Working alongside other stakeholders and partners, Skills Development Scotland has
a central contribution to make in delivering the governments priorities for action
within ‘Skills for Scotland’ – developing people, assisting employers and helping
to improve the accessibility and coherence of learning and training opportunities.
North Operations are seeking applications from individuals who have enthusiasm and
motivation to work with people of all ages who are experiencing difficulties in their
career planning and development. As a Careers Adviser, you will work directly with
young people at school and college, unemployed MCMC clients, adult JSA claimants
referred from JCP and employees at risk of redundancy.
Once fully qualified, the Careers Adviser will deliver career information, advice
and guidance through a coaching approach, to all age clients through a range of different
channels to facilitate the development of career management skills, including lifelong
learning ambitions. As facilitator and advocate, the Careers Adviser will work,
through a range of partner agencies, to inspire, motivate and encourage clients to
achieve their full potential.
This is a part time, permanent position (21 hrs) and will be based in Stornoway.
Due to the rurality of the location, a full clean driving licence and access to a
vehicle is essential.
Skills Development Scotland is the national skills body supporting the people and
businesses of Scotland in building highly productive workplaces through the development
of skills across the range of industry sectors. SDS plays a key role in driving
forward Scotland’s economic future through their delivery of the Scottish Government’s
economic and skills strategy. SDS helps the skills and learning system to better
respond to the needs of the economy and help individuals benefit from a variety of
learning and skills development opportunities.
Ideally, you’ll possess a Postgraduate Diploma in Career Guidance and Development
(QCGD) or equivalent qualification which is the Post Graduate Certificate in Career
Guidance coupled with SVQ Level 4 in Careers Advice and Guidance.
However, candidates who possess a minimum HND in a Social Science related subject
who can demonstrate extensive, relevant work experience in working with customers
to develop their employability skills, will also be considered. You’ll be able to
demonstrate strong coaching skills coupled with a broad knowledge and understanding
of policy and practice in the field of career guidance. You’ll also need to be willing
to make the commitment to study the Postgraduate Diploma in Careers Guidance and
We would particularly welcome applications from Gaelic speakers.
The closing date for applications is Wednesday 6th September 2017.