Career and Progression Officer

  • Job Reference: 3127
  • Date Posted: 8 July 2024
  • Recruiter: East Kent Colleges Group
  • Location: Sheerness, Kent
  • Salary: £13,830
  • Sector: Education & Childcare
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Work Hours: Part Time

Job Description

About The Role

Hours per week: 18.5 
Salary (pro-rata): £13,830
Success is a journey, not a destination. 
Are you able to help others navigate their career path, whilst focusing on your own development? 
Sheppey College is at the heart of its community, whilst being part of the East Kent College Group. Your focus is on the futures of the students, enabling their maximum potential. 
As a Career and Progression Officer you will lead a client-centred vocational progression programme of careers education. Providing comprehensive information, advice, guidance and careers education. You will support the progression of existing and potential students to internal college programmes, employment, Higher Education, partner organisations or self-employment.

We focus on you, and here are just some of the benefits when working with us:

  • Store, retail, restaurant, grocery, and gym discounts on our reward scheme.
  • Cycle to work, car leasing and technology schemes. 
  • Opportunity to progress, train and develop - we have a fantastic development programme and progressive culture.
  • Generous pension scheme (18% employer contribution).
  • Laptop and equipment provided.
  • Free Parking and close to train links.
  • My 10 days – bid for up-to 10 days off to pursue volunteering.

About You

The role is suited to a motivated individual with a background in careers guidance who is passionate about creating and delivering an inspiring and enriching careers provision. Someone who is dedicated to raising aspirations of young people and supporting them to overcome barriers to access opportunities.

You will be able to demonstrate creative thinking skills with the ability to build relationships quickly. Someone who can create and deliver enriching careers sessions for all students at the college, supporting strong work and academic outcomes. 

The ideal candidate will hold a Level 6 in Information Advice and Guidance or have a willingness to work towards the qualification.  

You will have a good understanding of Career Education and Guidance work in a Further Education environment, including Gatsby Benchmarks, and be confident in planning and delivering group workshops and presentations. 

You don’t need an up-to-date CV as we have a short online application. Click apply, and we will get back to all applications with an outcome.
Please contact the Resourcing Team at if you have any queries about this position.