Deadline is today

  • Application deadline

    18 October 2021 at 12:00pm

  • Date listed

    4 October 2021

Job details

Job role
Education support
Working pattern
Full time
37 hours per week
Contract type
£22,018 - £25,116

Job summary

This is a really exciting opportunity to join a dynamic College and be part of a proactive and passionate team of people. You will be joining the biggest careers department in the area who are fully dedicated to delivering our ambitious careers curriculum across the College preparing and equipping our students with the skills and knowledge for their career journey.  You will be responsible for organising and facilitating student guidance meetings to provide impartial advice on careers and other related opportunities to all students from Y7 to Y11 and beyond. Recently awarded the gold award for the Mark of Quality for Careers Education and Guidance you will be part of maintaining that standard as well as helping to establish the local careers hub and sharing great practice locally and nationally.

Experience of working with young people within a similar setting is essential, as is the ability to engage parents in work of the College and develop effective relationships with a range of partners.

Qualifications required are 7 GCSE’s Grade 9 to 4 (A* to C) including English and Maths or equivalent and a Professional Qualification in Careers Guidance; PgDipCG, QCG, QCGD or L6 - Minimum.

A Disclosure and Barring check will be undertaken for the successful applicant.

This College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. A disclosure and barring services check will be undertaken for the successful applicant.

Horizon Community College reserve the right to close this advert prior to the closing date above.

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School overview

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 16
Education phase
School size
1991 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16

About Horizon Community College

The economic, cultural and social landscape of Barnsley is changing. Opportunities in further education, higher education and professional roles are increasing; opportunities for individuals to shape their own career pathways are growing; opportunities for individuals to challenge traditional socio-economic patterns are multiplying.

At Horizon Community College, our responsibility is to prepare students for this reality. We want young people to leave the College well qualified and with a unique skill set that will enable them to stand out from the crowd. We want young people to be in possession of a passport of qualifications and employability skills that will enable them to pursue exciting careers, attend prestigious universities, complete dynamic apprenticeships and play leading roles in regenerating this area and beyond.

Our curriculum is tailored to the needs of and meets our ambition for each individual student. This is underpinned by the College’s core values which help to prepare every student for a lifetime of success. Our Curriculum and Culture ambition:

aims to challenge every learner, in every lesson, every day

develops the character and skill set of all, through the belief that we are ‘Positive Role Models’

ensures opportunities for all through our personal development and Careers and Enterprise programmes.

Successful education is also about working in close partnership with our families and the community to ensure our students succeed in each School year and are prepared for the next appropriate phase of their education. We work together to empower our students to believe that anything and everything is possible.

We heavily invest in the growth and development of our entire workforce, so they are also prepared for the next phase of their careers. We promote ‘one team’ working hard to support each other. We are focused on continued professional development for staff at every level.

We embed a curriculum and culture that results in Equity of Opportunity, Strong Community, High Expectations, Global Readiness and Kindness so that our students are School Ready; Work Ready; Life Ready.

We are delighted that you are applying for a role at Horizon Community College, and hope that this document will inform you about how we aim to provide the very best secondary education in Barnsley and beyond.

School location

Dodworth Road, Barnsley, South Yorkshire, S70 6PD

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