Careers and Guidance Advisor

Aston AcademyRotherham

Careers and Guidance Advisor

Place of Employment: Based at Aston Academy and Swinton Academy

(Aston Community Education Trust)

Hours of work: 30 hours per week, term time + 5 days

Term time including working 2 out of 5 INSET days each academic year as directed by the school with availability to work any or all of the remaining 3 INSET days should the need arise and for which appropriate payment would be made, plus 5 days

Salary: Band G Point 19-23 £18,276 - £19,898 pro rata

(Based on a full time salary of £25,481 to £27,741)

The salary will increase by one additional week of pay if the appointee has 5 years or more continuous service with the Local Authority

Appointment: Permanent 

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a talented and skilled Careers and Guidance Advisor, to provide impartial careers information, advice, guidance and support to students, particularly within years 9 – 13, to assist them in exploring career ideas, reviewing options, establishing realistic career action plans, and helping them to develop their employability skills and progression routes.

You will provide the service above via drop in sessions, year group presentations, small group presentations, small group workshops, intensive individual guidance and support, and the use of web based technologies.  Working alongside the Post-16 team, local colleges, apprenticeship providers and external agencies, you will organise and implement a programme of events and work based learning opportunities which support the career development, successful progression and employability skills of students, as well as leading the UCAS Progress application process.

The hours will be 20 – 30 hours per week (negotiable at the time of appointment) term time plus 5 days.  Further additional days may be required as necessary by prior arrangement. 

The role is based across two of our senior academies; Aston Academy and Swinton Academy, the role may also involve working at other local school locations subject to the development of the trust.

For further information and to apply, please visit www.astonacademy.org  or any of our academy websites, and follow the link to the vacancies section, or contact Melanie Denton if you have any difficulties on 0114 2872171.  Applications should be returned to vacancies@astoncetrust.org .  The closing date for applications is 9.00am on 17th September 2021. 

We undertake to make any ‘reasonable adjustments’ to a job or workplace to counteract any disadvantages a disabled person may face. This post involves working with children and therefore if successful, you will be required to apply for a disclosure and barring services check at an enhanced level.  Further information about the Disclosure Scheme can be found at www.homeoffice.gov.uk/dbs 

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Please note if you have not received a reply within three weeks, your application has been unsuccessful.

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