Network Lead, Careers & Enrichment, London

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Start date: ASAP
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: £37,000 - £47,000 per annum depending on experience + 11% employer contribution to pension
Contract term: Fixed Term


Ark is an education charity and one of the country’s top performing academy operators. Our academies are situated in areas of high disadvantage, with over 30% of Ark pupils eligible for free school meals, double the national average. We currently work with 24,000 students across 38 schools across Birmingham, Hastings, London and Portsmouth. 

Our vision is to create a group of outstanding schools that radically improve our pupils’ life chances and ensure they can access the university, apprenticeship or career that best matches their potential. 

Alongside setting high expectations for academic progress, we also focus on building the habits and skills most desired by employers and universities, guaranteeing access and exposure to the experiences that will help students to shape a vision for their own future and guiding their decisions about their university or career pathway after school.

The Role

The Network Lead is responsible for ensuring that all Ark schools deliver a high quality and impactful university, careers and enrichment programme, aligned to the expectations set out in the Gatsby Good Career Guidance Benchmarks. Our goal is to have all Ark secondary schools fully achieving the Gatsby benchmarks by July 2020. 

The Network Lead mobilises a community of Pathways and Enrichment (Careers) leads in schools and our university, business and third sector partners to deliver this aim. In addition, we are looking for someone who can lead the process to develop a shared and fully resourced Ark curriculum from EYFS to KS5 that encompasses elements of careers, enrichment, character, digital literacy and oracy. 

The post holder sits within Ark’s Pathways and Enrichment team and reports into the Head of this team. The post holder does not directly line manage any team members, but will work closely with the Partnership Engagement Manager to maximise the network of national and regional university, business and third sector relationships held by Ark. Travel between our schools and regions is an expectation and we anticipate that you will be within schools 3 days per week

Contract: 2 years fixed term, with potential for extension

Hours: 37.5 hours per week

Salary: £37,000 - £47,000 per annum depending on experience + 11% employer contribution to pension

Closing date: Tuesday 16 October at 12pm

Interviews: First round interviews on Monday 22nd October

Start Date: As soon as possible

For a full job description and to apply with a CV and cover letter, visit our online recruitment portal via the link below. 

If you have any questions about the role, please contract

Ark is committed to safeguarding children; successful candidates will be subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check

Job location

More about Ark
Type: English Secondary Schools
Address: 65 Kingsway, London, WC2B 6TD, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 20 3116 6345
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Ark is an international charity, transforming lives through education. 

We have a network of 35 schools across Birmingham, Hastings, London and Portsmouth. Our schools are all non-selective and in areas where they can make the biggest difference...