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Personal Guidance Advisor
  • Employer: Central Bedfordshire Council
  • Reference: CBED/21/164026
  • Published: Wed 08/09/2021, 9:19 AM
  • Closing on: Tue 21/09/2021, 9:19 AM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours per week
  • Salary: £25,000 - £34,999
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: Dunstable, Bedfordshire

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Personal Guidance Advisor

Team: Youth Support Service

Job Family: Supporting - CBG9

Salary: £28,099 - £30,719 per annum,

Hours: 37 hours per week

Base Location: Watling House, Dunstable

Contract Type: Fixed Term/Secondment - until 1st October 2022

Closing Date: 21st September 2021

Interview Date: Thursday 23rd September 2021


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 can work towards the futures they deserve.


You will contribute to an exciting one year pilot project to increase the support we offer to Gypsy, Roma and Traveller children to make sure they are able to access education and gain valuable life skills. Working with the wider project team, your role will be to contribute to supporting the successful transition from primary to secondary education and improve educational attainment at school. You will work directly with young people and their families to raise aspirations and understand the barriers they face in order to improve their overall pathways to employment.


This post will sit within our Youth Support Service, where you will work with a caseload of young people from the Gypsy & Roma Traveller community aged 11 to 18 years old. You will use your excellent communication skills to build positive relationships with young people and their families to help identify and overcome barriers to their participation in education, training or employment. Working to an agreed project plan you will keep accurate records and demonstrate impact on development and achievement.   


You will work closely with school staff, post 16 education providers and wider teams to develop best practice and to support successful transitions for these children and young people.


Tenacious, proactive and approachable, you should have substantial experience of working with young people. The successful candidate will be qualified to Level 4 in an IAG or youth work qualification or will have equivalent relevant experience. Excellent organisational skills are essential as is the ability to work in partnership with other agencies. Experience of working with the Gypsy, Roma and Traveller community is a distinct advantage.


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'.


To assess your suitability for the role, you must demonstrate how you meet the key outcomes, accountabilities and competencies. To do this, you’ll need to refer the Family Profile, Role Profile and Competency Framework which can be found in the Recruitment Pack: Personal Guidance Adviser


For an informal discussion about this position, please contact: Michelle Wilson on or on 0300 300 5848.


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.