Welfare and Guidance Manager

Bordesley Green Girls' School & Sixth FormBirmingham

The Governing Body is currently looking to appoint a dynamic and experienced

Welfare and Guidance Manager

We are looking for an exemplary practitioner, who is motivated, enthusiastic, experienced and committed to supporting young people in their school environment.  The successful candidate will work directly with our students and their families, assisting the Head of Sixth Form in ensuring high standards of behaviour, engagement in learning, achievement and the personal development of our students

The post holder will liaise closely with our Designated Senior Leaders for safeguarding and will join a passionate team of staff working within this diverse, community school based in the centre of Birmingham.  This post offers many opportunities for professional development in a secure and supportive environment.

In this key, dynamic role you will maximise the successful entry of our students into the world’s top Universities, FE Colleges and Apprenticeship schemes by ensuring all our students are provided with information, advice and guidance to access further education, training and the workplace in order for them to achieve their personal goals and career aspirations.  The successful candidate will:

• Support the Head of Sixth Form with all matters in relation to student welfare, including academic and attendance monitoring

• Help improve communication, advice and guidance between school, home, external agencies and the local community

• Manage whole school careers provision including work experience across the school and sixth form

• Supporting with Enterprise and Enrichment days throughout the Academic Year

• Provide careers advice in preparation for curriculum choices at 14+, 16+ and beyond in line with the national statutory Gatsby Benchmarks

• Advise on the preparation of UCAS applications for university with the Head of Y13

• Grow and develop an engaged network of parents, alumni, business partners and other friends of the school and community such as MOSAIC, to provide mentorship, work experience and to co-ordinate networking events

• Develop robust relationships with Universities, FE Colleges, vocational institutions and the business community, including the Chamber of Commerce, the CBI and local employment agencies to identify opportunities in the job market, work experience, apprenticeships and internships 

• Ensure a comprehensive programme of pre-employment advice and training is available for our students so they are job ready upon leaving KS4 and the Sixth Form

• Develop, wide-ranging and engaging enrichment interventions for our Sixth Form students

The ideal candidate will have experience of the university admissions and UCAS application process with experience or knowledge of Schools and School curriculum and a Careers, Education, Information and Guidance (CEIAG) qualification or equivalent.

If you can empathise and support students, providing personal warmth to gain their confidence and encourage them to progress and succeed we would be delighted to hear from you.

This post is covered by Part 7 of the Immigration Act (2016) and therefore the ability to speak fluent English is an essential requirement for this role.

An Applicant Information Pack and Application Form are available to download from our website at www.bordgrng.bham.sch.uk

Please submit your completed application form to HR@bordgrng.bham.sch by the closing date:

12 noon on Friday 24 September 2021. 

Shortlisting: w/c 27 September 2021

Interviews to be held: w/c 4 October 2021

If you have not heard from the School within 10 working days of the closing date, please assume that your application has not been shortlisted on this occasion.

Bordesley Green Girls’ School and Sixth Form School is committed to the safeguarding and welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  An enhanced DBS clearance is required for all successful applicants

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