Careers Adviser

Date Posted: 30+ days ago
Corsham SN13 9DF

Job Description

Hours per week to be negotiated with the successful candidate, Term-Time only + 2 additional weeks during School Holidays

We are looking for an experienced Careers Professional or someone with a keen interest in becoming a Careers Professional who can embed CEIAG in all aspects of the school. However, we do not want a programme that is just ‘added on’ or just for KS4 students, instead we want one that threads through the curriculum and our students’ learning journey, and provides them with genuine opportunities and experiences to go on to be happy and successful adults.

Are you qualified/willing to become qualified to provide robust and impartial careers, education, information and guidance (CEIAG) to students aged 11-18, to assist their progression into employment, Higher or Further education, training or Apprenticeships? If you can develop and coordinate appropriate information, advice and guidance and a wide variety of careers based activities to develop student’s career management skills and widen participation then we want to hear from you

The successful candidate will be knowledgeable of current good Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance (CEIAG) practice, proactive in keeping this knowledge up to date, highly organised, and have excellent communication skills enabling them to build strong relationships with a range of people including; pupils, parents, teaching and support staff and outside agencies. They will have an enthusiastic, innovative and dynamic approach to CEIAG and in planning, coordinating and delivery of the careers and employability programme throughout the school.

The Careers Adviser and Coordinator will work predominantly with both the Head of Corsham 6th and Lead teacher of PSHE to deliver the CEIAG strategy and meet Gatsby Benchmarks. They will also work closely with Curriculum Team Leaders, Heads of House and teaching staff to deliver a coordinated, engaging, comprehensive, and dynamic careers and employability programme.

The successful candidate will provide CEIAG to our students to enable them to develop their career choices and enhance their employability. In this role you will be confident to conduct 1-1 career advice sessions with our students and offer them impartial careers guidance. Previous teaching experience is desirable together with the ability to deliver careers and guidance to year groups and individual classes across all year groups. You’ll need to work with college staff and stakeholders to gather and provide information on the student’s attitudes/needs, their employment issues and developments in relevant career areas as well as offer general careers support.

If you want to help guide our students towards their chosen career path and offer advice on the next steps they need to take we would love to hear from you.

If you are interested in becoming a Careers Adviser for our school but don’t currently hold the relevant qualification we would like to hear from you as we can provide training to Level 6 Careers Guidance for the successful applicant funded through The Careers and Enterprise Company

The School

The Corsham School is part of a small Multi Academy Trust serving the market town of Corsham and surrounding villages. It is situated in North Wiltshire, on the outskirts of the Cotswolds, 8 miles from Bath and within easy reach of the M4.

The Corsham School offers a full programme of induction and support; we are committed to staff well-being, are a very happy school and staff morale is high.

The Corsham School is a member of the Leading Edge Partnership and is Transforming in three aspects of the SSAT’s Foundation for Exceptional Education, we have: -

  • Enthusiastic, friendly and hardworking students with excellent attitudes to learning
  • A caring and supportive department, staff body and wider school community
  • A commitment to professional development and career progression opportunities.

As part of the remuneration package The Corsham School Academy Group offers excellent Employee Benefits, including a Contributory Pension Scheme, Employee Assistance Programme, Cycle to Work Scheme, together with discounts on High Street shopping, Cinema Tickets and Holidays.

If you wish to apply for this posit ion, please apply via the application form. A separate letter (no more than 2 sides A4) addressed to the Headteacher should indicate how your qualifications and experience make you a suitable candidate for this post.

Closing date: Friday 15 October 2022

The Corsham School Academy Group is committed to safeguarding children and young people. This appointment is subject to the school receiving two satisfactory references, one of which will include your current/last employer. This appointment is also subject to you providing relevant documents to the school proving your legal right to work in the UK, clearance from the Disclosure and Barring Service of an enhanced check for regulated activity, and confirmation of your professional qualifications.

On acceptance of a job offer a pre-employment health check will be completed. The appointment is conditional on all of the above checks being satisfactory.

Job Type: Full-time

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