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National Careers Service Adviser

If you’re looking for a varied, active role where you’ll work across your community to empower and support individuals in overcoming barriers and achieving their career goals – this could be for you! 

We’re looking to expand our team and reach even more people to offer vital careers information, advice and guidance. As a company, we pride ourselves on making a difference to the lives of individuals and communities. Our careers advisers are helping people across Greater Manchester and Merseyside to get their careers back on track after the economic impact of COVID-19. 

If you are successful in this role, you will work with a diverse range of individuals both face to face and digitally providing information, advice, and guidance on a range of opportunities, including learning and career paths and employment.

Ideally, you will possess a minimum Level 4 or equivalent in IAG but we are still keen to hear from you if you have Level 3 and are willing to progress to achieving Level 4.

A background of working on a payment by results contract is an advantage and/or have worked to targets and deadlines previously.  We will also look for individuals that are self-motivated, can work remotely and communicate effectively with external organisations to develop partnership relationships.

Currently our advisers are delivering face-to-face delivery in the community and offering a digital service working from home which has great advantages to both the customer and the employee in line with the organisations agile working policy.

To date The Growth Company’s Employment Service has helped over 70,000 people to secure sustained work. The Growth Company is a not-for-profit economic development agency that seeks to generate inclusive growth in the Country’s economy by creating jobs and improving lives. The Employment service that we offer is a provider of employment, recruitment, and vocational rehabilitation services. Formed in Greater Manchester in 2000 and now operating across the Northwest, Merseyside Yorkshire and the Humber, and the Midlands.

GC has now committed to ‘Ban the Box’. Ban the Box is a campaign to increase opportunities for people with convictions to compete for jobs. We’re supporting the campaign by removing conviction questions at the applications stage

Manchester, Greater Manchester
Up to 26,000 per annum
Closing Date
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Job Description

Due to the nature of the role, you will be required to complete an online application form a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. This check will be conducted by Due Dilligence Limited (DDC Ltd) on behalf of The Growth Company. Please note that the successful candidate will not be required to pay for this.

As part of our commitment to increase the diversity of our workforce, we provide a guaranteed interview to applicants who meet the minimum requirements for a role who are Disabled or from a Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic communities. 

As part of our application process, you can ask to be considered under this scheme if you are from a Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic community of have a physical or mental impairment that has a ‘substantial’ and ‘long-term’ negative effect on your ability to do normal daily activities. Providing that you meet the minimum criteria for the role, you’ll then be invited for an interview. Your guaranteed interview application will only be shared with the recruiting Manager and our Internal Recruitment team.

If you require support with the recruitment process, please contact or Internal Recruitment team at careers@growthco.uk or call us on 0161 237 4447.

The Growth Company aims to promote a culture of flexibility and agile working. Going forward we will be transitioning to a culture where full agile working will be a feature of many of our roles.

Should you apply for any of our roles, we will be completing interviews virtually or face to face, dependent on the role. This will be explained further should you reach interview stage. We will be more than happy to explain the measures we have put in place, ahead of you attending any of our premises.

Reasonable adjustments for interviews, whether virtual or face to face, will be considered.