Head of Careers, York

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Fulford SchoolYork

Date posted:
Start date: September 2019
Contract type: Full Time / Part Time
Salary: £24,967 – £28,485 p.a. actual salary (Full time equivalent £30,500–£34,797)
Contract term: Permanent

This new post starting in September, offers an exciting opportunity for a talented and experienced Careers practitioner to join our outstanding school and to play a key part in our mission statement of ‘Realising Potential, Creating the Future’. We seek a creative, proactive professional to lead the development of our Careers provision and to provide careers advice and guidance to students within our community. 

The successful candidate will lead our work to meet the Gatsby Benchmarks and will work with senior staff and students across the school.

Working 35 hrs a week on a term-time only basis (+1 week)  your key responsibilities will be:

  • To design, co-ordinate, deliver and review the careers programme within the school to develop best practice and to meet the schools statutory obligations.
  • To draw up and review individual action plans for students to help them achieve their education, employment and training aspirations and to ensure students are fully informed of all available options for them.
  • To provide professional advice to senior leaders on policy, strategy and resources in careers guidance and to report to senior leaders and governors
  • To develop staff capability within careers provision by developing and implementing developmental / training activities.
  • To develop practice and provision within the school to ensure it meets the Gatsby Benchmarks.

To help us deliver our plans – you will:

  • Be professionally qualified and have significant experience in education or leadership and training/professional development in employment.
  • Be proactive, creative and an excellent communicator who is able to influence and lead a range of stakeholders.
  • Have significant knowledge of (CEIAG) including labour market information, careers software and resources that aim to enhance exploration of and opportunities for employment and further training or study.
  • Be a self-motivated individual with the personal skills and qualities to formulate and deliver a careers offering which demonstrates best practice in meeting student need and meets statutory requirements.

We offer you the chance to join one of the high-performing schools in the region – with formal recognition as “Sunday Times State Secondary School of the Year for the North of England”, and an Ofsted rating as Outstanding. We enjoy consistently high levels of parental satisfaction and positive student feedback / engagement which, along with highly motivated colleagues and excellent leadership at all levels, provides a fertile environment for you to develop within.

You will be joining a highly successful, oversubscribed 11-18 mixed comprehensive school with 1500 students in the school including over 260 in the sixth form and a Trust with two primary schools and one junior school. 

We offer a supportive environment, competitive salary with excellent employee benefits including access to a salary-related defined pension scheme.


Please visit the school website:  www.fulford.york.sch.uk/vacancies  for further details or download below.

Please return the completed application form by email (along with a covering letter – no more than 2 pages A4) to recruitment@fulford.york.sch.uk 

Closing date for applications:  10th June 2019 (08.00am)

Interviews: TBC  

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More about Fulford School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: Fulfordgate, Heslington Lane, Fulford, York, North Yorkshire, YO10 4FY, United Kingdom.
Telephone: +44 1904 633300
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‘Realising potential, creating the future’  

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