Careers Coordinator, Kensington and Chelsea

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Kensington Aldridge Academy (KAA)Kensington and Chelsea

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Start date: 19th August 2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: S23–S27 on the KAA Support Staff Pay Scale (Full Time Equivalent £24,941 - £27,875; paid pro rata at £23,089 - £25,805)
Contract term: Permanent

We are looking for a hard-working and dedicated candidate to join our outstanding school as a Careers Coordinator

About Kensington Aldridge Academy

KAA is an 11 – 18 academy situated in the heart of Notting Hill.  We opened in brand new buildings in 2014 with just Year 7 and have grown year by year and are now a full school with 1,250 students in Years 7 to 13. 

KAA has grown to become one of the top academies in the UK. DfE performance tables show we are in the top 5% of schools nationally in terms of KS5 Progress. Our Ofsted report grades us outstanding in all categories and describes standards as “exceptional”. In 2018 we were awarded TES Secondary School of the Year.  


KAA is a high-performing inner London academy and we are looking for a talented Careers Coordinator to lead this important area of school life. The successful candidate will be in charge of providing quality careers information, advice and guidance service to students of KAA in line with statutory guidance and school careers strategy, working with partners and developing a programme of events, information sessions, lessons and trips that support this provision.

Main responsibilities

• To design and lead the strategy for careers education at all levels and with all year groups and stakeholder groups – students, staff and parents.

• To organise, coordinate and manage all careers education events.

• Establish links with local businesses and run termly careers fairs where students can meet local employers.

• Liaise with the Sixth Form Vice-Principal to support Sixth Form interviews and course selection. 

• To meet regularly with students, in groups and individually, to identify their career aspirations in order to match them to a high quality placement. 

• Provide workshop sessions, which may include CV writing, applications, preparing for interviews applying for Apprenticeship or work experience or choosing a career.

• To run small group sessions or larger presentations on all aspects of careers guidance and topics related to personal development. 

• To formulate co and extra-curricular activities that will help with our student’s employability. Things such as guest speakers and work experience opportunities. 

• To organise and arrange partnerships events with schools, employers and HE institutions, e.g. careers fair, HE fairs and other appropriate events. 

• To keep up to date with labour market information, legislation, and professional and academic developments by visiting employers, training providers and training events run by educational and professional bodies and disseminate this information to the Senior Leadership Team. 

• To assist with the process of application to higher and further education, Apprenticeships and employment.

• To disseminate information to colleagues, learners and parents on up to date developments with HE and employment.

• To lead on all matters regarding work experience in Y10 and Y12.

• To lead on the sixth form lecture series. 

• Prepare and deliver informational presentations and reports, as requested.

• To ensure all department activity is conducted in compliance with all relevant School policies and procedures, in particular in relation to Health and Safety and national guidance for best practice within work related learning opportunities


Staff benefits

• 180 school days, 10 training days (not 5 as you find in most schools) & 5 planning days per year, which include the opportunity for teachers to work from home.

• Two week half term in October. 

• Professional development that is of a national standard. In Ofsted’s words: “Staff morale is exceptionally high. Staff enjoy working at the school and benefit from high-quality training. Teachers new to the profession feel very well supported in settling into the school quickly and developing their practice.”

• Free weekly staff wellbeing activities; yoga, circuits, staff choir and art classes etc.

• Discounted membership of the brand new Kensington Leisure Centre. 

Download the full candidate pack for more information about this position and the academy.

Please send completed applications to Payal Joshi at by 9am on Monday 15th July 2019.

Early applications are encouraged and in the event that the academy is able to fill the vacancy before the deadline, it reserves the right to close the vacancy and won’t review further applications.

More about Kensington Aldridge Academy (KAA)
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through with sixth form
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Address: 1 Silchester Road, Kensington, London, W10 6EX, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 207 313 5800
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KAA is an 11 – 18 academy situated in the heart of Notting Hill. We opened in brand new buildings in 2014 with just Year 7 and our facilities are second to none. We are now in our fifth year of operation and are a full school with 1,250 students in Y...