Careers and Pathways Officer

Grade 5 (pro rata salary £19,129 – £23,923 per annum)

Permanent, 37 hours per week term time only plus 2 weeks

Required from September 2019

 This is an exciting time to join The Futures Trust. The Trust is passionate about building brighter futures for the young people who attend its schools, and is a rapidly growing and successful Multi Academy Trust driven by a set of compelling values:

  1. Learners First – teachers and leaders totally focused upon the educational benefit of our students
  2. It’s about learning – students, teachers and leaders focused upon developing and improving their learning
  3. No Barriers – no excuses, only support to ensure students, teachers and leaders maximise their achievement

 An exciting opportunity has arisen for a dedicated and highly organised individual to join Barr’s Hill School and lead on the delivery of our inspiring careers curriculum that seeks to prepare all pupils to confidently progress to Higher Education or a career of their choice.

The Careers and Pathways Officer will provide impartial careers information, advice and guidance (CIAG) to students on subject choices and post school options, both 1:1 and in small groups.  Additionally, the post-holder will work with school staff and external organisations to organise a calendar of high quality careers opportunities and experiences for all students, monitoring engagement and tracking student outcomes.

To succeed in this broad and varied role, you will require excellent relationship building skills and have experience of working with young people of all ages, backgrounds and abilities. You will have proven organisational and IT skills with experience of managing multiple projects simultaneously.

A passion for ensuring all students fulfil their potential and succeed in life after school is essential as is a good honours degree. Previous experience of working as a careers advisor or in an advisory role within education is preferred but not essential.

We seek an energetic hard working individual with an ability to motivate and inspire young people and staff around them. We are committed to the continuing professional development of all our staff. The school fully funds masters courses for colleagues interested and offers a range of high quality leadership development programmes and opportunities.

Barr’s Hill is an 11-18 inner city school in the heart of Coventry. Our diverse student population is one of the many strengths of the school.  At Barr’s Hill School everything we do is focused on students and learning.  Our results last summer were the most improved in Coventry and Ofsted judged us good in September.  We are looking for highly motivated colleagues to take us to the next stage.  This is a unique opportunity to work on school improvement focussed on learning.  The school has been stabilised and repaired.  Now we need to transform.

What makes us a good employer?

The Trust recognises that people’s needs will change throughout their working lives and is committed to developing and delivering working practices and policies that are responsive to this. In addition to opportunities for professional development the Trust offers attractive reward and benefits packages including competitive rates of pay, access to the Local Government Pension Scheme, online discount at retail, travel, theme park and other leisure providers, policies to support family and carer commitments, Occupational Health services and career pathways across the Trust.

Closing date: Midday Friday 28th June 2019

Interview date to be confirmed

Please be aware that we reserve the right to close this vacancy prior to the published closing date.

Please note that all applications must be received on an application form. We do not accept CV’s. Applications should be returned to or to Barr’s Hill School, Radford Road, Radford, CV1 4BU marked for the attention of Suki Garchay, HR Manager.

  Barr’s Hill School and The Futures Trust are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and require all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful candidates for all positions will be subject to an enhanced DBS check.

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