Careers Adviser

Job Category
Children and Family Services
£26,928 to £31,928 (pro-rata)
Closing date
Contract type
Total hours per week

“Shaw Trust promotes team spirit, inclusiveness and it is an organisation where everybody is somebody. I am proud to be part of this great organisation.”

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.

For us being part of the solution is about creating the conditions for this to happen, advocating and delivering services that make a real difference. Working in partnership not competition, we are part of an eco-system of purpose-led organisations, striving for a fairer, more equal society centred on opportunity for all.

Careers Adviser

Shaw Trust is looking to create a bank of Level 6, or working towards a Level 6, careers advisers to support potential new schools activity primarily in London but also potentially Kent and Essex. If recruited you would potentially have first refusal at supporting careers delivery at any new schools who purchase our service between now and the start of the new academic year or potentially at any time during 2022/23. The emphasis on duties may vary dependant on the service level agreement agreed with the school but will relate to the provision of one-to-one careers IAG and related activities


You will have:

  • Willing to undertake professional training to maintain standards 
  • Hold, as a minimum a Level 6 Diploma in Careers Information or equivalent or be working towards a Level 6 
  • Experience in delivery of careers advice to young people, individually or in groups, ideally in a school setting 
  • A thorough understanding of the Gatsby Benchmarks and their impact on a school’s career programme 

Download the Job Description for full details.


Essex, London, Kent

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.

In our most recent colleague survey “86% of our colleagues say we demonstrate a true commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion”.

In addition;

  • We are proud to be certified as an employer who meets the National Equality Standard, 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.

If you have accessibility requirements and/or would like further information about the role, please contact:  

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