Careers Advisor

Status: 37 hours per week, 200 days per year
Salary: FTE Salary: £25,990 to £27,741 / Actual Pro Rata Salary: £23,427 to £25,005
Location: Brinsworth Academy, Dinnington High School and Oakwood High School
Closing date: 28th June 2021, 12:00pm

This is an exciting opportunity for a skilled and suitably qualified professional to work with colleagues in three local secondary schools: Oakwood High School, Brinsworth Academy and Dinnington High School.  These schools are members of two separate Multi Academy Trusts which have come together in partnership to make this appointment. The successful candidate whilst employed by the Inspire Trust (Oakwood High School) will also work with LEAP Multi Academy Trust (Brinsworth Academy and Dinnington High School).

Oakwood High School is an over-subscribed 11-16 High School with a strong emphasis on respect for all; we forge effective and supportive relationships with both pupils and adults in our learning community.  Together we maximise every opportunity to achieve success for all, inspiring pupils to achieve excellent academic progress.  We are a Good school with ‘Outstanding Leadership and Management’ at all levels.

Brinsworth Academy is an 11-18 Ofsted-rated Good school with a roll of over 1500 students.  We are proud to be an inclusive school, working in partnership with Rotherham LA to offer a specialist SEND unit.  We promote an “Achieving Excellence” vision and build our students’ aspirations through high quality teaching and pastoral care.

Dinnington High is an 11-18 school with a long-standing reputation for excellence in sport and the arts.  We have rising rolls, an ambitious and committed team of staff and a supportive community. We promote the values of Kindness, Excellence and Respect throughout our work, which includes a well-regarded on-site alternative provision resource.

In partnership, we are looking for a well-qualified candidate who will join an enthusiastic, supportive and successful school as a Careers Advisor.  Applicants must possess QCF level 6 Qualification in Careers Guidance.

At Oakwood High School, the careers provision sits within the MAP (Making Aspirations Possible) platform, which provides careers advice, guidance and education and Personal, Social, Emotional and Health education and guidance.  At Dinnington High School, the careers provision is delivered via the Life curriculum and a whole range of cross-curricular opportunities.  At Brinsworth Academy, the careers provision is embedded with the Ethics timetabled curriculum, alongside a wide range of experiences for students across the key stages.

The post holder will be required to work within all the schools to deliver careers advice and guidance to pupils through a mixture of one-to-one support as well as group work conducted either as part of the tutorial system or to individual groups. As part of this service, the post holder will need to liaise closely with relevant Subject Leaders, Student Support Staff and with teaching staff. The Trusts work closely with partner schools and colleges, so as to advise all pupils of the appropriate course choices and pathways individual to their needs.

A significant majority of our pupils go on to Higher Education and / or training, so knowledge of the progress systems is essential.  The post holder will be required to work closely with pupils and staff in order to raise the awareness of the options open to them at both post 16 and post 18.

This is a post requiring a flexible individual with effective team working and exceptional communication skills as the full time role will be split equally across the two Trusts. The student support teams at Oakwood High School, Brinsworth Academy and Dinnington High School work closely with the wider body of staff and external providers to provide an efficient and user friendly service for the Trusts.

Closing date for receipt of applications is Monday 28 June 2021 at 12 noon; interviews will be held on Wednesday 30 June 2021.  Candidates must ensure that their referees are available and willing to provide a reference at short notice. Please apply via our website

PLEASE NOTE we operate Safer Recruitment and we do not accept CVs or CV attachments, all applicants must complete an application form in full.

Both Inspire Trust and LEAP Multi-Academy Trust are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff, other workers and volunteers to share this commitment.  The Trust is an equal opportunities employer and operates a no smoking policy in all its work places.  We undertake to make any reasonable adjustments to a job or workplace to counteract any disadvantages a disabled person may face.

Oakwood High School is part of the Inspire Trust Multi Academy Trust

Brinsworth Academy and Dinnington High School are part of LEAP Multi Academy Trust

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