Careers Advisor - 37 hours per week, term time only plus 5 days.

Brigshaw High SchoolLeeds

The right person will have the ability to develop and deliver an impartial Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance programme across the full cohort of pupils (Year 7 to Year 13) in accordance with the Gatsby Benchmark.

Purpose of Role:

To provide information, advice, guidance and support to young people to help them make informed career decisions and progress into suitable learning or employment opportunities.

Basic Responsibilities/Tasks:

• To work directly with students, identifying their personal ambitions and developing action plans to

support their careers.

• To promote Brigshaw sixth form as a destination for pupils where appropriate.

• Supervise the school’s private study space, when required, and support the smooth running of the

Sixth Form.

• Offer surgeries for students and facilitate workshops from external providers.

• Plan and arrange CEIAG events for pupils from years 7 to 13, ensuring a good cross section of employers, FE and HE establishments.

• Support key events in school including results day for KS4 and KS5 and parents evening.

• To continue the reduction in school NEET numbers (not in employment or education or training) or those whose situation is unknown.

• Organise offsite and residential trips for students in accordance with the Residential and Offsite Trips

Policy to access opportunities for developing their employability skills and learn about careers.

• Run the work experience programme for students at Key Stage 4 and 5.

• To write and produce material for young people/parents/carers/key workers to assist the IAG and careers education processes. 

• To promote inclusion, quality and diversity for the benefit of the client group.

• Develop links with a range of Trust and Business Partners who will then be able to support the curriculum through extended work placements, internships, trips and visits, direct links to the curriculum and additional enrichment opportunities.

• Lead student assemblies and support tutor time activities on CEIAG opportunities within the school.

• Write a monthly careers newsletter for pupils that contains careers information, events and opportunities.  

Additional Responsibilities

1. Deal with any immediate problems or emergencies according to the academy’s policies and procedures;

2. Respect confidential issues linked to home/students/teacher/academy work;

3. To comply with the academy’s Child Safeguarding Procedures, including regular liaison with the academy’s Designated Child Safeguarding Person over any safeguarding issues or concerns;

4. To comply with the academy policies and procedures at all times;

5. Undertake other reasonable duties (with competence and experience) as requested, in accordance with the changing needs of the organisation.

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