Careers Consultant, Based in East Croydon, with travel to academies in and around Greater London

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Harris FederationBased in East Croydon, with travel to academies in and around Greater London
Date posted:
Start date: ASAP
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: £36,000-£44,000 (FTE) + Health Cash Plan + Harris Benefits
Contract term: Permanent

We are looking to appoint a Careers Consultant to lead the Harris Federation central Careers Advice Team, supporting academies in delivering careers education, advice and guidance which supports students to make informed careers choices.

This role is term time plus 10 days; however, for the right candidate, we would consider a full-time contract.  

The Harris Federation is a successful, highly collaborative and enterprising group of academies in and around London. Our network of academies is setting standards of excellence through an experienced and supportive approach with the aim that every child in London can have the best possible education, enabling them to fulfil their potential and decide their own future. The focus of the Harris Federation is on transforming some of the most challenging schools in London into exceptional places of learning. That means that when you work at a Harris academy, you are playing a part in something very important – giving children the freedom and the opportunities to choose their own futures.  

Your role:

You will be responsible for the operational and line management of the Federation Careers Advice Team.  You will be an enthusiastic team leader, ensuring that you and the team provide a comprehensive careers guidance programme to all students at Harris.  You will lead the team and it’s role within the Federation which includes negotiating careers provision in our existing and new academies, producing curriculum materials, planning and delivering bespoke careers events, tracking and managing destinations and supporting the Federation in devising new initiatives and activities which benefit our students.   

Although based at the Harris Federation offices close to East Croydon Station (with fast access to central London and the M25), the role will mostly be located within the academies.

What we are looking for:

  • Diploma in Careers Guidance or Qualification in Careers Guidance at QCF Level 7
  • Experience of managing a team, ideally a careers guidance team
  • 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

For a full job description and person specification, please download the Candidate Information Pack above.

Why work for the Harris Federation?

  • A supportive and inspiring team 
  • Outstanding personal and professional development opportunities
  • Generous benefits and rewards package

If you would like a discussion in confidence about the post, please call 020 8253 7777.


Harris academies are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All offers of employment are subject to an Enhanced DBS check, and where applicable, a prohibition from teaching check will be completed for all applicants. In line with our commitments to safeguarding, the Harris Federation uses preferred agencies and is unable to work with any agencies where Terms of Business have not been agreed by both parties prior to an engagement.


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