Careers Advisor, New Alresford, Hampshire

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Perins SchoolNew Alresford, Hampshire
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Start date: September 2019
Contract type: Part Time
Salary: Self employed
Contract term: Fixed Term


At Perins we are committed to providing a rounded and rich educational experience for all students with the belief that everyone is entitled to high levels of individual achievement, care and support.   

Our motto "In Omnia Excellentia" (Excellence in Everything) reflects our aspirations that every student has the opportunity to progress and develop in all areas, preparing them for the future.  We value the richness and diversity of the educational experience we offer, both within and beyond the classroom. 

We currently have a contract with a Careers Adviser that ending due to retirement in July 2019.  In order to be prepared for the academic year 2019/20, we are seeking to attract an equally successful candidate to provide us with the same service for our students.  

The purpose of the role is to provide independent careers advice and guidance to our students.  To be accountable for student careers support and progression to post 16 provision therefore ensuring that all students are able to access the correct support to reach their potential.   

The School will identify target groups of pupils and ensure attendance at interviews. Priorities will include SEND, FSM, PPS and other vulnerable students identified by school staff. The school will provide a suitable confidential area to undertake careers activities; will provide student access to additional careers information through paper based and electronic materials including college brochures, apprenticeship information and websites; provide access to relevant and appropriate resources eg telephone computer internet photocopier, and will arrange completion of “intended destination” forms by all year 11 students and track student applications to colleges. 


Key Responsibilities

As part of your role on a self-employed contract with the school, you will be responsible for the following: 

 Ensuring that you fulfil the requirements of self employments status in line with HMRC requirements and hold Professional Liability cover 

Liaising closely with the Headteacher, Deputy Headteacher, SENCO and other designated staff 

Work with groups and individuals students to provide impartial careers advice and guidance in accordance with the priorities identified by the School. Will ensure every interview is followed up with a written action plan 

 Ensure that all client information is securely stored either electronically or in a locked cabinet and complies with GDPR rules

 Be familiar with up to date and current local knowledge relating to progression routes Post 16 and labour market information. Will undertake responsibility for own CPS 

 Will use the resources in accordance with the school policies and guidelines. Maintain tracking sheets for all Y11 students and Year 10 students 

 Will collate the responses and track students’ destinations in liaison with the Hampshire LA. Will resolve and discrepancies of all students and identify potential NEETS 


 You will also be responsible for: 


Interviewing all students in year 11 in order to discuss and record their intended career pathways. 

Providing written action plans for year 11 students as part of their individual careers advice. 

Maintaining an appropriate level of careers knowledge to meet students’ needs of the Perins students. 

Supporting those students identified as at risk of under-achieving by working with appropriate Team Leaders, SLT, Key Stage Managers and Student Services to ensure that the needs of vulnerable individuals are met and student progress maximized.

 Prioritising and target Pupil premium and SEN students to assist in raising their individual aspirations. 

Liaising with appropriate outside agencies to develop the appropriate support for Perins students to see them into further education or employment.

Assisting in planning and organising careers fairs and conventions. 

To work closely with the Student Services Team, assisting any individuals with any careers related sensitive issues.

Contribute to school assemblies where careers are central. 

Tracking students destinations  


Person Specification 

Good communication skills and experience of working with young people

Ability to work on your own initiative  

Understanding of safeguarding issues for young people 

Confident, organised and pro-active and able to prioritise 

Enthusiastic about helping all students  Good listening skills and the ability to interpret students well 



Qualifications, skills and abilities:

Level 6 degree level or equivalent in careers guidance

Experience of delivering careers advice and guidance in schools 

Understanding of the Gatsby Benchmark standards

 Good level of ICT knowledge 

Ability to work as part of a large and busy team 

Ability to work on your own initiative  

Understanding of safeguarding issues for young people 


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