Job vacancy

Careers Adviser

Reference: PC0027

South Yorkshire

Permanent/Full Time

Salary: Salary circa £24,520 to £30,500 (pro rata equivalent £21,000 to £27,375)

Work Pattern: Home-based but expected to travel within the chosen regions.

Type: Full Time, Permanent (Term-time only) we are a flexible employer and part time will be considered.

An exciting opportunity has arisen to the join expanding Progress Careers Team. The ideal candidate must demonstrate a passion for careers guidance, be enthusiastic and have experience of working in an information, advice and guidance setting ideally with young people.


To provide professional career guidance services, including personal guidance interviews, to improve young people’s skills, knowledge and understanding for career planning and management.

About Progress Careers:

Progress Careers is part of the Progress Education Division within The Progress Group. Its objective is to provide high quality impartial and independent careers information, advice and guidance in a range of sectors. This centres around students within the secondary school sector but also includes those at a later point in their career pathway. The aim is to provide the tools required to make informed choices about next progression moves, whilst supporting schools and multi academy trusts (MATs) to meet their statutory requirements in relation to the Gatsby benchmarks.

Specific Duties:

  • To conduct client-focused, impartial, personal career guidance interviews, supporting students / clients to make informed, realistic career decisions. Delivered in 1:1 interviews and group sessions, advisers are expected to encourage clients to demonstrate self and opportunity awareness, raise aspirations, motivate, and generate ongoing career conversations.
  • To work closely with the career leads within each educational setting and to generate and maintain client records electronically in support of personal guidance interviews, including the creation and distribution of a summary of guidance.



  • Qualified (L6 or prepared to work towards).
  • IT literate particularly around MS Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint, and capability with other technology platforms.
  • Ability to work to tight timelines and able to produce high quality work whilst under pressure.
  • Strong organisation skills with the ability to prioritise and manage several different work streams at once without close supervision.
  • Confident with working across multiple educational settings.
  • Confident with presenting to large group sizes.
  • Proactive and innovative in approach, thinks ahead and anticipates and deals with issues without being prompted.
  • Numerate with a strong attention to detail, sets high standards for own work.
  • Good communication skills including written and verbal.
  • Ability to build strong working relationships with senior members of staff within schools.
  • Keen to learn and develop new skills and capabilities.
  • Collaborative team player, supportive of colleagues and committed to the company mission.
  • Ability to demonstrate awareness and compliance with GDPR legislation.
  • Ability to represent Progress Careers in a professional manner at careers events.


  • Ability to work flexibly – potential for occasional evening responsibilities.
  • Experience of creating learning resources and lesson planning.
  • Existing registration on the CDI Professional Register.
  • Strong networks and awareness of provision within the relevant geographical territory.
  • Experience of working within an educational and / or IAG setting.


In addition to the usual benefits such as pension scheme and the equipment necessary to do your job, you can expect:

  • Salary circa £24,520 to £30,500 (pro rata equivalent £21,000 to £27,375 with a generous 11 weeks holiday allowance dependent on experience.
  • Generous mileage allowance for traveling from home to your allocated schools.
  • A ‘family first’ culture with some flexible working to accommodate unexpected family emergencies.
  • Support with wellbeing through buddying, wider group support, regular good practice and wellbeing days evidenced through being shortlisted for Most Supportive Employer Award.
  • A values-based recognition scheme.
  • Referral Bonus for refereeing new advisers and new schools.
  • Professional qualifications support such as IAG Level 6 for apprentices and paid membership of the Career Development Institute.
  • Death in service insurance of 4 times salary.
  • Enhanced Maternity/Paternity Leave – After required length of service.
  • MiRewards benefits platform offers shopping discounts, fuel card and more.  
  • Medicash savings of up to £900 per year on the cost of Glasses, Eye tests, prescriptions and dental to include children.

The Progress Group is an Equal Opportunities Employer. The company is committed to equal employment opportunities regardless of age, sexual orientation, gender, pregnancy, religion, nationality, ethnic origin, disability, medical history, skin colour, marital status, genetic information or parental status. We base all our employment decisions on merit, job requirements and business needs.

Application deadline: 

Are you ready to change the lives of young people in South Yorkshire? Then apply today.

If you share our passion for supporting young people, then we’d love to hear from you. Apply via our group-wide jobs portal and we’ll be in touch to discuss your application.

If you have any questions about the job or the company, please contact our friendly team who will be happy to help.

We look forward to receiving your application.