Careers, Work Experience and Aspirations Lead, Swadlincote, Derbyshire

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Granville AcademySwadlincote, Derbyshire

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Start date: January 2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: £25,463 - £29,909 FTE
Contract term: Permanent

Granville Academy is looking to appoint a Career and Guidance, Aspiration Lead to provide high quality, independent information enabling our students to make informed realistic decisions about their future learning and employment pathways.  

The Academy

Granville Academy is known as “the small school with a big heart” and the caring, friendly feel of the school does make it a very special place to work. We work hard to create a calm, mutually respectful environment. The staff at Granville Academy are incredibly supportive of each other and the staff room is a vibrant hub of activity, especially over tea and toast at break time! If you are not from the locality you may not be aware that, beautiful as it is, Swadlincote is an area with many challenges especially in terms of raising aspirations. If what attracts you to working in a school environment is supporting pupils in overcoming disadvantage, making a difference to their lives and opening doors to the future, this is the right school to consider!  

Our Vision 

As part of The de Ferrers Trust, Granville Academy follows the Trusts vision to ensure that all the children and young people in our care have the opportunity to fulfil their potential through achieving highly, regardless of their ability or background.

Our 'PRIDE' values of Partnership, Respect, Integrity, Determination and Excellence are the foundations of our Trust and the communities we serve.

The Candidate

The successful candidate will have experience with supporting student with careers and education guidance and have knowledge of the D2N2 framework and Gatsby benchmarks.

You must have a passion and dedication to working with students to support their ability to fulfil their potential after leaving school. 

Qualifications in career guidance and development would be advantageous. 


The Trust believes that professional development is key to successful teaching and offers excellent opportunities for colleagues to grow and achieve. 

Benefits Package

The de Ferrers Trust strives to be ‘Employer of Choice’ and are committed to the well being and development of colleagues. Offering competitive salary and an excellent benefit package which includes:

· Car Leasing Plan 

· Cycle to Work Scheme

· Discounts for days out, shopping, dining out and many more, with a different selection of offers each month! 

· free access to a fitness suite

If you would like to discuss the role, or have any other queries, please contact Harbans Kaur via email or phone 01283 216765. Full information regarding the role can be accessed via the Academy’s website. Applicants for positions are welcome to visit the Academy by contacting the Academy office

Closing date: 14th November 2018

Interview date: TBC 

Please note: Completed applications should be received by 9:00am on the closing date.

The Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and this position is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure check under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.

Job location

More about Granville Academy
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 16 years
Address: Burton Road, Woodville, Swadlincote, Derbyshire, DE11 7JR, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1283 216765
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