Careers Advisor

Status: 15 hours per week, term time plus directed days (195 days per year) Permanent
Salary: FTE Salary: £23,079 to £24,491 Actual Pro Rata Salary: £8,254 to £8,759
Location: Oakwood High School
Closing date: 19th April 2021, 9:00am

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.

We are looking for a well-qualified candidate who will join an enthusiastic, supportive and successful school as a Careers Advisor.  Applicants must possess the following:

QCF level 6 Qualification in Careers Guidance and/or Diploma in Careers Guidance and/or Qualification in Careers Guidance and/or NVQ4 Advice and 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. The post holder will be required to work within the school 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 Subject Lead for MAP, Student Support Staff and with teaching staff. The Trust works closely with partner schools and colleges, so as to advise all pupils of Oakwood High School of the appropriate course choices and pathways individual to their needs.

A significant majority of Oakwood High School 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 post 16.

This is a post requiring a flexible individual with effective team working and communication skills. The Student Support teams at Oakwood High School work closely with the wider body of staff and external providers to provide an efficient and user friendly service for the Trust.

Closing date for receipt of applications is Wednesday 14 April 2021 at 12 noon; interviews will be held w/c 19 April 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.

Inspire Trust is 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).

Job Description/Person Specification (pdf)