Careers Planner (Careers & Re-engagement)

London- Bexleyheath

This vacancy is now closed

Job Category
Children and Family Services
London- Bexleyheath
£28,000.00 per annum
Closing date
Contract type
Total hours per week

As a Careers Planner you will provide expert and high-quality career guidance to young people, following the Gatsby benchmarks and providing re-engagement and progression support young people in Bexley who are at risk of being not in education, employment or training (NEET) and/or are vulnerable.  

You will provide advice, guidance and information to young people on areas including learning, apprenticeships and training, and personal development opportunities, including how they can access opportunities. You will provide Information, Advice and Guidance commissioned services in schools.  

You will help to develop resources and engagement activities around the Bexley and South East London area for post 16 opportunities suitable to deliver virtually as well as face to face dependent on the needs of the young person and education institution.

You must have one of the following:

  • level 4 or level 6 qualification in Guidance or Advice and Guidance
  • level 4 qualification in Employability
  • level 4 or equivalent qualification relating to working with young people and supporting them to progress (life coach, mentor etc)

Additionally you will have:

  • Experience of liaising with stakeholders and of working in educational institutions to identify young people who are at risk of or NEET and to target support to ensure they move into Education, Employment or Training
  • Experience of working with young people in formal or informal settings
  • The ability to develop productive professional relationships with young people with multiple barriers with the persistence and resilience to support progression of those young people


Bexley Heath, London

This is a rewarding role where you can make a real difference to the life of a young person. To find out more view the job description and click apply.

Shaw Trust reserve the right to close this vacancy early if sufficient applications are received.

Employee Benefits

This is a great time to join Shaw Trust as we go through a period of growth. As well as helping to make a positive difference to people’s lives as an employee of Shaw Trust you will receive:

Paid leave

  • 25 days annual leave per year, plus bank holidays, and the option to purchase additional holiday
  • Discretionary 3.5 days paid leave at Christmas
  • 2 days paid volunteering leave each year

Opportunities to connect

  • Join one of our employee networks: LGBTQ+ Support Network, Racial Equality Network, Disabled Equality Network, Women’s Network

Opportunities to progress your career

  • Access to an online learning platform
  • Access to internal apprenticeships and masters level qualifications
  • Cross organisational career paths
  • Management and leadership development programmes

Health and wellbeing

  • Healthcare cash plan, giving you money back for health care costs including dentistry and eye care, and access to wellbeing apps
  • Health and wellbeing programmes including counselling via our employee assistance programme
  • Discounted gym and online fitness membership

Financial wellbeing

  • An enhanced pension scheme after 6 months
  • Life Assurance at 3 times your annual salary rate
  • Online shopping discounts including supermarkets and DIY stores

Our Strategy

To find out more about Shaw Trusts aims in our 2030 Strategic Directive available here: 

Join a diverse and inclusive organisation

Shaw Trust is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive working environment, where every employee, regardless of their background or lived experience, feels that they belong and can progress in their career:

  • We are proud to be certified as an employer who meets the National Equality Standard, the the accepted standard for inclusiveness in business across the UK.
  • We are Disability Confident Leaders, support the guaranteed interview scheme and use of the government’s Access to Work scheme. 
  • Living our values, we are keen to reflect the diversity of UK society at every level within our organisation.
  • We welcome applications from all sections of the community including from people with lived experience and/or knowledge of disability or social exclusion.

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Shaw Trust reserve the right to close this vacancy early if sufficient applications are received.

About Shaw Trust  

At Shaw Trust we believe everyone has the right to live a decent and dignified life and an opportunity for rewarding work. We are a social purpose organisation challenging inequality and breaking down barriers to enable social mobility. We operate with a charitable heart and a commercial mindset.