Careers & Aspirations Leader

Fortis Academy, Birmingham, West Midlands, B44 8NU

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  • Start date details


  • Application deadline

    3 October 2022 at 9am

  • Date listed

    20 September 2022

Job details

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Actual salary

Actual Salary £29,191 - £33,437

Pay scale

SET Grade 9 SCP 34 – SCP 39 (32,799 - £37,569 pro-rata) Actual Salary £29,191 - £33,437

Careers & Aspirations Leader job summary

We are a friendly, happy and vibrant cosmopolitan 11-18 Academy serving a multi-cultural community and we are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic Careers and Aspirations Leader. This is an important and valued role focussing on developing the very best information, advice guidance as well as rich and deep curriculum and enrichment opportunities to raise students’ aspirations. 

This is a high-profile position working strategically with the Senior Leadership Team of the school to make a real and tangible impact on students’ lives. We are looking to recruit to this position a colleague with drive, ambition and resilience. 

Ideally, you will have a Careers Advisor’s qualification to Level 6 or above and have passion for enriching lives. Our school based in North Birmingham, situated on a large campus comprises a Foundation Academy and Senior Academy and Sixth Form Fortis in Latin means brave, courageous and, coupled with our vision of enriching lives, we will provide the very best opportunities for students to learn, grow and achieve as young people. 

A broad, challenging and responsive curriculum provides the foundation for excellent teaching which, enriched by technology, will inspire and engage our students. Caring and ambitious pastoral care ensures our students feel safe, valued and in good health to take advantage of the opportunities provided. Strong partnership working with parents, stakeholders, educational agencies and businesses will place Fortis at the centre of the local community, where together more will be achieved. 

The Shaw Education Trust offer the following benefits with your Teaching or Support Staff employment: • An excellent Local Government Pension Scheme (Support Staff) / Teachers Pension (Teaching Staff) • Generous holiday entitlement from your first day of employment (28 days holiday rising to • 30 days after 5 years’ service + Paid Bank Holidays FTE) (Support Staff) • Access to health and wellbeing support via Occupational Health • Cycle to work scheme • Access to our Institute of Education and fantastic opportunities to help you grow, contribute and flourish in your role and in the Trust. 

Experience of working in a school in a similar role would be advantageous but not essential. Informal conversations for this post are warmly welcomed and potential candidates are invited to contact the Headteacher’s PA, Sandra Clare on 0121 366 6611 or email to arrange a discussion with Mr Czepukojć, Headteacher, Senior Academy.

Applying for the job

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About Fortis Academy

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
1520 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18

Great Barr Academy is sponsored by Shaw Education Trust. We are based in north Birmingham and have a large, diverse and vibrant community of students. We have a well-established and very successful Sixth Form.

We pride ourselves on our strong ethos which values inclusion, good citizenship, mutual respect and collaboration. We aim to provide a wide range of stimulating opportunities to expand our students’ horizons within an environment in which they feel safe and well cared for and in which they can achieve their best, develop self-confidence and flourish as individuals. We encourage the active participation of parents/carers in their children’s education; only when the school, the child and parents/carers are working together will children excel.

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