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Personal Guidance Advisor
  • Employer: Central Bedfordshire Council
  • Reference: 9081
  • Published: Thu 19/03/2020, 9:55 AM
  • Closing on: Sun 19/04/2020, 23:58 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours per week
  • Salary: £27,347 - £29,897 per annum
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: Watling House, Dunstable, Bedfordshire

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Personal Guidance Advisor

Team: Youth Support Service

Job Family: Supporting - CBG9

Salary: £27,347 - £29,897 per annum

Hours: 37 hours per week

Base Location: Watling House, Dunstable

Contract Type: Permanent

Closing Date: 19th April 2020

Interview Date: Monday 27th April or Tuesday 28th April 2020


More about the role:
Here in our Youth Support Service, we are committed to helping young people achieve their potential – and you can play your part. This is your chance to ensure disadvantaged young people get the futures they deserve.


Working within a dedicated and committed team, you will work with a caseload of young people, aged 13-25 years old who have a range of complex needs including learning difficulties and disabilities. You will use your excellent communication skills to build positive relationships with young people and to help identify and overcome barriers to their participation in further education, training or employment. Working to an agreed action plan and keeping accurate records, you will support their development and achievement. You will work closely with other agencies, post 16 education providers and parents/carers to support transition working with the processes around Education, Health and Care plans.


Tenacious, proactive and approachable, you will be a qualified Personal Adviser and have experience of working with young people with Special Education Needs and Disabilities in an IAG (information, advice and guidance) role. You will be qualified to at least NVQ4 in learning, development and support services/IAG or hold the Diploma in Career Guidance and Development. Confident working on your own initiative, you will have sound advocacy and negotiation skills. Above all, you will have a genuine interest in working closely with young people to raise their aspirations and improve their lives.


Central Bedfordshire Council has its own vision and values that are integral to everything we do. Our area vision is to make Central Bedfordshire 'A great place to live and work'.


For an informal discussion about this position, please contact: Chloe Brennan on or on 0300 300 5898.


For queries related to the recruitment of this vacancy, please contact:The Recruitment Team at



Central Bedfordshire Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all employees, volunteers and contractors to share this commitment. This post is subject to the disclosure of criminal records.  


Central Bedfordshire Council is an equal opportunities employer. We welcome enquiries from everyone and value diversity in the workplace. We are a Disability Confident employer, we are working to become a Disability Confident leader in our community.


To maintain a fair and consistent approach for applicants, it is Central Bedfordshire Council's policy to only consider applications made via our online application system and we therefore thank you for not submitting your application offline. If you do not have a CV to hand, please look on our website for a CV template that you can use to create your CV to apply for this role.