Title Trainee Careers Adviser (Job Ref: 179)
Salary Starting salary £24,509 per annum
Location Workington, Carlisle, Penrith & Barrow
Job Information


The Role

As a Trainee Careers Adviser, you will join our supportive and hard-working teams in either Workington, Carlisle or Barrow.  You will deliver careers guidance to adults who may or may not be in work as well as working with young people to provide careers information, advice and guidance and personal support to those at risk of becoming NEET (not in employment, education or training).  You will support people to make decisions about their future careers, including training opportunities and career progression.

Key responsibilities of the role will include:

  • Proactively managing a caseload of participants providing individualin-depth support throughout their journey from initial assessment through to securing and sustaining gainful employment by
  • Providing high quality 1:1 diagnostic career information and advice work
  • Working on a 1:1 basis developing comprehensive action planswith individual customers
  • Providing intensive support toparticipants, motivating and encouraging candidates to overcome any personal barriers to employment and building confidence
  • Supporting participantsto identify and develop transferable skills
  • Supporting customers with the use of appropriateonline resources
  • Planning and delivering group sessions to meet the needs of customers
  • Maintaining an awareness and understandingof the local labour market and building and maintaining external relationships to help support participants into suitable employment
  • Completing documentation to the required standard and within required timescales
  • Following up with customers to ensure advice given has made a difference.
  • Achieving contractual targets.


This post is permanent. The hours of work for this position are 37 per week, however requests for part time hours will also be considered.


About You  

This position offers the opportunity for real life work experience and skills building whilst gaining a formal career guidance qualification.   We would be pleased to hear from recent graduates or those wanting a career change!

The successful applicant will be able to demonstrate:

  • A good standard of literacy and numeracy (GCSE grade 4 / C or equivalent);
  • The ability to identify, establish and maintain effective working partnerships for the benefit of customers;
  • The ability to keep accurate and up to date records with a good attention to detail. This includes data entry on electronic systems;
  • Good interactive skills and the ability to respond to demanding pressures and to meet deadlines;
  • An ability to work on own initiative and a proactive approach to problem solving.



Our Benefits

We are passionate about people and support our employees to do what they do best through a dynamic and supportive working environment with opportunities for continued professional development to work across multiple contracts.

We also offer a great benefits package, including 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, where contract specific and business needs allow.

Please click here to view a quick video about the 10 reasons to join the Inspira team!


Why Inspira?

Inspira is the leading Organisation delivering Personal Development and Career Management for Young People and Adults in the North West. Through our work we help local people into work, improve their skills and open new opportunities. Our aim is to support disadvantaged people, help local communities to reduce inequalities which in turn will influence healthier, safer, and more sustainable local economies.

We inspire young people and adults to find their purpose and reach their potential to Be Bold, Be Relevant and Be Resilient.


Next Steps

Candidates may not meet every single desired qualification/criteria. If your experience looks a little different from what we’ve identified and you think you can bring value to the role and share our values to BE Bold, Relevant and Resilient, 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) to hr@inspira.org.uk.

We recommend applying at your earliest convenience as we reserve the right to close this advert at any time.


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 or 01931 711300.

This post is subject to an enhanced DBS Check.

Overview of Benefits Package

Applicant Equality Monitoring Questionnaire

Closing Date: 9am on Monday, 04th December 2023

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