Join our team – Youth Careers Advisor

We are looking for a passionate, experienced and enthusiastic individual to join our Early Intervention Team in London.

  • Job Title: Youth Careers Advisor
  • Hours: 37.5 hrs per week flexitime, weekends and evenings included
  • Salary: Up to £28,000
  • Location: 14-15 Lower Marsh, Waterloo (Head Office); Outreach: Pan-London

Out work

Drive Forward Foundation supports young people leaving the care system to achieve their full potential through sustainable employment.

We have launched an exciting pilot to prove that earlier intervention with Looked After Children will prevent many of the issues associated with unemployment and a life on benefits. Our brand-new ‘Breakthrough’ programme will involve both a Life Coach (to deliver the psychological well-being, personal development and engagement work) and a Youth Careers Advisor (delivering careers advice).

What we are looking for

We are looking for an experienced Careers Advisor who possesses extensive knowledge and experience of working with care experienced young people (14-18) to guide and support them in their personal, social and educational development to help them reach their full potential.

The successful applicant will be able to demonstrate a real passion for making a difference to the lives of our clients and will be instrumental to the ongoing design and delivery of this innovative project. They will possess the ability to build trusting relationships quickly, to broaden horizons, and encourage young people to be aspirational whilst completing their education. They will have previous experience of designing and delivering career-based group activities and will be experts in working on a 1-2-1 basis with a diverse client group. They will be adept at a wide range of career engagement activity and able to skilfully communicate the benefits of each career to their clients. This role will also require resilience, a belief that there is always a way forward and an innovative approach to youth engagement.

What we can promise at Drive Forward is an environment where innovation is valued and where staff have a real opportunity to shape services. We also promote an excellent work life balance and extensive training for all staff to ensure that our clients receive the best support.


Apply directly by sending your CV to Francis Taylor, Youth Programme Manager. If you would like to find out more about Drive Forward, the programme and the role, Francis is also the best person to speak to. Don’t be shy and give him a call at 07387822270.

Good luck and maybe see you soon at Drive Forward!

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