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  • Job start date

    1 September 2024

  • Closing date

    14 June 2024 at 9am

  • Date listed

    23 May 2024

Job details

Job role

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Visas cannot be sponsored

Working pattern

Full time: 32 hours per week 40 weeks per annum

Contract type


Pay scale

Grade D - F (Pending Experience) (Actual £20,609-£28,321)

What skills and experience we're looking for

Main duties and responsibilities:

  • Supporting the school to prepare and implement a CEIAG development plan.
  • Fully implementing and reviewing the effectiveness of Unifrog.
  • Planning schemes of work for careers education.
  • Briefing and supporting teachers of careers education.
  • Supporting Tor Bridge High with identifying and applying for funding for CEIAG provision.
  • Supporting tutors providing initial information and advice.
  • To deliver CEIAG assemblies to relevant year groups.
  • Monitoring access to, and take up of, careers guidance.
  • Managing the provision of careers information and how this is shared with all stakeholders.
  • Liaising with the PSHE leader, and other Curriculum Leaders and departmental IAG Champions, to plan careers education.
  • To complete careers and guidance appointments for students.
  • Liaising with Heads of Year, Tutors and SENCO to identify students needing guidance.
  • Establishing and developing links with employers.
  • Establishing and developing links with FE colleges, apprenticeship providers and universities. Ensuring fulfilment of the Baker Clause.
  • Managing links with Next Steps South West, Careers South West, Careers and Enterprise Company, Partnership Schools and other external organisations.
  • To ensure that Year 10 and 12 students conduct work experience placements during Personal Development Week each academic year.
  • To keep the careers and IAG section of the school website up to date with relevant information.
  • To communicate careers opportunities and feedback from IAG meetings with parents in a timely and effective manner.
  • To promote inclusion and equality of opportunity for all students; including being aware of and make provision for students who are SEND, more able, disadvantaged or who have other particular individual needs.
  • To identify students who can access the aspire programme and facilitate opportunities to raise aspirations and improve destinations of higher prior attainment students.
  • To share in the corporate responsibility for, and commitment to, the safeguarding and promotion of wellbeing and discipline of all students.
  • To operate at all times within the stated policies and practices of the school.
  • To take account of wider CEIAG developments, in school and nationally.
  • To establish effective working relationships and set a good example through their presentation and personal and professional conduct.
  • To co-operate with other staff to ensure a sharing and effective usage of resources to the benefit of the students and school.
  • To contribute to the corporate life of the school through effective participation in meetings and management systems necessary to co-ordinate the management of the school.
  • To take part in marketing and liaison activities such as Open Evenings, Parents Evenings and events with partner schools.
  • To take responsibility for own professional development, including the completion of the Level 6 careers guidance qualification if this is not already held, and duties in relation to school policies and practices.

Health & Safety:

  • Work within the requirements of the Academy’s Health and Safety Policy, performance standards, safe systems of work and procedures.

Other job requirements:

  • The Information, Advice and Guidance Leader will be part of the school’s performance management system and will have a team leader who will set agreed objectives for the year.
  • The team leader will monitor and review performance including the Gatsby benchmarks.
  • The school will support the continuing professional development of all staff, to ensure that their expertise is being kept up to date and that they are professionally fulfilled in their roles. Employees will be expected to comply with any reasonable request from a manager to undertake work of a similar level that is not specified in this job description.

This document outlines the duties required of the post-holder for the time being to indicate a level of responsibility. It is not a comprehensive or exclusive list and from time to time duties may be varied which do not change the level of responsibility or the general character of the job.

This job description may be reviewed at the end of the academic year or earlier if necessary. In addition, it may be amended at any time after consultation with you.

What the school offers its staff

Relationships & Culture

Building a positive culture underpins any successful school and we, therefore, work hard as a team to create a culture rooted in mutual respect, in which teachers can teach and students can learn. We believe that students should be Ready, Kind and Safe for learning and our Ten Habits of Excellence are explicitly taught through our pastoral curriculum. At Tor Bridge High, we pride ourselves on setting the highest of standards for our students and we uphold these through positive relationships that are built on trust, kindness and safety. Staff are supported through a consistent and centralised behaviour system underpinned by a dedicated pastoral team.

Continuing Professional Development

At both Tor Bridge High and the Ted Wragg Trust, we invest in our staff as part of our Trust ‘Grow Great People’ strategy. We are committed to growing you into the best leader possible and believe that staff development is fundamental to building a highly ambitious and aspirational school. Moreover, we are proud to have a staff body who have high expectations for themselves and who model these to our students in order to create the same culture at all levels. Staff are the most valuable asset within a school, thus, our second-to-none commitment to coaching encompasses both 'instructional coaching' for teaching and 'leadership coaching' to foster the development of our teams and the continuous improvement of our staff. At Tor Bridge High, there is a culture of feedback with an emphasis on self-reflection and impact. All staff receive personalised instructional coaching every two weeks. We want to create dynamic and innovative teams where staff are learning collaboratively from one another; we encourage staff to seek these opportunities both internally and externally and to deliberately incorporate evidence-informed practice into their teaching to improve our school performance.

Growth & Development

We believe passionately that every student will succeed through an ambitious, broad and balanced curriculum that meets the needs of all students and through highly skilled adaptive teaching. Our curriculum is driven by academic rigour and powerful knowledge that prepares students for the rigours of future study and work. We are committed to celebrating diversity and inclusivity through our curriculum. We have a centralised curriculum, collaborating across departments and other schools to both share resources and to avoid duplication and unnecessary work at all levels. We provide our curriculum teams with the autonomy to decide the very best curriculum to enable our learners to thrive and flourish. The centralised curriculum ensures that all students have an equity of experience and ensures that teachers are not burdened by daily planning; instead they can focus on adaptive teaching and meeting the needs of all learners, alongside reducing workload.

Community, Personal Development & Enrichment

Tor Bridge High is the heart of the community and therefore, we take pride in our responsibility to serving our local families through strengthening family and community engagement, and helping the community to access services and additional resources. We understand the social and economic challenges faced by the community and the impact these can have on our students and their families, and we believe that we have an important role to play in tackling inequality by working in close partnership with families and the wider community. Education is not simply a collection of grades obtained at the end of examinations; education is about holistic growth and cultural development. We aim to accelerate the personal growth of all students by providing them access to a range of experiences that may not otherwise be available to them. This includes trips to theatres, galleries and concerts; residential trips that develop character; sporting opportunities; charity expeditions abroad and so much more. Further growing the breadth of extra-curricular activities is important to fulfilling our vision to ensure that every single child has access to culturally rich experiences.

Further details about the role

Careers education at Tor Bridge High is at the forefront of everything that we do; it is a vibrant part of the culture and values that we hold. We have a strong history of providing high quality careers education and Information, Advice and Guidance to our students, evidenced in our 100% Gatsby benchmark success and in our destinations outcomes. We believe that, in terms of careers, there is no ‘one size fits all approach’ and our students progress onto a range of future careers from supported internships to university and degree apprenticeships. We have above national average outcomes for students staying in and sustaining positive destinations and outcomes (88% against a national and local picture of 83%) and a below national average NEET figure (2%). Our work extends beyond the school gates and Tor Bridge High plays a pivotal role in developing careers provision across the city and beyond.). Our work extends beyond the school gates and Tor Bridge High plays a pivotal role in developing careers provision across the city and beyond. A student at Tor Bridge High can expect a range of careers interactions. We have a thriving and generous body of alumni who deliver workshops, assemblies and key note speeches about their careers, making a significant contribution to our community. Every student has access to 1:1 careers guidance appointments within our dedicated careers office throughout their studies. Alongside this, we have a wide range of relationships with local, national and international employers who work alongside us to inspire students to achieve their goals. Students have the opportunity to experience careers fairs, careers cafes, workshops, work experience, apprenticeship and university programmes, and engage in specialist professional sports academy programmes to name just some of the opportunities available. We understand the value of positive collaboration and so within this role there is frequently the opportunity to network with other city-wide professionals and support is provided from our valued Enterprise Advisor and the Careers and Enterprise Company. The successful candidate will also find that they have regular access to the Careers Leaders within Ted Wragg Trust to enable a strategic approach to building better futures for our students. Within Tor Bridge High, you will receive regular line management meetings and support from a wide range of colleagues. We have a careers champion in each department who will promote careers within the curriculum to enable a whole school approach to raising student aspirations. As a school, we have invested in platforms such as Unifrog and Compass+ for careers guidance and support, and there is a wealth of resources available for you to use within this role. At Tor Bridge High we have the highest expectations for our students and we are relentless in striving for the best possible outcomes to enable students to successfully achieve and sustain their aspirations. It is an exciting time to join the school and this pivotal role provides a real opportunity to inspire students to achieve their goals.

Commitment to safeguarding

Our organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff, volunteers and trustees to share this commitment.

Our recruitment process follows the keeping children safe in education guidance.

Offers of employment may be subject to the following checks (where relevant):
childcare disqualification
Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)
online and social media
prohibition from teaching
right to work
satisfactory references
suitability to work with children

You must tell us about any unspent conviction, cautions, reprimands or warnings under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975.

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About Tor Bridge High

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
1170 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
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Our school is a well-established secondary school and sixth form, which caters for up to 1,200 pupils and has been oversubscribed for the past 7 years.

We are on a journey of school improvement with a relentless focus on high expectations with an aim to improve outcomes for all our students. This was reflected in our 2019 Year 11 results where we saw an overall increase in students’ progress - a reflection of the dedication of our staff for continued school improvement.

Arranging a visit to Tor Bridge High

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email bgeorgiev@torbridge.net.

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