University and Careers Guidance Counsellor, Beijing, China

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Harrow International School BeijingBeijing, China

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Start date: From August 2019 to January 2020
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Competitive and full package
Contract term: Fixed Term

The Upper School includes a Prep phase (Y6 - Y8) and Senior Phase (Y9 - Y13). Throughout the Upper School there is a strong emphasis on academic excellence, preparation for top university entrance, leadership and personal development. Language and Learning is a focus at the school with many students speaking English as a second language. An ability to work with parents and understand the aspirations and concerns of our parent community will be essential.

The University and Careers Guidance Counsellor will support the existing team (Head of Senior Phase, US guidance counsellor, Sixth Form Academic support officer) in striving for the best university and career outcomes for students in our Senior Phase. Experience of UCAS and other UK university application procedures, and general Careers guidance is essential. Experience of application procedures around the rest of the world is also preferred. There is a comprehensive program of enrichment activities and all students and staff are expected to be active members of the community. The post holder is encouraged to take a wider interest in the well-being of all students and is encouraged to contribute to the wider work of the school.

The University and Careers Guidance Counsellor will be offered two-year renewable contracts and a highly competitive compensation package, including on-site accommodation / equivalent housing allowance and full medical insurance for employees and their dependents.

Essential Requirements

•Outstanding relationships with students and staff members, which promotes excellence and respect amongst all members of our community

•At least 3 years' experience in a similar guidance role or a teaching role with a large element of Careers and University Guidance.

•An excellent knowledge of the UK university system

•Experience of the UCAS application system.

•Experience of general university guidance for UK destinations.

•Experience in liaising with university admissions officers and other stakeholders.

•Experience in coordinating or delivering a Careers Education Programme.

•Bachelor's Degree level qualification.

Desirable Requirements

•Experience of working in an International School context.

•Master's level qualification.

•Open to exploring innovative approaches from across the education field.

•Subject knowledge sufficient to challenge able students and achieve high outcomes.

•Experience of working with Chinese students and liaising with Chinese parents.

•Experience of university guidance for non-UK destinations.

Please download the attached job description for a full breakdown of the responsibilities and tasks associated with this role.

Please download the attached job description for a full breakdown of the responsibilities and tasks associated with this role.

Please visit the Harrow Beijing careers portal to complete an online application.

Harrow Beijing is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and those connected to the school to share this commitment.

More about Harrow International School Beijing
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through with sixth form
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 3 - 18 years
Address: Main Campus, No.287 Hegezhuang Village, Cuigezhuang County, Chaoyang District, Beijing, 100102, China. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +86 10 6444 8900
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