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“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
£28,000 Pro Rata

To provide one to one careers Information, Advice and Guidance to young people within schools.

  1. Supporting the school in delivering a robust careers offer across year groups, ensuring that the school is working towards the Gatsby Benchmarks
  2. Providing 1-1 careers information, advice and guidance to students
  3. Producing careers action plans and record information in line with school requirements
  4. Organising and delivering small and large group sessions/activities on a range of topics for example:
    1. Option choice at each key transition stage
    2. CV and job application workshops
    3. career choice
    4. labour market information
    5. post 16 & 18 options



You will have:

  • Hold, as a minimum a Level 6 Diploma in Careers Information or equivalent 
  • 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 
  • High level of competency, effective operation and use of ICT including its wider application. For example virtual meetings e.g. Microsoft Teams 
  • Skilled and competent in delivering careers advice in a range of settings and through a range of delivery modes 

Download the Job Description for full details.



Employee Benefits

As well as helping to make a positive difference to the lives of young people, as an employee of Shaw Trust you will have access to the following benefits:

  • 25 days annual leave per year (plus bank holidays), with incremental increases post 3 years’ service up to 28 days, and the option to purchase additional holiday
  • 2 days paid volunteering leave each year
  • An enhanced pension scheme after 6 months
  • Life Assurance at 3 times your annual salary rate
  • Access to a suite of learning and development opportunities including paid for apprenticeship and masters’ levels qualifications, and management development programmes
  • Opportunities to connect with our employee diversity networks (LGBTQ+ Support Network, Racial Equality Network, Disability Equality Network, Women’s Network)
  • Health and Wellbeing initiatives including internal support, employee assistance programme and health cash plan

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: Please include the Job title and reference number in the Email. If you do not we may not be able to answer your query.

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