Deadline is tomorrow

  • Start date details

    1st September 2024

  • Closing date

    17 June 2024 at 8am

  • Date listed

    4 June 2024

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Job role

  • Teaching assistant

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Part time, full time

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Full-time equivalent salary

£30,151.00 - £32,909.00 Annually (FTE) £22,246-£24,159 (actual pro rata p.a.) Support Staff Grade 9, Points 23-26

Careers Adviser job summary

Careers Adviser

Start Date: 1st September 2024

Closing Date: 8am on Monday 17th June

Contract: 30 hours per week - term time. Job share available

Salary: £22,246-£24,159 (actual pro rata p.a.) Support Staff Grade 9, Points 23-26

We are looking for an organised individual with a QCF Level 6 Diploma in Careers Guidance and Development or a candidate interested in undertaking an apprenticeship to gain the Level 6 Careers Guidance Development Diploma.

You will have great communication skills, the ability to connect with young people and the desire to ensure our students receive the best level of careers guidance.

The post:

The role of the Careers Advisor is to support with the implementation of the school strategy for developing a careers programme for the school that meets all eight of the Gatsby benchmarks of good practice and prepares young people for the choices and transitions in education, training and employment.

Working arrangements:

This position is for 30 hours per week (4 days per week working 08:30-16:30 with daily 30 min unpaid break) during term time with very occasional out of hours and holiday work. There is the possibility of a job-share arrangement. You will be based at the two secondary schools within the Trust.

Please see attached Job Description and Person specification for further details of the role.

If you would like an informal conversation prior to application, please contact Mr Stuart George, Careers Lead for RET at

Ridgeway Education Trust (RET)

Ridgeway Education Trust is the employer for all staff at schools across the Trust. This enables deep collaboration between the schools, creating additional opportunities for staff to lead and teach across sites.

Our secondary schools: Didcot Girls’ School (Ofsted Outstanding, November 2022) and St Birinus School (Ofsted Good, February 2020) work closely together with a shared sixth form of 400 students (Ofsted Outstanding, November 2022). Many staff in both teaching and support roles work across both sites.

The RET Staff Charter summarises the commitment we make to all staff who join and work within the Trust.

We are committed to expressing our values of high-quality learning, respectful relationships and an inclusive environment in the day-to-day experience of staff and students throughout the school. The school is also committed to enabling family-friendly working practices for all our staff.

Why Work for us?

  • Family Friendly Flagship School
  • Refreshments available daily
  • Employee support Scheme

Application process

Please be aware that the Trust reserves the right to interview on receipt of applications and appoint prior to the published closing date. Therefore early application is recommended.

Ridgeway Education Trust is committed to safeguarding, equality and promoting the welfare of children and expects staff working in all its schools to share this commitment. The successful applicant will be subject to satisfactory enhanced DBS, references and pre-employment safeguarding checks. All Leadership roles will require a Section 128 check. The possession of a criminal record will not necessarily prevent an applicant from obtaining a post. All cases are considered confidentially and according to the nature of the role and information disclosed.

To view our Safeguarding policy, please visit our website:

Please be aware that you will be required to bring your original degree certificate, proof of residence and photographic ID, as applicable, to interview and online searches may be made for shortlisted candidates, as part of due diligence checks.

Ridgeway Education Trust is an equal opportunities employer

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Commitment to safeguarding

Didcot Girls School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects staff working in all its schools to share this commitment. The successful applicant will be subject to an enhanced DBS check along with standard pre-employment safeguarding checks.

Please be aware that you will be required to bring your original qualification certificate(s), proof of residence and photographic ID to interview.

Didcot Girls School is an equal opportunities employer.

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About Didcot Girls' School

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
1614 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18

Didcot Girls’ School is a dynamic school. In November 2022, the school was again judged to be Outstanding. As Ofsted recognised, we invest in all of our staff:

“Leaders support staff very well. They have established a collaborative and respectful working environment. With the trust, they provide highly valued training and leadership programmes. Staff are exceptionally proud to work at the school.”

Ofsted also noted the high standards within the school and commented that “Pupils’ behaviour is exemplary”

We are a values-driven school, committed to high quality teaching and learning and respectful relationships within an inclusive learning community. Developing stimulating and student-centred teaching and learning is at the centre of our school development work. We work hard to ensure that all girls’ education enables our students to develop confidence, leadership skills and high levels of aspiration.

We are committed to continuous professional development and have wide-ranging training and development opportunities. We are also mindful of the competing demands people face in their lives and make every effort to accommodate flexible working.

Summer 2022 GCSE results were superb with 88% of all students achieving 4+ in English and Maths, and 72% doing the same at 5+. Results at A level in the mixed sixth form shared with our partner school, St Birinus School, are also extremely strong with 44% of grades awarded as A* or A and 68% achieving Grades A*-B. These results place us as one of the highest performing schools in the county.

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