Personal Development Coordinator, Kirklees

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Spen Valley High SchoolKirklees

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Start date: Negotiable
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: GBP £27,162 - £29,274 per year (Grade 10 (SCP 27 - 30))
Contract term: Permanent

We are looking to recruit an experienced Careers Professional in the role of Personal Development Co-ordinator.  As well as providing a fully inclusive Careers service to our students, the Personal Development Coordinator will work alongside our Head of Ethics & RS to develop the PHSE curriculum.  

In this individual we want to see a self-starter, someone who is proactive, who can bring new ideas and inspire our students to raise their aspirations.  The Personal Development Coordinator will provide guidance and support to students to help them forge a path to their chosen careers, to help them identify any barriers and work with them to overcome these in order for them to achieve their full potential in school and in the future.  

We would expect applicants to have the relevant careers advice and guidance qualification at Level 6 or above (or at least be working towards this qualification) with experience of: 

• Providing careers advise to students up to the age of 16

• Planning and organising careers events and CEIAG resources 

• Experience of liaising with outside agencies 

• Confidence in presenting & training groups of students, staff and other stakeholders 

• Advising on suitable career pathways and how to support those at risk of not undertaking post-16 pathways

This role is challenging and will give the right person a chance to make it their own, be a key part of a busy Secondary School and make a real difference to the lives of our students.  

This is an exciting time to join Spen Valley High School as we build upon our many strengths and develop a truly coherent provision for our students.  You will work alongside a team of highly professional & dedicated staff who are welcoming, open-minded and supportive. It is a particularly exciting time to join the school as we are undertaking a whole school review of our curriculum to ensure our students will leave us and be able to ’stand shoulder to shoulder’ with any other young person, from any other background.

Being a member of The Red Kite Alliance, we receive support, advice and training from some of the most successful schools in Yorkshire.  We encourage our staff, not only to join in with various activities throughout the school, to be proactive and come up with new and fresh ideas to engage and enthuse both our students and staff.

Staff Benefits include:

- Employee Healthcare (including physiotherapy referrals, counselling and lifestyle advice)

- Pension (West Yorkshire Pension Fund)

- Staff Supervision (a personal & confidential counselling & support service)

- Varied Staff Wellbeing Initiatives

- Bespoke CPD 

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All staff are subject to an enhanced DBS check. A conviction may not exclude candidates from appointment but will be considered as part of the recruitment process. 

For more information about the school please go to our website -   If you have any queries regarding this role please contact Tracey Bland, School Business Manager and HR Lead, at the school either by email or by phone 01924 405451.    

The contracted hours for this post are 37 hours per week - term time plus 10 days.

To apply for this job, please us the ‘Apply Now’ function, complete and upload the application form and a covering letter.   A CV is not required.   The deadline for applications is 9am on Monday 30 March 2020.

More about Spen Valley High School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Community
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 16 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: Roberttown Lane, Liversedge, West Yorkshire, WF15 7LX, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 1924 405451
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