Careers leader/adviser: interview questions and tasks

Adapt and use our interview questions and record sheet to recruit your next careers leader or adviser. Plus, use our interview tasks for a careers leader to help you select the best person for the role.

Last reviewed on 21 April 2022
School types: All · School phases: All
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Contents
  1. Download our interview questions to recruit a careers leader or adviser
  2. Choose from our interview tasks for a careers leader
  3. Task 1: audit the school's careers provision
  4. Task 2: plan the school's careers provision
  5. Task 3: support a group of pupils
  6. Task 4: reduce the number of NEETs

Download our interview questions to recruit a careers leader or adviser

In this download, you'll find questions for both a careers leader and careers adviser, plus tips for what to look for in answers.

Note that the 2 roles are different:

  • A careers leader has overall responsibility for your school's careers programme. They plan your school's careers provision, in line with the Gatsby benchmarks - find out more about the benchmarks and the role here
  • A careers adviser provides guidance to pupils

Use this template during interviews to record candidates' responses and score evidence.

Choose from our interview tasks for a careers leader

Choose which tasks are most appropriate to use for your context - you don't need to set all of them Adapt the tasks according to the