This post is a unique and exciting opportunity for a suitably qualified Careers professional to help maximise the outcomes of the young people in our school and to aid them in their future career planning. The successful candidate will work closely with the Curriculum Leader for Personal Development to develop our work experience programme, to improve our engagement with local and national employers and to provide individual careers interviews with identified students. The post-holder will also contribute to the design and delivery of the overall Careers programme in the school as we work towards the achievement of the Gatsby benchmarks.
The role offers the successful candidate creative input into the development of our careers provision in addition to the opportunity to work directly with students, staff, parents and employers to improve the employability and progression routes for the students in our school.
Head of Personal Development
Main purpose of the job:
To develop, co-ordinate and deliver a programme of CEIAG that undergoes regular evaluation to ensure it is current, relevant and optimises the most successful and informed outcomes for all students in their transitions in education, training and employment.
The successful applicant will:
• Have a wide knowledge of a specialist area (CEIAG) including robust knowledge of skills, qualities, choices, labour market information, careers software and resources that aim to enhance exploration of and opportunities for employment and further training or study.
• Be able to work flexibly and under own initiative.
• Possess excellent communication skills at all levels.
• Have experience of conducting interviews, negotiating and delivering presentations and training.
• Possess persuasive, influencing skills for dealing with students, parents, staff, governors, and external contractors.
• Have a professional understanding of the requirements of Regulations on Confidentiality and Data Protection.
Our school is a highly successful, oversubscribed 11-18 mixed comprehensive school with 1400 students in the school including over 260 in the sixth form. Our outcomes are consistently high with 75% of students achieving 9-4 in English and Maths in 2018 and our GCSE and A level results regularly place us in the best performing schools in the country. Our motto of ‘Realising potential and creating the future’ is reflected in our commitment to maximising the personal development and achievement of all those in our school community.
Please note, all candidates must complete an application form and set out a letter of application of one side of A4 in which they should outline how they believe their experience, skills and personal qualities equip them for the post.
Application forms and further details for the post can be downloaded from the school website www.fulford.york.sch.uk or by telephoning the School Office on 01904 633300.
Please return the completed application form, together with a letter of application outlining how your experience, skills and personal qualities equip you for the post, to Mrs E Ismail, PA to SLT, by the closing date. Applications can be sent by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Closing date for applications: Sunday 18 October 2018
Interviews being held week beginning 22 October 2018
We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. We will require successful applicants to undertake a criminal record check via the DBS.
Applicants are asked to provide full employment history and any gaps in employment will be explored at interview.