Enterprise Adviser - East and Central London

Enterprise Adviser - East and Central London

Ongoing role
At a glance


  • Strategic development and planning
  • Strategic mentoring / coaching
  • Project / programme management
  • Event management
  • Business advice / analysis
  • Research (qualitative / quantitative)
  • Advice / Advocacy
  • Mentoring / Coaching


East London, E14 3QU
Mainly at the office
Travel limit? We will aim to match you with a school as close to your home as possible.


Mostly during office hours Estimate of time needed:
3-7 hours / week
We are looking for individuals to commit one day every half term of an academic year until July 2021.

We are the national strategic partner for SEND with the Careers Enterprise Company. We work with SEND schools across London to improve early career development for young people with special needs.

What will you be doing?

This volunteer role gives you the opportunity to give back to your community - to those less fortunate. Support your local school, offering your knowledge and career guidance. In partnership with the Enterprise Co-Ordinator strategically create career plans. The opportunity to share your expertise with local schools and provide insight into business. We have a network of Enterprise Advisers already in place across other regions and there could be networking opportunities for you. You’ll meet with leaders within our network and build close relationships with senior managers and leaders at a special school local to you.

Why you?

You have experience of developing strategy and have held responsibility at work, and you’re good with people. You’re intrigued, maybe have lived experience or know about special schools or maybe not, it’s fine but you have the desire to overcome any initial anxiety (many have it) to learn and get involved, helping senior teams in special schools build their careers strategy, improve their careers proposition through brokering more employers into special schools AND you want a volunteering opportunity that rewards you. You could have a background in any industry and currently be employed, self-employed or retired. You’ll be keen for the most vulnerable in our society to have successful outcomes.

Why now?

The Mayor wants to improve outcomes for young people with special needs and we are going to work with special schools across London.

Who is Talentino! (great name – Italian for talent!)

Our background is rooted in business, we didn’t set out to work with special schools but nine years ago we started with our first school and now we work across the country. We hold an annual conference and are the national strategic partner for SEND with the Careers Enterprise Company. We are the provider for the GLA lean network tasked with working with SEND schools across London around improving early career development for students with special needs.

Why should I get in touch?

This is a new and unique volunteering opportunity, 3-8 days a year during term time, where you will gain skills, get them accredited, engage with the most vulnerable in society, and maybe, just maybe, help change lives forever.

When - we’d love you to join us immediately.

Young people with special needs deserve the same chances as everyone else - be brilliant and make that happen!

What are we looking for?

Brilliant volunteer opportunity! I'm currently recruiting Enterprise Advisors to support career leaders in East London special needs schools. This is a voluntary role, and a commitment of 3 - 8 days as a minimum a year is essential.

Ideally, you'll be passionate, keen, or curious to learn more about special educational needs and to support young people with their career choices. You'll be ambitious, well networked, strategic, and a strong communicator. You'll potentially be at a management / senior-level now (though not essential) as you will be supporting schools to develop comprehensive career programmes for all their students.

Talentino! are funded by the Careers & Enterprise Company and Team London, the Mayor’s volunteering team, to deliver the London Enterprise Adviser Network in Special schools across London.

This is part of a national network (Enterprise Adviser Network) to develop career education for all young people, so they build the skills and experiences they need to lead successful futures.

What difference will you make?

You will impact the career outcomes for young people with special educational needs and have a huge impact on their future aspirations.

What's in it for the volunteer?

We offer networking events with Enterprise Advisers, the opportunity to volunteer on a flexible basis, and to be supported by an Enterprise Co-Ordinator in your role.

We'll run an onboarding session to enable you to perform at a very high level in your role with us.

Before you apply

Our process involves an application form that will be sent to you, a phone call with me to learn more about the volunteering role, Talentino! and the position with us following by a brilliant on-boarding with our Founder.
  • Children / families
  • Education
  • Learning disabilities / difficulties
  • Local / community
  • Physical disabilities
  • Training / employment support
  • Young people
  • Talentino has a vision to deliver the highest quality Career Guidance & Career Development experience to young people across the country. We train people from schools/colleges/academies,...