Welcome to Adviza

Welcome to Adviza

Thank you for your interest in our organisation, and hopefully one of the great opportunities currently available to be part of it.

On these pages you'll find more about who we are and what we do, lots of good reasons to join us, and why those who've already done so find we're a great organisation to work for. You'll also learn more about who we're looking for and the full range of roles available, which include full and part time, permanent, contract and temporary positions.

What we do

Adviza is very much a people business. As our mission states, everyone at Adviza works to make a positive difference for all young people and adults so that they have the best possible chance to progress successfully in learning and work.

As well as focusing on the people we help and support, we are also committed to investing and supporting our most valuable resource – our workforce. That is what makes us a truly a people business.

Our commitment to our workforce has very recently been tested against the industry-wide recognised standards of Investors in People and we were delighted to be awarded Established (Silver) status.​

Why we're recruiting

We are a registered charity and it's fair to say that Adviza is thriving. As well as delivering the National Careers Service contract we are currently delivering on a range of other contracts such as The Prince's Trust and Building Better Opportunities

The nature of business now means that as an organisation we need to be more adaptable and agile than ever. We need the people who work for us to be the same.

Change is definitely the one constant theme in our business and our success in managing change depends on recruiting and retaining the right people. And we do. Our average length of service is nearly 7 years and our voluntary turnover is around 2% – which means that when people join us they generally decide to stay – so we must be doing something right.

So far in 2019 we've had 31 new recruits to our ranks, and now we're looking for more than 20 new faces to join us in the following roles:

• Project Lead
 Part Time Project Lead (Prince's Trust)
• Leader of Team (Prince’s Trust) 
 Project Manager (National Citizen Service)
• Team Leaders x 9 (National Citizen Service)
 Assistant Team Leaders x 9 (National Citizen Service)
• Wave Leaders x 2 (National Citizen Service)

You'll find further details on the Roles and Locations page.

Our projects

Adviza delivers services for communities funded by local authorities, trusts and other agencies. Here is a taste of what we offer:

National Careers Service

Adviza is the Prime Contractor for the South West and Oxfordshire region. We provide personalised careers information, advice and guidance services to adults via individual and group face-to-face sessions, over the telephone, through digital and social media platforms.

50+ Futures

There are now more than 10 million people aged 50+ in employment. The National Careers Service is offering a free service to support businesses to retain, retrain and recruit older workers.

Building Futures

Intensive support within Buckinghamshire to support at least 400 people to move them closer to learning or work.

Early Intervention Youth Fund

A project targeted at young people in Berkshire who have been identified as being involved in or at risk of being involved in knife crime, gangs and offending behaviour. 

On the Right Track

A supplementary career programme to support virtual schools in Reading and Bucks with careers guidance tailored for Looked After Children.

The Prince's Trust

Organising programmes for 16-25 year olds in Slough, Reading and Bucks to help them uncover hidden talents and improve confidence, gain a nationally-recognised qualification and develop English and mathematics skills.

National Citizen Service

A two-week programme for 16-17 year olds across Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire.

You can also learn much more about Adviza and the kind of work we do by visiting our website.

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