Careers Adviser - UK Regional Director: London & South London/West & SURREY


We are looking for an exceptional individual to work with our South East Team to take forward the work that we do with young people.

Key Responsibilites

The key role is to maintain and develop IF services in existing member schools and to deliver those services as required. It is to develop and manage strong working relationships with school decision makers and users of IF’s services.

Our organisation

Inspiring Futures (IF) has been providing careers services to young people for the last seventy five years. With its headquarters in Wallingford, IF has a long track record of providing careers information, advice and guidance and skills development to young people in the UK and internationally. A regional network exists throughout the UK with teams of guidance professionals in Scotland, the North, the South West and Wales, the East of England and in London and the South East. IF is part of Group GTI, Europe’s leading provider of graduate careers information and services to graduate recruiters and universities.

As a longstanding and leading provider of school-based support across the UK and internationally (under the Futurewise brand to independent schools and to publicly funded institutions) the mission of Inspiring Futures is to deliver effective and high quality guidance to all young people. IF holds the matrix standard for quality guidance and advice.

Every year IF helps to support some 50,000 young people making decisions about their future. This is through our flagship Futurewise programme as well as through our events, interactive challenges, publications, websites and helpline services. We are now on an ambitious growth curve; take up of our services is poised to grow and the role is to enable this to happen. Over the next three years, the Company aims to build on our strong market position and, through innovative new services, be able to help in excess of 250,000 young people every year in the UK and abroad.

Purpose of the Job

You will be guidance professionals who will manage and develop a portfolio of schools working from home. They work closely with school heads of careers and are responsible for ensuring that schools receive first class information, advice and guidance provision. This includes psychometric profiling, group sessions, one-to-one guidance discussions, attending parents’ evenings and careers/higher education information events, talks and running workshops. The role will involve regular travel within the area with occasional weekends.

Application Criteria

Applicants should be able to demonstrate first-class guidance and management skills and be qualified to a QCF Level 6/SCQF Level 11 or working towards a qualification. Knowledge of other education systems apart from the UK would be advantageous.

We require a self-motivated, experienced and committed individual who can work flexibly and develop good team-working skills with other members of the regional team. The job provides great variety and the opportunity to develop services for schools. The candidate will be experienced in working with young people in the 14-19 age range and evidence of careers and higher education work in an academic school or college is highly advantageous, as is knowledge of psychometric profiling.

Salary £36,740 (Full time) or £29,392 (0.8 FTE) plus following benefits:

  • Travel expenses (generous mileage allowance)
  • Annual leave
  • Pension contributions
  • Comprehensive training and CPD provided

How to apply

To apply please complete the online application form (available to download at the top of the page) including the equal opportunities monitoring section. Completed application forms should be sent to Natalie Kaplanski at

Closing date for applications is Friday,16th March.

Inspiring Futures delivered an excellent half-day enterprise workshop. which fully engaged and entertained the students. A memorable and worthwhile educative experience. Inspiring Futures really listened to what we needed and took my somewhat half formed ideas and created something special for the students.

Head of Careers, ACS Cobham

I really enjoyed how professional my guidance discussion was, as it made me feel more like an adult. It has opened my mind about my future in a positive way.

Student, International School Hilversum

Without a doubt, the best thing about Inspiring Futures membership is the support I receive from my Regional Director.

Notting Hill and Ealing High School