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  • Start date details

    As soon as possible

  • Closing date

    13 June 2024 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    26 May 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Pastoral, health and welfare

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Visas cannot be sponsored

Working pattern

Part time, term time: 15 Hours per week - Term time only

Contract type


Actual salary

£8,099 to £8,806 Per year

What skills and experience we're looking for

15 Hours per week - Term time only

An exciting and unique opportunity has arisen for a Careers Coordinator to join us in September 2024. The role is for 15 hours a week, which can be worked flexibly in school and at home, term time only.

Kendrick School is a successful 11-18 girls’ grammar school in the centre of Reading. Graded ‘Outstanding’ in its recent OFSTED inspection, Kendrick School is a centre of academic excellence with a track record of high performance and achievement.

The successful candidate will liaise with our external provider of careers guidance, coordinating students, staff, and resources for each careers event, service and activity planned for the academic year. The postholder would also re-energise our alumnae programme and establish contacts within our community to support our careers and work-related learning commitment.

The successful candidate must be professional, self-motivated, proactive and have established administration and organisational skills. They must have excellent written, verbal and presentation skills and the ability to communicate effectively with staff, students, parents, employers and careers professionals.

Experience of working in careers guidance would be an advantage but not essential as training will be given. The opportunity to achieve a qualification in Careers Advice and Guidance is a possibility for the right applicant.

Kendrick School is a welcoming, inclusive and happy community. We can offer you:

  • Friendly, welcoming and supportive colleagues.
  • A student body that is motivated and engaged.
  • Training and development.
  • Local Government Pension Scheme membership.
  • Free onsite parking.
  • Access to our swimming pool and other fitness/wellbeing initiatives
  • Access to a 24/7 Employee Assistance Programme.

The recent Ofsted report, November 2022 stated: “The Kendrick Pledge emphasises friendship, kindness, respect, equality, tolerance and justice, and these values underpin all that the school achieves. Pupils flourish in this exceptionally caring and inclusive learning environment. Secure, trusting relationships between staff and pupils ensure pupils feel very well supported and safe here. In turn, pupils’ excellent behaviour and impeccable manners make Kendrick a very special place to be”.

What the school offers its staff

An application form and a job description can be downloaded from the school website or obtained by contacting Mrs Amanda Emberson-Powney at the school - https://www.kendrick.reading.sch.ukVisits to the school are welcome. Please contact Amanda Emberson-Powney (aemberson@kendrick.reading.sch.uk) to arrange.

CVs cannot be accepted as a method of application.

Closing date: Friday 14th June 2024

Interviews: week of 17th June 2024

(we reserve the right to close the application process early if a suitable candidate becomes available)

Kendrick School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Any successful applicant will be required to undertake an Enhanced Disclosure check by the Disclosure & Barring Service. Kendrick School is an Equal Opportunity employer

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 Kendrick School

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

Kendrick School is an 11-18 selective girls’ school with academy status situated in the centre of Reading. Kendrick has an impressive record of the highest academic standards and achievements and is acknowledged as being one of the very best state schools in the country; it is a centre of excellence for girls’ education and an outstanding school. Year on year Kendrick has been acknowledged for being in the top 5% of schools in the country in terms of progress of students between KS2 and KS4, using the Progress 8 measure.

Arranging a visit to Kendrick School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email aemberson@kendrick.reading.sch.uk.

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