Sessional Careers Advisor

Sessional Careers Advisor

Ongoing role
At a glance


  • Safeguarding
  • Advice / Advocacy
  • Mentoring / Coaching
  • Training


London, SW8 1UJ
Mainly at the office
Travel limit? A weekly stipend of £30 is budgeted for relevant expenses.


Mostly during office hours Estimate of time needed:
7-15 hours / week
Support sessions run 11 am - 4 pm, Tuesday - Friday. Min. 2 days a week commitment.

Investing in the lives of young people is what we're all about. We are looking for an individual to join our Youth Work team to continue the careers support we provide to young London residents.

What will you be doing?

You will support the delivery of career support services under the direction of the Youth Workers and provide high-quality careers information, advice, and guidance. This includes assisting young people to explore their interests and make well-informed decisions about their career steps.

Responsibilities include (but are not limited to):

  • Providing career information and advice to young people in a one-to-one or group capacity
  • Being involved in the delivery and development of career-focused events and workshops
  • Establishing relationships and a style of working that will enable the young people to consistently engage and be motivated to work towards their career goals
  • Occasionally working offsite, in collaboration with other local support services e.g., Jobcentre Plus
  • Supporting the monitoring and evaluation of work, including providing input to sessional reports
  • Familiarising yourself with the local community amenities and providers of services for young people
  • Assisting with necessary set-up and clean-up for sessions and events

What are we looking for?

We are looking for a dynamic individual with a real passion and enthusiasm for supporting the charitable objectives of The Skills Spot to improve the lives of young people and young adults.

In discussion with our young people, we believe the right Career Advisor would:

  • Be aged 30 or over
  • Align with our company values: Connection, Collaboration, Consistency, Celebration
  • Have tenacity and commitment to enable young people to thrive at a high level of resilience and adaptability
  • Possess a willingness and ability to be a team player
  • Hold developed listening and verbal skills
  • Be enthusiastic and passionate about young people and communities
  • Have a sense of humour whilst being respectful, humble and committed
  • Have the ability to build and promote healthy, positive lasting relationships with young people

In addition to the above, we are looking for experienced volunteers who can demonstrate quality careers support. They will:

  • Have at least 3 years of careers support experience and/or be qualified at minimum Level 2 in Careers Information and Advice (or an equivalent qualification)
  • Possess an understanding and awareness of the importance of safeguarding young people and vulnerable adults
  • Be committed to anti-oppressive practice, underpinned by an understanding and promotion of equality and diversity
  • Have sufficient knowledge and experience in supporting young people to create action plans for career goals
  • Be creative and able to develop career support activities for individuals and groups
  • Understand the importance of monitoring and evaluating to measure youth work impact
  • Be aware of the current challenges young people and young adults face in society, specifically in employment

We are keen to hear from those who live in or in close vicinity to Lambeth, where our centre is based.

Please note: this role requires a DBS check.

What difference will you make?

As a new community interest company, we are underresourced when it comes to personnel. We want to expand the services we deliver while still maintaining the quality of support we provide so that we can increase the number of young people we can have in our building.

Your careers support experience and knowledge will help to strengthen our youth work team as well as be a valued addition to the support system around our youth members.

Before you apply

Please apply through Reach in the first instance. Shortlisted candidates will be asked to complete our additional application form.
The rest of our recruitment process is as follows:

  1. Screening calls (informal chat about The Skills Spot and the role)
  2. In-person interview at The Skills Spot HQ (Stockwell, London)
  3. Final decision communicated within 2 weeks of the interview
  4. DBS check run on successful candidates
  • Young people
  • Organisation type: 
    Not for profit

    We exist to support and empower young London residents (aged 16 - 30 years old) to live thriving adult lives by developing the essential skills needed in the world of work.

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