An Enterprise Adviser is a volunteer from business who works closely with the headteacher or Senior Leadership Team of a school or college to provide strategic support. An Enterprise Adviser uses their business experience and professional networks to help develop and implement an effective careers strategy that puts opportunities with local employers at the heart of a young person’s education.
The role includes:
• Providing an employer’s perspective on what businesses are likely to be willing to do and what opportunities businesses would value.
• Supporting the school or college’s senior leadership team to develop a school or college strategic plan to ensure every young person receives meaningful employer encounters
and workplace experiences - you are not expected to be an expert in the Careers landscape to do this!
• Engaging with local businesses and employers in your network to encourage their involvement in
activities at the school or college.
• Helping schools and colleges to focus efforts on programmes and activities that are most effective in motivating young people, supporting independent choice and enabling positive outcomes for young people.
Full training and ongoing support will be provided by one of our trained Enterprise Co-ordinators coupled with access to their large business network.
Time Commitment - Ideally one academic year requiring around 8hrs per month. The majority of the role can be undertaken via email / phone although their will be some requirement to attend meetings at the school or college.
Excellent communication and networking skills.
Becoming an Enterprise Adviser lets you:
• Support your local school or college to deliver world class careers guidance to their students, enabling young people to be prepared and inspired for the fast-changing world of work.
• Undertake strategic planning in a new context; developing your skills in communication and strategy development.
• Build strong working relationships with schools and colleges and provide insight into your organisation, industry and the opportunities available in the local labour market.
• Give back to your community.
• Better understand the education sector and the challenges faced.
• Develop your local business network.
- Age restrictions
- DBS check required
- Equal Opportunities Policy
- Expenses reimbursed
- Health and Safety Policy
- Ongoing support
- Recruitment Process
- Training provided
- Volunteer induction
- Volunteers covered by insurance
- Written role description
When can I volunteer?
Role is flexible and commitment is circular 8hrs a month. However this is not taken in bulk and will vary according to the volunteer and school's availablity. It is envisaged that the majority of 'work' can be undertaken by phone/email from the office or home.
This opportunity is available in the following areas: