16-19yrs Advisor (Migrants) Specialist

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16-19yrs Advisor (Migrants) Specialist
OXFORD, Oxfordshire
Contract / Temporary

Oxfordshire 5246473

Posted: 19th March 2024 08:54
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  • Pay Rate:

    £18.53 per hour PAYE

  • Hours per Week:

    37 Monday to Friday, normal working hours

  • This opening assignment is for 6 months

  • OXFORD, Oxfordshire,

    OX1 1ND

What's involved with this role:

Temporary 16-19yrs Advisor (Migrants) Specialist

Reference no: Oxfordshire 5246473

Pay rate: £18.53 per hour PAYE

Hours per week: 37 Monday to Friday, normal working hours

This opening assignment is for 6 months

City: OXFORD, Oxfordshire

Enhanced DBS required for this role

The purpose of this role is to work with a caseload of 16–19 year old migrant young people in Oxfordshire.  This work to include one-to-one and group information, advice and guidance sessions that are appropriate to learner needs and action plan accordingly. Areas are likely to include academic pathways, 16–19-year-old curriculum options, employability, UCAS, CV development, support for progression to college and university, employment and apprenticeships, interview preparation, and signposting to internal teams and external agencies that can provide further support as required.

Key responsibilities:

  • Hold 1:1 and group sessions offering information, advice and guidance appropriate to migrant 16–19-year-olds.
  • Produce action plans for employability.
  • Organise support sessions for UCAS applications, CV development and interview preparation, 16–19 year-old curriculum options, support for progression to university, a good understanding of the university requirement for migrant students in the UK to have gained a professional English language qualification e.g. IELTS, employment and apprenticeships, including signposting to internal teams and external agencies that can provide further support as required.
  • Facilitate drop-in sessions and workshops, as well as small group sessions and larger presentations across Oxfordshire relating to all aspects of academic progression, careers education and topics around personal development and progression.
  • Effectively utilise IT systems for administrative duties, such as recording and tracking all interactions with young people, as well as providing information, advice and guidance via e-resources such as email, phone and social media as appropriate.
  • Liaise with schools’ Head of Sixth Forms and Further Education College Careers Guidance teams to gain an up-to-date knowledge of career pathways and progression, entry qualifications and timescales for courses delivered in schools, sixth form and universities.
  • Research qualification comparisons with migrant young people homeland exams, and research ways forward in academic pathways.
  • Research careers pathways, progression opportunities and labour market information to help inform caseload work across the organisation to enable effectively delivery of current, accurate and impartial information, advice and guidance.
  • Review and maintain career related resources and information used on internal and external websites and contribute towards developing new ideas, activities and resources for the service.
  • Support at educational and career focused events such as open days and evenings, interview evenings etc, helping to positively promote opportunities for 16–19 year-old migrants, and actively engage with potential students, parents and carers as well as other external agencies to provide relevant information, advice and guidance.


NB: Please feel free to apply to us direct via [email protected] by quoting the job reference and job title exactly.

To help speed up the process of uploading your CV to the client we would suggest that you send us your CV in Word format (or equivalent) if possible, rather than as a PDF

If you are successful in securing this role, please note that for the entire duration of this contract, regardless of extension you will be working this role at the PAYE rate that has been advertised. For absolute clarity, we only work on a PAYE basis, rather than entertaining umbrella pay terms, we do not offer Ltd/umbrella or outside IR35 rates. If you wish to understand PAYE vs Umbrella more, please let us know and we can send you some additional information for clarity.

Please quote the Job Title & Vacancy Reference No. in your application, or we will be unable to match your CV to the role being applied for.

Other “Essential Requirements” – Please check to ensure that your CV addresses the following items:


  • 4 GCSEs or equivalent including Maths and English at Grade C/4 or above.
  • Degree Level Qualification in a relevant subject desirable.
  • A qualification in advice and guidance e.g. Level 6 Diploma in Careers Guidance or NVQ Level 4 in Advice & Guidance desirable.
  • Driving licence, own vehicle and insurance for business use.



  • Previous experience of supporting 16–19-year-olds in their academic, university, career progression.
  • Experience of working sensitively with confidential material.
  • Experience of delivering high quality and effective careers information, advice and guidance with a range of clients.
  • Experience of working with IT systems for monitoring, recording and communication purposes and awareness of current career and labour market intelligence (LMI) including national and local trends.
  • Experience of planning and delivery of group sessions.
  • Experience of working within a quality framework e.g. Matrix, Quality in Careers.
  • Experience of providing careers information, advice and guidance with student post-16 education.
  • Minimum of 12 months recent experience in a similar role or context and ideally within a public sector organisation.



  • Knowledge of Raising the Participation Age (RPA).
  • Knowledge of education (FE and HE), employment, training and apprenticeship opportunities.


Skills & Abilities:

  • Ability to learn quickly, work effectively and to deadlines.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills including good listening skills.
  • Excellent customer service skills.
  • Ability to develop good working relationships with current and prospective students, team colleagues, other college staff at all levels and staff from external organisations.
  • Demonstrate a commitment to the process of continuous review and improvement.
  • Display initiative, be positive and enthusiastic.
  • Flexible approach to working times (attendance at Open Events, Parents’ Evenings etc. as required). Willingness and ability to work some evenings and weekends.
  • Active listener responds to views of others.
  • Can work as part of a team within a busy environment.
  • Strong IT skills including Microsoft packages or equivalent (e.g. G Suite).


***Qualification details and any other experience/skills relevant to the job role to help support your application (and help us to help you!) – please give full details within your CV document.

Unless the DBS requirement stated above is for a Basic Disclosure, your DBS must be either through us or be accompanied by a subscription to the DBS updating service.

Full Driving licence, access to a vehicle or access to means of mobility support.



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Job Ref: Oxfordshire 5246473
16-19yrs Advisor (Migrants) Specialist
Client Category: Local Authority

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