance in person, on MS Teams and over the telephone
  • Support clients to access relevant work, study and training opportunities.
  • Help clients to develop individual action plans where appropriate.
  • Develop careers and employability resources for use of curriculum and support staff in workshops and for students to use in a self-directed study through Moodle

For the full job description and person specification, please click here 


The Ideal Candidate


The ideal candidate will be learner and quality focused with a commitment to our vision of working together to transform lives. They should be able to contribute to our journey to Outstanding, creating a positive working and study environment, and, Equity, Diversity & Inclusion should be embedded within their core values.


Education & Training

  • A level 6 or higher Careers Guidance qualification 
  • GCSE 4-9 (A*- C) or nationally recognised level 2 qualification in Maths or equivalent. (e.g. CSE 1, O Level A – C).
  • GCSE 4-9 (A*- C) or nationally recognised level 2 qualification in English or equivalent. (e.g. CSE 1, O Level A – C).



*       Knowledge and experience of CEIAG delivery in an Education setting

*       A strong understanding of the careers and employability agenda in relation to Further Education

*       Demonstrable experience of delivery of group workshops

*       Experience of developing careers and employability curriculum resources.

*       Evidence of supporting clients to achieve successful outcomes.

*       Knowledge of the local, regional and national labour markets

*       Strong communication skills including the ability to effectively liaise and network with internal and external partners e.g. employers.

*       Ability to plan and prioritise and effectively manage and organise own work load.

*       Ability to relate with sensitivity to clients facing a wide variety of personal and social barriers to progression and experience of enabling them to overcome these.


For an informal discussion about the role, please email


We reserve the right to close this vacancy early depending on the level of interest and number of applications so early application is advised.


Bradford College


At Bradford College our ambition is to transform the lives of our learners, help them to aim higher and support them to achieve their goals.

Located in the heart of Bradford, we offer a wide range of courses at varying levels, with something to suit everyone. This includes undergraduate, postgraduate and professional qualifications to distance learning and short community courses.

Our aim is to attract and retain knowledgeable, passionate and focused individuals who can inspire, motivate and support both learners and colleagues. With a can-do attitude and desire for continuous self-improvement, you could make a difference to the lives of everyone at Bradford College.


Benefits of working at Bradford College:

  • Generous annual leave entitlement (in addition to bank holidays and Christmas shut down)
  • Pension scheme (Local Government or Teachers Pension Scheme)
  • Development Opportunities (training days and Personal Development Plans)*
  • Money saving options with local organisations
  • Employee Assistance Programme and a range of wellbeing activities
  • Short walk from Bradford Train Stations

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*If you have the drive to further develop your skills and abilities, you will be given the support and opportunities you need to enhance your career. This includes access to in-house training and CPD, professional and academic qualifications and mentoring.


Bradford College is committed to supporting and promoting diversity and inclusion amongst our staff and student body. We promote applications from all sections of the community, recognising the benefits a diverse workforce can bring and therefore particularly encourage applications by groups which are underrepresented in our workforce.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people and vulnerable adults and expect staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Pre-employment checks will be undertaken for this post including a check with the Disclosure and Barring Service.


Please be aware it is a criminal offence to apply for this post if you are barred from engaging in regulated activity in connection to children and vulnerable adults.