Careers Adviser, Birmingham

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King Edward VI High School for GirlsBirmingham

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Start date: September 2017 or as soon as possible
Contract type: Part Time
Salary: £18,322 actual (£32,700 FTE)
Contract term: Permanent

The Post

We are looking to recruit an enthusiastic and motivated individual for the role of Careers Adviser in this academically selective school.

Starting salary:  £18,322 actual (£32,700 FTE)

Hours:  Term Time plus 10 days to include a post-exam results service (August), all INSET days

Approximately 25 hours per week, to be organised by discussion with the successful candidate

Benefits: School fee discount, defined contribution pension, lunch in term time, free parking

Start date: September 2017, subject to satisfactory completion of pre-employment checks

The School

King Edward VI High School for Girls (KEHS) is one of the most successful girls’ schools in this country with outstanding academic results and a large programme of extra-curricular activity.  The school is an independent day school with over 600 girls aged 11-18 and is part of the King Edward VI Foundation, which has eight schools in Birmingham. It is situated on a beautiful 50 acre campus in Edgbaston, which it shares with King Edward’s School.  It is only three miles from Birmingham city centre and has excellent transport access by road and rail (the University train station is only a 10 minute walk).    

The Role

The Careers Adviser will be experienced, knowledgeable, proactive in keeping up to date, highly organised, forward-thinking and an effective communicator (with pupils, parents, staff and external agencies). 

As well as coordinating existing provision, it is expected that the successful candidate will continue the excellent progress of the current post holder in recommending improvements and developing provision of Careers Education for KEHS pupils. 

The Careers Adviser will work closely with the pastoral team. The Vice Principal (Pastoral) will be the line manager of the Careers Adviser. 

Application Procedure 

If you wish to be considered for this post, please complete an application form giving full details of your qualifications and experience and the names, addresses and telephone numbers of two referees and send it, together with a letter to the Principal outlining the reasons for your application (maximum 2 sides of A4 please) by 9am on Monday 3rd July 2017. 

Email applications can be sent to 

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More about King Edward VI High School for Girls
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Girls
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Address: Edgbaston Park Road, Birmingham, West Midlands, B15 2UB, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 121 472 1834
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King Edward VI High School for Girls is one of the country’s leading girls’ independent day schools, with a reputation for academic success and wide-ranging extra-curricular opportunities.  Rated ‘excellent’ by ISI in 201...