Career Advisor

Employer: The Learning Trust
Salary: Grade 7
Location: The Learning Trust
Contract: Permanent
Working Pattern: Term Time
Hours: 37 hours per week.
DBS Check: Enhanced
Closing Date: 02/09/2022 at 09:00
Reference: SEC/22/205161


The Learning Trust - Permanent

39 weeks per year (term time + 1 week) – 37 hours per week over 5 days

Required – as soon as possible

Grade 7, SCP 17 £24,920 to £28,226 (pro rata £21,407.05 to £24,247)

The Learning Trust is seeking to appoint a Careers Advisor to work across its three secondary schools within and around Chester - Christleton High School, Chester International School and Queen’s Park High School.  This exciting post will primarily focus on managing the careers provision across the schools including the coordination of work experience opportunities for KS4 and 5 students.

The Learning Trust is looking to work collaboratively with the post-holder to ensure that our schools build a strong network of links with local employers to facilitate pertinent careers advice and work experience opportunities. Time will be split across the three schools with the post-holder working closely with the Careers Leads in each school.

The post-holder will need to be flexible and dynamic in co-ordinating information from a range of local and regional stakeholders as our schools look to enhance their engagement with the local labour market. Whilst our schools operate their provision slightly differently, core responsibilities will include:

  • The provision of Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance (CEIAG) to KS4 and 5 students, working with school staff and outside agencies as appropriate
  • Responsibility for the delivery of the schools’ work experience programmes and work related learning opportunities
  • The setting up, monitoring and support of work placements
  • Liaison with subject staff to support the delivery of the Gatsby Benchmarks

Qualifications, skills and personal qualities required include:

  • A minimum standard of education to Level 3 including Grade A*-C in GCSE English and Maths
  • A Diploma in Careers Guidance or other relevant careers qualification at Level 6 (Or a willingness to work towards this level of qualification if appointed through a fully funded apprenticeship route)
  • Proven administrative skills experience including problem solving, taking initiative and sharing information to work as an effective team player within an organisation
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to build links between the education and employment sectors
  • Experience of working with young people
  • Experience of working within an educational environment
  • A strong understanding of Microsoft 365 software packages and social media platforms
  • A positive role model with a commitment to the ethos and educational values of the school
  • Good organisational and time management skills with evidence of ability to manage own workload and to work independently
  • The ability to work flexibly and to respond efficiently and effectively to need
  • A solution focused approach

Closing date for return of application forms is 9am on Friday 2nd September 2022 and interviews will be held shortly afterwards.

If you would like to find out any further information about the post or the Trust, please contact Lyndsay Watterson – Trust Development Director in the first instance.

Our schools are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Applicants for all posts will be subject to vetting checks.

The successful candidate will be subject to stringent checks and induction processes including ‘prohibition from teaching’ and ‘CRPS’ checks.

The ability to converse at ease with others in accurate spoken English is essential for the post.

How to apply

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