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Information Advice and Guidance Advisor

Wotton-under-edge, Gloucestershire
£25,026 to £27,789
Job Type
7 Sep 2022

Have you ever considered working in a prison?

If you would like a unique and challenging teaching role, where you can genuinely make a difference, enhance the prospects of your learners, and ultimately change people's lives for the better - then this could be the opportunity for you.

Like any educational setting, Prisons come with their challenges. In this environment, learners are locked up for large periods of the day, away from their families and for some, their children. Most are at rock bottom, having to live with the regret of what they have done - education gives them a focus. And hope.

Education provides prisoners with an opportunity to upskill, increasing their future employment prospects which directly reduces the likelihood of reoffending. Many prisoners will arrive without having basic Maths or English skills. Prison Education ensures all learners are put through Functional Skills Maths & English, which then puts them on the pathway to vocational learning courses, which in a Women's prison includes the following: Business Admin, Hair & Beauty, Catering & Hospitality and Horticulture.

Prisons have a dedicated education department, with classrooms and fully functioning workshops, where teaching and learning can take place. You will be fully supported by an experienced education department. Training and development opportunities are available.

Details of this position:

This position is for an Information, Advice & Guidance (IAG) Advisor to work at Women's Prison in South Gloucestershire, on a permanent full-time basis.

The role will involve providing and delivering high quality, unbiased and impartial face to face information, advice and guidance, designed to inspire the individual into making better informed career choices. The successful candidate will deliver information, advice and guidance on all matters relating to learning and work including employment, education and training in 1:1 or group settings, using appropriate resources and tools.

Contract details:

Work schedule: Monday to Friday - 37 hours per week

Work time: 8:15 - 17:00, with a 15:00 finish on Fridays

Salary scale: £25,026 - £27,789

Holidays: 30 days + bank holidays + up to 5 college closure days

To be considered, suitable candidates will need to meet the following criteria:

  • A qualification in Careers or IAG at Level 4
  • Experience as a Careers Advisor or IAG Advisor

Suitable candidates will need to be enthusiastic, resilient and have a humanistic approach. This role will not be for everyone, but anyone with a slight interest is encouraged to apply and if suitable, you will have the opportunity to have a discussion with the hiring manager directly over the phone, who can provide more detail and an insight into life working in a prison.

If you are interested in this position, then please apply via the link. Alternatively, you can contact Chris to discuss the role in further detail.

If this vacancy is not of interest to you at this time, but you happen to know someone who might be suitable and interested, then please kindly pass these details on to them.

Important Notice

Dovetail and Slate is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff, applicants and clients to share this commitment.

This role may involve work with under 18's or vulnerable adults. Any appointment will be made subject to strict vetting and screening checks and receipt of a satisfactory enhanced DBS check. Dovetail and Slate ltd acts as an Employment Agency (perm) and an Employment Business (temp/contract).

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  • Job Reference: 706411899-2
  • Date Posted: 7 September 2022
  • Recruiter: Dovetail & Slate
    Dovetail & Slate
  • Location: Wotton-under-edge, Gloucestershire
  • Salary: £25,026 to £27,789
  • Sector: I.T. & Communications
  • Job Type: Permanent