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18/19-40 - Guidance Officer £18,482 per annum 04/02/2019 09:00 Beverley View

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Added: 18/01/2019

Guidance Officer – School Liaison and Guidance Services

£18,482 per annum (full time, 37 hours per week, fixed term contract)         Job Ref: 18/19-40 

East Riding College currently has an exciting opportunity available to join our team in School Liaison and Guidance Services, in the role of Guidance Officer.  The successful applicant will provide a professional, client-focussed information, advice and guidance service to provide our learners with the best experience of College life. 

In its last Ofsted inspection, East Riding College was rated as Good, with Outstanding features for adult programmes and personal development, behaviour and welfare.  The College strives for our people to be the best that they can be, and recognises that staff are our most valuable asset.  We believe that every employee has an important role to play within the College, and we provide a supportive and friendly environment for our staff to learn, develop and thrive.

So, if you have a background in providing information, advice and guidance, and are looking for an exciting new opportunity, then we want to hear from you!

The Position

As a Guidance Officer, you will provide a professional, knowledgeable, friendly, welcoming and responsive learner-focussed service, and provide a service that supports and facilitates learner participation, attendance, retention, achievement and progression.  You will work together with the wider Learner Services team to ensure the provision of a professional, high quality, integrated information, advice and guidance service which is accessible and available to all learners.  You will also provide information, advice and guidance to learners on the availability of support, financial support, welfare and counselling services.

The post will be based at our state of the art campus in Beverley, with some possible travel between our campuses in Bridlington and Hull.

This position is fixed term for up to 1 year, to provide cover for maternity leave.

What we need from you

You will have recent and relevant experience of providing information, advice and guidance, and knowledge of quality frameworks, including the National Matrix IAG award and the Quality in Careers Standard. An understanding of the Governments Career Strategy including the Gatsby Benchmarks with some experience of providing careers education guidance would be desirable. 

You will possess a relevant level 3 qualification in a related area, or be willing to work towards this, level 2 (or equivalent) literacy and numeracy, and have good communication and IT skills.  A careers education or information, advice and guidance qualification would be desirable. 

What WE can Offer YOU

East Riding College is a great place to work, and we believe that every employee has an important role in the success of the College.  We have a brand new, state of the art facility in Beverley, based on the Flemingate development, and a fantastic site at St Mary’s Walk in Bridlington, in addition to a campus in Hull, located close to the city centre.  We can offer you a progressive, supportive and friendly environment to work in, and there are a range of benefits available to our employees, including:

  • ·         A generous annual leave entitlement
  • ·         Access to the Teachers Pensions or Local Government Pension Scheme
  • ·         Staff Development Opportunities
  • ·         A supportive mentoring system
  • ·         Enhanced maternity leave
  • ·         A thorough induction programme to welcome you to College life
  • ·         Childcare Vouchers Scheme
  • ·         Discounted car parking
  • ·         Subsidised canteen
  • ·         Outstanding facilities
  • ·         Discounted gym membership
  • ·         Support with eye tests and optical costs
  • ·         Discounts at a range of local businesses
  • ·         Access to a range of benefits, including shopping and entertainment discounts
  • ·         Up to five additional shutdown days over the Christmas period (non-contractual)

For an informal discussion about this post, please do not hesitate to contact Helen Girtchen, Senior Human Resources Officer, via 0345 120 0044

Closing date:       9 am, Monday 04 February 2019

Interview date:   Wednesday 13 February 2019

East Riding College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff to share this commitment.

East Riding College encourages equality of opportunity for all.

For further details about the post, the College how to apply, visit our website: or telephone: 01482 390900.

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