Senior Careers Adviser


Health Education England is committed to recruiting the best person for the job, based solely on their ability and individual merit as measured against the criteria for the role; through a process that is fair, open, consistent and free from discrimination. Health Education England supports the values and pledges of the NHS Constitution. 

We are committed to being a diverse and an inclusive employer and will build a culture where all employees are valued, respected and acknowledged. We strive to ensure that no individual receives less favourable treatment on the grounds of their gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, religion or belief, colour, race, ethnicity, national origin, age, pregnancy and maternity, marital or civil partnership status, transgender status, HIV status, social background, trade union membership or non-membership and is placed at a disadvantage by requirements or conditions that cannot be shown to be justifiable.  

HEE have policies and procedures in place to ensure that all applicants and employees are treated fairly and consistently.  We are proud to showcase our Disability Confident Employer accreditation, being an Inclusive Employer, a Stonewall Diversity Champion, our bronze award from the Defence Recognition Scheme, and we are delighted to support Apprenticeships and Tommy’s pregnancy at work scheme.

The role:

Grade: NHS TCS 2020: Band 7

Hours: 7.5 per week (1 day)

An opportunity has arisen for an experienced and enthusiastic careers professional, in the Professional Development Department supporting Health Education London and Kent, Surrey & Sussex. The successful candidate will be joining an established, innovative and friendly team, providing careers support to a variety of healthcare practitioners currently in training, reflecting the HEE mandate to promote multi-professional collaboration.  The role will be shared with another Senior Careers Adviser who works the remaining 4 days a week.

Whilst our clients are mainly doctors and dentists, in training, smaller numbers from other healthcare professions seek our support.  We have a number of resources online that reflect the breadth of our client base and will be continuing development in this area.  With this in mind we are looking for applicants who have experience in the following:

  • Provision of careers support to adults;

  • Provision of careers support to client groups;

  • Facilitation and design of workshops and webinars to support supervisors/teachers and those in their care;

  • Producing high quality materials for both web-based and other activities;

  • Working with adults facing a range of personal challenges in making choices about their careers;

In Addition:

We are particularly interested in applications from those with experience of providing careers support in a university or professional membership organisation and know how to organise high-profile, effective training events.

This opportunity may particularly suit those with a portfolio career and we can be flexible about the specific days which you allocate to the Professional Support Unit.

Whilst the team is currently working from home, the post is designated as being London based.  Once we return to the office, in Central London, we would expect the successful applicant to be willing and able to attend the office as their working base.

The Professional Development Department offers a range of resources to support healthcare professionals and clinical placement providers across the capital.  Our service addresses the recognised need to support the development of these professionals who are in recognised training programmes.

Everyone who works for Health Education England (HEE) shares the same goal: to improve the quality of patient care through the education and training of health care professionals.  The Careers Unit has the vital role of promoting the professional and career development of medical and dental colleagues and an expanding remit to all registered healthcare professionals working in the NHS in London.

Applicants will commence at the bottom of Band 7 with a full-time starting salary of £45,780, with pay step increases after 2 years’ service and 5 years’ service.

These salaries are offered in accordance with NHS Terms and Conditions and the HEE Pay Progression Policy and are subject to annual cost of living review.

If you like what you have read and think you have the skills and experience we need then don't delay, apply today!  We get lots of applications for our roles and so we sometimes have to close our posts early.  Don't miss out! 

Please note that the closing date is given as a guide. We reserve the right to close this vacancy once a sufficient number of applications has been received. You are advised to submit your application as early as possible to avoid disappointment.

Candidates are reminded that, if you are applying on a secondment basis, you must have agreement with your current manager that if successful you will be released for the period of the secondment.

Staff recruited from outside the NHS will usually be appointed at the bottom of the pay band. 

If you are successful at interview, then it is normal practice for our recruitment service to request your references as soon as possible and this may happen prior to you receiving a written offer letter. 

All references from current and previous employers, will be sought and must cover a minimum of 3 years employment. Therefore, when completing the reference section of your application form, please give the address, telephone number and work email address of each of your current/previous line managers that cover 3 years employment. Failure to complete this section may result in your application not being processed.