Director of Careers, Kensington and Chelsea

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Chelsea AcademyKensington and Chelsea

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Start date: September 2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Inner London Leadership Scale + Private healthcare + Chelsea Academy benefits
Contract term: Permanent

The Academy is seeking to appoint an outstanding highly motivated, innovative and well-qualified Director of Careers to lead all aspects of careers guidance but also take responsibility for the destinations of all students, run the Access Project, oversee work experience, mentor our Oxbridge students and have pastoral responsibility in the Sixth form

In particular, candidates should have:

  • Significant experience (over 8 years) of experience overseeing and running careers in a school environment.
  • Have a significant local or national profile in careers education and be clear about the national development in this areas.
  • Be committed to ensuring that every student reaches the best destination for them, be this at university, in a training programme or directly into employment.
  • Take on significant leadership responsibilities around all aspects of student destination and training including university admissions and Oxbridge training.
  • Be resilient, hard working and enjoy working with young people.
  • Be willing to work hard and have a profile across all year groups.

Academy Overview

We hope the Academy’s website, gives you all of the information that you need to help you apply for a post here. Chelsea Academy is a great place to work and visitors often comment on the excellent behaviour of our students, the friendliness of our staff and the fantastic Academy building. Our aim is simple; to provide the best quality education for all the students that attend the Academy, to produce happy and employable young people and to become one of the best schools in London.

We are currently graded outstanding by Ofsted and SIAMS, a World Class School and are a member of the Leading Edge network. In the summer we achieved our best ever GCSE and A level results in terms of both progress (top 10% nationally) and attainment. However, we are much more than a successful, academically focused school. We believe in educating the whole child and our Christian values of joy, perseverance, servant leadership, charity and forgiveness underpin everything we stand for. It is important that all of our staff, whether they are teachers or not, work closely with our young people and ensure that they are successful in all that they do. We are looking for staff who will always go the extra mile for our young people and believe that education happens both in and out of the classroom.

Careers and work related learning are a key part of the Academy and we are committed to providing excellent guidance to all our students. We have a moral obligation to ensure that none of our student become NEET and this role is key to achieving this. 

How to apply

Please use the Quick Apply service available on the TES (even though this is the teaching form you do not need to be a teacher to apply). Sorry but we do not accept CV’s. The deadline for applications is Friday 7th June at 12pm. Interviews will be held on Thursday 13th June 2019.  It will assist the shortlisting process if applicants can address directly the criteria in the person specification in their supporting statements.

If you have any further questions about this post, then please feel free to contact Anisha Yatally (HR Adviser) on, who can put you in contact with the relevant staff member.

Equal Opportunities and Safer Recruitment

Chelsea Academy is an inclusive employer. We welcome applications from suitable candidates no matter their gender, race, religion, sexual orientation, or disability, however, we do expect all our staff to note and follow our Christian ethos which is outlined on our website. Please note that Chelsea Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. The successful candidate must be able to satisfy successful references, an enhanced police / Security Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check and right to work in the UK  prior to starting employment with the Academy.

If you want to work in a happy, purposeful inner city academy with a strong Christian ethos and commitment to helping every student go on to university or meaningful employment, then we would welcome your application.

Matt Williams


More about Chelsea Academy
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 19 years
Address: Lots Road, London, SW10 0AB, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 20 7376 3019
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Thank you for your interest in joining Chelsea Academy as a member of staff. We hope that the information below plus our website will give you a flavour of our school. We are a warm and inclusive place to work and have a settled and happ...