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Cambridgeshire Connexions 

Location: UK » East of England » CB

Cambridgeshire County Council is making the following cuts to its Connexions youth careers guidance and information service:

1) All Youth Work jobs and all Connexions IPA (Intensive Personal Adviser) jobs are to be merged into a new job called Youth Support Worker. The number of posts across the county is to be halved. All staff will need to compete for jobs. Many jobs will be 30 hours per week rather than 37 hours.

2) UPAs (Careers Advisers) are to be renamed Guidance Advisers. The new job role varies by less than 20 percent but, as the total number of posts is to be reduced by 25 percent, there will be competition for jobs. The council is also planning to cut the working week from 52 to 48 hours.

3) Youth Work Co-ordinator posts are to have a much expanded remit while losing 30 percent of posts.

4) CIAs (usually Education Advisers in many services) are to lose 20 percent of posts.

5) Client Researcher posts: 1 in 7 posts will go.

In total the service will be reduced from 108.47 FTEs (full-time equivalent staff) to 72.27 FTEs - a reduction of 36 FTEs. Unison think this might actually mean 44 people losing jobs.

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