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Job Reference: 59925

Personal Advisor

  • NottinghamshireNottinghamshire
  • £14.7 - £14.7 per hour
  • Temporary / Full Time

Seven Social Care is working with Nottinghamshire County Council to recruit a Personal Advisor for their Leaving Care Team.

Initial 3 months contract with the onlook of extension.

£14.70 per hour.

Job Purpose:

To promote the access of looked after children (16/17yr olds) and care leavers aged 18 – 24 years to appropriate employment, education and/or training provision that meets their needs, raises aspirations and enhances employability potential.


      To identify those 16/17 yr. old looked after children and 18 – 24 yr. old care leavers who are Not in Education, Employment or Training (NEET) and contribute to Personal Education Plans (PEPs), Employability Assessment PEPs, Pathway Plans or other assessments to raise aspirations and support young people in reaching Education, Employment and/or Training goals.

To contribute to and develop the Achievement Service offer as part of Nottinghamshire’s Local Offer for Care Leavers

To develop protocols as required with local Job Centre Plus and DWP that aim to prevent benefit sanctions and support the goal of Job Centre Plus in getting young people into work/appropriate training.

To develop work experience and employability opportunities within NCC, its’ suppliers, local businesses, national organisations and the voluntary sector to enable young people to enter the world of work.

To support Further and Higher Education opportunities by reviewing and implementing the Department’s financial policies to support these students.

To provide advice, guidance and information to Social Workers (for 16/17 yr. olds), Personal Advisors (18 – 24 yr. olds) and other appropriate colleagues regarding the variety of EET opportunities.

To assist, develop and deliver individual/group sessions or drop in sessions with young people/staff to address specific EET

Applicant Requirements:


Full driving licence and access to a vehicle for business purposes (unless disability precludes this)

Educated to NVQ Level 3 including GCSE or equivalent Mathematics and English.

Knowledge and understanding of the adult pathways to learning and knowledge of the barriers faced by young people in to EET and methods of working to overcome these.

Knowledge of direct work with disadvantaged young people aged 16 – 24 yrs. old, particularly around EET and adult learning.

Knowledge on how to develop relationships with young people and delivering effective group work.

Understanding of partnership working.

Knowledge of key related agencies and organisations.


Experience of direct work with disadvantaged young people aged 16 – 24 yrs. old, particularly around EET and adult learning.

Experience on how to develop relationships with young people and delivering effective group work.

Demonstrate the ability to move young people in to EET successfully and supporting them to maintain this.

It is desirable to have experience in supporting looked after young people and/or care leavers.

Compliance: Up to date Passport and DBS.

Travel: Clean UK driving license with the ability to commute to and from work independently.

Hours: 37 hours p/w.

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