Aspirations Leader (Careers)

Job Description

We are seeking to appoint an Aspirations Manager to lead on the Gatsby Benchmarks and raise student aspirations and awareness of post 16 and post 18 options and choices. Starting as soon as possible, this is a wonderful opportunity for the right person to make a difference to the life chances of our students and ensure equality of access for all. The postholder will work between King Edward VI Handsworth Wood Girls’ Academy and King Edward VI Sheldon Heath Academy, term time only + 10 days.

The successful candidate will have experience of working with external agencies to secure high quality outcomes for young people and have engaged with the Gatsby Benchmarks in education. A Level 6 Diploma in Career Guidance and Development qualification is required as is experience of wider professional effectiveness to ensure the post holder plays a full part in the life of both academies to engage and motivate all stakeholders.

The successful candidate will be fully supported in their career and professional development through CPD and a commitment to ambitious careers education.

Applications can only be considered if they are on an Academy Trust application form. Completed application forms to be returned to recruitment@hwga.org.uk. Please note CVs are not accepted as part of the application process unless supported by an application form.

Early application is encouraged as we will review applications throughout the advertising period and reserve the right to close the advert early.

This school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. An enhanced DBS check is required for all successful applicants.