Higher Education Officer, Bloomsbury Square, Central London

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CATS College LondonBloomsbury Square, Central London
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Start date: Immediate
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Commensurate with experience
Contract term: Permanent

Higher Education Officer

The HEO will facilitate student awareness of the university application process and ensure that such applications are completed accurately, to a high standard, and submitted within external and internal deadlines. They will, directly and via Personal Tutors and other relevant members of staff, ensure that students are provided with informed, accurate guidance with regard to choice of degree course and university relevant to their needs and ambitions. Such guidance will extend to subject choices and changes before and during a student's application process.

CATS College London is a co-educational independent day and boarding school serving international students aged 14+. The College specialises in preparing students for pre-university exams, including I/GCSEs, A Levels and the University Foundation Programme (UFP). There are approximately two hundred and thirty students on roll, class size average is nine, and students take part in an extensive range of extra-curricular activities including leadership awards and national/international competitions. The College is a member of the Independent Schools Association (ISA) and inspected by the Independent Schools Inspectorate (ISI). It is located in Bloomsbury Square at the heart of London and counts among its neighbours some of the world’s greatest centres of education, art, fashion and finance.

Applications are encouraged from: 

  • Experienced KS4/5 teachers (of any subject)
  • Experienced school/college-based Higher Education Officers/Advisers/Counsellors  
  • Those who are passionate about their working with young people in an international boarding school environment 
  • Those who bring fresh ideas, who are kind and compassionate, and work hard to realise excellent progress and student outcomes

It would advantage your application if you:

  • Have experience of the UCAS platform as an advisor
  • Have experience of UniFrog or similar software
  • Have experience of working in a boarding school, or as a Personal Tutor to a group of students
  • Have experience of working in HE admissions in a recognised HEI/P
  • Have experience of working in diverse multinational environments spanning differing linguistic and cultural needs

In return, we can offer you:

  • A vibrant working environment focused on student outcomes and university entrance
  • An opportunity to grow within a committed team
  • An attractive salary
  • Excellent professional development opportunities

Employees of the College have a responsibility for, and must be committed to, safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and for ensuring that they are protected from harm. As such, appointment is subject to satisfactory references, enhanced disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service and, where applicable, any international equivalent. The College is a member of the Independent Schools Association (ISA) and inspected by the Independent Schools Inspectorate (ISI). 

Applications completed on the downloadable form must be returned to the Acting Principal before 12:00hrs on Friday 20th September. Shortlisting and interviews will take place soon after, for an immediate start. 



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