Career Learning and Development Manager, Rochester

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Leigh Academies TrustRochester

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Start date: May 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Circa £30,500 per annum (full time equivalent salary)
Contract term: Permanent

The Engagement Team, part of the central provision within Leigh Academies Trust, is expanding and we now have a rare and exciting opportunity to appoint a Career Learning and Development Manager.

Leigh Academies Trust is a highly successful and collaborative group of academies based in the Kent and South East London region, currently encompassing 18 academies.  Our network of academies has set standards of excellence through an experienced and supportive approach with the aim that every child in our care has access to the best possible education, enabling them to fulfill their potential and provide them with the tools they need to shape their own future. The focus of our Trust is to transform lives and shape communities, before, during and after our pupils are in the education system.  We strive to give our children the freedom and the opportunities to choose their own futures. 

Key responsibilities of the post-holder:

  • To provide careers advice and guidance to Leigh Academies Trust students in all Key Stages
  • Work closely with the wider Engagement Team to design, plan and deliver informed programmes for students, including careers interviews, structured curriculum projects, off-site careers-related activities and a centrally planned programme of events
  • The Career Learning and Development Manager will be instrumental in working with the Engagement Team and careers professionals across the Trust to develop and maintain strong relationships with local and national businesses, professional organisations and Higher Education institutions
  • The Career Learning and Development Manager will work with the Head of Careers and Employability in the respective academies to deliver the Trust CEIAG strategy.  They will also work closely with the careers leads and Heads of Sixth Form at each academy to deliver a coordinated, engaging, comprehensive, and dynamic careers and employability programme as directed and managed by the Engagement Development Manager
  • Leading the Trust team of career professionals, the Career Learning and Development Manager will work across the Trust to share best practice

To get a better understanding of the wider responsibilities aligned with this role, please click here to view the Job Description.  The working basis of this role is 37 hours per week during Term Time, plus 3 additional weeks during inset/school closure periods.  The full-time equivalent salary is £30,500, giving an actual salary of £27,110 to reflect the working weeks per year.  This is an ideal role for those keen to continue and progress within the CEIAG remit on a working basis that allows you to keep the majority of your school holidays free! 

Please note: flexibility is essential. There will be evening events (parents’ meetings, information meetings etc) for which time can be taken off in-lieu.  Due to the geographical spread of our academies, it is essential that our successful candidate is a driver and has access to their own vehicle.  

What we are looking for in you:

  • Diploma in Careers Guidance or Qualification in Careers Guidance to Level 6 (essential)
  • Experience of developing and delivering CEIAG within an educational setting
  • Experience of successfully motivating students to plan and achieve their career goals
  • A good communicator with the ability to develop strong working relationships with a wide range of people
  • Experience or good understanding of providing careers guidance to students with SEND (desirable, not essential)
  • Knowledgeable of current, high quality CEIAG practice, and be proactive in keeping this knowledge up-to-date
  • Highly organised and have excellent communication skills enabling them to build strong relationships with a range of people including: pupils, parents, teaching and support staff, and outside agencies
  • Working as part of the Leigh Academies Trust Engagement Team, they will be forward-thinking and innovative in the delivery of careers and employability skills throughout the academies

Why work for Leigh Academies Trust?

  • Be part of a highly supportive, collaborative and inspiring team
  • The opportunity to be part of a Trust that is giving children the freedom and opportunities to choose their own futures
  • Outstanding personal and professional development opportunities

Diversity at our core:  As a Trust we are passionate about diversity and recognise that as individuals we all bring something unique to the role regardless of age, gender, race, beliefs or disabilities which is why we treat all of our people equally, without compromise. 

The Trust is committed to safeguarding children and successful candidates will be subject to an Enhanced DBS check.  Our commitment to safeguarding is underpinned by robust processes and checks which are in place across the Trust



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