Student Advisor (Ref: rj/931/sa)

Ballymena | Permanent | £17,000 - £20,000 per annum

Vacancy: Student Advisor (Ref: rj/931/sa)

Base: Ballymena

Contract: Full Time/ Permanent

Hours of Work:  Monday to Friday - 9.00am to 5.00pm

Salary Band: £17,000 - £20,000

Due to continued growth we are currently recruiting for a Student Advisor within our Training Division; to be based at our Ballymena training branch.

Position Summary:

The Support Advisor role is key to the provision of high quality student welfare and support at Rutledge; ensuring that all students’ safety, educational progress and well-being is monitored and improved. Working closely with the Branch Manager and other teaching personnel to implement company policies on discipline and behaviour in relation to these students; as well as core administrative support for the branch.


Main Duties will include;


  1. Interview clients to explain the aims and objectives of the programmes available from Rutledge
  2. Carry out the delivery of individual and group programme induction workshops. Plan and facilitate CHILS programme for students; ensuring accurate and timely planning.
  3. Provide ongoing guidance, pastoral care and support for learners on training programmes
  4. Follow up and report on attendance issues to Branch manager on a daily basis for Training for Success (TfS) participants.
  5. Collate Training for Success weekly timesheets and forward to the Systems Operator on a weekly basis.
  6. Co-ordinate the completion of client centered progress reviews for TfS learners with Tutors, as per required timescales.

7.Engage with local employers to secure suitable work placements for all TfS trainees

8.Network, visit and work with employers to gain commitment to provide training placements or jobs.

9.Provide the learner with careers advice and assist the learner with appropriate employment choices, opportunities or potential progression within the occupational area.


Applicants must meet the following criteria:


Qualifications and Experience

  • 5      GCSE/Level 2 to include Numeracy and Literacy
  • Experience      in a pastoral care role
  • Experience      of liaising with employers/external clients
  • Minimum      of 1 years administration experience
  • Experience      working in a government-funded training environment (Desirable)
  • Knowledge      of TfS and ApprenticeshipsNI including the Operational Guidelines      (Desirable)


  • Excellent Customer Service and People skills
  • Excellent Organisational skills
  • Ability to pay attention to detail
  • Ability to act on own initiative and act up in the absence of the line manager
  • Ability to keep information confidential



  • Full Driving License and Access to Transport for business use
  • Immediate start (Desirable)



  • Permanent Role
  • Incremental Pay Scale
  • Paid Holidays
  • Birthday Leave
  • Comprehensive Induction Programme
  • Childcare Voucher Scheme
  • Healthcare Cash Plan


How to Apply

If you would like to apply for the above post; please forward an application form to Rutledge HR Department, 25-27 New Row, Coleraine, Co. Derry, BT52 1AD or by e-mail to


Please refer to the guidance notes before completing your application  

Closing date for this vacancy is Friday 22nd June 2018. 

Rutledge Group are an Equal Opportunities’ Employer 


Apply Now

If you would like to be considered for a current opening with the company; please complete the following Application Form and upload below or forward by e-mail to

Please refer to our Guidance Notes before completing.

A Monitoring Form should be submitted with each Application Form

Application for Employment & MonForm (Iss May 2018 ).docx

MONITORING FORM - Iss March 2018.docx

Guidance Notes -Rutledge Group.pdf

AccessNI Policy Statement- Iss2.pdf

Equal Opportunities Policy.pdf

Privacy Statement - Rutledge Recruitment Ltd.pdf

 Privacy Statement - Rutledge Training Ltd.pdf

Our HR Team are happy to take your call to discuss our current vacancies in confidence.

Call Kathryn or Catriona on (028) 70352434 or e-mail to