Title Skills & Development Adviser (Job Ref: 157)
Salary Up to £27,000
Location Carlisle
Job Information


Inspira is the leading Organisation delivering Personal Development and Career Management for Young People and Adults in the North West.

Would you like to join our delivery teams working on a variety of dynamic and motivational employability contracts? We have fantastic opportunities for a Skills & Development Adviser to join our friendly and hardworking team in Carlisle.  We work with both unemployed adults as well as with young people to provide careers information, advice and guidance and personal support to those at risk of becoming NEET.

This role involves:

  • Individual diagnostic advice work;
  • Individual information, advice and support work;
  • Delivering dynamic personal development and career management courses to groups;
  • Meeting required contractual performance targets.


In return, we offer a dynamic and supportive working environment with opportunities for continued professional development to work across multiple contracts. Excellent benefits include; 26 days annual leave, rising each year to a maximum of 33 days; Enhanced sick pay; Enhanced pension contributions; Life assurance cover; Access to counselling service; Access to medical health plan and the opportunity to work flexibly across home and office locations.

Successful applicant will be able to demonstrate:

  • Experience of working with adults or young people, on a 1:1 basis or in groups;
  • Experience of delivering Careers Information, Advice and Guidance;
  • Ability to manage a caseload of individuals;
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working partnerships;
  • Ability to keep accurate and up to date records with a good attention to detail;
  • Ability to achieve targets and meet deadlines;
  • A flexible approach to working hours.


Whilst we would be keen to receive applications from candidates who have previous experience working with young people or unemployed adults, applications would also be welcomed from those with transferable skills willing to undertake training to pursue a career in this sector.  In addition, whilst not essential for delivery of all contracts, applications would be particularly welcome from practitioners qualified to level 4 or level 6 in careers information, advice and guidance.

Can you embrace our values and BE Bold, Relevant and Resilient. If so, we would love to hear from you! To apply select ‘Apply Here’ or send your CV and covering letter, outlining your suitability for the role, along with a completed Applicant Equality Monitoring Questionnaire (below) outlining your suitability for the role to hr@inspira.org.uk

We reserve the right to close this advert early if we receive a high volume of suitable applications.

We are a Disability Confident Employer. If you require a copy of our job documents in a more accessible format or are struggling to complete the application form due to a disability, please contact us via hr@inspira.org.uk on 01931 711300.

This post is subject to an enhanced DBS Check.

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